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MSI's Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 DUKE pictured

An affordable alternative to the Gaming X TRIO?

MSI's Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 DUKE pictured

MSI's Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 DUKE pictured

Images of Nvidia's upcoming RTX series Turing graphics cards are leaking across the internet, with Videocardz quickly becoming the premier provider of these Geforce-related spillages. 

Now we have more images from the MSI camp, revealing what appears to be an affordable alternative to their already leaked RTX GAMING X TRIO models, cutting down on some of the extra RGB lighting to focus on a smaller three-fan cooler design. 

For the DUKE series, we again see RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti models from MSI, with what appears to be identical cooler designs, both of which have a black/grey colour scheme and an RGB logo on the side of the graphics card, where GEFORCE is likely to be written. 

With the RTX 2080 Ti we can see again that the graphics card lists Ray Tracing support and 11GB of GDDR6 DRAM on the box, though aside from these listing the DUKE box is extremely plain. 

MSI's Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 DUKE pictured

(Image from Videocardz)

  
Looking at the MSI DUKE's backplate, we can see that MSI's triple fan cooler extends beyond the end of the GPU's PCB, with a dark grey section protruding from the edge of the graphics card. Again, we see what appears to be a Nvidia NVLink connection, revealing that NVLink could replace Nvidia's traditional SLI Bridges in Multi-GPU configurations.  
MSI's Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 DUKE pictured

(Image from Videocardz)

  
Moving to the Geforce RTX 2080 DUKE, we can see further confirmation, provided these leaks are legitimate, that Nvidia's RTX 2080 will feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory. This frame buffer size means that the RTX 2080 is likely to use a 256-bit memory bus, just like today's GTX 1080, granting a significant boost in memory performance thanks to the addition of GDDR6 memory alone. 

Assuming that Nvidia is using 14Gbps GDDR6 memory on their RTX 20 series, the GTX 2080 will offer a 40% increase in memory bandwidth over the GTX 1080, which uses slower 10Gbps GDDR5X memory. 
MSI's Geforce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 DUKE pictured

(Image from Videocardz)  

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17-08-2018, 13:59:53

NeverBackDown
Why are all the leaked cards triple fan coolers and ugly? We are supposed to lower power consumption. Why make cards far more beefy than they are supposed to be?Quote

17-08-2018, 16:54:05

TheF34RChannel
Why are there Ti pics to begin with...!?Quote

17-08-2018, 17:18:01

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Why are all the leaked cards triple fan coolers and ugly? We are supposed to lower power consumption. Why make cards far more beefy than they are supposed to be?
Mostly because they are sold in China and bigger is the best out there.Quote

17-08-2018, 17:36:55

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Why are all the leaked cards triple fan coolers and ugly? We are supposed to lower power consumption. Why make cards far more beefy than they are supposed to be?
Well, judging from the die size that Nvidia listed for big Turing, 754mm squared, it looks like the GPU could very well run hot.

For context, the GTX 1080 Ti, Titan Xp etc had a die size of 471 mm squared. That extra die space could produce a lot of heat.

There are rumours that Nvidia's reference cooler will use a dual fan solution, though it is hard to know if there is any merit to that.Quote

17-08-2018, 17:40:10

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Well, judging from the die size that Nvidia listed for big Turing, 754mm squared, it looks like the GPU could very well run hot.

For context, the GTX 1080 Ti, Titan Xp etc had a die size of 471 mm squared. That extra die space could produce a lot of heat.

There are rumours that Nvidia's reference cooler will use a dual fan solution, though it is hard to know if there is any merit to that.
In my honest opinion any blower style cooler has been, and will be, insufficient - and that's coming from a long time user of reference blower cards (until a few gens ago, though).Quote
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