Gigabyte water-cooled eGPU

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Gigabyte was showing the world’s first water-cooled eGPU at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The powerful AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box was designed to accelerate workflows by offering incredible boosts in performance. It has been designed for video editing, 3D animation, photography, graphic design, gaming, architectural visualization, and broadcasting.

This is an eGPU for windows-based PCs. It isn’t for use on a Mac. The eGPU was first announced back in November 2019.

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Key features

  • powerful GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti delivers incredible performance for games, creators and A.I.
  • WATERFORCE all-in-one cooling system
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 plug and play
  • Supports 3x USB 3.0 for peripheral
  • Supports 1x Ethernet port
  • Supports Power Delivery (PD 3.0) to charge the laptop PC
  • RGB fusion 2.0 – 16.7M color synchronize with other AORUS devices.

The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti graphics card with 11G memory and 616 GB/s memory bandwidth has 4352 CUDA® Cores and hundreds of Tensor cores operating in parallel. It brings the power of GPU-accelerated artificial intelligence and machine learning to your laptop PC.

So how does all this cooling actually work?

AORUS provides the all-around cooling solution for all key components of the graphics card. It takes care of not only GPU but also VRAM and MOSFET, to ensure a stable overclock operation and longer life.

AORUS WATERFORCE all-in-one cooling system that integrates a large copper plate, a 240mm aluminum radiator and two 120mm fans. And with an optimized pump and water block, it provides the most efficient water flow and cooling performance at a lower noise level.

The cooling system is made up of 5 key components:

  • ALUMINUM RADIATOR
  • 120MM 2x FANS
  • LARGE COPPER BASE PLATE
  • COMPOSITE HEAT PIPES
  • FEP TUBES

Connectivity

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The AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box connects to a laptop PC through Thunderbolt™ 3. It provides speeds up to 40 Gbps and delivers 100W to charge your laptop.

There are 10 ports on the box:

  • 1x Thunderbolt 3
  • 2x USB3
  • 1x Ethernet Port
  • 1x HDMI Output
  • 3x Display Ports
  • 1x USB-C

Full Specifications

  • Graphics Processing GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti
  • Graphics card
  • GIGABYTE WATERFORCE GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti 11G
  • GPU clock:1545MHz
  • Memory clock : 14000 MHz
  • Memory Bandwidth : 616 GB/s
  • Memory type : GDDR6
  • Memory size : 11GB
  • Digital max resolution : 7680×4320
  • Multi-veiw : 4
  • Box Size 300 x 140 x 173 (mm)
  • Box Weight 3788 (g) ± 5%
  • I/O Thunderbolt™ 3 type-C x1
  • Ethernet port x1
  • USB 3.0 x3
  • Video output ( HDMI x1, DPx3, USB- C(VirtualLink™)x1 )
  • PSU 450W, PCI-E 8pin+8pin power
  • AC INPUT 100-240V ~ / 6A / 50-60Hz
  • Package content
  • AORUS RTX™ 2080 Ti Gaming Box * 1
  • includes GIGABYTE GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti 11G graphics card
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 Cable 500mm (USB Type-C) * 1
  • Power cord * 1
  • Installation Guide * 1
  • Driver CD * 1
  • Carry bag * 1
  • System Requirement Laptop PC/Desktop PC with Thunderbolt™ 3 port and support external GPU.
  • Please confirm the Thunderbolt™ 3 compatibility with your PC manufacturer.
  • Windows 10

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