MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Review

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With quite a few RTX cards in the MSI range it makes sense for the Duke to place which one it is front and centre, and it certainly has that box ticked. We like the brush effect font used too, it reminds us of playing Okami.

MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Packaging  

If you're familiar with the MSI Twin Frozr, or Triple Frozr, cooler then this will be instantly recognisable. Fans with plentiful blades and lots of angles to attract the eye. It's nice without being gaudy, recognisable without the design limiting the function. Very nice indeed.


MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Shroud  

The part of the card you see the most, the backplate is very sturdy with large branding and, happily enough, a little duct to route some of the airflow from the top fan across the back of the card.


MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Backplate  

There is an awful lot of room for the heat sink to dissipate the warm air, especially on the lower side. That's some serious fin density. The logo side obviously has a little more shroud to fit in the Duke RGB logo and RTX branding, but it's still by no means a full cover shroud.


MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Heat Sink  
MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Cooler  

Display outputs are a combination of the ever faithful HDMI alongside DisplayPort, and there is even a USB header for those of you who need somewhere to plug in your VR headset.


MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Display Outputs  

As you would expect from an RTX 2080Ti card the power requirements are two 8pin PCI Express numbers.


MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Power Inputs  

Often a cooler looks almost indistinguishable from the cooler on any other of the manufacturers range but the Duke leaves nobody in any doubt as to which heart beats in your machine.


MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Lighting  

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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2019, 10:41:28

FTLN
Whats the power limit on this card ?

EDIT: Power limit is definitely a deciding factor when buying this type of card, as most buyers wont get a cherry picked sample like OC3D. I suggest that its something you should incorporate into future GPU reviews.Quote

16-04-2019, 11:40:34

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
Whats the power limit on this card ?

EDIT: Power limit is definitely a deciding factor when buying this type of card, as most buyers wont get a cherry picked sample like OC3D. I suggest that its something you should incorporate into future GPU reviews.
Why are you so hung up on power limit, if you want to go down that route get a RTX Titan + water/LN2 setup + custom bios, even Kingpin would if EVGA sold Titans.

All the 2080 Ti cards are nice, it all comes down to cooling and warranty as to which is best for you.Quote

16-04-2019, 16:16:50

FTLN
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
All the 2080 Ti cards are nice, it all comes down to cooling and warranty as to which is best for you.
I reckon you'll most probably hit power limit before cooling becomes an issue on this card.. Also why not include power limit in the review ? When paying 1200 smackeroonies for a GPU all this is useful information. I think sometimes people forget what the OC in OC3D stands for Quote

17-04-2019, 02:25:03

Warchild
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
I reckon you'll most probably hit power limit before cooling becomes an issue on this card.. Also why not include power limit in the review ? When paying 1200 smackeroonies for a GPU all this is useful information. I think sometimes people forget what the OC in OC3D stands for
We live in an age where we want to squeeze the most out of our cards and not have to invest in a loan to pay for the electric bill at the end of the month.

My opinion on power is that I want more performance for less Watt per hour The moment I see a card with 3 connectors, I move on without any temptation!Quote

17-04-2019, 04:25:10

Thanos
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
Whats the power limit on this card ?
From https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...i-11264-180906

PCIe Slot power 63W nominal, 74W max.
Each 8-pin power connector 143W nominal, 167W max
TGP 130W min, 260W rated and 290W max.Quote
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