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GeForce RTX 2080
Effective Memory Clock
Black / Silver
Expansion Slot Width
240 mm Radiator
2 PCIe 8-pin
- 17 points
- 6 months ago
from completed build Dual AIO water cooled Gaming PC
Great card plagued by poorly designed fans.
The 2080 is a fantastic architecture, but this particular card has been troublesome. Notably the LED power wires that come from the GPU to the radiator fans. They come in an incrediblely annoying bunch, zip tied to the water lines at very odd lengths. The fans are staticly hard wired to the GPU. You cannot remove them with out splicing wires. If you need to move the fans for any reason you'll notice that the wire lengths do not allow for any other configuration, meaning the fans cannot be mounted on the outside of the radiator. In the process of moving the fans (to mount the cooler on the outside of the case with the fans on the inside) one of the 4 pins on the connector, that is odly split in the middle of this jumbled wiring, broke off because it is extremely thin. It's not a standard 4 pin with a good toothpick sized pin, the pins on this are thinner than a mechanical pencil and break even easier. So now red doesn't work on one of the fans. I understand that the fans need to run off the GPU to change speed with GPU tempature but I would of liked to see the fans come as a separate, replaceable, assembly with the GPU featuring 4 pin connectors on the chassis. This would allow you to run different branded fans for look, efficiency, or continuity in the case(every other fan in my case is corsair so having them all matching would be nice)
Aside from that this has been a wonderfully performing GPU,with the temps never exceeding 60c. And it is gorgeous.