Asus Announces The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Asus has done its magic once again and given Nvidia's flagship Turing-based GeForce graphics card the exclusive Everything's Included Matrix treatment. Today Asus lifted the wraps off its new ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and it just looks awesome.

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The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti debuts with Infinity Loop, Asus' latest innovation for graphics cards. Infinity Loop is basically an all-in-one (AIO) closed-loop cooling system that resides under the graphics card's shroud. Nevertheless, the Matrix RTX 2080 Ti still relies on active cooling as there are three Axial-tech fans onboard. Asus claims that its Infinity Loop technology beats rival hybrid designs with 120mm radiators and even trades blows with 240mm radiators.

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However, one of the compromises of implementing the Infinity Loop cooling solution is the space required to fit the integrated pump, tubing, and radiator into the graphics card itself. On top of that, Asus developed a monstrous heatsink to cool both the graphics card's die and GDDR6 memory chips. As a result, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is a beefy graphics card that occupies up to three PCI slots. As usual, there is also Aura Sync RGB lighting on the shroud and metallic backplate.

According to Asus, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti's custom circuit board is identical the ROG Strix models. Thanks to this implementation, the Taiwanese graphics card manufacturer can bin and fine-tune each sample so ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards are guaranteed to hit the advertised speeds out of the box.

ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Specifications


ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE
Architecture (GPU)
Turing (TU102)
Turing (TU102)
CUDA Cores
4352
4352
Peak FP32 Compute
15.7 TFLOPS
14.2 TFLOPS
Tensor Cores
544
544
RT Cores
68
68
Texture Units
272
272
Base Clock Rate
1350 MHz
1350 MHz
GPU Boost Rate
1815 MHz
1635 MHz
Memory Capacity
11GB GDDR6
11GB GDDR6
Memory Clock14.8 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bus
352-bit
352-bit
Memory Bandwidth
651 GB/s
616 GB/s
ROPs
88
88
L2 Cache
5.5MB
5.5MB
TDP
300W
260W
Transistor Count
18.6 billion
18.6 billion
Die Size
754 mm²754 mm²
SLI Support
Yes (x8 NVLink, x2)
Yes (x8 NVLink, x2)

As per Nvidia's specification, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti clocks in at 1,350MHz. However, the graphics card has two modes of operation. The more conservative Gaming mode limits the boost clock to 1,800MHz, while the OC Mode boosts to 1,815MHz, which is 180MHz faster than Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition that's rated for 1,635MHz. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti's memory is also overclocked to 1,850MHz (14,800MHz effective) as opposed to 1,750MHz (14,000MHz effective) on the Founders Edition.

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Much like the Founders Edition, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti sports two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. However, it does differ from Nvidia's configuration in terms of video outputs. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti comes equipped with two HDMI 2.0b ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. And, of course, the USB Type-C port for Nvidia VirtualLink is also present.

ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Availability and Pricing

Asus didn't reveal the price tag for the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. However, we don't expect the graphics card to cost less than $1500. The first shipment of ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is expected to be delivered this month so we won't have to wait long to find out pricing.

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  • Lucky_SLS
    The ROG matrix, evga kingpin edition and msi lightning z, we should have a comparison and testing in the labs to find out the true king of the 2080ti...
  • gushtericata
    How much that will cost ?
  • rodneynunez556
    its feb where it at