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NVIDIA GeForce RTX IS HERE.. Introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 & RTX 2080 Ti – 4K 60 FPS or bust!


Overclocking the GTX 2000 Series cards are very similar to 10 series but there have been some improvements in how the boost works in version 4 over version 3 which was on Pascal. We discussed this earlier in the features section.

Here we can see the FE 2080 Ti comes in at a boost clock of 1635MHz by default with a base clock of 1350MHz and has memory at 1750 which is an effective clock of 14,000MHz (GDDR6!)

Here you can see a stock run of Time Spy Extreme.

As mentioned earlier covering the auto overclock, the OC Scanner really is an awesome utility and if you take the proper few steps before trying it you can get close to an edge overclock for your card with just a few clicks.

Here you can see the interface of the new EVGA Precision X1 which was given to us early to test out with the new RTX cards and should have a fully functioning copy publicly available at the time you read this.

Here you can see the difference in Time Spy Extreme scores form the quick and dirty overclock. Now yes, with pushing the card harder the fans will ramp up a bit more if you set it up in such a way to allow it to do so but the power is in your hands as you set what you want the limits to be and also the steps in the tool to how you want it to boost or throttle. so you can opt for more silence and less heat but obviously, that will limit how far the card can clock, or if you decide you want maximum performance audibility and thermals be damned you can go that route as well.

Here you can see the monitoring section post run with the full log of peak clocks and temps. As you can see, when pushing the limit the temps definitely will go up, but having a boost clock of almost 2200MHz, I will not complain.

I am very excited to see what these cards will do on water as you will have so much more room on the core at that point.

Below we ran a few of our benches with the card overclocked just to show how the card scales.


Overclocked Benches

Time spy shows a sizable jump adding over 400 points to the graphics score and over 300 to the total score.


Ghost Recon Wildlands jumps the avg FPS by almost 30 FPS which I was sure was a bugged run, but run after run it was within 1 FPS of this result and within the margin for error. I can say for sure that these Turing GPUs are just begging for clocks at this point.

Even the heaven benchmark saw a sizable jump for this older super stressful benchmark.

Shadow of Tomb Raider went form an average of 59 FPS just short of full 60 to 63 FPS with the overclock.

Superposition has been friendly to our RTX cards and the Overclock even showed dividends here with this insanely stressful load.

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  1. Two years later a new generation card should deliver around the performance the 2080ti does however the price is also expected to stay equal or less than the card it replaces. This is where the 2080ti fails big time and it’s sad to see reviewers ignore the fact. All serious reviewers should ignore nvidia marketing and compare the cards to similarly priced previous gen cards. So 1080 to 2060, 1080 to 2070 and 1080ti to 2080.

    • I agree, if this was a direct comparison as in Rasterization to Rasterization that would be 100% true and this review would be much different. However, as in life, things are much different and it has nothing to do with Nvidia’s marketing but more to do with having a long view on the direction of the industry. There is a lot at work which will come around as this all matures and new features really get to be explored. Thank you for the comment and for giving it a read as I always welcome constructive feedback. That being said, I would definitely revisit not just my review but others as the new features change the way you can render in-game scenes and opens the doors to next level performance differences along with massively more immersion with what the new real-time ray tracing capabilities start to show up.

      • I do agree that the new tech will change how rendering is done, in a GPU generation or two as it is the right way forward. But the 2080 and 2080ti cards simply do not currently deliver the value for anyone but developers that need to work on this for 1-3 years before it hits the market for real.

        A card should be reviewed from a ‘consumer’ perspective. The consumer here being the gamer not a developer. Any existing consumer with a 1080ti looking to upgrade would be considering to spend around the same as amount for a new card. So his upgrade here is the 2080.. The 2080 does not currently provide the usual generational performance increase and is therefore close to worthless as a upgrade. If the consumer was willing to spend $1200 his existing card would most likely be a Titan X.

        So from this perspective the 2080 upgrade is turing and rtx cores and they are not supported in DX12 yet (with luck it comes in October), furthermore there are no games currently available.

        So all in all you are buying something that might work but most indications point to RTX forcing you to go from 4k -> 1080p on a 2080TI and the 2080 will probably not do well at all. This leaves DLSS as the only real gain.

        Now if NVIDIA has launched this without marketing bullshit trying to sell a titan as a TI I would have no issues because people know what they are buying and all reviews would be done correctly comparing apples to apples instead of apples to oranges.

        So the conclusion for now is that the 2080 card probably only provides DLSS as a improvement over a TI for a higher price as the RTX cores most likely wont be able to render in a usable resolution for guys doing 4k or 144hz gaming .

        Furthermore I would expect the 2080 FE (factory overclocked card) to be compared to a equally overclocked 1080 TI.

        Any conclusion that skips these obvious issues are hard to take serious.

        • Very well said Reviewers are missing this very important point: nvidia is ripping us off with this outrageous prices

          • This is not true, as in any market the tech will go for what the market will bear. If you are not happy with the prices, you have no requirement to make a purchase or even buy when a model which meets your expectations show up. I have no skin in this game as far as what Nvidia sells their product for, of course as a consumer I would love to see it for 500 or even 99 bucks but the amount of research and time that goes into these products it is simply not feasible.

            Same goes for any tech product… Try telling Tesla their products (cars) are overpriced.. Many feel that way and they choose not to purchase them, but knowing what I know about them, same as I know about this tech I would buy one if I could… today…

        • IF this were true I would definitely agree. but we have seen games which are in process of adding these features now.. many games which already exist and more are gonna be added to this list soon I am sure. I would definitely agree once again if this was some far off tech, but it’s simply not. This is tech we will see implemented within the next few quarters is what I am seeing.

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