MSI Teams Up with EK to Create RTX 2080/Ti Sea Hawk EK X series GPUs

MSI Teams Up with EK to Create RTX 2080/Ti Sea Hawk EK X series GPUs

MSI Teams Up with EK to Create RTX 2080/Ti Sea Hawk EK X series GPUs

The MSI Sea Hawk series of graphics cards is nothing new, packing the performance of the latest GPU offerings with a custom water cooling solution that is designed to deliver users peak performance levels and optimal thermals. 

Now, EK and MSI have teamed up to create their Sea Hawk EK X series of RTX-powered graphics cards, merging what appears to be MSI’s high-end Gaming X Trio PCB design with a custom EK full-cover water block. This custom design also ships complete with addressable RGB lighting, which can be controlled using MSI’s Mystic Light software. 

The MSI Sea Hawk EK series of graphics cards will ship with MSI’s water block fitted right out of the box, utilising a nickel plated copper block with an acrylic glass top. The graphics card is also adorned with a full cover backplate and several carbon fibre patterns on the unit. 

When looking at the specifications of the graphics card we can see that the RT 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti models feature the same listed clock speeds as the Gaming X Trio series (Reviews Here), though these water-cooled models will likely maintain higher boost clock speeds for longer when it is attached to a large enough water cooling setup.   

 
  Geforce RTX 2080 Ti FE MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio MSI RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X Geforce RTX 2080 FE MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 4352 4352 4352 2944 2944 2944
Base Clock
1350MHz 1350Mhz 1350MHz 1510MHz 1510MHz 1510MHz
Boost Clock 1635MHz 1755MHz 1755MHz 1800MHz 1860MHz 1860MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Capacity 11GB 11GB 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Speed 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 616GB/s 616GB/s 616GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s
Memory Bus Size 352-bit 352-bit 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
SLI Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink

MSI Teams Up with EK to Create RTX 2080/Ti Sea Hawk EK X series GPUs  
With this new graphics card, MSI and EK are also planning to offer owners a 10% discount on purchases from the EK webshop, allowing them to use the serial number of their graphics card as a discount code. This discount only applies to owners of MSI’s RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X and MSI’s RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk EK X. 

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