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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Series Released – See Specs, Price and Where to Buy

Right after NVIDIA officially announced the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 graphics cards, MSI also introduced their GeForce RTX 20 series lineup. MSI is introducing 5 variants, namely: Gaming X TRIO, Duke, Ventus, Sea Hawk and the Aero. The GeForce RTX 20 Series Gaming X Trio is definitely the top of the line variant. There’s no sight of the good old dual fan TWIN FROZR anymore, perhaps MSI plans to replace it with the triple fan Gaming X Trio. Looks like the Duke’s design is revamped and we’re seeing a new Ventus lineup. MSI’s custom designed GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 are now available for (pre) order. Check out more details below.

MSI GeForce RTX 20 Series Released

As the leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI has sold over 8 million graphics cards in the last year alone. Today we are extremely proud to share with you our take on NVIDIA’s exciting new GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is not only a whole new way to experience games-this is the ultimate PC gaming experience.
The new GPUs were unveiled at a special NVIDIA two-day event called the “GeForce Gaming Celebration” which kicked off tonight at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany ahead of Gamescom 2018.

“Turing is NVIDIA’s most important innovation in computer graphics in more than a decade,” said Justin Walker, director of GeForce desktop at NVIDIA. “It is this same drive for innovation that we appreciate in AIB partners like MSI.”

Overview of MSI GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards
Based on NVIDIA’s new Turing architecture, MSI announces it will carry the following series as seen in this PR:
Equipped with a brand new premium design and triple fans, the GAMING TRIO and DUKE series will deliver the best-in-class thermal performance you have come to expect from MSI.


As our Hybrid Air- & Liquid Cooling series, the SEA HAWK has become immensely popular for making liquid cooling both easy to install and maintenance-free for gamers.

A fresh wind is blowing through our line-up as VENTUS makes its first appearance with a minimalistic dual fan design.
Completing the line-up, the blower type thermal design of AERO isolates the airflow used in cooling the graphics card and ejects it out of the system through the back.

With this comprehensive lineup for next generation graphics cards, we are confident that there will be a suitable model for every gamer looking for the next level of performance.

MSI GeForce RTX 20 Series Pricing and Availability

Currently, the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X Trio and RTX 2080 GAMING X Trio are listed on Newegg with a retail price of $1,299 and $800 respectively. The other variants such as Duke, Ventus and the rest are not listed yet (as of today). You can check out the latest pricing and availability by visiting the links below.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Series Specifications

Model NameGeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIOGeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G OCGeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIOGeForce RTX 2080 DUKE 8G OC
GPUNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
InterfacePCI Express x16 3.0PCI Express x16 3.0PCI Express x16 3.0PCI Express x16 3.0
Core NameTU102-300ATU102-300ATU104-400ATU104-400A
Cores4352 Units4352 Units2944 Units2944 Units
Memory11GB GDDR611GB GDDR68GB GDDR68GB GDDR6
Memory Bus352-bit352-bit256-bit256-bit
OutputDisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1
HDCP Support2.22.22.22.2
Power consumption250 W250 W250 W250 W
Power connectors8-pin x 2, 6-pin x 18-pin x 28-pin x 28-pin x 1, 6-pin x 1
Recommended PSU650 W650 W650 W650 W
Card Dimension (mm)327 x 140 x 55.6 mm314 x 120 x 52 mm327 x 140 x 55.6 mm314 x 120 x 50 mm
Weight (Card / Package)1870 g / 2684 g1233 g / 1934 g1553 g / 2367 g1192 g / 1992 g
DirectX Version Support12121212
OpenGL Version Support4.54.54.54.5
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI, 2-WaySLI, 2-WaySLI, 2-waySLI, 2-way
Maximum Displays4444
VR ReadyYYYY
G-SYNC technologyYYYY
Adaptive Vertical SyncYYYY
Accessories6-pin to 8-pin power cable x 16-pin to 8-pin power cable x 16-pin to 8-pin power cable x 1N/A

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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