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MSI and Palit Geforce RTX 2080/2080 Ti smile for the camera

by on17 August 2018

GPU and PCB pictured, pre-orders on Monday

Nvidia was quite good in keeping a secret about both the naming scheme as well as all other details regarding its upcoming Geforce launch, at least until now, as pictures of both MSI and Palit Geforce RTX 2080/2080 Ti have now leaked online.

Published by, it is not a big surprise, the pictures show MSI's RTX 2080/2080 Ti Gaming X Trio series graphics cards, MSI's Duke series RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 as well as Palit's RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 from the GamingPro series.

The pictures do not reveal a lot of details other than most partners will be using their well-proven triple- and dual-slot coolers, as well as the fact that there is no longer an SLI connector, but rather some sort of NVLink connector and the new Type-C virtualLink connector. The pictures also show that both the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Ti will most likely need two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, although some models might get away with a 6+8-pin configuration as these could all be factory-overclocked models.

The pictures also reveal that the RTX 2080 Ti will come with 11GB of GDDR6 memory, while the RTX 2080 will come with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The box also reveals that Ray Tracing will be a big part of Nvidia's marketing, which is no big surprise considering that this is the first GPU that managed to get to that graphics "Holy Grail" properly.

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The TU104-400 GPU and PCB spotted as well

There was also a leak of the pre-production PCB for the RTX 2080 board, together with the TU104-400 GPU, showing eight GDDR6 memory modules. The PCB pictures and the GPU was spotted over at and originate from, and these show 6+8-pin PCIe power configuration so some might stick with that as well.

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Pre-orders could be up as early as Monday

Earlier today, broke the news that the upcoming Geforce RTX Series will be available for pre-order as early as Monday, with plenty of custom graphics cards following shortly, at least judging from the amount of leaked custom graphics cards.

Nordichardware confirmed this with a couple of retailers/e-tailers and that these could be priced between 7000 and 8000 Swedish Kronor, similar to the current GTX 1080/GTX 1080 Ti lineup.

Pre-orders could be limited to Nvidia Geforce Founders Edition graphics cards but custom versions should not be too far behind.

All should be clear at Gamescom 2018

Nvidia already announced that it will host its Geforce Gaming Celebration event at Gamescom 2018 on Monday, August 20th, promising it to be full of surprises.

It managed to keep the details, including the naming scheme, hidden for quite a long time, and specification details, pricing, as well as details on the rest of the lineup, are still unknown.


Last modified on 17 August 2018
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