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 Name||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti DUKE 11G OC||GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO||GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE 8G OC|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080|
|Interface||PCI Express x16 3.0||PCI Express x16 3.0||PCI Express x16 3.0||PCI Express x16 3.0|
|Cores||4352 Units||4352 Units||2944 Units||2944 Units|
|Memory||11GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Output||DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1||DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1||DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1||DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1|
|Power consumption||250 W||250 W||250 W||250 W|
|Power connectors||8-pin x 2, 6-pin x 1||8-pin x 2||8-pin x 2||8-pin x 1, 6-pin x 1|
|Recommended PSU||650 W||650 W||650 W||650 W|
|Card Dimension (mm)||327 x 140 x 55.6 mm||314 x 120 x 52 mm||327 x 140 x 55.6 mm||314 x 120 x 50 mm|
|Weight (Card / Package)||1870 g / 2684 g||1233 g / 1934 g||1553 g / 2367 g||1192 g / 1992 g|
|DirectX Version Support||12||12||12||12|
|OpenGL Version Support||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|Multi-GPU Technology||SLI, 2-Way||SLI, 2-Way||SLI, 2-way||SLI, 2-way|
|Adaptive Vertical Sync||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Accessories||6-pin to 8-pin power cable x 1||6-pin to 8-pin power cable x 1||6-pin to 8-pin power cable x 1||N/A|