NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series Is Purpose Built For OC – Will Be Quiet As A Whisper

By Usman Pirzada

Another day, another leak by Videocardz, this time about a design feature of RTX-series that is sure to resonate well with enthusiasts getting ready to part with their money. It looks like NVIDIA has drastically improved power delivery systems and voltage curves with their new Turing lineup. If the leaked slides are anything to be believed, the card’s PCB will deliver a much cleaner voltage supply to the GPU – allowing for greater OC headrooms and cooler operation.

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Let’s start with the sound levels and acoustics. The GTX 1080 – which is what NVIDIA is using for comparison against the RTX 2080 – can become as loud as 36 dBA under load but the RTX 2080 will only hit a maximum peak of 29 dBA. This is a pretty significant reduction and can be the difference between “annoying-whining-hum” and “a-comfortable-hum-that-you-can-barely-hear”. To put this into perspective a standard whisper is around 30 dBA. You can officially say that these things are as quiet as a whisper now.

Up next, we have the slides that overclockers will actually be interested. NVIDIA has given new voltage curves of the cards and the VRMs can supply an unholy level of amperege to the GPU if required. Not only that but the voltage signal is now super clean and a lot tighter than before. Noise and ripple has been virtually eliminated and the company has managed to add on an additional 20 Watts of TDP envelope for a total of 55 Watts (this was 35 Watts with the GTX 1080). These additional few wattts will allow for more overclocking headroom – which I am sure their own Turbo Dynamic boost will utilize as well.

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This brings me to the second point. While the slides clearly state that the GPU is meant for overclocking, these features will impact the average joe a lot more than actual professional OC-ers – wanna know why? Because they will undoubtedly be utilized by their dynamic turbo boost service which automatically applies the highest stable overclock possible to the card given the thermal conditions. This is also why Pascal cards run a lot higher in terms of frequency than their minimum guaranteed turbo boost – this is also why I suspect Turing will run a lot higher than the guaranteed turbo boosts imply.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards Official Specifications

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU ArchitectureTuring GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm NFF12nm NFF12nm NFF
Die Size445mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors10.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores2304 Cores2944 Cores4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs144/64192/64288/96
GigaRays6 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s10 Giga Rays/s
Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1410 MHz1515 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute7.5 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
Memory8 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR611 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s616 GB/s
Power Connectors8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP185W (Founders)
175W …read more

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