Wednesday, September 5th 2018

EVGA Reveals Full RTX 20-Series Lineup - Including Watercooled Cards

EVGA has gone and revealed their entire RTX 20-series lineup, adding to the already showcased XC and FTW3 air-cooled SKUs. EVGA is following the SKU alignment of their previous series, with two hydro copper models being prepared: the Hydro Copper FTW3, the higher-performance part which features a wider watercooling waterblock; and the Hydro Copper XC, which trades some of that extra performance for a smaller, leaner footprint on your system case of choice.
The company will also be selling Hybrid versions of the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, with a hybrid AIO + blower-style cooler solution; these too will be available under the same FTW3 and XC sub-brands, and are designed for peace-of-mind and plug-and-play functionality. And last, but not least, EVGA will also be introducing blower-style coolers, which should come in at the lowest end of the price spectrum - whether or not they do so at NVIDIA's official MSRPP, though, is another matter entirely.
Source: Videocardz
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23 Comments on EVGA Reveals Full RTX 20-Series Lineup - Including Watercooled Cards

#1
NdMk2o1o
I like the hydro copper xc unfortunately rtx cards are too rich for my blood, probably 1.5k for the ti with hydro copper ftw edition....
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#2
Valantar
While I'm not interested in an RTX card (nor really an Nvidia card to begin with), I love that cards with pre-mounted open-loop water blocks are becoming more common. Saves the waste of buying a card with an air cooler just to stuff it in a box somewhere. A shame that these are so huge, though. I could probably fit them in my H200i, but it wouldn't be fun getting them in there to replace my Fury X.

Have to commend EVGA for the design of that blower card, too. If someone had told me of a design that mixes the aesthetics of EVGA's ICX coolers and Nvidia's 10XX-series reference cards, I would have thought it'd look a mess. Instead, that thing manages to balance the aesthetic perfectly. Coolest-looking blower cooler I've seen in quite a while. Well done, EVGA. Particularly love the transparency and the semi-transparent effect around it.
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#3
VulkanBros
Drooling - but unfortunately I will not sell my kidney - which probably will be the case :ohwell: to get the hands on one of these
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#4
Ubersonic
"Valantar said:
I love that cards with pre-mounted open-loop water blocks are becoming more common.
They're not really becoming more common, just more sites are stocking them. EVGA has been making HC cards since the GTX480 back in 2010 (though the name wasn't coined until the GTX580).
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#5
Valantar
"Ubersonic said:
They're not really becoming more common, just more sites are stocking them. EVGA has been making HC cards since the GTX480 back in 2010 (though the name wasn't coined until the GTX580).
Isn't increased availability roughly the same as becoming more common? At least my impression is that the market for this is far bigger now than just a few years ago, which bodes well for those of us with custom loops and a desire to upgrade in the coming years :)
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#6
GlacierNine
"Ubersonic said:
They're not really becoming more common, just more sites are stocking them. EVGA has been making HC cards since the GTX480 back in 2010 (though the name wasn't coined until the GTX580).
You say that, but what about the Gigabyte and ASUS cards? Zotac have done a few, etc.

It's not a matter of EVGA continuing to do what they've done. It's a matter of how many other people are now doing it.
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#8
Slizzo
PayPal credit is a better deal (if you can pay them via PayPal?), you can get 0% financing.
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#9
coonbro
pretty sad the times are now a guy got to make payments just to afford a crap vid card to start with . I was thinking my 980 ti hybrid was 500 and that 1080 ti over a grand ? like for what ?

