EVGA Reveals the clock speeds of their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming GPUs

EVGA Reveals the clock speeds of their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming GPUs

EVGA Reveals the clock speeds of their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming GPUs

When Nvidia revealed their RTX series of Turing graphics cards, the company challenged their AIB partners, deciding to no longer shackle their Founders Edition with blower-style cooling solutions, instead opting to release their Founders Edition graphics cards with a large vapour chamber and a dual-fan cooling system. 

Nvidia’s changes to their Founders Edition graphics cards also extended to their GPU’s clock speeds, with Nvidia opting to release their Founders Edition graphics cards with a “overclock”, extending the performance of their in-house RTX 20 series graphics cards beyond their “reference” design. More information about this change is available here.  

With this move, Nvidia boldly stated that they could make graphics cards that could rival their AIB partners, while also introducing the possibility for AIB cards to offer less performance than Nvidia’s Founders Edition. 

So far, AIBs like MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte have shied away from releasing the clock speeds of their custom RTX models, but now EVGA has officially revealed the boost clock speeds of their RTX 2080/2080 Ti XC and XC Ultra series GPUs. These models act as EVGA’s basic RTX 2080/2080 Ti offerings, with FTW3 and Hydro series models sitting further up their graphics card product stack. 

Below are the official specifications of EVGA’s RTX XC and XC Ultra series graphics cards, which most of you will note are incredibly close to Nvidia’s Founders Edition models, despite their price premium. 

 
  EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra EVGA RTX 2080 Ti XC Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (FE) Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (Ref) EVGA RTX 2080 XC EVGA RTX 2080 XC Nvidia RTX 2080 (FE) Nvidia RTX 2080 (Ref) 
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 4,352 4,352 4,352 4,352 2,944 2,944 2,944 2,944
Ray Tracing Performance ? ? 10 Gigarays 10 Gigarays ? ? 8 Gigarays 8 Gigarays
Base Clock
? ? 1350MHz 1350MHz ? ? 1515MHz 1515MHz
Boost Clock 1650MHz 1635MHz 1635MHz 1545MHz 1815MHz 1800MHz 1800MHz 1710MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Capacity 11GB 11GB 11GB 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 616GB/s 616GB/s 616GB/s 616GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s
Memory Bus Size 352-bit 352-bit 352-bit 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
SLI NVLINK NVLINK NVLink NVLink NVLINK NVLINK NVLink NVLink
Price $1249.99 $1199.99 $1,099   $849.99 $799.99 $749  

EVGA Reveals the clock speeds of their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming GPUs  
When looking at EVGA’s RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti XC and XC Ultra series graphics cards, it appears as if they will offer similar performance levels to Nvidia’s Founders Edition models. Perhaps cooling performance and GPU Boost 4.0 will have an impact on overall performance levels, but on paper it appears that Nvidia’s RTX Founders Edition models are highly competitive offerings. 

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