Subject: Graphics Cards | November 16, 2018 - 03:04 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: RTX 2080 Ti, rtx, nvidia, geforce, fire, evga, 2080 Ti
On HardForums, there was a report (with several photos) of an EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti that abruptly caught fire and, as you might expect, stopped working. It turns out that the damage is reasonably localized, so Allyn and I compared those photos with ones from an xDevs teardown in hopes to pinpoint the most likely component. We did not have that specific card in the office.
Again, this is just our best guess from images over the course of about a half hour.
Image Credit: shansoft at HardForums
Image Credit: xDevs
Image Credit: xDevs
We marked the center of carnage with a red X on both images, which correspond to opposite sides of the PCB. As you can tell… there’s not much there. On the one side, there is an R005 resistor and what looks like two small capacitors. Capacitors, which store energy like batteries, can explode, but they look to be too small to have caused that damage. On the other side, there are a pair of 1R0 1818 inductors, another component that appears to be a capacitor, and four metal solder pads.
Our current best guess, and it’s just a guess, is that something overloaded the card (such as a shorted power phase elsewhere on the card) and that section just happened to be the part that lit up like a fuse. It wasn’t as cut and dry as we were hoping from the start (such as if we saw a giant capacitor with nothing around it) but it doesn’t look like, as some sites are saying, that the VRAM overheated or that the GPU die was defective.
Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2018 - 11:14 AM | Ken Addison
Tagged: podcast, asus, ROG, rtx, 2080 Ti, amd, microsoft, surface, gigabyte, Intel, Thinkpad, yoga, Ampere, Xilinx, Versal, arm, GOG.com, cooler master, C700M
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Subject: Graphics Cards | September 25, 2018 - 02:19 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: turing, tensor cores, rtx, ray tracing, nvidia, 2080 Ti, 2080, 2070
Earlier today, via a surprise message on Twitter, NVIDIA has officially announced the availability date for the RTX 2070—October 17th.
Beautiful any way you look at it.
The GeForce RTX 2070 will be available on October 17th. #GraphicsReinvented
Shop starting at $499 ($599 Founders Edition) → https://t.co/ammFWibyFy pic.twitter.com/IsScoXm5rZ
— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) September 25, 2018
Based on the Turing microarchitecture, the RTX 2070 will include the same RT cores for Ray Tracing and Tensor Cores for deep learning as the RTX and 2080 Ti, albeit in different quantities.
|RTX 2080 Ti||RTX 2080||RTX 2070|
|Base Clock||1350 MHz||1515 MHz||1410 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1545 MHz/
1635 MHz (FE)
|1710 MHz/ 1800 MHz (FE)||1620 MHz / 1710 MHz (FE)|
|Ray Tracing Speed||10 GRays/s||8 GRays/s||6 GRays/s|
|Memory Clock||14000 MHz||14000 MHz||14000 MHz|
|Memory Interface||352-bit G6||256-bit G6||256-bit G6|
|Memory Bandwidth||616GB/s||448 GB/s||448 GB/s|
|TDP||250 W /
260 W (FE)
|215W / 225W (FE)||175 W / 185 W (FE)|
|Peak Compute (FP32)||13.4 TFLOPS / 14.2 TFLOP (FE)||10 TFLOPS / 10.6 TFLOPS (FE)||?|
|Transistor Count||18.6 B||13.6 B||?|
|MSRP (current)||$1200 (FE)/
|$800 (FE) / $700||$599 (FE) / $499|
While we don't have a full looks at the specifications yet, NVIDIA has posted some technical aspects on the RTX 2070 product page.
The RTX 2070 Founders Edition will be available for $599, with partners cards "starting" at $499.