the how many find over there last card they sure did not get what they thought they paid for in the end [boo hooo this card don't do much better the my old 1080ti , whats wrong with my system ? threads ]...lol.. nothing your suckered in to the hype vortex and fell for it

between win-10 , LED lighting, hype up gimmickware , dropping support and prices I don't see a future for me doing a new build anymore after 16 years of doing so .. its pretty much over . I forgot the added privacy issues today as well.
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#10
jihadjoe
"VulkanBros said:
Drooling - but unfortunately I will not sell my kidney - which probably will be the case :ohwell: to get the hands on one of these
Yeah, between the long-term ability to drink beer vs early access to raytracing I think I'd go for beer.
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#11
Valantar
"coonbro said:
pretty sad the times are now a guy got to make payments just to afford a crap vid card to start with . I was thinking my 980 ti hybrid was 500 and that 1080 ti over a grand ? like for what ?
Yeah, I felt like I stretched my budget above and beyond what was reasonable when I shelled out NOK 7000 (apparently around US$900 at the time, including 25% VAT) for my Fury X back in 2015, with the reasoning that I'd make it last at least as long as my old 6950 (which lasted around 4 years). I'm starting to think it might have to last even longer, given that it seems I'll have to pay more than that to see a meaningful performance increase even in the next generation. And that's before finding a water block to fit it in my loop. Sheesh.

"coonbro said:
between win-10 , LED lighting, hype up gimmickware , dropping support and prices I don't see a future for me doing a new build anymore after 16 years of doing so .. its pretty much over . I forgot the added privacy issues today as well.
This, though, sounds a bit silly. While we could probably argue over the value of W10 (IMO the best OS Microsoft has ever made (in terms of features, stability, usability, hardware and software compatibility, ...), bar none, but with some non-trivial privacy issues), last I checked LED lighting is mostly optional (and even though RGB is new, LED fans were the hot new thing when I built a PC back in 2003-ish). As for what hype up gimmickware and dropping support means, I don't know. But even if the industry is shaky in certain metrics, and the RAM and GPU markets are currently a nightmare, there's no reason to be that pessimistic towards the future of building PCs. It's still far superior to buying OTS, and the quality of the parts in question (outside of pure GPU and CPU performance) has increased dramatically in later years.
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#12
coonbro
not trying to be mean or pick on you ....

''IMO the best OS Microsoft has ever made (in terms of features, stability, usability, hardware and software compatibility''

its a service not a OS as in the malware service called win 10

even Microsoft calls it a service

''As for what hype up gimmickware and dropping support means, I don't know''
must not do much or bulding as long as you claim , teen ager? x-box babysitter generation ?

''pessimistic towards the future of building PCs''
I see it just here everyday reasons .
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#13
Slizzo
"coonbro said:
not trying to be mean or pick on you ....

''IMO the best OS Microsoft has ever made (in terms of features, stability, usability, hardware and software compatibility''

its a service not a OS as in the malware service called win 10
Windows 10 is on an iteration schedule much like MacOS X.

And Windows 10 is the best Windows OS released so far.
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#14
robert3892
Jacob Freeman of EVGA says in Twitter today that your article doesn't include the full lineup
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#15
Valantar
"coonbro said:
not trying to be mean or pick on you ....

''IMO the best OS Microsoft has ever made (in terms of features, stability, usability, hardware and software compatibility''

its a service not a OS as in the malware service called win 10

even Microsoft calls it a service

''As for what hype up gimmickware and dropping support means, I don't know''
must not do much or bulding as long as you claim , teen ager? x-box babysitter generation ?

''pessimistic towards the future of building PCs''
I see it just here everyday reasons .
You're funny. While I have been building PCs since I was in my early teens, that's more than 15 years ago now. And yes, I do have an Xbox. Or, actually, both a One and a 360. And a PS3, PS4, Wii, and a Wii U. Then again, I research video games for a living, so it'd be rather dumb of me not to have access to the vast majority of gaming platforms out there. But PC has always been my main gaming platform (not to mention what I use for everything other than gaming), and I've never owned, used or bought a ready-made one outside of laptops. So whatever you're implying - and I honestly can't make sense of it, so please clarify - you're way off. And, again, what exactly does "gimmickware" mean? Is it a play on hardware or software, or both? There are definitely gimmicky versions of both hardware and software, but the great thing about both is that they're for the most part entirely optional. Just like RGB. My case has built-in RGB, and personally, I very much enjoy the color they call 'off'. Also: since when does this debate concern who I am? If your only argument is "I'm better than you, shut up", that's ... rather weak.

