Gigabyte, a well known brand in PC hardware has announced its new AORUS Waterforce RTX 2080 Super 8G and Waterforce WB 8G Gigabyte boasts that it these cards are their top of the line OC’d and binned GPUs which have been certified by their GPU Gauntlet sorting technology.
These cards are fully covered waterblocks which cover the GPU itself as well as the VRAM and MOSFETs. The cards also offer 7 video outputs, a metal backplate a poisture proof aerospace grade PCB coating, their top of the line “Ultra-Durable” materials and RGB lighting.
AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Super Waterforce 8G
The 8G model is a all-in-one solution that is pre-assembled which is aimed at those who are looking for a quick and easy set up. The really interesting thing here is the fact that the card is cooled by a 240mm radiator with twin 120mm RGB fans. Typically you only see a 120mm radiator, usually all-in-one cards use a 120mm radiator that would replace the rear 120mm fan on your case, though with this configuration you may not be able to water cool your CPU as well. It would be interesting to know how much temperatures improve with double the radiator space.
Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Super Waterforce WB 8G
The Waterforce WB 8G model is the model for users who want to include it in their custom loop. The reason you would buy this as opposed to a 3rd party block is watercooling it doesn’t void the warranty. this card uses a large copper water block as well as RGB lighting. It contains the same “Ultra-Durable” components and high grade materials mentioned above.
Both cards support AORUS lighting effects and pack 3 HDMI ports, 3 DisplayPorts and a single USB-C port for video out.
Pricing and Availability
We have reached out to Gigabyte on pricing and when we should see them on store shelves. Finally the cards include a 3 year warranty with a 4th year available if you register within 30 days of purchase.