Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Review

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nVidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti Review

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Both cards look very similar in the flesh, so we'll try and give you a few different angles of both cards so that you can see them together without too much duplication.

RTX 2080Ti

Yes we've finally dispensed with the wheezy blower at one end of the card and instead have two full size fans keeping the guts of the card cool. The use of reflective name plates also lets the card look just as good when it's off as it does when it's on. It might seem a little bland here, just silver and black, but there is an understated subtlety to it which is very pleasing and really comes alive when it's powered up, as we'll see on the next page.

nVidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti Review  

It's fair to say that the cooler shroud looks good from every angle. The combination of light silver with black accents is really aesthetically pleasing.


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nVidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti Review  

With Tensor Cores, RT Cores and staggering amounts of CUDA Cores to keep powered it is no surprise that the RTX 2080Ti comes equipped with 8+8 pin PCIe power inputs.


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Having big fans and vapour chambers is all well and good but you need a high fin density to make the most of those elements. Thankfully the nVidia R&D team have pulled out all the stops and produced something which will definitely keep your card cool as we'll see in our testing on subsequent pages.


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RTX 2080

Just like the RTX 2080Ti the new cooler looks just as lovely on the RTX 2080. The combination of silver and black is perfect for our modern RGB systems and will let it blend into any setup you fancy.

nVidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti Review  

Given that the backplate is the part of the card you see the most - unless your tower is on a high shelf of course - it's nice to see that backplates have become a staple of high end cards, and the RTX range really looks the business with a brushed finish but enough chrome on the model number to reflect the RGB lighting in your system, as we'll see on the next page.


nVidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti Review  

After years of putting a blower at one end of the card it's so lovely to see two big fans on the RTX cards. We really like the reflective model number in the middle of a sea of black too.


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The RTX 2080Ti utilises 8+8 power but the slightly lower specced RTX 2080 has a more usual 8+6 setup. You can also see how finely tooled the surround is. Very sleek.


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nVidia have dispensed with the DVI-D adaptor fully on the RTX 20 series, and instead we have three DisplayPort 1.4a ports, an HDMI 2.0b and a USB Type-C. The HDMI supports 4K @ 60Hz whilst the DisplayPort can handle 8K @ 60Hz. Proof, if proof were needed, that high resolution is the future of displays, rather than the gimmickry of 3D and similar technologies.


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Most Recent Comments

19-09-2018, 08:59:41

Wraith
First!! I have my Brew and Bourbons ready!Quote

19-09-2018, 09:00:11

AlienALX
Grr I have no F keys on my board. *F5 pretend*Quote

19-09-2018, 09:17:14

Dicehunter
So at 1440P the 2080 Ti is a 10-20FPS gain over a 1080 Ti, About what I expected to be honest, Definitely not worth 1100 quid though.Quote

19-09-2018, 09:18:39

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
So at 1440P it's a 10-20FPS gain over a 1080 Ti, About what I expected to be honest, Definitely not worth 1100 quid though.
You said it dude, you said it Quote

19-09-2018, 09:25:15

tolagarf
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
So at 1440P the 2080 Ti is a 10-20FPS gain over a 1080 Ti, About what I expected to be honest, Definitely not worth 1100 quid though.
Yep. I'm confident I'm going to skip this generation and wait for the next. Quite happy with the 1080 Ti's performance. Besides G-Sync kinda makes those ekstra 20 fps irrelevant anywayQuote
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