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MSI's new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO teased

MSI is the first with a custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti teased, sports NVLink connector and VirtualLink

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 17, 2018 at 7:11 am CDT (1 min, 7 secs time to read)

It looks like NVIDIA will be unveiling the higher-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti next week, and not just the expected GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 graphics cards. VideoCardz is now showing off some photos of MSI's first custom RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.


MSI's new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO graphics card is similar to the current GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO, but the new card features a few fairly large changes, apart from the new Turing GPU and GDDR6 memory. The new RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO has a VirtualLink connector, the new USB-C port for next-gen VR headsets but it is the loss of SLI and gain of NVLink which has me happy.

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I only just wrote about NVIDIA ditching the SLI connector in favor of NVLink, which could see VRAM doubling instead of being wasted on the other card. This would mean that two RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in NVLink would have a truly insane 22GB of GDDR6 at its disposal.

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MSI's upcoming custom RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO features a triple-fan cooler with RGBs that aren't over the top, with the card powered by 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:45 pm CDT

Anthony Garreffa

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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