It looks like the guys over at TecLab did not want to wait for NVIDIA to release a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super so they’ve made their own! They pulled off a memory chip replacement mod by installing 16 Gbps-rated memory chips onto a Galax RTX Ti HOF graphics card. The 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory was taken off not one but two Galax GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics cards, which feature 16 Gbps chips to support the SKUs 15.5 Gbps memory clock.
To complete this mod a total of 33 manual solder operations had to be performed. This included removing the 15 stock chips from the RTX 2080 Ti, then removing 11 chips from the two RTX 2080 Super cards, and then soldering them onto the RTX 2080 Ti. The video you see below details the process of removing the memory chips under hot air, giving the chips fresh ball grids, and placing them onto the RTX 2080 Ti PCB. Once the operation was competed no BIOS modding was required as the BIOS was able to auto-detect the chips and run them at 14 Gbps.
From there manual overclocking easily runs the memory at 2000 MHz (16 Gbps), with plenty of overclocking headroom to spare. They finally dialed the memory clock all the way up to 2150 MHz (17.2 Gbps), which is more or less impossible with 14 Gbps chips. TechLab calls their creation the world’s first RTX 2080 Ti Super, which might be true as it is expected the RTX 280 Ti Super will get faster memory as well as more CUDA cores.
At the end of the day this is one of the coolest graphics card mods that we’ve ever seen! Shout out to TecLab for taking the time to do this!