MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z 11GB PCI-E w/ HDMI, Triple DP, USB-C

MX75518 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z 11GB PCI-E w/ HDMI, Triple DP, USB-C
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NVIDIA Turing™ Architecture

GeForce® RTX graphics cards are powered by the Turing GPU architecture and the all-new RTX platform. This gives you up to 6X the performance of previous-generation graphics cards and brings the power of real-time ray tracing and AI to games.

  • Up to 6X Faster Performance
  • Real-Time RAY TRACING In Games
  • Powerful AI Enhanced Graphics

Real-Time Ray Tracing In Games

Ray tracing is the definitive solution for lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows, offering a level of realism far beyond what’s possible using traditional rendering techniques. NVIDIA Turing™ is the first GPU capable of real-time ray tracing.

Product Info

MSI GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti LIGHTNING X: Built To Be Perfect


Lightning Series Graphics Cards

MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards are engineered for perfection. Using the best components and industry-leading design technologies, MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards have been at the top of the overclocking world for years. The legend is back with a whole new level of visual customization. The fans not only dazzle you with vibrant colors and effects but also cool this beastly card in silence.

The gaming world is like a kaleidoscope, unpredictable and filled with an infinite amount of possibilities. We fight like there's no tomorrow, take challenges to venture through forgotten worlds. No matter who we are, the LIGHTNING was designed to represent us - the warriors, the explorers, the challengers. Be the LIGHTNING that forges the path! So, how do you define yourself?

  • Boost Clock / Memory Frequency
    1,770 MHz / 14 Gbps
  • 11GB GDDR6
  • 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB Type-C™
  • TRI-FROZR Thermal Design: Using three of the award-winning TORX Fans 3.0 with Double Ball Bearings
  • Using groundbreaking aerodynamic techniques, the heatsink is optimized for efficient heat dissipation
  • Phantom of Lightning: Taking RGB to the next level which includes the fans, this feature will provide various stunning visuals effects
  • Carbon Backplate: The full carbon backplate strengthens the card, but also enhances thermal conductivity using a thick heatpipe and thermal pads
  • Dynamic Dashboard: Keep an eye on clocks and temps in real-time or show off your own personal animations with this customizable OLED panel through Dragon Center software
  • Dragon Center: A consolidated platform that offers all the software functionality for your MSI Gaming product


Phantom of Lightning

Using an innovative and unique design, the RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING provides a whole new level of visual customization. With the MSI Dragon Center software, you can control the colors and also how many fan blades will be perceived. The fans not only dazzle you with vibrant colors and effects but also cool this beastly card in silence.

Dynamic Dashboard

Keep an eye on clocks and temps in real-time or show off your own personal animations with this customizable OLED panel through Dragon Center software.

Brilliant Display of Colors

Choose from millions of colors and predefined animated effects to customize your LIGHTNING or synchronize it with other RGB components in your system by MSI Dragon Center software.


Reinforced Carbon Backplate

The full carbon backplate improves strength and prevents bending. It also enhances thermal conductivity for better cooling thanks to a thick heat pipe and thermal pads connecting the backplate to the PCB.

Lightning Thermal Design

MSI's reputation for excellent cooling is well known and continued by the new TRI-FROZR cooler. Using three TORX fans 3.0 on a huge heatsink ensures a cool & quiet experience for you.


TORX Fan 3.0

A brand new version of the iconic MSI TORX fan pushes the limits of thermal performance yet further than before. The new trims clearly visible on the traditional fan blade create a focused airflow which in turn is pushed down by the dispersion fan blades for increased static pressure.

Dispersion Fan Blade - Has a special curved blade which accelerates the airflow, increasing its effectiveness.

Traditional Fan Blade - Pushes down a steady airflow to the massive heatsink below.

Gaming with Balls of Steel

Double Ball Bearings give the unique MSI TORX Fans 3.0 a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming. They also remain virtually silent while spinning under load, keeping your graphics card cool during intense and lengthy gaming sessions.


Mastery of Aerodynamics

Rugged-edge fins allow the airflow to pass through heatsink more smoothly, resulting in less noise. The airflow will hit on the long fins first, and bounce down to inner heatsink with lower air resistance and higher air pressure.

Concentrated Heatpipes

8mm and 6mm copper heatpipes running through the massive array of aluminum fins are the key to spreading the heat along the full length of the heatsink. At the point where they touch base and collect the heat, they are consolidated as close as possible for maximum effect.

Copper Baseplate

To temper the heat generated by a powerful GPU, MSI LIGHTNING graphics cards use a solid nickel-plated copper base plate. The base plate catches the heat from the GPU and transfers it to the heat pipes for dissipation so you can keep cool.

Thermal Compound X

Every detail counts when it comes to creating the ultimate thermal design, which is why MSI Graphics Cards use a premium thermal compound to make sure it outlives the competition.

Zero Frozr - Cooling on Demand

First introduced in 2008 by MSI, Zero Frozr technology is now the industry standard. It eliminates fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations so you can focus on gaming.

* In order to fully enjoy PHANTOM OF LIGHTNING effects, the ZERO FROZR function is off on default. Switch to LN2 mode to unlock the ZERO FROZR function.

Traces of Brilliance

Underneath all the metal are the multi-layered electric highways that make up the Printed Circuit Board. They connect all the vital components and allow them to communicate at lightning speed.

