We have found out that the next Asus range top graphics cards, the ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, will not only have a higher sales price than the NVIDIA 2080Ti Founders Edition will have, but also, its frequencies will be lower than the frequencies of this graphic card model.
The launch of the new graphics cards NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 is one of the most peculiar. Not only because it will be the first time that we see that NVIDIA dispenses with its traditional blower-type heatsink, which it has been using with its reference designs for many years, but also because NVIDIA has chosen, for the first time, to take a version with factory overclock, along with another version that does not have overclock (and is, therefore, cheaper to buy). But the latest development is that graphic assemblers are also going to launch their own models with custom heatsinks, as well as NVIDIA models.
Although NVIDIA has chosen to use a 2-fan heatsink, both for the version of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with overclock and for those that will not have it as standard, some assemblers will be releasing their own versions that will mount a heatsink blower. One would be tempted to think that these versions would be cheaper than the NVIDIA Founders Edition model, but it seems that ASUS has quite different ideas.
The model of the dissipater of the ASUS is a traditional blower model, to which a larger centrifugal fan has been mounted (it is 80 mm in diameter now) and some chamfers have been made in its upper part to allow a more air when the graphics card is used in an SLI configuration.
What we do not understand is how the ASUS sales department intends to publicize this GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Turbo card to the public, when its operating frequencies are the same as those of the NVIDIA reference model, but without any overclock ( 1350 MHz base frequency and 1545 MHz frequency Boost). And, to make matters worse, they want to sell it more expensive ($ 1,210) than the NVIDIA Forunders Edition model ($ 1,199), which has overclocked above (1,345 MHz base frequency and 1,635 MHz Boost frequency). Maybe they go after the market of gamers that use configurations with several graphics cards but, given that the blower type heats are worse than the custom heatsinks, we would rather miss this movement.