Today we continue with our GPU reviews with a PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower to take a look at. Blower type GPUs are one of the key reasons we started this review series. They fit well in servers and tight workstations where cooling constraints affect the larger dual-fan type coolers. If you want density using actively cooled cards, you likely want blower-style coolers that also exhaust heat out of the expansion slot. The PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower comes with all the features that we looked at with our NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti review, yet there are a few slight differences that we will look at as we continue with the review.
PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower Overview
The PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower GPU has a length of 10.5” long, width of 1.38” and a height of 4.5”. It is a dual-slot graphics card which is standard in this space.
The PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower does not use a backplate as we see in many consumer type GPUs.
At the end of the PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower, we find the video outputs, which are 3x DisplayPorts, 1x HDMI port, and 1x VirtualLink port for VR head-mounted displays.
Power connections located at the top end of the PNY RTX 2080 Ti Blower are 2x 8-Pin connections power connections. For server configurations, we would have preferred to see these power connections at the end of the card. You may have seen our piece: Avert Your Eyes from the Server “Humping” Trend in the Data Center for the reason why.
Overall, this is a fairly standard RTX 2080 Ti layout with a very simple cooling shroud. For buyers in this market, that is often what they are looking for versus RGBs and similar consumer and gaming features.
Next, let us take a look at the PNY GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Blower key specifications and continue with our performance testing.