Memory & MOSFET Heatsink

A die-cast metal sheet acts as a Close Quarters Heatsink for the memory modules & MOSFET, and doubles as an Anti-Bending safeguard by connecting to the IO Bracket.

Tailored PCB Design

Not all circuit boards are created equal. MSI custom PCB Design provides a beefed up power delivery for pushing the card to its limits and uses more layers and a larger surface area to provide ultimate stability.


Designed for Overclocking

Built from scratch and designed to deliver the highest stability when overclocking, the MSI LIGHTNING PCBs are the envy of the industry. This generation uses 19 of the industries' highest rated DrMOS power phases as part of new groundbreaking Enhanced Power Design, delivering plenty of punch for stable extreme overclocking. Incredibly well designed, it doesn't require any external modifications to reach world-record breaking performance.

Pure Digital PWM Control

Pure Digital PWM Control enables accurate control and monitoring of power delivery to specific key components. Fine-tune each area to find for maximum performance and stability during overclocking sessions.

Multiple Temp Monitor

Monitor temperature of GPU/Memory/VRM through Afterburner, separate thermometer or probes are unnecessary.

LN2 Mode Switch

The core ideology of Lightning is the ability to break world records, easily. With a single BIOS switch, your LIGHTNING card is ready for extreme performance, enabling you to unlock the limits of power, current and thermal. This simply means you can extract maximum performance out of your card without the risk of damaging it through soldering or other hard-mods.

Extreme Overclocking Tools

The Hardware Monitor shows you critical hardware information in real-time: temperature, usage, clock speed, and voltage.

V-Check Points

V-Check points allow you to accurately measure the voltages of your graphics card as software will always show a small variance and this can be disastrous under wrong circumstances.

Quadruple Overvoltage

Through MSI's unique design you can apply voltages to not only the GPU and Memory, but also an auxiliary voltage that is relevant to your card's extreme performance.


Get the most out of your MSI graphics card in terms of performance and experience almost unlimited customization options with the included software.

Dragon Center

A brand new software integrates MSI Components, Desktop Systems and Peripherals into one platform. Customizing your card's performance and controlling network settings are just a click away. Mystic Light which controls RGB LED effects can also be adjust in Dragon Center.

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MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card overclocking utility which gives you full control of your graphics cards. It also provides an incredibly detailed overview of your hardware and comes with some additional features such as customizing fan profiles, benchmarking and video recording.

Download MSI Afterburner


OS Scanner

The latest version of MSI Afterburner features OC Scanner for RTX™ 20 series graphics cards. OC Scanner is an automated function that will find the highest stable overclock settings for your card. Giving you a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS.

The Future of Gaming

The smoothest, fastest and most exciting gaming experience ever by eliminating screen tearing, display stutter and input lag.

Ultra-high resolution (UHD) delivers 4x the resolution of 1080p content, enabling much sharper and crisper images with delicate details during gaming.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) enhances your gaming world with higher contrast and brighter colors than you've ever seen before.

Prepare for VR with MSI

To experience and enjoy the impressive world of Virtual Reality, high-performance hardware is required. MSI, world leading brand in high-end gaming and eSports, provides the right advice to make sure your system is VR Ready. Integrating the very best of cutting edge technologies in recommended MSI VR gaming hardware for smooth performance. Together with our VR partners, MSI brings gamers an extremely realistic VR experience where games come alive.

MSI APP Player

Developed under an exclusive partnership with BlueStacks, the MSI APP Player brings seamless gaming experience between mobile games and PC platform, and leverages customized features as specific keyboard lighting and better graphics with multi-task works.

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I/O Ports


System Requirements

  • Minimum 650 W or greater system power supply
  • PCI Express, PCI Express 2.0 or PCI Express 3.0 compliant motherboard with one graphics slot
  • Available 8-pin PCI-E power connectors
  • Windows® Operating Systems:
    • Windows® 10 (32/64 bit)
    • Windows® 8 (32/64 bit)
    • Windows® 7 (32/64 bit)


Model GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z
Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti
CUDA Cores 4,352 CUDA Cores
Engine Clock Boost Clock: 1,770 MHz
Memory 11GB GDDR6 VRAM
Memory Clock 14 GHz
Memory Interface 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth N/A
Bus Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
Cooling Triple fan active cooler, TORX Fans 3.0
Multi-GPU Technology 2-way SLI
SLI Capable Yes, NVIDIA® NVLink™ 2-Way
Recommend 4 slot (80 mm) NVLink™ Bridge
Lighting RGB LED Lighting
Cooler Dedicated radiator with 3x fans
Resolution & Refresh Up to 7,680 x 4,320 @ 60Hz
Display Support Up to 4x displays
DVI None
HDMI 1x HDMI v2.0b
DisplayPort 3x DisplayPort v1.4
USB 1x USB Type-C
Video Out HDMI
HDCP Support Yes, 2.2
DirectX Support Version 12 API
OpenGL Support Version 4.5
Video In N/A
Recommended PSU 750W
Power Consumption 350W
Power Connectors 3x 8-pin
Dimensions 328 x 143 x 63 mm
Weight 1.85kg

Package Contents

  • MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Z PCIe Video Graphics Card
  • 1 x 6-pin to 8-pin Power Cable
  • 4 x V-check Point Cable
  • User's Information