Wednesday, January 20th 2021

GIGABYTE Outs GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB

GIGABYTE is ready with its GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB graphics card. This card is extensively based on the company's more affordable Gaming OC custom-design RTX 3080 PCB, but comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, and is targeted at those with DIY liquid cooling setups. GIGABYTE sells another such custom RTX 3080 card, the RTX 3080 AORUS Xtreme WaterForce WB, which is based on the top-tier AORUS Xtreme PCB. The new RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB is about 32 cm in length, same as the air-cooled card it's derived from, is 2 slots thick, and standard height. In comparison, the AORUS Xtreme WaterForce WB is 25.2 cm in length (just about the length of the PCB), 16.3 cm tall, and the block is single-slot thick, although its I/O forces it to be 2-slot.

The GIGABYTE RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB uses nickel-plated copper as its primary material for the water-block, capped by an acrylic top that's mostly covered by by a plastic+metal shroud. The top is studded with addressable RGB LEDs that can be controlled using GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion software. The card comes with the same 1800 MHz GPU Boost factory-OC as its air-cooled sibling (compared to 1710 MHz reference). It does not come with the leak-detection feature you get with the AORUS Xtreme WaterForce WB. Connectivity includes three DisplayPort 1.4a and two HDMI 2.1 connectors. The card pulls power from two 8-pin PCIe inputs. The company didn't reveal pricing.
Source: VideoCardz
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15 Comments on GIGABYTE Outs GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB

#1
WonkoTheSaneUK
The company didn't reveal pricing.
Because they won't actually have any to sell for at least another 6 months? :rolleyes:
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#2
Chomiq
This popped up today:

A little bit over €1400.
I feel sorry for some sucker that buys this.
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#3
ZoneDymo
does look mighty sexy imo, does need a flipped motherboard to display it the best though
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#4
Dammeron
It's ridiculously huge. What's the purpose of that gianormous PCB?
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#5
Chomiq
Dammeron
It's ridiculously huge. What's the purpose of that gianormous PCB?
Cost cutting - they're repurposing the same PCB that's used for air cooled SKUs.
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#6
MDWiley
Chomiq
Cost cutting - they're repurposing the same PCB that's used for air cooled SKUs.
The air cooled cards have very short PCB’s though. The GPU is long because 1/3 of the length is for power adapter cables that go from the PCB to the exterior connectors. My guess is they did the same with this card.
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#7
Slizzo
ZoneDymo
does look mighty sexy imo, does need a flipped motherboard to display it the best though
Vertical mount.
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#8
Kohl Baas
Chomiq
Cost cutting - they're repurposing the same PCB that's used for air cooled SKUs.
And to top that, they've fattened upnthe whatevercooling to 2 slots just to be able to put that fugly branded cover on it...
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#9
Enkur
I wish Gigabyte would offer the waterblock for existing Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC owners
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#10
Night
Almost looks like a cricket bat. I wish they went with a smaller PCB, especially for a high price (guessing 1200 euros minimum).
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#11
Laykun
Enkur
I wish Gigabyte would offer the waterblock for existing Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC owners
I wish I could spend my money to become an existing 3080 owner.
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#12
KainXS
It would really be great to just buy the waterblock alone but that will never happen. You can just buy a reference 3080 waterblock though since the card is based on the reference PCB, you just have to keep the backplate since the PCIE connectors are mounted to it.

Edit: Nope you can't even do that, the PCB mounting holes for the cooler are different, . . . . . . . . ehhhh
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#13
Enkur
KainXS
It would really be great to just buy the waterblock alone but that will never happen. You can just buy a reference 3080 waterblock though since the card is based on the reference PCB, you just have to keep the backplate since the PCIE connectors are mounted to it.
I got one from bykski and it includes the special power cable etc
www.bykski.com/page133?product_id=5024
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#15
chriszhxi
I'm always wondering who's the oem of their water block
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