GIGABYTE has announced the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC Waterforce WB graphics card.
Liquid-Cooled GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC Waterforce WB Graphics Card
The key feature is the inclusion of a WATERFORCE Water Block that covers the GPU, MOSFET, and VRAM, as well as a composite heat pipe combining thermal conductivity and phase transition for efficient heat transfer. The card is designed to fit effortlessly into an existing liquid-cooling loop setup.
A metal backplate connects to an ultra-durable component board, topped by the WATERFORCE cooling module, and then a top cover. GIGABYTE explains the water flow design has been optimized to quickly transfer heat from the GPU and metal plate to the liquid.
What Are The Specs?
As the name suggests, it packs a GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics unit alongside 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM with a 256-bit memory interface, 3072 cores, 192 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and 16.7 million color RGB Fusion 2.0 lighting that can be synchronized with Aorus devices for a full-on coordinated light show.
The base clock speed hits 1650 MHz, while the boost jumps to 1845 MHz, but with the extra cooling, there should be room to push the envelope quite comfortably.
Otherwise, it has a PCI-E 3.0 x16 interface, 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors, three DisplayPort 1.4a, and one HDMI 2.0b. It also supports 2-way NVIDIA NVLINK for dual card setups, alongside the usual NVIDIA tech such as Ray Tracing, G-Sync HDR and G-Sync as well as DirectX 12.
The format is geared towards ATX builds, and the card measures in at 267 mm x 137 mm x 37 mm.
GIGABYTE is also offering a four-year warranty with the usual registration hoop-jumping via its web site to push the standard three-year warranty by a free extra year.
GIGABYTE stopped short of providing a release date or price point, but we imagine around the $800 to $1000 mark going by its existing range of liquid-cooled products.