ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review
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Here is how to overclock the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti O11G GAMING video card and our final overclock. Remember, we are starting from about 1770-1790MHz at default.
Highest Stable Overclock
We were able to increase the Power Target +25 from 100 to 125. The GPU Voltage was able to be increased by +100. We also enabled Enhanced Clock Speed adjustments to give us more room on the sliders in GPU Tweak II to overclock with. All the fan speeds were increased to 100% to ensure the highest overclock possible.
You can see that we managed to push the GPU Boost Clock up +170 to 1820MHz GPU Boost. We also managed to push the memory up +2200 to 16.2GHz from the default of 14GHz. This boosted the memory bandwidth up to 712GB/sec versus 616GB/sec.
The orange line represents the overclock while the blue line is the default performance. You can see that our overclock took us from 1770-1790MHz up to now around 2040MHz where the frequencies settled. The frequency actually started really high, it started at 2145MHz at the top-end, but this was in no way sustained, it quickly dropped over the course of 1 minute of gaming down to the settled 2040MHz that was sustained.
We tried and tried to get it stable at 2100MHz, but it just wasn’t having it. But at 2040MHz that is very high compared to the default performance and extremely high compared to a standard card or even the Founders Edition.
Therefore our final stable overclock ended up being 2040MHz GPU and 16.2GHz memory. This was a good solid high overclock for this GPU on air.
Previously we have overclocked a reference NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition video card. You can compare this overclock with that overclock. You’ll find we were able to raise the GPU and memory frequency higher on the ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti O11G GAMING compared to the Founders Edition.
Above are the GPUz screenshots. The GPU temperature is 57c at 100% fan speed. This shows the temperature is not holding back the overclock. Power Consumption is up to 330.7W. This Wattage and heat are because the Voltage increase is working and boosted the GPU Voltage up to 1.0680V versus 1.0500V by default. We are also at the maximum TDP.
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The ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti teams up NVIDIA®‘s A-list GPU with an elite cast of specialists, setting the stage for epic gaming action. Gargantuan power delivery provides the muscle to push overclocking boundaries, while cooling that’s honed to perfection keeps the spotlight squarely on Turing™’s performance. And with an arsenal of utilities that allow you to customize and tweak this extreme hardware, you call the shots.
Better, Faster, Stronger
To keep Turing™’s temperatures under tight control, we’ve brought a larger cooler to the table, which necessitates a more powerful and efficient fan that must maintain a whisper-quiet acoustic profile. Axial-tech meets these three design challenges by implementing our latest innovations for fan performance. We’ve reduced the size of the fan’s hub to allow for longer blades and added a barrier ring that increases structural integrity and downward air pressure through the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti’s heatsink array. And we’ve also implemented IP5X dust resistance to seal the fan’s internals from particle ingress to keeps things running smoothly. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to shift more air and spin at higher speeds without increasing noise levels.
0dB technology allows fans to stop spinning when the GPU core temperature remains below 55 Celsius, letting you enjoy light gaming in complete silence. If temps rise, the fans automatically start up again.
*To activate 0dB mode, please engage Quiet (Q) bios mode by using the onboard switch.
Sink your heat into this
This generation, our top-end cards adopt a 2.7-slot footprint to accommodate a larger heatsink because bigger is better. We’ve increased the overall surface area of our cooling array by over 20% compared to last gen. If you want to squeeze the most out of the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti’s performance, our latest design gives you a lot more thermal headroom for overclocking. If you’re just looking for an amazing plug-and-play experience, the extra heat dissipation keeps your fans running at lower speeds while you game.
Precision-machined heat spreader
MaxContact is an industry-first technology that utilizes precision machining to create a heat spreader surface that makes up to 2X more contact with the GPU chip, resulting in improved thermal transfer.
Precision Automated Manufacturing
All ROG Strix graphics cards are produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry. Traditionally, soldering of through-hole and surface-mounted components needs to be performed in separate stages. Auto-Extreme Technology allows all soldering to be completed in a single pass, reducing thermal strain on components and avoiding the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. The end result is less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product.
Our robots don’t make mistakes, removing human fallibility from the equation
Fortified components offer better stability
Automation allows for tighter quality control
Soldering done in a single pass
Our circuit boards are smooth,
so you won’t cut yourself when handling the cards
Flux-free production is
an environmentally friendly change
Our engineers have boosted the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080’s structural integrity by 3X with a metal brace that prevents excessive torsion and lateral bending of the PCB.
GPU Tweak II
Monitor, tweak, and tune
The ASUS GPU Tweak II utility takes graphics card tuning to the next level. It allows you to tweak critical parameters including GPU core clocks, memory frequency, voltage settings, and more, with the option to monitor everything in real-time through a customizable on-screen display. Advanced fan control is also included along with many more features to help you get the most out of your graphics card.
XSplit offers a premium streaming experience with in-game annotations and other advanced features. Enjoy a free license with the purchase of select ASUS graphics cards. See you online!
