Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 2080 Prototype Reveals Up In The Wild

Reddit user (opens in new tab) ascendance22 has purchased a prototype GeForce 20-series graphics card carrying the “GTX” branding on eBay. The GeForce GTX 2080 pattern seems to be a GeForce RTX 2080 with the identical Nvidia Founders Version cooler and TU104 die, as proven within the GPU-Z picture. However apparently, Nvidia disabled the RT cores on this prototype, with the GPU holding a GTX badge and missing any “GeForce RTX 2080” badging on the entrance.

The Reddit person purchased the GeForce GTX 2080 on eBay (opens in new tab) — what it was doing on eBay within the first place is anybody’s guess. Nevertheless it’s protected to say that seeing a prototype like this within the wild is extremely uncommon and is normally saved underneath wraps by Nvidia always. The eBay service provider sells these GeForce GTX 2080 as engineering samples of the GeForce RTX 2080 for $359.95 every. There have been early rumors that Nvidia was considering launching a GeForce GTX 1180, so this GeForce GTX 2080 may very well be the Turing graphics card that by no means made it to the market.