GTX 2080, a proof RTX branding was the final minute change?
Reddit ascendance22 posted pictures of the unreleased GeForce GTX 2080 graphics card, and no, that’s not a typo.
At NVIDIA GeForce 20 collection launch in August 2018 NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang made a joke of asserting a GTX 1180 graphics. That was opposite to the rumors of a brand new GeForce RTX branding making a debut. Such GTX mannequin was clearly by no means launched, however it appears that evidently the unique plans might need been to make use of GTX branding in any case.
Redditor discovered an engineering pattern of GTX 2080 graphics card, or so it appears. The card options the identical reference cooler design, however the absent RTX branding was changed with GTX. There’s additionally no 2080 brand on the card’s entrance and backplate.
It appears to be like like this card was bought from eBay for round 360 USD. This prototype above appears to be like equivalent to the card posted on Reddit. Curiously the vendor has been utilizing these playing cards for … cryptomining. The sticker on the again confirms it’s a PG180 board, the identical board the retail RTX 2080 graphics card makes use of.
Such NVIDIA prototypes are very uncommon, particularly for the gaming collection and NVIDIA reference design (Founders Version). The card supposedly affords equivalent efficiency to the retail unit so for avid gamers it’s only a GPU, for fanatic that’s a collector’s merchandise for certain. And sure, it helps raytracing and DLSS, the only GTX card to take action.