Asus releases fully integrated water cooled 2080TI

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  1. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    I saw this the other day over a TPU. As a strix owner, and one who was lucky enough to achieve nearly identical #'s, I was a little underwhelmed by this but still intrigued by the idea. I believe it's biggest advantage would likely be lowered db's for those numbers but at an estimated $1900 I'm not sure if it's worth it. Either way it's a nice looking product and I like that they even bothered to make sure that memory and core are cooled.

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    Here's the review: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_RTX_2080_Ti_Matrix/
     
  2. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Was looking for some other reviews since TPU didn't go into depth with RT testing and couldn't find any written ones but there are a number of video's from Europe. There's a lot media out there from January, when this was announced, but it seems like the performance reviews are just now popping up. On a Reddit page I saw someone mention that some users are reporting seeing upwards of 2200-2300 MHz with theirs. If that's true, color me impressed. Highest I've gotten with my Strix is 2130-2145 Mhz and that was only for a few moments.
     
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    Made for people with more money than sense.

    Innovation is great and all, but paying an extra $750 for a ~5 year GPU cooling solution that performs worse than a STRIX at load (per the charts in the review) is a bad decision.

    No mention anywhere in the review (or ASUS' page for the card) of warranty length. No mention in the review (or ASUS' page for the card) of the radiator material (spoiler: it's aluminum) or the coolant used.

    You can get a lot of custom water cooling gear for $750, and no intelligent person is going to pay a premium on the resale market for a years-old AIO-cooled GPU.
     
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    I like how compact it is as radiators can be a pain to place in the chassis. IMO top end cards should come with AIO watercooling based solutions as standard just because they make less noise. That premium pricing is unacceptable though.
     
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    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Huh? Wtf?

    That is retarded af and the price is retarded.

    I have an evga 2080ti with an EK block and its infinitely better designed and better looking. 20190323-031926.jpg

    I just see zero benefit to having the rad attached to the card. All.you do is recycle heat back into the card.

    With an external rad you push the heat out of the case.

    If you buy this you're just wasting your cash.
     
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  6. lostin3d

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    Definitely got some Pron going on there. Curious, how fast have you got that to go?
     
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    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    Plus with the custom loop you can reuse everything but the blocks (reuse 80%) and you get to dump the heat outside of your case....
     
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    tangoseal [H]ardness Supreme

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    About 2100 and the ram up around 500 I think. I will have to check. I have 3 gpus so I cant remember what is what. Don't quote me on these numbers until I can verify.

    For sure I do know that temps mirror my room temp, so its about 29-35 idle depending on the heat in the room and average load temp while gaming is between 44 and 56 degrees. I have an oculus and some games push the card to the limit. I haven't paid attention to temps there but I will as soon as I play a VR game. I am guessing around 65-70c full load on water playing a VR game that maxes the card to 100% full time.

    I though about blocking my 1070ti but then again its a 1070ti and an old card by contemporary standards so I am waiting to see how Navi pans out and I will replace my 1070ti with a Navi and waterblock it in my 2600x machine upstairs.
     
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  9. kniwor

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    Wow, I mean that's a monster price for a card. At that price point and from what's available out there - I guess it's mostly about the joy of tinkering and having the fastest card rather than a discernible different in framerates.
     
  10. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Hell no. I could buy a reference RTX 2080 Ti, water block and everything I need for a custom cooling loop and take care of my CPU and GPU for less than that.
     
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  11. vegeta535

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    This. You could build a entire loop for the CPU and GPU for around $400.