GIGABYTE launches GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce with a waterblock

Published: 19th Jan 2021, 21:11 GMT   Comments

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming Waterforce WB

Gigabyte unveils its second NVIDIA Ampere-based graphics card with a pre-installed water block.

The manufacturer had already released RTX 3080 AORUS Xtreme WaterForce WB. This rather lengthy product name basically means that the card is part of the AORUS series, Xtreme variant (the top of the line), Waterforce (water cooling), and WB (with a water block).

The new model cover in this article is not part of the AORUS series but Gaming, which usually means a lower-spec’ed variant. The card does indeed have a narrower PCB than the Aorus Xtreme model, it also comes with fewer display connectors: 3x DP + 2x HDMI, while the Aorus card comes with three DPs.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB, Source: VideoCardz

The design is visibly different, the water block is clearly smaller. The graphics card is a dual-slot design with a custom shroud covering the whole water block, but there is a small acrylic window right on top of the GPU. The water block appears to support Gigabyte’s RGB lighting system.

Unlike the Aorus model, the Gaming WF WB does not appear to have leak detection (a unique feature of the premium series). The card is still factory-overclocked though, Gigabyte decided to increase the boost clock to 1800 MHz, which is 45 MHz lower than Aorus.

The new card looks more aggressive than previous designs based on Turing architecture. Gigabyte had never released its TU102 based Gaming WF WB series, but there was a TU104-based RTX 2080 SUPER model, which is attached below alongside RTX 3080 Aorus Xtreme variant:

Gigabyte WaterForce models (3080 Gaming WF WB, 3080 Aorus Xtreme WF WB, 2080S Gaming WF WB)

The card features GA102 GPU with 8704 CUDA cores. The RTX 3080 features 10GB of GDDR6X memory across a 320-bit memory bus. This model is equipped with two 8-pin power connectors and a custom display connector configuration (as mentioned above):

Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC WaterForce WB, Source: VideoCardz


 
GIGABYTE RTX 3080 10GB GAMING OC WATERFORCE WB
Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA102-200 Base Clock : 1440 MHz
Cores : 8704 Boost Clock : 1800 MHz (+5.3%)
TMUs : 272 Memory Clock : 19 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 10 GB GDDR6X 320b


 
GIGABYTE RTX 3080 10GB AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE WB
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




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