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Review: Inno3D GeForce RTX 2080 Ti iChiLL Black

by Tarinder Sandhu on 29 January 2019, 14:01

Tags: Inno3D, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

Get past the semi-pointless screen and no-frills looks and you have a card that aces the benchmarks and maintains consistent performance at all times.

There are very few punters who can justify purchasing a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card, one that costs north of a grand in its cheapest form. Yet for those that can, you might as well go all out and buy the very best available.

We reckon that an all-in-one liquid cooler makes lots of sense when TDP escalates quickly, to 300W and beyond, as is the case with overclocked cards. Preferably one that keeps pretty damn quiet, is more function over form, and doesn't need any extra wires.

By teaming up with experts Arctic, Inno3D has created such a card in the iChiLL Black edition. Get past the semi-pointless screen and no-frills looks and you have a card that aces the benchmarks and maintains consistent performance at all times.

Excellent temps, an impressive lack of noise, and top-tier performance are its strong suits. Recommended if you can stretch to that oh-so-high £1,500 price tag.

 

The Good
 
The Bad
Runs at 1,930MHz in games
Fastest card we've tested
Very cool under load
Surprisingly quiet
Card itself is dual slot
 
Price, potentially
Memory not overclocked
Staid looks



Inno3D GeForce RTX 2080 Ti IChiLL Black

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Why don't you bother having RTX based results (Ray Tracing etc). I know there's only 5 base cards to test, but then you can just copy and paste the results from review to review.

Still feels like something naff is going on here. Did you get your hands slapped by Nvidia to stop doing it?

What was so special about the EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra that that was the only card you did a Ray Tracing analysis for and put a spread in the actual review for?
I was about to say, does anyone even care about raytracing. It's the choice of high resolution, or enabling something that makes a tiny bit of visual difference. It's a piece of tech that needs about 3 more generations before it's even usable.

But your point is kinda intriguing, if they did a spread previously and suddenly stopped. Who doesn't love a good journalistic conspiracy! *grabs popcorn*
Tunnah
I was about to say, does anyone even care about raytracing. It's the choice of high resolution, or enabling something that makes a tiny bit of visual difference. It's a piece of tech that needs about 3 more generations before it's even usable.

But your point is kinda intriguing, if they did a spread previously and suddenly stopped. Who doesn't love a good journalistic conspiracy! *grabs popcorn*

*tin foil hat*

Frankly, it feels like Nvidia are strong arming reviewers to do their best not to review the RTX features unless they are saying how good it is.

It's new tech, yes. It's going to suck because it's early adoption, yes. Should you do the proper reviewers stance and integrity and review the card for what it is and not what nvidia wants it to be, damn effing straight you should.

It's a shame because the RTX released has really shown me which reviewers i can actually trust for their integrity. Hexus has lost that trust over this feature launch.
Tabbykatze
*tin foil hat*

Frankly, it feels like Nvidia are strong arming reviewers to do their best not to review the RTX features unless they are saying how good it is.

It's new tech, yes. It's going to suck because it's early adoption, yes. Should you do the proper reviewers stance and integrity and review the card for what it is and not what nvidia wants it to be, damn effing straight you should.

It's a shame because the RTX released has really shown me which reviewers i can actually trust for their integrity. Hexus has lost that trust over this feature launch.

Aye, the thing is, they've built and advertised (and priced!) the entire line around RTX, they're pushing this technology hard, they're forcing it down our throats even though nobody wants it and nobody sure as hell wants to pay out the arse for it, so I think it's only right they are benchmarked, and shown to be an absolute joke and rip off.
Tunnah
Aye, the thing is, they've built and advertised (and priced!) the entire line around RTX, they're pushing this technology hard, they're forcing it down our throats even though nobody wants it and nobody sure as hell wants to pay out the arse for it, so I think it's only right they are benchmarked, and shown to be an absolute joke and rip off.

Well, if Hexus is being squeezed by Nvidia, Tarinder will not answer. If Hexus is just being lazy/incompetent then Tarinder would not want to admit it.

I don't believe Hexus to be lazy/incompetent so that leads me to my only other avenue which reviewers are being squeezed. Take a look at Hardware Unboxed, they didn't say the nicest things expected by Nvidia so they fluffed them for the 2060 launch.

It's a shame really, journalistic integrity is taking second place to greed.