The Nvidia RTX 2080 has just been released and people have started overclocking this expensive piece of hardware. Der8auer is a well-known overclocker but this time he was not overclocking a CPU but a GPU instead. The Nvidia RTX 2080 was overclocked to 2340 MHz using dry ice and the performance gains that were recorded were 20.9% as compared to the stock frequency.
Using dry ice the Nvidia RTX 2080 was kept to -72°C and the graphics card used up 50% more power in order to provide the performance gains for this overclock. It is worth mentioning that these kinds of performance gains are not ideal keeping in mind the additional power that is being drawn from the wall. This is meant for record-setting and should be left to the enthusiasts. Be warned that this is not something that you should be trying at home.
Der8auer used a voltage mod in order to deliver better power to the card. The card used 15A at stock, 17A when overclocked on air and 20.2A when using the mod. He explained that this was a better mod as compared to liquid metal but testing also showed that the mod used more power as well. You can check out the video of Der8auer overclocking the Nvidia RTX 2080 below:
The Nvidia RTX 2080 is out now if you are interested in getting one and the higher-end model, the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is going to be available starting the 27th of September, so you should check that out as well. The AORUS RTX 2080 Ti has been leaked and if you are interested in buying a custom RTX 2080 Ti then you should check that out as well. For more information regarding these graphics cards, stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about the Nvidia RTX 2080 and whether or not you are interested in getting on of these cards.