Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

EVGA Rolls Out GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Hydro Copper Gaming Graphics Card

EVGA announced availability of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Hydro Copper Gaming graphics card (model: 11G-P4-2389-KR). This enthusiast-segment graphics card comes with preparation for water-cooling, with a factory-fitted EVGA Hydro Copper full-coverage water block. The block is made of nickel-plated copper, with clear acrylic top, and brushed metal embellishments along the top. The top is studded with RGB LEDs The card, surprisingly, isn't factory-overclocked, with its GPU Boost frequency set at 1545 MHz, and memory at 14 Gbps, probably to let you have all the fun. A metal back-plate comes included with the card. Available now on the EVGA web store, the RTX 2080 Ti XC Hydro Copper is priced at USD $1,449.
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14 Comments on EVGA Rolls Out GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Hydro Copper Gaming Graphics Card

#1
Cybrnook2002
A day late and a dollar short, isn't it? I've seen 2080 Ti's go for as "low" as $850 in the forums. With 3xxx series around the corner, why wait until now to release a $1450 part?
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claster17
Does anyone know the OEM of the Hydro Copper blocks?
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phanbuey
Cybrnook2002
A day late and a dollar short, isn't it? I've seen 2080 Ti's go for as "low" as $850 in the forums. With 3xxx series around the corner, why wait until now to release a $1450 part?
I always wonder about this, they do it for every generation. Who would unload such a massive amount of money for this card this late in the game?

Or maybe it's just that they have access to very cheap waterblocks from suppliers that didn't manage to sell and are just trying to maximize the last remaining inventory?
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Cybrnook2002
phanbuey
I always wonder about this, they do it for every generation. Who would unload such a massive amount of money for this card this late in the game?

Or maybe it's just that they have access to very cheap waterblocks from suppliers that didn't manage to sell and are just trying to maximize the last remaining inventory?
I was thinking that too, a way to try and offload excess inventory but then I back peddled cause' the price just doesn't seem like it's serious.
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theonedub
habe fidem
claster17
Does anyone know the OEM of the Hydro Copper blocks?
Believe it's EK. Before that the Hydrocoppers were Swiftech blocks.
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GhostRyder
Cybrnook2002
A day late and a dollar short, isn't it? I've seen 2080 Ti's go for as "low" as $850 in the forums. With 3xxx series around the corner, why wait until now to release a $1450 part?
phanbuey
I always wonder about this, they do it for every generation. Who would unload such a massive amount of money for this card this late in the game?

Or maybe it's just that they have access to very cheap waterblocks from suppliers that didn't manage to sell and are just trying to maximize the last remaining inventory?
I am with y'all, I mean its a nice looking card but this is way late to the party. I am waiting just like everyone for the 3XXX series to come out like everyone else at this point so I just don't see the point of this being released. Maybe if it was priced better but I guess they cant discount the 2080 ti's yet.
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#7
Dammeron
theonedub
Believe it's EK. Before that the Hydrocoppers were Swiftech blocks.
I don't think it's EK - the overall design (either outside looks, or block base) doesn't match them at all. Besides - EK usually leaves their brand somewhere, like they did when making Seahawk cards for MSI.
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#8
Vayra86
phanbuey
I always wonder about this, they do it for every generation. Who would unload such a massive amount of money for this card this late in the game?

Or maybe it's just that they have access to very cheap waterblocks from suppliers that didn't manage to sell and are just trying to maximize the last remaining inventory?
The EVGA crowd has a special niche of silly that is always eagerly awaiting this and the Kingpin and some other overinflated versions.
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#9
ZoneDymo
Better never then late....
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#10
Animalpak
You guys complaining about the late in the game this card comes. BUT ... KEEP in mind that the 1080 Ti is STILL A HELL of a high performing card STILL beats many mainstream close to enthusiast cards that were released after years of it.

So vendors like EVGA they know that 2080 Ti will have high value, high performance for YEARS to come. Is not a bad move AT ALL.

Who buys this graphics card simply does not want to take one with a poorer cooler and then look for the waterblock...

This card is an investment that immediately gives you access to play with the highest details in games from now and for at least 3 years without thinking about an upgrade. Forget about 3xxxx series you just wait for them and wasting your time.
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#11
Cybrnook2002
Eh, I don't know. If Turing is a die shrink to 7 nm from the current 12, well, we saw what that did for AMD. So I would think the 3xxx series is going to be another leap in performance. Making your $1450 2080Ti look like a poor investment this late in the game. Not to say it can't still play games by any means for years to come, just too expensive for what it will soon be.

Also, keep in mind 1080 Ti's you can pick up in the used market for $400-500. That may be your better stop gap at this point.
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#12
phanbuey
Animalpak
You guys complaining about the late in the game this card comes. BUT ... KEEP in mind that the 1080 Ti is STILL A HELL of a high performing card STILL beats many mainstream close to enthusiast cards that were released after years of it.

So vendors like EVGA they know that 2080 Ti will have high value, high performance for YEARS to come. Is not a bad move AT ALL.

Who buys this graphics card simply does not want to take one with a poorer cooler and then look for the waterblock...

This card is an investment that immediately gives you access to play with the highest details in games from now and for at least 3 years without thinking about an upgrade. Forget about 3xxxx series you just wait for them and wasting your time.
You're using a special case to prove a kind of a silly point.
1. 980Ti and 780Ti are more the par for the course, and in each case they were beaten by the much cheaper x70 model when the new generation came out.
2. 1080Ti was special because the RTX launch was so bad - cards were way too expensive for what they were and a new feature was launched that was basically meaningless at the time.

Imagine you bought a $800 watercooled 980ti knowing that in 4 months the 10 series was going to come out, and that the rumors were that 1080ti was going to be 40% faster.

That would easily fall under "very bad purchase". Not to mention, it's a pain in the ass to swap cards in and out of a loop so the amount of time and money you waste so you can game at OK settings for 4 months is silly. Let's face it the even the 2080ti starts chugging at anything above 1440P.
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#13
my_name_is_earl
Cybrnook2002
A day late and a dollar short, isn't it? I've seen 2080 Ti's go for as "low" as $850 in the forums. With 3xxx series around the corner, why wait until now to release a $1450 part?
You're right. If it's like maybe $1k then it seem like a good deal but at this point, might as well wait for 3080 TI.
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#14
ypsylon
claster17
Does anyone know the OEM of the Hydro Copper blocks?
From what I know Hydrocopper blocks now are all-in house EVGA design. Before that it was Swiftech. Who manufacture them I have no idea, certainly not EK, because plating actually doesn't fall off after month of work and there literally nil part standardization when compared to other EK products.
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