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2080Ti Key Differences

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Denise Charters, 8 Sep 2018.

  1. Denise Charters

    Associate

    Joined: 8 Sep 2018

    Posts: 1

    I noticed a small difference between two of the GeForce RTX 2080Ti for pre-order and I was wondering if anyone could clarify this seemingly insignificant difference, or if it means more - enough to warrant noticing...

    Number One:

    GEFORCE RTX 2080TI DUAL OC 11264MB GDDR6 PCI-EXPRESS
    Manufacturer Part Code DUAL-RTX2080TI-O11G
    Graphics Engine Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

    Number Two:

    GEFORCE RTX 2080TI ICHILL BLACK HYBRID 11264MB GDDR6 PCI-EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD
    The Fastest, Most Brutal Turing Card To Date!

    Manufacturer Part Code C208TB-11D6X-11500004
    Graphics Engine Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

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    Number One mentions 'Dual OC' - is this an indication of the number of fans or something more?

    Number Two appears to be a self-contained water-cooled card. Does this have any implications on performance or any other difference between the other card and other cards.

    Alternatively, is there a superior card to these that is on pre-order or slated for near future release?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Woodsta888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Sep 2013

    Posts: 1,558

    Location: Exmouth, Devon

    Hi Denise,

    Welcome to the forum.

    As there are no real world benchmarks because if any tech sites yet have them, they will still be under an NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement) until they are available for retail release. No one really knows.

    There are blower cards (suck air from within the case, through the card and out the back of the card/case). These were a syle that he OEM took. Though the base style for 2080ti seems like it will be where the air is drawn and dissipated within the case.
    There are AIB cards that have their own custom cooling solutions which usually suck air from within the case and dissipate back out into the case (requires a decent case to keep them cool). As these cards have better cooling solutions they can usually offer better factory overclocks increasing performance.
    Then there are the AIO cards with factory built water cooling solutions as you mention above. Water cooled cards will be much quieter, usually overclock, or come with standard overclocks better or equal to those that can be obtained with the cooling solutions mentioned above.

    But the last series (10) and in particulary the 1080ti the difference between the founders cards and the top tier AIO cooled cards were negligable, especially at high resolutions. Most would clock to between 1950Mhz and 2100Mhz which in the grand scheme of things is a few fps difference (especially at high resolutions like 4K).

    Tell us more about your setup. Especially the resolution of your monitor and refresh rate. Otherwise the main difference between those cards will be the noise to keep the card cool. Great if you use speakers or open backed headphones but not so much a concern if you use closed back headphones or have a small form factor case, or a large case with poor cooling.

    Until they are released no one knows as this is a new architecture. The last top teir 1080ti overclocked very well and there wasn't much real world difference between them especially at higher resolutions.
     
  3. LuckyBenski

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Dec 2017

    Posts: 4,834

    Location: London

    To answer the original question, yes the DUAL cards are twin fan coolers.

    It's worth waiting until benchmarks are in before choosing what to buy, and cards are released before choosing which model to get.