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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z teased: 3 x 8-pin PCIe

We should expect MSI's upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z to be another kick ass record (and wallet) breaker

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 5, 2019 04:45 am CST - 0 mins, 53 secs reading time

If there was a custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti that I'm waiting for, it would be the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z which has now been spotted - at least naked, so we get a good look at the PCB.

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We are expecting MSI to unveil the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z at CES 2019 in a few days time, with new HWBOT submissions teasing the card and its existence. There are two HWBOT entries with GPU clocks that exceed 2450MHz, which will be thanks to the monster RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z and its 19-phase VRM and 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

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There are multiple fan connectors and voltage connectors on the end of the card, with the entire end of the card cover ed in its own awesome heat plate that should keep that side of the card cool. This is a big deal for overclockers and enthusiasts, as there will be a LOT of power going into these cards when they're pushed to beyond their limits with LN2 cooling and the like.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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