Nvidia's GeForce GTX 2080 Prototype Shows Up In The Wild
Was Nvidia going to make an "RTXless" 2080?
ascendance22 purchased a GeForce 20-series prototype graphics card with the "GTX" designation from eBay.
According to the GPU-Z image, the GeForce GTX 2080 sample is actually a GeForce RTX 2080 sporting the identical Nvidia Founders Edition cooler and TU104 chip
However, it appears that Nvidia turned off the RT cores on this prototype since the GPU sports a GTX logo rather than any "GeForce RTX 2080" badging.
nobody knows what it was doing on eBay in the first place.
However, it's safe to say that spotting a prototype like this in the field is exceedingly uncommon and that Nvidia typically keeps all information about it a secret at all times.
These engineering samples of the GeForce RTX 2080 are being offered by the eBay seller for $359.95 each.
This GeForce GTX 2080 may be the Turing graphics card that was never released to the market
according to early speculations that Nvidia was considering releasing a GeForce GTX 1180.
The enigmatic GPU seems to be a GeForce RTX 2080 model.
TechPowerUp identified the Redditor's graphics card as a GeForce RTX 2080 when the firmware was published.
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