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Review: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080

by Tarinder Sandhu on 19 September 2018, 14:00

Tags: NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Test Methodology

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Specifications


GPU Comparisons

 
GPU
Memory
Miscellaneous
Cores
Base
(MHz)
Boost
(MHz)
Type
Size
(MB)
Clock
(MHz)
Bus
(bits)
Power Config
Driver
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE
4,352
1,350
1635
GDDR6
11,264
14,000
352
8+8
411.51
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 FE
2,944
1,515
1,800
GDDR6
8,192
14,000
256
6+8
411.51
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE
3,584
1,481
1,582
GDDR5X
11,264
11,000
352
6+8
399.27
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 FE
2,560
1,607
1,734
GDDR5
8,192
10,010
256
8
399.27
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 FE
1,280
1,506
1,683
GDDR5
6,144
8,008
192
6
399.27
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
4,096
1,247
1,546
HBM2
8,192
945
2,048
8+8
18.8.2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
3,584
1,156
1,471
HBM2
8,192
800
2,048
8+8
18.8.2
AMD Radeon RX 580
2,304
-
1,450
GDDR5
8,192
8,000
256
6+8
18.8.2

HEXUS GPU Test Bench

Hardware Components Product Page
Processor Intel Core i7-8700K (overclocked to all-core 4.8GHz) intel.com
Motherboard Asus ROG Maximus X Hero asus.com
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200 gskill.com
Power Supply be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 1,000W bequiet.com
Primary Storage 256GB WD Black PCIe SSD wdc.com
Secondary Storage 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD crucial.com
Chassis be quiet! Dark Base 700 bequiet.com
Monitor iiyama ProLite X4071UHSU-B1 iiyama.com
Operating system Windows 10 Pro microsoft.com

Benchmark Suite

Synthetic Benchmarks
3DMark Time Spy and Time Spy Stress Test
Gaming Benchmarks and Settings
Civilization VI DX11, MSAA, Ultra Quality
Far Cry 5 DX11, TAA, Ultra Quality
Forza Motorsport 7 DX11, TAA, Ultra Quality
Gears of War 4 DX11, TAA, Ultra Quality
Middle-earth: Shadow of War DX11, TAA, Ultra Quality
Total War: Warhammer II DX12, FXAA, Ultra Quality
World of Tanks PT DX11, TSSAA, Ultra Quality
General Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw both when idle and while playing Far Cry 5
Temperature To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record GPU core temperature both when idle and while playing Far Cry 5
Noise A PCE-318 meter is used to record noise levels when idle and while playing Far Cry 5
Overclocking Maintaining out-the-box voltage, we increase the card's power target and aim for an optimal balance of core and memory overclock.

Notes

We have tested seven cards from the ground up for this performance evaluation, all benchmarked on the latest drivers at the time of writing. A lot of the suspects are obvious. The GeForce GTX 1060 6GB's inclusion is interesting insofar as it is, by some distance, the most popular GPU on Steam's Hardware Survey. It's also useful because, going by previous results, the card's performance is just above the GeForce GTX 970 and just below the GTX 980, providing you with further insight if your card is from that generation.

Aside from the new cards, this is the first review with our Core i7-8700K platform overclocked to an all-core 4.8GHz. Expect a little more oomph than the now-retired Core i7-6700K used for the vast bulk of previous GPU testing.

Last but not least, we have chosen a number of eclectic benchmarks that test the full gamut of a card's capabilities. Some games are old(er), some are wildly popular, while some make even the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti squeal a little at 4K. All games are set to their maximum quality level.