Gigabyte’s AORUS liquid cooling lineup of high performance PC components just a big bigger. A new lineup of AORUS Xtreme Geforce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 TI graphics cards just surfaced sporting Gigabyte’s new WaterForce water block. These new Xtreme graphics cards feature a brilliant display of RGB LEDs throughout which can be seen from almost every angle. These GPUs will be marketed towards high end PC enthusiasts with custom built liquid cooling setups.
The full coverage water block’s construction is consisted of nickel plated copper which provides excellent heat transfer and corrosion resistance and gives the cooler a nice mirror finish. Plastic acrylic is used as a secondary material providing visibility to the cooling solution as well as the shiny water block. The acrylic also reacts as a light spreader for the RGB LEDs which adds to the dazzling lighting effects by diffusing the lights around the edges. The lighting effects can be controlled through a separate ARGB header which connects to the motherboard.
Performance of the GPU is not an after-thought. The new AORUS Xtreme Geforce RTX 2080 boasts a 1770 MHz boost core clock at and boosted RAM clock speed of 14140MHz. The RTX 2080 Ti features a 1890MHz core clock at the same memory speeds. CPU power is backed by a 16+33 phase VRM which draws power from the dual 8-pin PCIe headers. Both GPUs are configured for a single slot thickness, however due to the rear display ports, the card still requires two expansion slots.
|GPU Model||Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme WaterForce WB 8G||Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WaterForce WB 11G|
|GPU||Turing TU104||Turing TU102|
|Core Clock||1515/1890 MHz||1350/1770 MHz|
|Video Memory||8 GB GDDR6 256-bit||11 GB GDDR6 352-bit|
|Memory Clock||14140 MHz||14140 MHz|
|Video Connectors||3x HDMI, 3x DP, USB C||3x HDMI, 3x DP, USB C|
|Power Connectors||2x 8-pin||2x 8-pin|
|Cooling||WaterForce WB (water block)||WaterForce WB (water block)|