Wednesday, July 31st 2019

GIGABYTE Unveils the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Xtreme WaterForce Graphics Card

GIGABYTE today unveiled the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Xtreme WaterForce, its most premium offering based on the recently launched GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU. Its design involves a factory-fitted 2-piece AIO liquid-cooling solution for the GPU, held together by coolant tubing. Under the shroud, the pump-block draws heat directly from the GPU and a base-plate that soaks up heat from the memory chips and VRM. Heat is dissipated by a 240 mm x 120 mm radiator ventilated by a pair of 120 mm spinners optimized for radiator-ventilation. With these, the card serves up factory-overclocked speeds of 1860 MHz GPU Boost compared to 1815 MHz reference, while the memory is untouched at 15.5 Gbps GDDR6.

The Aorus RTX 2080 SUPER Xtreme WaterForce is awash with RGB LED embellishments on almost every surface. A large acrylic diffuser takes centerstage on the cooler shroud. There are additional diffusers on the card's top, right next to the two 8-pin PCIe power inputs, and an Aorus logo on the back-plate. The two 120 mm fans each have five aRGB LEDs in the impeller-hubs. Controlling all this is GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion software. Display outputs include three each of HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4; and a VirtualLink port. GIGABYTE is backing this card with a class-leading 4-year warranty. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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11 Comments on GIGABYTE Unveils the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Xtreme WaterForce Graphics Card

#1
ixi
Can't wait to see useless price on this GPU.
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#2
my_name_is_earl
The only GPU offering with 7 display port. The only thing suck about this product is its software. I ran into plenty of problem.
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Vayra86
That has to be one of the ugliest AIOs I've seen in quite a while.

Please, GB, adorn it with more pointless crap! You can do it.
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Tomorrow
The names are getting ridicolous. I think i'll wait for the Hyper Xtreme HurricaneForce StarLight GodTier PhotoReal RTX 9999 Ti.
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ZoneDymo
ixi, post: 4089781, member: 151815"
Can't wait to see useless price on this GPU.
Considering the price gap between a RTX2080 Super and a RTX2080Ti, I dont see why you would call it useless.
Plenty of room (price point) to fill up.

Vayra86, post: 4089794, member: 152404"
That has to be one of the ugliest AIOs I've seen in quite a while.
Please, GB, adorn it with more pointless crap! You can do it.
Eh its not as sleek/square as others, but if you imagine away the RGB, replace that just for silver, I think it doesnt look that bad.

Tomorrow, post: 4089837, member: 136792"
The names are getting ridicolous. I think i'll wait for the Hyper Xtreme HurricaneForce StarLight GodTier PhotoReal RTX 9999 Ti.
Well really the only thing that makes it a bit rediculous is the "Xtreme" part.
Aorus is just their line this belongs to, like Asus has ROG.
Super is just the silly name Nvidia added to these cards.
Waterforce is the name of this specific watercooled card and thus makes sense.

So really, without the Xtreme part, it would be as basic as the name could have been.
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Vayra86
ZoneDymo, post: 4089895, member: 66089"
Eh its not as sleek/square as others, but if you imagine away the RGB, replace that just for silver, I think it doesnt look that bad.
If I imagine away the whole AIO, there's no reason to buy one. Fantastic solution :)
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#7
ixi
ZoneDymo, post: 4089895, member: 66089"
Considering the price gap between a RTX2080 Super and a RTX2080Ti, I dont see why you would call it useless.
Plenty of room (price point) to fill up.
It will cost the same as 2080 TI +/-.
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Cristi_S
ixi, post: 4090498, member: 151815"
It will cost the same as 2080 TI +/-.
Not quite. The difference between Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme (air cooling) and Aorus RTX 2080 Xtreme Waterforce (liquid cooling) is around 20$ at full price (barring the occasional discounts).
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ZoneDymo
Vayra86, post: 4090221, member: 152404"
If I imagine away the whole AIO, there's no reason to buy one. Fantastic solution :)
Or there is reason the buy one considering you are not thinking of how it looks....
Either way you dont have to turn on RGB, it doesnt have to be part of it so your reacting is a bit odd to me.
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Vayra86
ZoneDymo, post: 4090716, member: 66089"
Or there is reason the buy one considering you are not thinking of how it looks....
Either way you dont have to turn on RGB, it doesnt have to be part of it so your reacting is a bit odd to me.
Alright, I'll rephrase just for you... an AIO does not extract higher clocks either, at least, not in any way close to what you'd want given its price. 50mhz is stretching it already. So, you don't buy it for looks, not for performance... what's left?
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skates
Vayra86, post: 4090860, member: 152404"
Alright, I'll rephrase just for you... an AIO does not extract higher clocks either, at least, not in any way close to what you'd want given its price. 50mhz is stretching it already. So, you don't buy it for looks, not for performance... what's left?
I have their AIO on a 1080Ti and it keeps temps lower than a blower. They really have a good design which cools the memory as well and the card is bullet proof. I also bought it because I live in the southwest in an older adobe home and the AC could only get the house down to 78 degrees, so I wanted a cool running card. A 240MM Rad makes things even better!

With this said, I recently bought an MSI 2080ti SeaHawk, single 120mm AIO. This card was on sale, after discounts for 1069, which is a pretty good deal. I was looking at 2080 and 2080 super and the 2080Ti was only $330 more than the 2080 super, which was just a bit more than the original 2080. So, regardless of AIO or not, watch for some good 2080Ti deals because the 2080 is still priced too high.
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