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[CES2019] The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the stuff of wet dreams
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[CES2019] The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the stuff of wet dreams

by Vyncent ChanJanuary 8, 2019
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The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is nothing new by now. A liquid-cooled one? Well, cool, but not exactly unheard of. What about one that sports a full liquid cooling loop in the footprint of your standard graphics card? Now that’s something to talk about!

ASUS has clearly pulled out all the stops to impress everyone at CES 2019. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti packs pump, tubing and radiator under the beefy shroud. This innovative cooling solution is called the Infinity Loop Cooling, and the heat is all dissipated by the new Axial-Tech fans found on the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 cards.

That’s not all that the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti shares with the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti though. The two cards actually shares the same PCB. The difference? They are binned to select only the highest clocking ones which will go on to live their lives as the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Binning allowed ASUS to clock it at  much higher speeds than the ROG Strix variant.

ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 TiROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Maximum Boost Clocks1650 MHz (Gaming Mode), 1665 MHz (OC Mode)1800 MHz (Gaming Mode), 1815 MHz (OC Mode)
Cores4352 CUDA cores4352 CUDA cores
Memory11GB GDDR611GB GDDR6
Memory Clocks14 000 MHz14 800 MHz
Memory Interface352-bit352-bit
Memory bandwidth616GB/s651GB/s
Display connectors2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x USB Type-C
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x USB Type-C
Power connectors2 x 8-pin2 x 8-pin
TDP260W300W
Multi-GPU supportYes, NVLinkYes, NVLink

Now one thing to note is that the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti actually boosts up to 1860 MHz during normal gaming, so it would be quite interesting to see how far can the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti go.

One thing that we do know is that the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti won’t be cheap. The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti already costs RM6599, so you do the maths.

Pokdepinion: Not only is it the stuff of wet dreams, it’s actually wet. As in it is liquid-cooled.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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