The Duke is back! No, we’re not talking about screen legend John Wayne, but an upcoming line of GeForce graphics cards. Unfortunately for NVIDIA, MSI’s penchant for leaking ahead of an official launch has struck again. This time, the company’s GeForce RTX Duke series has landed in both RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti flavors.
Like the MSI Gaming X Trio cards that leaked earlier this morning, the GeForce RTX 2080 Duke has 8GB of GDDR6 memory while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke has 11GB of GDDR6 memory. As with the previous generation, the GeForce RTX Duke series employs a triple-fan cooling setup, and there is an LED light bar located in the top center of the card for those that just need to add a splash of color to their gaming rig.
In addition to the leaks from the MSI camp, Palit will have new entries from its GamingPro and GamingPro OC families. GamingPro cards will feature custom PCBs and custom cooling with the cards clocked at stock speeds. GamingPro OC cards will come factory overclocked.
There will be both GeForce RTX 2080 GamingPro/GamingPro OC and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GamingPro/GamingPro OC variants available at launch (the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GamingPro OC is pictured above). As with the MSI cards, these cards will come with 8GB and 11GB respectively of GDDR6 memory. The Palit cards buck the triple-fan setup of the MSI cards in favor of a more subdued dual-fan arrangement. And for we have one last card: a Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card. You can clearly see the USB-C type VirtualLink connector on the backplate, which is a single-cable connection for future VR headsets.
All of the above-mentioned graphics cards feature two 8-pin power connectors along with NVLink connectivity.