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Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3080 graphics card with a 2.0 version

More power for the Aorus Master?

Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3080 graphics card with a 2.0 version

Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3080 graphics card with a 2.0 version

Thanks to @momomo-us, we have been informed of a new version of Gigabyte's Aorus Master RTX 3080 graphics card, a new design which makes the GPU a lot more like its RTX 3080 Aorus Extreme counterpart in design. 

This new 2.0 design for Gigabyte's Aorus Master features three 8-pin PCIe power connectors instead of two, potentially allowing the graphics card to take in more power. That said, the graphics card's baseline specifications remain mostly the same as its original 1.0 incarnation. Clock speeds remain identical across both models, though the graphics card's latest version now recommends an 850W power supply instead of a 750W PSU. 

The benefit of this upgraded Aorus Master model could be that this new version can intake more power, potentially increasing this new models' overclocking potential. A dual-  8-pin PCIe power connector setup can deliver 300 watts of power, which when added to PCIe power allows Gigabyte's RTX 3080 Aorus Master to utilise up to 375 watts of power before it exceeds PCI express power standards. With three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, more than 400 watts of power can be accessed. 

With brands like EVGA already offering BIOS updates to increase the power limits of their more mainstream RTX 30 series graphics cards, like their 450W BIOS update for their RTX 3080 FTW, it makes sense for Gigabyte to offer similar options to their users. That said, Gigabyte's original Aorus Master's power configuration did not allow for this, creating the need for this new revision. 

Gigabyte appears to be responding to their competitors by offering a higher power limit on new Aorus Master RTX 3080 graphics cards. 

  

Gigabyte revises its Aorus Master RTX 3080 graphics card with a 2.0 version  
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