ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards

ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards

ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards

ASUS has officially unveiled their upcoming RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti lineup of graphics cards, revealing three custom models called the Dual, the Turbo and the ROG Strix, all of which are now available for pre-order. 

Starting with the ROG Strix RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, the most noticeable change over its Pascal-based counterpart is the use of new Axial-tech fans, which ASUS claim are designed to provide increased airflow and offer an IPX5-level dust resistance. 

Like last-generation Strix cards, RTX 20 series Strix models will utilise ASUS’ Auto-Extreme Technology, an automated manufacturing process that eliminates the inconsistency that human workers can introduce into the manufacturing process. ASUS claims that their production methods improve both the consistency and reliability of their products. 

ASUS has also opted to increase the surface area of their heatsink design by 20% over their last-generation models, with their latest cooler taking up 2.7 PCIe slots of thickness. This change makes ASUS’ latest ROG Strix models three slots in size, with the 0.3 slot gap to guarantee airflow when packed closely to other graphics cards or other PCIe devices. 

At this time ASUS has not revealed the final clock speeds of this new GPU model. The same heatsink will be used for both ASUS’ RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Strix models. Judging from the incomplete state of this render, it is likely that the clock speeds of this GPU have not been finalised. 

  

ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards  

Moving into ASUS’ Dual series, we find a dual-fan graphics card that again boats a large 2.7-slot heatsink design, which is a full 50% larger than the heatsinks found on last-generation ASUS Dual hardware. The fan technology from last-generation Strix series graphics cards has not trickled down to ASUS’ lower-end models, offering increased airflow, reduced noise levels and IPX5 certified dust protection. 

The RTX Dual cooler will be available for both RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, though at this time the final clock speeds of these graphics cards are unknown. 

ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards  

ASUS’ upcoming Dual series graphics cards will also feature a full-cover black and white backplate, though at this time it is unknown whether or not this backplate assists with the cooling capabilities of the graphics card. ASUS has also stated that their new Dual series graphics cards will feature a 0db fan mode, a feature that was previously exclusive to ASUS’ high-end GPU modes.  

ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards  

And finally, we have the ASUS RTX Turbo, which ASUS claim is designed for users of multiple graphics cards and in systems that are airflow restricted. This is because the blower-style can on this graphics card blows hot air directly out of the user’s system, which can be beneficial for certain users. However, it is worth noting that Nvidia saw fit to abandon their Reference blower-style cooler on their RTX series Founders Edition graphics cards, forcing us to wonder how hot blower-style coolers will get under load and how this will impact performance.  

ASUS reveals their RTX 20 series of Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards  

ASUS’ new RTX 20 series Strix, Turbo and Dual graphics cards are currently available for pre-order at most major PC components retailers. Our recommendation is to wait for more detailed specifications and performance numbers before purchasing/pre-ordering any Turing graphics card. 

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