We are all very much excited to see NVIDIA’s next gen graphics cards based on the new Turing architecture – the GeForce RTX 20 series. Yes, it’s not going to be GTX 11 series, but RTX 20 series; at least based on the clues found on NVIDIA’s “Be For The Game” video. NVIDIA recently announced the new Quadro RTX 8000, RTX 6000 and RTX 5000 graphics cards based on the new architecture. And it’s expected that the company will announce the GeForce RTX 20 series this August 20th during Gamescom 2018 at Cologne, Germany. Looks like folks at Videocardz got too excited, went ahead and leaked some photos of the non-reference GeForce RTX 2080 (Ti). These are render images of the MSI GeForce GTX 2080 (Ti) Gaming X Trio, MSI RTX 2080 (Ti) Duke version, Palit GeForce RTX 2080 (Ti) GamingPro (OC) and a Gigabyte GeForce RTX graphics card with triple fan design. Check them out below.
Non-Reference GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Graphics Cards Surfaced
If photos of NVIDIA’s next gen gaming graphics cards (GeForce RTX 20 series) were to leak out, I was expecting that we would see the reference design first. But I was quite surprised to see photos of non-reference design already surfaced. Could it be that both the reference and non-reference design will launch at the same time, this August 20th? On top of that we were not expecting to see a Ti (Titanium) variant, in this case the RTX 2080 Ti, to come out any time soon. It seems that the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti would be announced side by side or right after the other. Usually, a Ti variant would come out way later than the non-Ti model.
Anyway, based on the leaked information and from the rendered images; the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti would feature 4352 CUDA Cores, 11GB of GDDR6 memory and 532-bit memory bus running on a 616 GB/s memory bandwidth. Meanwhile, the GeForce RTX 2080 would feature 2944 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 448 GB/s memory bandwidth and a 256-bit memory bus. NVIDIA has replaced the SLI fingers with NVLink connection and it would seem the DVI connector on the output port would be replaced by a USB Type-C connection (at least based on the Gigabyte GeForce RTX).