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The ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Matrix is the world's first graphics card with fully integrated watercooling. ASUS has managed the seemingly impossible and crammed waterblock, pump, and radiator into a triple-slot graphics card. The Matrix is also highly overclocked, making it the fastest RTX 2080 Ti we ever tested.

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I've read $1900 under the price column, but I'm sure it's a typo.
 
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STRIX is better than MATRIX as a cooling solution, not to my surprise. They couldn't beat their own cooler.
Nobody could, not MSI lightning version, nobody.

Paying so much more and getting a worse product in the technical aspect of it is worth no praise, IMO.
 
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STRIX is better than MATRIX as a cooling solution, not to my surprise. They couldn't beat their own cooler.
Paying so much more and getting a worse product in the technical aspect of it is worth no praise, IMO.
Just look at the clock speeds, Matrix is 7% faster:
- Matrix: avg 2021, median 2025, peak gaming 336W
- Strix: avg 1883, median 1905, peak gaming 300W
36 vs 37 dbA isn't half bad here. Quiet BIOS brings both to 31dbA. Even temperatures remain equal at all this.

Or what exactly did you have in mind with Strix being better than Matrix as a cooling solution?
 
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What a monster. Twice as fast and half the power compared to two VII's.
Its not twice as fast its 45% faster on 4K. 45% is not twice as fast.
The Asus 2080TI does also not use half the power, 268w for the VII and 297w for the Asus 2080TI.

The Asus 2080TI is more than 100% more expensive so you can say that the VII is a much better buy.
 
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Just look at the clock speeds, Matrix is 7% faster:
- Matrix: avg 2021, median 2025, peak gaming 336W
- Strix: avg 1883, median 1905, peak gaming 300W
36 vs 37 dbA isn't half bad here. Quiet BIOS brings both to 31dbA. Even temperatures remain equal at all this.

Or what exactly did you have in mind with Strix being better than Matrix as a cooling solution?
There's no magic here. They both use the same PCBs and will likely clock similarly. Look:


This is a margin of error differences.

What people pay for when they buy the MATRIX is pretty much higher clocks out of the box. They are pretty even in cooling. Those 750$ could be used for so many other things at the cost of nothing, its insane.

This has to be the biggest difference in price percent wise, between 2 products that are functionally the same, that i have ever seen in GPUs of the same SKU.
 
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Interesting design for sure, thanks for the review :toast:.

Hitman 2 got DX12 renderer on March update patch, so it does support DX12 now. I just kind of hope you would change the resolution for that Dynamic OC vs. Voltage graph on page 33. I doubt this card is really stressed much on 1080p.
 
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i dont like aio coolers

i have 150$ custom cooling from AliExpress 45mm thickness 360mm copper radiator , 800litre/hour pump , 13/19mm fittings 8700k 5.2ghz 1.39v 61c load

Gigabyte Extreme GTX 1080ti with Universal gpu water block 45c full load
 

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check the green GPU load part of the chart, that's why it's included

i'll use it in next rebench, also adding metro exodus, sekiro, ace combat 7, and either resident evil 2 or dmc 5

Uhm you said in the text those voltage vs clocks dots are taken from the whole game bench suite at 1080p, I fail to understand what green gpu load bar are you meaning. Heck RTX 2080 ti is some times cpu bottlenecked even on high clocked intel i9s at 1440p.

Sounds like a nice addons for current game bench suite.
 
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It is listed for 1574 Euros vs 1259 for the Strix OC in Europe. For me it is not worth it but then again I decided against the 2XXX series anyway because I have a huge backlog of older games to play and my 1080Ti (overclocked & watercooled) manages them great.

If I was buying an 2080Ti then it would be the Strix OC most probably + Full Cover waterblock. I am not though since I find it unacceptable to pay that much and still have current titles that can't play at a steady 60+ FPS @ 4K...
 

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Its not twice as fast its 45% faster on 4K. 45% is not twice as fast.
The Asus 2080TI does also not use half the power, 268w for the VII and 297w for the Asus 2080TI.

The Asus 2080TI is more than 100% more expensive so you can say that the VII is a much better buy.

Or an RTX2080 is a much better buy.
 
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STRIX is better than MATRIX as a cooling solution, not to my surprise. They couldn't beat their own cooler.
Nobody could, not MSI lightning version, nobody.

I was expecting a bit better results from Matrix to be honest but yeah that proves how beastly the Strix cooler is on this generation , they managed to take the crown from MSI that tells alot !
Regardless very interesting desing on that Matrix ( best looking card for sure imo ) non the less and maybe they can improve it even further with time .
 
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What a monster. Twice as fast and half the power compared to two VII's.

I assume you mean Vega 64, where this in fact as fast as two of them... assuming perfect scaling.

But it's still a healthy 53% faster than a Radeon VII at 4K, but then so are the cheaper 2080 Ti's too (assuming that isn't an oxymoron).
 

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Uhm you said in the text those voltage vs clocks dots are taken from the whole game bench suite at 1080p, I fail to understand what green gpu load bar are you meaning. Heck RTX 2080 ti is some times cpu bottlenecked even on high clocked intel i9s at 1440p.

Sounds like a nice addons for current game bench suite.
Oh, I thought you were talking about the charts at the start of the page under "Clock Speeds".

You are right, some games might not completely load the GPU in the clock vs voltage scatter plot, but that's kinda the point, to see how the card deals with lower loads, too. Do note that on other cards the load isn't 100% either, because I'm measuring in menus, during game startup and level load, etc etc.
 
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Makes no sense to liquid cool it if the surface area size and fan is pretty much the same size as conventional air cooling. Not to mention the failure of that tiny AIO pump. Paying such a premium for a gimmicky solution.

I really can't get in to these "hybrids". Either make it excel in air cooling, or just go make it a full waterblock.
 
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Oh, I thought you were talking about the charts at the start of the page under "Clock Speeds".

You are right, some games might not completely load the GPU in the clock vs voltage scatter plot, but that's kinda the point, to see how the card deals with lower loads, too. Do note that on other cards the load isn't 100% either, because I'm measuring in menus, during game startup and level load, etc etc.

I have to admit I don't really care about voltages on that chart(which might make my point moot). I'm more interested about those clocks to calculate TFlops per fps between arches, just because vendors given theoretical tflops are simply put meaningless.
 

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In my opinion they should have rather made it like the Poseidon with fittings to attach it to a custom loop and not that expensive.
I paid little more than 900€ for a 2080ti + custom block and backplate for a total of about 1.100€ and I have the same clocks and lower temperatures...
 
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In my opinion they should have rather made it like the Poseidon with fittings to attach it to a custom loop and not that expensive.
I paid little more than 900€ for a 2080ti + custom block and backplate for a total of about 1.100€ and I have the same clocks and lower temperatures...

With the extra 700$ you save by buying the regular strix, you can build a whole system watercooling. This card is DOA
 
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Hm..

..that VRM is just lovely. Sadly it will need custom BIOS to be actually of any real use. Pretty sure one from Kingpin wont work on this. Quite sad, that card is really beautifully overengineered.

As for price, well I guess that cooling system isnt cheap thing to make..

Personally I would like such card just as PCB, without any cooling at all. First it would be cheaper and second it would allow gamers and OCers to install whatever they want.
 
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