ASUS Reveals Their ROG RTX 2080 Ti Matrix
ASUS has just announced their flagship graphics card, the ROG MATRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The ROG MATRIX has been an iconic brand for ASUS and its great to see its return in this form which adopts one of the most revolutionary cooling design on the market in the form of the ASUS Infinity Loop.
What happens if you take the best of the best and push things a little bit further? That’s what ASUS wants to find out with Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti, reviving their ROG Matrix brand while aiming to push their GPU tech in a bold new direction.
According to Asus, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s custom circuit board is identical the ROG Strix models. Thanks to this implementation, the Taiwanese graphics card manufacturer can bin and fine-tune each sample so ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards are guaranteed to hit the advertised speeds out of the box.
|ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Matrix||ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Strix OC||Geforce RTX 2080 Ti (FE)||Geforce RTX 2080 Ti (Ref)|
|Boost Clock||1815MHz||1665MHz (OC Mode)||1635MHz||1545MHz|
|Memory Bus Size||352-bit||352-bit||352-bit||352-bit|
|SLI||Via NVLink||Via NVLink||Via NVLink||Via NVLink|
As per Nvidia’s specification, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti clocks in at 1,350MHz. However, the graphics card has two modes of operation. The more conservative Gaming mode limits the boost clock to 1,800MHz, while the OC Mode boosts to 1,815MHz, which is 180MHz faster than Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition that’s rated for 1,635MHz. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s memory is also overclocked to 1,850MHz (14,800MHz effective) as opposed to 1,750MHz (14,000MHz effective) on the Founders Edition.
Much like the Founders Edition, the ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti sports two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. However, it does differ from Nvidia’s configuration in terms of video outputs. The ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti comes equipped with two HDMI 2.0b ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. And, of course, the USB Type-C port for Nvidia VirtualLink is also present.
ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Availability and Pricing
ASUS has not revealed the pricing of their ROG RTX 2080 Ti Matrix graphics card, though the first shipment of the GPU is expected to be delivered later this month.