Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan Graphics Card Review
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan – Pricing and Availability
The Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan could be priced at around $799 (more or less); but I don’t see this specific model listed on US online retail stores. The common Zotac RTX 2080 variants I see online are the Blower Type, AMP (triple fan design) and AMP Extreme (with RGB lighting). You can check out the available Zotac RTX 2080 graphics cards below, as well as their latest pricing and availability.
For US: available at Amazon.com here
For Canada: available at Amazon CA here
For UK: available at Amazon UK here
Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan Review: Conclusion
I guess my conclusion on the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan is just the same with the RTX 2080 Founders Edition and RTX 2080 Duke I previously reviewed. There’s no (huge) performance difference on these three graphics cards. The Zotac Gaming RTX 2080 Twin Fan, despite its minimalist or somewhat plain-looking design, performs just on par or the same with the RTX 2080 Founders Edition from NVIDIA. And take note, the Founders Edition is more expensive, primarily due to its aesthetics and cooler design.
I can’t talk about DLSS and real-time ray tracing performance yet since they are both pretty much “RTX OFF” at the moment. But I do think that it is a cool feature and would improve visual fidelity as well as graphics performance, at least on the DLSS side. These two are just a few steps in improving visual and graphics fidelity on games. I hope that one day we would be able to play games that has the same level of detail and quality just like on the cut scenes or (mini) movies we see on some games.
So TL;DR, in terms of performance, the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Twin Fan is just as fast as the RTX 2080 Founders Edition. Custom designed RTX 2080 may be a bit faster than both graphics cards, (due to beefier cooler design and custom PCB) but you can always overclock both graphics cards. And yeah, the RTX 2080 is not that far from the previous GTX 1080 Ti, especially overclocked ones. I guess the real difference would now be in the cooler design, aesthetics or looks, and its price.
Compared to the RTX 2080 Founders Edition, and perhaps other RTX 2080, you can tell that the Twin Fan version is like a semi-entry level among the RTX 2080 graphics card. It’s just a slight upgrade compared to the Blower design, since the dual fan cooler can cool the graphics card better compared to a blower type. Not to mention, the logo on the middle side has RGB lighting.
So if ever you are in the market looking for an affordable RTX 2080 graphics card and you want something that is not screaming when it comes to design, I think the Zotac Gaming RTX 2080 Twin Fan would be a good choice. Otherwise, you might want to check out their AMP or AMP Extreme variant.