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It's true; some AIB Geforce RTX 2080 GPUs will be slower than Nvidia's Founders Edition

Meet the Zotac Gaming RTX 2080 Blower

It's true, some AIB Geforce RTX 2080 GPUs will be slower than Nvidia's Founders Edition

It's true; some AIB Geforce RTX 2080 GPUs will be slower than Nvidia's Founders Edition

With the release of their RTX 20 series of Turing graphics cards, Nvidia has challenged their AIB partners by releasing Founders Edition graphics cards with factory overclocks.  

This change places Nvidia's Founders Edition offerings above the company's reference specifications for the first time, allowing AIB manufacturers to release custom RTX series graphics cards with lower clock speeds than Nvidia's home-grown models. For the first time, custom Nvidia graphics cards could offer less performance than Nvidia's Founders Edition variants. 

Zotac has officially confirmed the specifications of their Gaming RTX 2080 Blower graphics card, adhering to Nvidia's reference specifications with a boost clock speed of 1710MHz while using a blower-style cooler. By sticking to Nvidia's reference design, Zotac has created an RTX 2080 that offers a boost clock speed that is 90MHz lower than Nvidia's Founders Edition, which in conjunction with it's blower-style cooler will supply decreased performance, higher thermals under load and will likely run a lot louder than Nvidia's RTX 2080 Founders Edition. 
 
 Geforce RTX 2080 (FE)Zotac Gaming RTX 2080 Blower Geforce RTX 2080 (Ref) 
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuring
CUDA Cores2,9442,9442,944
Ray Tracing Performance8 Gigarays8 Gigarays8 Gigarays
Base Clock
1515MHz-1515MHz
Boost Clock1800MHz1710MHz1710MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Memory Capacity8GB8GB8GB
Memory Speed14Gbps14Gbps14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s448GB/s448GB/s
Memory Bus Size256-bit256-bit256-bit
SLIVia NVLinkVia NVLinkVia NVLink

It's true, some AIB Geforce RTX 2080 GPUs will be slower than Nvidia's Founders Edition  
Many aspects of Zotac's Gaming RTX 2080 Blower remains consistent with Nvidia's Founders Edition model, from its 8+6-pin power configuration to its included display outputs. The graphics card also appears to be using Nvidia's reference PCB design, which is common to almost all blower-style graphics cards. 

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15-09-2018, 05:20:06

AlienALX
Thum thar be the limits of a blower on Turing I would guess. It was starting to creak on the XP, let alone Volta.

Edit. What we need here is some ingenuity. "Sometimes the most simple ideas work the best"

https://i.imgur.com/1dE8Vxo.jpg

Lift up the PCB meaning you can fit a bigger fan, meaning more air with less noise.

Personally? if my rig was all AIO cooled I would NOT want a card dumping hot air in the case. I found that out when I had my 7990.Quote

15-09-2018, 06:01:11

Dicehunter
If all reference style 2080's do indeed have the same core specs, Same PCB, Components etc... then this could be remedied easily by getting a good 3rd party cooler or slapping an AIO onto it.Quote

15-09-2018, 06:38:57

AlienALX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
If all reference style 2080's do indeed have the same core specs, Same PCB, Components etc... then this could be remedied easily by getting a good 3rd party cooler or slapping an AIO onto it.
From my experience a single 120 rad was not enough to allow my Titan to go bonkers. That took a 240. That said though they make 240 AIOs, but that is what I would want on a card like this.

I mean you're in for a penny I guess.. You should at least cool it properly. Kaap mentioned a few times that the blower cooler was not good enough for the Titan V. Well I guess this won't be much different.Quote

15-09-2018, 13:58:08

The_Governour
Blower style coolers have never been that great. I would say a 1070 is MAX for a blower style.

But what I DO like with the 10xx series blower coolers were that for a ITX system then they came in handy as they exaust the hot air.Quote

15-09-2018, 15:32:45

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
If all reference style 2080's do indeed have the same core specs, Same PCB, Components etc... then this could be remedied easily by getting a good 3rd party cooler or slapping an AIO onto it.
It's the same thing just a different cooler so yeah slap a block on, save some money, and call it a dayQuote
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