ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti video card

Introduction

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. 

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  1. Thx for the review, I picked this card up, after trying a 2080TI black and SC Ultra from EVGA. this and the Ultra were very similar in performance for me.

    Is it not possible to include other 2080 TI cards in the charts to compare?

  2. Thx for the review, I picked this card up, after trying a 2080TI black and SC Ultra from EVGA. this and the Ultra were very similar in performance for me.

    Is it not possible to include other 2080 TI cards in the charts to compare?

    We’ll include them as we have them – right now our "inventory" has only this ASUS ROG STRIX 2080 Ti and the Founders Edition. Not many manufacturers are still sampling their 2080 Ti (even a year ago when we launched the site this was the case). Whenever NVIDIA launches the next generation of top end cards, we’ll make sure to review as many as we can which will give us a better basis for comparison.

    I’m not shocked that you’re seeing similar performance between the cards – generally speaking there’s about 10%-ish headroom in clock speeds of each SKU on the NVIDIA side of the fence whether you’re looking at a Founders Edition card or a souped up AIB card. Sure, the souped up cards will give you a couple percent more performance (while being cooler, looking cooler and being quieter) but it’s not always a boost you’ll notice in the real world.

  3. Thanks for the review Brent!

    I’ve really enjoyed mine. Very, very, reluctantly got it at around the time it was released. It was the only path to escape SLI for 4K gaming. I’d come from 2x 1080’s and was pleasantly surprised. I’ve also seen how that 11GB is pretty much a necessity for many games at 4K. It’s been the 2nd Strix x80TI model I’ve tried and fully expect to either get another, or MSI Trio, for whatever succeeds the 2080TI. I have to say they’re the best you can do if still committing to air cooling.

  4. Oh just want to add for anyone wondering about how a OC’d 2080 Super stacks up to this I’ve got one in my other rig, an EVGA Super XC Ultra. In terms of FPS it performs nearly exactly the same at 1440p as the Strix 2080TI does as 4K using the exact same settings in games. You really get a sense how the engineers, and powers that be, crunched the numbers at NVIDIA to define their tier levels.
  5. Oh just want to add for anyone wondering about how a OC’d 2080 Super stacks up to this I’ve got one in my other rig, an EVGA Super XC Ultra. In terms of FPS it performs nearly exactly the same at 1440p as the Strix 2080TI does as 4K using the exact same settings in games. You really get a sense how the engineers, and powers that be, crunched the numbers at NVIDIA to define their tier levels.

    I really need to upgrade (EVGA Step up) my 2080ti I bought one of the power limited ones without knowing about that crap. my card hits 2115/2070 and then instantly backs down for power reasons. Sigh NVIDIA better not pull artificial limitations on the next high end ti cards.

  6. Are you using a flashed BIOS on this? Mine is limited to 112% power, and +1500 memory clock in MSI AB
  7. Are you using a flashed BIOS on this? Mine is limited to 112% power, and +1500 memory clock in MSI AB

    Did you enable extended overclocking/memory/voltage limits in your Afterburner settings?

    Card was reviewed as received from ASUS with no bios mods from us.

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