MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Review

Introduction

The most recent Nvidia graphics cards have got everyone wondering how many kidneys they actually need to survive, and chief amongst these is the RTX 2080Ti. It is a card which is on the list of almost everyone who has considered what they'd do with a big lottery win.

There are plenty to choose from too, with models stretching from the basic badged Nvidia design - not actually but you get our point - all the way up to models with custom PCBs and cooling designed to break world records. MSI have definitely got the latter bracket ticked with their Lightning model, but what about the everyman one? We thought that their Gaming X Trio had that part of the RTX 2080Ti market covered, but apparently there is room to squeeze another in, and that brings us to the MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke. A card which doesn't form part of the MSI Gaming X range, nor does it challenge the reign of the Lightning, but is very much aimed at the affordable end of the range. Or at least as affordable as an RTX 2080Ti card gets.

You already know the main points of the RTX - dedicated Tensor cores to improve image quality without compromising frame rates, dedicated RT cores to bring new fidelity to the lighting in games, sledgehammer performance in every resolution - so let's find out how well the MSI Duke stacks up against the competition.

Technical Specifications

MSI RTX 2080Ti Duke Specifications  

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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2019, 10:41:28

FTLN
Whats the power limit on this card ?

EDIT: Power limit is definitely a deciding factor when buying this type of card, as most buyers wont get a cherry picked sample like OC3D. I suggest that its something you should incorporate into future GPU reviews.Quote

16-04-2019, 11:40:34

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
Whats the power limit on this card ?

EDIT: Power limit is definitely a deciding factor when buying this type of card, as most buyers wont get a cherry picked sample like OC3D. I suggest that its something you should incorporate into future GPU reviews.
Why are you so hung up on power limit, if you want to go down that route get a RTX Titan + water/LN2 setup + custom bios, even Kingpin would if EVGA sold Titans.

All the 2080 Ti cards are nice, it all comes down to cooling and warranty as to which is best for you.Quote

16-04-2019, 16:16:50

FTLN
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Originally Posted by Kaapstad View Post
All the 2080 Ti cards are nice, it all comes down to cooling and warranty as to which is best for you.
I reckon you'll most probably hit power limit before cooling becomes an issue on this card.. Also why not include power limit in the review ? When paying 1200 smackeroonies for a GPU all this is useful information. I think sometimes people forget what the OC in OC3D stands for Quote

17-04-2019, 02:25:03

Warchild
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
I reckon you'll most probably hit power limit before cooling becomes an issue on this card.. Also why not include power limit in the review ? When paying 1200 smackeroonies for a GPU all this is useful information. I think sometimes people forget what the OC in OC3D stands for
We live in an age where we want to squeeze the most out of our cards and not have to invest in a loan to pay for the electric bill at the end of the month.

My opinion on power is that I want more performance for less Watt per hour The moment I see a card with 3 connectors, I move on without any temptation!Quote

17-04-2019, 04:25:10

Thanos
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post
Whats the power limit on this card ?
From https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...i-11264-180906

PCIe Slot power 63W nominal, 74W max.
Each 8-pin power connector 143W nominal, 167W max
TGP 130W min, 260W rated and 290W max.Quote
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