ASUS quietly changes ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti PCB

Incompatible with EKWB water blocks without a fix

Find a different or revised PCB designs isn't so uncommon and most of the times go unnoticed. However ASUS has changed the PCB design of one of their flagship graphics card introducing some compatibility issues. According to EKWB, the new PCB design isn't fully compatible.

If you are planning to install water cooling parts on your ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti, we suggest to check the PCB before installing everything. ASUS has added a layer of glue around the GPU die that causes poor contact with current EKWB water blocks.

EK recommends removing the standoffs marked in the picture below to ensure a good fit and thermal paste spread.

Source: EKWB

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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