Tuesday, May 28th 2019

ZOTAC Slims Down its RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm to Single-Slot

ZOTAC showed off a new variant of its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm liquid-cooled graphics card that's slimmed down to single-slot dimensions. This card is practically identical to the original (pictured below), but sacrifices one of its DisplayPorts to have just one row of output connectors, namely two DisplayPorts and one each of HDMI 2.0b and USB-C VirtualLink. The factory-fitted full-coverage water block is unchanged from the original, as are the factory-overclocked speeds of 1575 MHz GPU Boost and untouched 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory.
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11 Comments on ZOTAC Slims Down its RTX 2080 Ti ArcticStorm to Single-Slot

#1
Valantar
Good. No reason for a water-cooled GPU to be dual-slot.
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#2
bug
Meanwhile, EVGA's 2060s are still 3-slot solutions :kookoo:
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#3
zo0lykas
Can i get one, for free. Please
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#4
bug
zo0lykas, post: 4055687, member: 152086"
Can i get one, for free. Please
Scot asking for free stuff.
I will not make that joke. Must. Resist. Temptation. :D
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#5
Deathy
bug, post: 4055683, member: 157434"
Meanwhile, EVGA's 2060s are still 3-slot solutions :kookoo:
Why? This is a water cooler. You are talking about air coolers. If you want the best performance air coolers, more material and more surface is the way to get to quieter and higher performance cooling. I've had a 3 slot 1080 from Palit and it was beautifully quiet. Nothing crazy about it.
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#6
HenrySomeone
He means their entry-level 2060, which is short, but 3 slots wide which is really stupid for a 160W card...
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#7
kapone32
Deathy, post: 4055946, member: 181802"
Why? This is a water cooler. You are talking about air coolers. If you want the best performance air coolers, more material and more surface is the way to get to quieter and higher performance cooling. I've had a 3 slot 1080 from Palit and it was beautifully quiet. Nothing crazy about it.
Umm no I don't think so. I have the Sapphire Vega 64 which is a triple slot card and has 3 fans of which the smallest is 90mm. The card would get so hot that I could realistically fry an egg on the back plate. I replaced it with a Water block and the card went from 3 slots to 1 and the card never goes above 62 C under intense gaming with another Vega 64 in the loop. The fans on the radiator run at 650 RPM for all 12.
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#8
HenrySomeone
Well Vegas are really electric radiators in disguise, so nothing particularly strange there...:D
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#9
Valantar
kapone32, post: 4055953, member: 181865"
Umm no I don't think so. I have the Sapphire Vega 64 which is a triple slot card and has 3 fans of which the smallest is 90mm. The card would get so hot that I could realistically fry an egg on the back plate. I replaced it with a Water block and the card went from 3 slots to 1 and the card never goes above 62 C under intense gaming with another Vega 64 in the loop. The fans on the radiator run at 650 RPM for all 12.
So your water cooler was better than an air cooler, and that somehow proves that large air coolers aren't better than small ones? Your logic is off.
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kapone32
Valantar, post: 4056050, member: 171585"
So your water cooler was better than an air cooler, and that somehow proves that large air coolers aren't better than small ones? Your logic is off.
No I am saying that in no way does an air cooler works better or runs quieter than a water cooled card. It would defeat the purpose of that market if it were not true.
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#11
Valantar
kapone32, post: 4056080, member: 181865"
No I am saying that in no way does an air cooler works better or runs quieter than a water cooled card. It would defeat the purpose of that market if it were not true.
But the post you were arguing against to said nothing of the sort, just that if you want the best air cooler it needs to be large. Nobody here has said that air cooling performs better than water cooling.
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