Under the Hood
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.
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.
A single ribbon style connector joins the fans and lighting to the PCB at the very rear of the card.
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.
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.
Eight Micron GDDR6 packages surround the GPU die carrying 1GB of memory each.
The Turing die is MASSIVE. 2018 is the year of massive dies and Nvidia certainly got their piece of the market with this beauty.
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.