A Closer Look
Nvidia’s RTX lineup has adopted a Dual fan system over the previous ‘blower’ style system. The formerly black center trim between the fans is now a mirrored finish.
The vapor chamber heatsink assembly is exhausted out the sides of the card. Power is provided by an 8-pin and a 6-pin connector.
The all-metal backplate makes a return, this time in a slightly darker gunmetal grey. The model is still in chrome except for the very bright green ‘SUPER’ logo.
I/O ports are comprised of a trio of DisplayPort 1.4 connections, an HDMI 2.0b and a USB-C that will support the upcoming VirtualLink system for VR. VirtualLink provides a single cable supporting all of the power, display and bandwidth requirements. That includes support for four lanes of HBR3 DisplayPort for high-resolution displays, USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) for headset cameras and sensors, and up to 27 Watts of power delivery. Sadly, this does not support PCIe type connectivity for Thunderbolt 3.
Another thing to note is the silver ‘GEFORCE RTX’ logo on the edge of the card actually lights up in the traditional Nvidia green when powered on.