ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review

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ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti video card


NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in September of 2018 with an MSRP of $999 for the regular version and $1199 for the Founders Edition.  The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from then, to this very date here in the Spring of 2020 remains the fastest graphics card for gaming.  Nothing has touched it yet; nothing has replaced it yet.  The competition has nothing close. 

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has been able to hang onto the graphics performance crown over one and a half years now (19 months) of domination.  It is the only video card capable of providing a decent gameplay experience for the 4K crowd, there is no other competition.  Unless AMD comes out with something this year to challenge it, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti could survive near 2 years of absolutely no competition. 

We are here now well on our way through 2020, four months in.  It’s time to re-visit the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and see what kind of performance it can deliver in today’s modern games.  Newer games have certainly been launched since its release, so it’s time to see how these games will do at 4K and 1440p.

What better way to test GeForce RTX 2080 Ti performance than to review the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti O11G GAMING (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING) video card.  The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC video card is from the popular ASUS ROG STRIX brand, with a high factory overclock out-of-the-box and is geared to overclock.  Therefore, let’s do that, let’s see how it performs out-of-the-box and then let us overclock it manually as high as we can and see what performance we can push out of it.  We will test performance at 4K and 1440p in modern games. 

Since there is really no competition for this video card the best, we can do is throw in an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition and AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.  This will give you some kind of comparison that will show how much faster the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is in games today. 

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti video card

Before we jump into performance, let’s do a little refresher course on what the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU is.  As we mentioned, this video card was released in September of 2018.  The actual GPU model is known as TU102 and is based on NVIDIA’s Turing architecture.  The GPU is fabricated on 12nm FinFET and has 18.6 Billion transistors. 

There are 4,352 CUDA Cores, 272 TMUs, and 88 ROPs.  Being that this is Turing with RTX it has 544 Tensor Cores and 68 RT Cores for NVIDIA Ray Tracing support.  It has a Base Clock of 1350MHz and a Boost Clock of 1545MHz.  Memory is comprised of 11GB of GDDR6 at 14GHz on a 352-bit memory bus.  The memory bandwidth is 616GB/sec.  Total board power is rated at 250W. 

There are actually two versions of this video card.  The regular model has the Boost Clock at 1545MHz and the MSRP is $999 for this video card.  There is also a Founders Edition model that has a higher Boost Clock of 1635MHz and a 10W higher TDP and the MSRP is $1199 for this one.  Otherwise, they are the same. 

Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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