Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti - USB-C Port  

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August 20, 2018 5:24 pm  

The product page for RTX 2080 Ti is up. I spotted a USB-C port. The full specs of RTX 1070/1080 show USB Type C output as well.

Turing GPUs are designed with hardware support for USB Type-C and VirtualLink. VirtualLink is a new open industry standard being developed to meet the power, display, and bandwidth demands of next generation VR headsets through a single USB-C connector. 

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August 20, 2018 6:18 pm  

RTX 2080Ti pre-ordered  😎

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August 20, 2018 6:41 pm  

Expecting it to not work with macOS right away, at least if we go by how long it took to add Pascal support to their drivers.  Hopefully wrong on that part.  Expecting it to work in Windows right away... I hope at least.

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August 20, 2018 6:58 pm  

It was a 7 month wait for GTX 9XX cards to have macOS drivers. GTX 10XX was 11 months.

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August 20, 2018 7:13 pm  

I’m in no rush for macOS, I just want to connect my screen directly. I wonder when amd will bring out new cards with usb c too?

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August 20, 2018 7:14 pm  

Keep in mind this is USB-C output. It's not Thunderbolt 3 so 5K UltraFine is still a no-go.

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August 20, 2018 7:20 pm  

Yeah, I'm purely interested in eGPU performance for external monitor gaming.  Nothing fancy like a 5k Thunderbolt display for me at the moment.

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August 20, 2018 9:33 pm  

Guys when I owned Mantiz Venus and now I want preorder RTX, I only not know if 2080ti is/isn't overpower for Thunderbolt 3 4x lines.

What do you mean? Cost additional money for Ti into encloser?

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August 21, 2018 6:48 am  

I might buy one to test and send back if its no use, because... and I'm prob wrong...

Although it says USB C  it may actually have TB3 bandwidth and therefore work (at 4k)
Why would they not just say TB 3? Because all other monitors are USB C.
Why would it have the same bandwidth? Because its also for VR Link which has the bandwidth for a 4K display at 60hz.

Do I know what I'm talking about? Prob not.

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August 21, 2018 10:53 pm  

So it only has one HDMI port? I'll have to buy an HDMI splitter to use my Rift then I guess.


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August 22, 2018 4:08 am  

DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor should work if you want to use multiple HDMI displays or for VR.

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Posted by: theitsage

It was a 7 month wait for GTX 9XX cards to have macOS drivers. GTX 10XX was 11 months.

Yes it was a nightmare and also Nvidia drivers were useless with constant crashing and freezing. Main reason for selling my old home made eGPUs with 970 and 1070. The switched to AMD and being happy.
if you don’t need all this GPU power on macOS just buy a Radeon Vega 56 wich works with about alll eGPU boxes, simply plug and macOS recognize it. Drivers are stable, Metal is faaast. Also when new AMD drivers will be out performance will not be awesome as always has been.
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August 25, 2018 11:35 am  

@ikir it’s AMD cards that cause my problems (in Bootcamp). 

I wish I could just stick to macOS but most the games are windows, I’d snap up a Vega card right away otherwise.

Oh and yeah, totes agree, Nvidia drivers are crap in macOS.

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August 28, 2018 10:36 pm  

I wonder if it would work with LG Ultrafine 4k


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August 29, 2018 5:34 pm  

The 4K is USB C rather than TB 3 so it should... I am still holding on to some hope the 5K will too.

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August 29, 2018 11:04 pm  
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The 4K is USB C rather than TB 3 so it should... I am still holding on to some hope the 5K will too.

I have high hopes for you too!

I’m happy that I may finally have a solution for direct connect my 4k display w/usb c.   

But it I hope it works for you as well.  I did notice the specs shows it supports a resolution of 7680x4320. So you may be right.  Why would they create a GPU that supports said resolution but then provide connection ports which don’t support the band width.   It would not make sense but who knows I know nothing.  Here’s  hoping. 

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