Subject: Graphics Cards | March 13, 2019 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: msi, RTX 2080 Ti, gaming x trio
MSI's RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio is a beefy card, at 32.5cm (12.8") in length you should check the clearance on your case before considering a purchase. Right out of the box the boost clock is 1755MHz, which doesn't really represent what this card is capable of, [H]ard|OCP found it sits around 1900MHz before they started tweaking it. With a bit of TLC they saw the clock spike all the way to 2070MHz, though for the most part it ran just above 2000MHz which had a noticeable impact on performance. It still wasn't enough to provide a decent experience playing Metro Exodus at 4k with Ultra Ray Tracing enabled, with that disabled the card happily managed 70FPS with all the other bells and whistles enabled.
"The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO takes the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to new heights in performance and overclocking. We’ve got Metro Exodus NVIDIA Ray Tracing performance, 1440p and 4K gameplay, and we compare this video card overclocked as well as in silent mode for more efficient gameplay."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- A Blast from the Past: GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs. GTX 1660 Ti vs. RTX 2060 @ TechSpot
- Gigabyte GTX 1660 Ti Gaming OC 6G Review – worth £300? @ Kitguru
- OCC Launches Its Best Graphic Cards Picks 2019
- Radeon VII & GeForce RTX 2080 using Ryzen 7 2700X & Core i7-8700K @ TechSpot
- ASRock RX 590 Phantom Gaming X 8 GB @ TechPowerUp
Our First Look
Over the years, the general trend for new GPU launches, especially GPUs from new graphics architecture is to launch only with the "reference" graphics card designs, developed by AMD or NVIDIA. While the idea of a "reference" design has changed over the years, with the introduction of NVIDIA's Founders Edition cards, and different special edition designs at launch from AMD like we saw with Vega 56 and Vega 64, generally there aren't any custom designs from partners available at launch.
However with the launch of NVIDIA's Turing architecture, in the form of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, we've been presented with an embarrassment of riches in the form of plenty of custom cooler and custom PCB designs found from Add-in Board (AIB) Manufacturers.
Today, we're taking a look at our first custom RTX 2080 design, the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio.
|MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio|
|Base Clock Speed||1515 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||1835 MHz|
|Memory Clock Speed||7000 MHz GDDR6|
|Outputs||DisplayPort x 3 (v1.4) / HDMI 2.0b x 1 / USB Type-C x1 (VirtualLink)|
12.9-in x 5.5-in x 2.1-in (327 x 140 x 55.6 mm)
|Weight||3.42 lbs (1553 g)|
Introduced with the GTX 1080 Ti, the Gaming X Trio is as you might expect, a triple fan design, that makes up MSI's highest performance graphics card offering.