Pure-white shrouds are exceptionally rare among graphics cards – particularly in high-performance models – but manufacturers such as ASUS, GALAX, and GIGABYTE have been making it easier for enthusiasts who didn’t opt for a black case. The former, for one, has just announced an all-white version of its ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, the aptly named “WHITE EDITION.”
ASUS hasn’t updated its specifications page yet, but we can assume that this variant (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080S-O8G-WHITE-GAMING) performs almost identically to its darker sibling (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080S-O8G-GAMING). That model boasts a 1890 MHz boost clock and 1680 MHz base clock in OC Mode, and a 1860 MHz boost clock and 1650 MHz base clock in the default Gaming Mode.
Memory wise, we’re looking at 8 GB of GDDR6 RAM clocked at 15,500 MHz on a 256-bit memory interface. CUDA Core count is 3072.
The GPU is kept cool with ASUS’s Axial-tech fan design, which features “a smaller hub that facilitates longer blades and a barrier ring to increase downward air pressure.” They aren’t supposed to make any sound at all when the card is running below 55 Celsius, thanks to a “0dB mode.” There’s also a quick BIOS switch that lets users easily switch between “Performance” and “Quiet” modes.
Last but not least is RGB lighting, which is present on both the shroud and backplate. These can be controlled with ASUS’s Aura Sync software (“sync to music, change color based on temperature, or select from a large number of patterns and static options”). Those who hate RGB can turn everything off with a so-called “stealth mode” button.
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the standard version of the ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is currently going for around $789. The white version shouldn’t incur too much of a premium, if any.