MSI reveals their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X graphics cards

MSI reveals their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EX X graphics cards

MSI reveals their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X graphics cards

MSI has officially unveiled their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X graphics cards, partnering with EK Water Blocks to deliver consumers fully water cooled variants of the company’s RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio GPUs. 

These SEA HAWK EK X series graphics cards will not be using the same PCB design as MSI’s AIO cooled Sea Hawk series graphics cards, replacing Nvidia’s reference PCB design with the custom  PCK used in their Gaming X Trio series graphics cards. This makes the Geforce RTX SEA HAWK EK X significantly larger than reference water cooled RTX series graphics cards, while also offering users the same out of the box overclock as the RTX Gaming X Trio series. 

When looking at MSI’s RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X, we can see that it offers a boost clock speed advantage of 60MHz and 150MHz when compared to the Nvidia Founders Edition and Reference models respectively, while the RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X offers a higher factory overclock that is 120MHz above Nvidia Founders Edition model and 210MHz above Nvidia’s reference design. 
 
 

  MSI RTX 2080 Ti SEA HAWK EK X MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (FE) Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti (Ref) MSIRTX 2080 SEA HAWK EK X MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio 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 10 Gigarays 10 Gigarays 8 Gigarays 8 Gigarays 8 Gigarays 8 Gigarays
Base Clock
1350MHz 1350MHz 1350MHz 1350MHz 1515MHz 1515MHz 1515MHz 1515MHz
Boost Clock 1755MHz 1755MHz 1635MHz 1545MHz 1860MHz 1860MHz 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

MSI reveals their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EX X graphics cards  
Like other MSI RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti series graphics cards, the Sea Hawk EK X offers users three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs, a single HDMI 2.0b connection and a single virtual-link connection. At this time we do not have MSRP pricing for EK’s RTX SEA HAWK EK X series graphics cards. 

You can read our review of MSI’s RTX RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio graphics cards here. 

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