NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition Review - This is graphics reinvented: Page 6 of 12

Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:26pm

Under the Hood

 

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

As the GeForce RTX 2080 appears to be similar to previous generations on assembly, we’ll start by removing a small pile of screws from the backplate.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The rear of the card has a significant amount of components on the back of the PCB. Another serial number sticker is near the back of the card on the PCB itself.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

A single ribbon style connector joins the fans and lighting to the PCB at the very rear of the card.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The cooler requires a bit of force to remove from the PCB due to the significant amount of thermal paste, pads and some blue thermal material that is somewhere between the two in consistency. Note the additional 3-phase VRM towards the front of the card.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The RTX 2080 is fed with a 10-phase VRM from twin 6+8 pin PCIe connectors. Fans and lighting are all handled with a single connector.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

Eight Micron GDDR6 packages surround the GPU die carrying 1GB of memory each.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The Turing die is MASSIVE.  2018 is the year of massive dies and Nvidia certainly got their piece of the market with this beauty.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The obligatory Die-shot. Our Founders Edition RTX 2080 carries not only the TU104-400 designation but also a new ‘A’ in the part number. Nvidia is pre-screening dies this generation into two bins, the more capable dies carry the ‘A’ designation while the ones used on the stock, non-overclocked cards are minus this character.

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