It’s coming, it’s coming … really. Wait for GeForce RTX.
GIGABYTE has begun teasing their enthusiast-class AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Extreme and RTX 2080 Ti Extreme graphics cards, which will stand at the pinnacle of the company’s graphics cards lineup for the new NVIDIA series. The new AORUS graphics cards join the previously-announced five other RTX 20-series models. The later announcement of the flagship graphics cards likely means GIGABYTE was going through a time of GPU binning so as to only include the best silicon it could find on its top-of-the-line designs.
The AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Extreme will feature a triple-fan, triple-slot design with what are 10 individually-programmable RGB lighting accents on each fan (on the tip of the blade). The new graphics card features what Gigabyte calls a “stacked fan design” which pushes the middle fan out of alignment with the other two fans, allowing for a slight overlap which reduces overall graphics card footprint while permitting an arguably fancier RGB lighting scheme. GIGABYTE says that they have refined the look of their AORUS Extreme by cutting the orange accent and looking out for a more “50 Shades of Grey” look.
Also of note is that it allows the usage of 3x 100 mm fans, while other solutions typically shrink the middle fan. And according to GIGABYTE, the middle fan is spinning in an opposite direction relative to the other two fans, which they say allows for better airflow and heat dissipation. There is also an added attention to the connectivity ports, which now support up to 4 monitors, and an increased warranty up to 4 years in select models, granted users register on GIGABYTE’s AORUS website within thirty days of purchase.