Gamescom 2018 has only just begun, but one of the biggest announcements of the event has already been made, with NVIDIA finally revealing its newest line of consumer-grade graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 20 Series. As is usual for NVIDIA, many of the GPUs on the market carrying the GeForce RTX name won’t be manufactured by NVIDIA themselves, but instead produced by partner firms.
With the announcement of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and its stable-mates now official, a number of other manufacturers have revealed their own version of the GPU.
Some of these had been revealed in a leak earlier this week, with website VideoCardz letting the cat out of the bag prior to the official announcement, feeding into the speculation frenzy that was already underway.
So far, the manufacturers that have revealed their own GeForce RTX 20 Series cards are:
The Inno3D GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, marketed as the ‘iChill Black’ has unusual mesh grill design cashing, making it look somewhat different from the usual heat sink fins or fan assembly. This is due to the device using a liquid cooling system, which the manufacturers say keeps the device at a nicely chilled 62°C compared to the 85°C of the NVIDIA reference model.
The company is also offering GeForce RTX 2080 and 2070 models.
The offering from Chinese technology firm Colorful Technology Company has been branded as part of its ‘iGame’ series. The company has revealed designs for its iGame GeForce RTX 2080 ad iGame GeForce 2080 Ti. These have a hybrid air/liquid cooling system which has a vacuum copper plate filled with cooling liquid, along with three fans, compared to the two on the NVIDIA reference design.
Palit are offering four variants of the GeForce RTX 20 Series, using its GamingPro branding. Two for the GeForce RTX 2080 and two for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, with an option for an overclocked version available. Similar to the standard reference design, the Palit models come with two fans.
GALAX is preparing two cards, primarily for the Asian market. As reported so far, the GPUs appear to be strongly based on reference design specifications, though they come equipped with three fans instead of two.