MSI Releases World’s First GPU with 16 Gbps GDDR6 Memory: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING Z TRIO

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MSI has released a new version of its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING Z TRIO GPU with 11 GB of GDDR6 memory that runs at 16 Gbps instead of 14 Gbps, which, according to the company, improves upon the performance of the original by at least 5 percent. VideoCardz points out that this is the first and only graphics card with 16 Gbps memory modules.

“Rocking the mighty TRI-FROZR design with supreme cooling power allows the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING Z TRIO to deliver top notch in-game and thermal performance,” said MSI in its press release.

“Featuring MSI’s patented TORX 3.0 fans, the unique fan design combines the advantages of two differently shaped fan blades to generate huge amounts of concentrated airflow while remaining virtually silent. The Wave-Curved 2 fin design helps to dissipate heat from the heatsink quicker than ever to keep you cool in the heat of battle.”

The MSRP of MSI’s GeForce RTX 2080 TI GAMING X TRIO is still a mystery because it hasn’t shown up in US stores yet, but Tom’s Hardware did a little sleuthing and discovered that the GPU should be about 7 percent more expensive than the original SKU, which costs around $1,230 (that’s one way for enthusiasts to blow their entire stimulus check).

“UK retailer CCL Computers has already listed the graphics card for £1,307.32,” the site reported. “The store sells the Gaming Z Trio for £1,226.47. We’re looking at a 6.6% price increase for the faster model.”

“The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio costs about $1,200 at Newegg, meaning that the Gaming Z Trio could potentially sell for around $1,315.44 on our side of the globe.”

Tsing Mui
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