Windows 10 is a "service", yes, as in a piece of software on an iterative release schedule. Like the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, or Office, or myriad other modern pieces of software. Only Windows doesn't require more than a single-purchase licence, and so far we've had multiple large feature updates since its launch. To use gaming parlance, Windows has free DLC (and no paid DLC). How is that a problem? And sure, it has a silly EULA, although it's far less bad than the average Steam purchase. Its privacy settings are objectionable, but not egregious. As for you calling it malware ... that's on you. You're very welcome to clarify that if you wish, if not, you'll have to excuse me for thinking that's a ridiculous statement.

But that's enough off-topic nonsense by far for me. PM me if you want.
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#16
EVGA_JacobF
"robert3892 said:
Jacob Freeman of EVGA says in Twitter today that your article doesn't include the full lineup
What I meant is there is another card coming.. a king of cards :) Notice the capital letters in my tweet...
oK, this IsN't the full lineup Guys :):)
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#17
BadFrog
"Valantar said:
While I'm not interested in an RTX card (nor really an Nvidia card to begin with), I love that cards with pre-mounted open-loop water blocks are becoming more common. Saves the waste of buying a card with an air cooler just to stuff it in a box somewhere.
I wish we could buy just the card without the cooler. Prob drops the price and I can go out and buy whatever cooler I want on it
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#18
robert3892
"EVGA_JacobF said:
What I meant is there is another card coming.. a king of cards :) Notice the capital letters in my tweet...
No doubt a Kingpin card then
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#19
Razrback16
"NdMk2o1o said:
I like the hydro copper xc unfortunately rtx cards are too rich for my blood, probably 1.5k for the ti with hydro copper ftw edition....
Yep. That's what I was thinking - probably somewhere around $1400-1500 for the waterblocked 2080Ti - utterly absurd. I payed $1700 for a PAIR of 1080Ti cards and the corresponding waterblock equipment just last year including backplates. Absolutely insane pricing.
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#20
skates
I wonder if the AIO radiator will be the standard 120mm or if they will move to 240mm like Alphacool and Inno3D Ichill?
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#21
Valantar
"skates said:
I wonder if the AIO radiator will be the standard 120mm or if they will move to 240mm like Alphacool and Inno3D Ichill?
It's likely they'll stay with 120mm (though I may of course be wrong), since going that route increases case compatibility, and with direct-die cooling and the low thermal density like GPUs tend to have, 120mm is usually sufficient. Perhaps the more premium variants will have 240s?
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#22
Vayra86
"coonbro said:
pretty sad the times are now a guy got to make payments just to afford a crap vid card to start with . I was thinking my 980 ti hybrid was 500 and that 1080 ti over a grand ? like for what ?

the how many find over there last card they sure did not get what they thought they paid for in the end [boo hooo this card don't do much better the my old 1080ti , whats wrong with my system ? threads ]...lol.. nothing your suckered in to the hype vortex and fell for it

between win-10 , LED lighting, hype up gimmickware , dropping support and prices I don't see a future for me doing a new build anymore after 16 years of doing so .. its pretty much over . I forgot the added privacy issues today as well.
Perhaps take up some spelling and grammar courses in your newfound free time... ;)

Or, you know, just skip a gen and wait it out like many do and have done the past decade. There's not much new here really, when Kepler refresh and the first Titan launched we had the exact same arguments about price. Look where we are now. Turing is literally the least interesting release in many years from camp green. I really don't see why anyone would buy into it.
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#23
coonbro
"Vayra86 said:
Perhaps take up some spelling and grammar courses in your newfound free time... ;)

Or, you know, just skip a gen and wait it out like many do and have done the past decade. There's not much new here really, when Kepler refresh and the first Titan launched we had the exact same arguments about price. Look where we are now. Turing is literally the least interesting release in many years from camp green. I really don't see why anyone would buy into it.
don't like it lump it or just move on so do I get a F on my report card ? are you going to dock my pay ? get over your self
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