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Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme WaterForce RTX 2080 Appears, Features AIO Liquid Cooling


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Gigabyte is now readying a new hybrid cooled graphics card, based on NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080. Dubbed the Aorus Xtreme WaterForce (GV-N2080AORUSX W-8GC). It uses an all-in-one liquid cooler based design that makes use of a 240 mm radiator. The copper baseplate is quite large and receives heat from the cards VRM via a copper heat pipe, thus cooling all major components. The fans are of course RGB LED-equipped, which goes with the illuminated translucent wing on the shroud. Overall it is an attractive card if you have the extra space for its cooling solution.

This model isn't just a standard offering with a fancy cooler, Gigabyte has equipped it with a sizable overclock, pushing the card to 1890 MHz the same core clocks as the Aorus Xtreme air and the waterblock equipped WaterForce WB. Memory speeds see a speed bump as well of 140 MHz which pushes the overall memory clock speed up to 14140 MHz. The board design is also based on the Aorus Xtreme and Aorus Xtreme Waterforce WB cards and comes with a 12+2 phase design and dual 8-pin power connectors. Display connectivity is also the same as the other models and includes; 3x DisplayPort, 3x HDMI, and a single USB TypeC.

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I have the 1080Ti version, which is a 120 rad, not a 240. I'm looking forward to a 2080Ti version since the one I have is boss, huge over clock and runs perfect.
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Not sure how I feel about the 240mm Rad; on one hand there's more heat dissipation and potentially a quieter fan curve while on the other you severely limit mounting options, particularly in Mid-tower and ITX builds.

One of the advantages of water is that it has the ability to be extremely low profile while maintaining performance.
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1. Can RGB be turned off ?

2. Rad material is ?
I'm sure that the rad is aluminium like on almost every closed-loop AIO. Expandable ones can be copper.