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Gigabyte's GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC WaterForce WB is for liquid cooling enthusiasts

By Koh Wanzi - on 18 Nov 2019, 11:44am

Gigabyte's GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC WaterForce WB is for liquid cooling enthusiasts

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC Waterforce

Gigabyte has announced a new GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card built for liquid cooling enthusiasts. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC WaterForce WB 8G features an integrated water block that covers the GPU, VRAM, and MOSFETs. A metal plate comes into direct contact with these components, and heat is transferred along the composite heat pipes to the liquid in the water block. 

This design is different from the one we saw on the Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Super WaterForce WB 8G, which comprises a giant copper base plate and a large water block slapped on top of it. In comparison, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC WaterForce WB 8G features a smaller water block that doesn't span the entire width of the metal plate. This means that Gigabyte has also had to put on a plastic shroud to cover up the components and maintain a more uniform look. 

Image Source: Gigabyte

A triangular cutout in the plastic shroud lets part of the water block shine through. This section also features RGB LEDs, which can be customised using Gigabyte's RGB Fusion 2.0 software. In addition, the card comes with a metal backplate to protect the PCB.

One of the advantages of a design like this is lower noise output, since you no longer have to put up with the whirring fans on a more traditional air cooler.

The card is powered by one 6-pin and one 8-pin power connector. They're both paired with an LED indicator that will let you know when there's a problem with the PCIe power supply – the LED will blink when something's up, and go dark when all is well.

This is a pretty compact card, measuring just 267 x 137 x 37mm. The base clock comes in at 1,845MHz, a small boost over the reference speed of 1,815MHz.

While there have been no announcements as to the availability in Singapore, interested readers can keep an eye out at Amazon and Lazada

Finally, Gigabyte is offering an extra 1 year of warranty coverage on this card, for a total of 4 years. However, you'll have to register your card on their website within 30 days of purchase to enjoy this. 

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