If you checked out the ASUS press release on GeForce RTX 2080 (Ti), you will have noticed that they are releasing three models of each, the (ROG) Strix, ASUS Dual, and ASUS Turbo graphics cards. Btw, ASUS moved to 2.7 slots wide for their cards to increase cooling performance.
ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080
The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 keep Turing cool with brand-new Axial-tech fans that implement the latest ROG innovations, including a reduced-size fan hub to allow for longer blades and a barrier ring that increases structural integrity and downward air pressure through the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080’s heatsink array. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to shift more air without increasing noise levels.
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080
The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 graphics cards feature patented Wing-blade fans. This technology trickled down to Dual cards from the ROG Strix series and boasts higher air pressure, reduced noise levels and IP5X certified dust resistance. For those who love silence, the fan controllers also support a 0dB fan stop mode.
The latest ROG Strix and Dual cards adopt a 2.7-slot footprint to accommodate a larger heatsink because bigger is better. The overall surface area of the cooling array is 20% larger for the ROG Strix cards and more than 50% larger for the Dual cards compared to previous-generation designs. The improved heat dissipation provides more overclocking headroom for enthusiasts and an amazing plug-and-play experience by allowing lower fan speeds while gaming. ROG Strix, ASUS Dual, and ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards will be on shelf from mid-September. Below I took a number of photos and close-ups, unfortunately, the booth has red lights everywhere which makes it a bit harder to look at. I also have some closeups of NVLINK. Have a peek.