Gigabyte adds a third 8-pin power connector to GeForce RTX 3080 MASTER

Published: 2nd Jan 2021, 21:48 GMT   Comments

AORUS GeForce RTX 3080 Master gets a second revision

Gigabyte has quietly released a new variant of its AORUS Master graphics card based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 SKU. The new model, which has a different revision number than the original can already be found on Gigabyte’s website, however, it is unclear if the first revision has already been canceled or if both versions will be offered simultaneously.

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 Master Revision 2.0, Source: Gigabyte

It is important to note that this is not the first time Gigabyte had released a new revision of a graphics card. Most of the time the changes are not visible with a naked eye, at least not on official renders. Gigabyte tends to update the board designs frequently and some cards even see as many as three versions.

The second revision of the AORUS RTX 3080 Master has a more distinctive update though. This variant received a third 8-pin power connector, which could indicate that the Master SKU could feature the same board design as the AORUS XTREME variant, already featuring triple 8-pin power connectors since launch.

Obviously, the AORUS Master card does not really require all 8-pin power connectors. Dual 8-pin connectors alongside PCIe interface can already offer 375W of power, however, more advanced RTX 30 series designs can already be seen with TDP ranging to 400W+ territory. It might appear that Gigabyte is planning to increase TGP for this very model, however, such specifications are not listed by the manufacturer and cannot be confirmed right now.

The AORUS RTX 3080 Master Rev 2.0 has the boost clock as the original at 1845 MHz, which is an overclock of 7.9% out of the box. This is just 60 MHz lower than the Xtreme variant. Below you can find both revisions side by side:

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 Master Revision 2.0 vs Revision 1.0, Source: Gigabyte

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 3080 Master Revision 2.0 vs Revision 1.0, Source: Gigabyte


 
GIGABYTE RTX 3080 10GB AORUS MASTER
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA102-200 Base Clock : 1440 MHz
Cores : 8704 Boost Clock : 1845 MHz (+7.9%)
TMUs : 272 Memory Clock : 19 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 10 GB GDDR6X 320b


 
GIGABYTE RTX 3080 10GB AORUS MASTER Rev.2
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA102-200 Base Clock : 1440 MHz
Cores : 8704 Boost Clock : 1845 MHz (+7.9%)
TMUs : 272 Memory Clock : 19 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 10 GB GDDR6X 320b

Source: Gigabyte via Tom’s Hardware




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