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Outshine the competition
The ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti features Aura RGB lighting on both the shroud and backplate. Get Aura Sync software to connect your compatible products for a completely customized gaming setup. You can sync to music, change color based on temperature, or select from a large number of patterns and static options, so make sure to look out for the Aura Sync logo when you’re picking parts for your build.
Color and Brightness
Experience Aura Lighting Effect
Fades in & out
Flashes on & off
Fades between the colors of the rainbow
Pulses to the beat of your music
Changes color with GPU load
Be a ninja
Sometime you just want to turn off all the lights… That’s why we’ve outfitted the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti with a convenient stealth mode button. Give it a press and you’ll instantly transform from a master of the color-verse into a stealthy ninja.
Do you prioritize low core temps or low noise levels? Performance mode will let the fans spin up to keep the card running cool all the time. Quiet mode keeps the same power target and top-end settings, but offers a less aggressive fan curve for quieter operation at medium temps. For even more customization and control, check out our GPU Tweak II software.
ASUS FanConnect II
Smarter fan speed
ASUS FanConnect II features two 4-pin, hybrid-controlled headers that can be connected to both PWM and DC system fans for optimal system cooling. Connected fans react to GPU and CPU temperatures, so that your system is optimally cooled no matter what you do. A comprehensive set of tuning options allow you to tweak fan speeds for your preferred balance of cooling and acoustics.
See me now?
By combining advanced VR rendering, real-time ray tracing, and AI, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti will take VR to a new level of realism. Cable management is much improved with VirtualLink, which utilizes an Alternate Mode of USB Type-C™ to provide a quick, single-cable connection for next-generation VR headsets.
NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Technology
The ROG Strix GeForce RTX™ 2080Ti features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology for the smoothest and fastest gaming imaginable, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. Enjoy the latest first-person shooters, sports and action-adventure games at super-fast frame rates, even at the highest graphics settings!
GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti GRAPHICS REINVENTED
NVIDIA’s newest flagship graphics card is a revolution in gaming realism and performance. Its powerful NVIDIA Turing™ GPU architecture, breakthrough technologies, and 11 GB of next-gen, ultra-fast GDDR6 memory make it the world’s ultimate gaming GPU.
NVIDIA Turing™ Architecture
This revolutionary architecture, combined with our all-new GeForce RTX™ platform, fuses together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. You’ve never created and enjoyed games like this before.
Real-Time Ray Tracing In Games
Ray tracing is the definitive solution for lifelike lighting, reflections, and shadows, offering a level of realism far beyond what’s possible using traditional rendering techniques. NVIDIA Turing™ is the first GPU capable of real-time ray tracing.
GeForce RTX™ gaming GPUs come loaded with next-generation GDDR6 memory, support for DirectX 12 features, and more. This is graphics reinvented.
Game Ready Drivers
Get the highest levels of performance, and the smoothest experience possible, from the moment you start playing.
Breakthrough Gaming Technologies
Get the latest NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies for smooth gameplay, cinematic experiences, and revolutionary 360-degree image capture-even in VR. Plus, get the performance to drive the latest displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors.
Experience next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets-driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX Overclocking — Hardwareluxx Manual
The new GeForce RTX graphics cards are the first to offer gamers Tensor and RT cores, which are designed to hardware-accelerate ray tracing and improve picture quality/performance via DLSS. But even if we consider the classic GPU, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card offers the fastest GPU on the market. And the main competitor lags behind even more. It’s time to take a look at the various options and settings to get the most out of your GeForce RTX graphics card. nine0004
The first question that a potential buyer of a GeForce RTX graphics card will have to answer is the choice of model. At the moment, there are three options in the GeForce lineup (GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti) with three options each. You can take an entry-level graphics card with reference clock speeds, a Founders Editions model from NVIDIA with moderate factory overclocking and a proprietary cooler, or a high-end graphics card with an alternative design from NVIDIA partners with a maximum factory overclocking level. And a number of other additional features. nine0005
We have prepared a guide that can be used for all GeForce RTX graphics cards. But as a base, we took the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC.
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC graphics card runs in OC mode with a minimum Boost bar of 1.665 MHz. The reference frequency is 1.545 MHz, in the case of the Founders Edition NVIDIA raised it to 1.635 MHz. The video card is powered by two 8-pin plugs. The Power Target bar is 260W, but it can be raised by +25% to 325W. nine0005
We picked this model on purpose, as the cooler performed well in our tests, GPU temperatures did not exceed 70°C. In addition, if the fan speed is increased, the temperatures can be further reduced, since these results were obtained at relatively low speeds. Of course, a water-cooling system would further unleash the potential of the GPU due to low temperatures.
The Power Target bar is also very important, it sets a limit that is very difficult to get around. In the case of Turing video cards, there was even a «folk remedy» in the form of a BIOS replacement to increase the Power Limit. Details can be found in the corresponding GeForce RTX 2080 Ti forum thread. nine0005
ASUS on the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC installed 19 power phases, although not all of them are controlled individually, some of the phases are grouped. Such a large number of phases has the advantage of distributing the heat generated over all phases, the effect directly on the power supply is not so significant, at least without extreme overclocking of the GPU.
GPUs with and without A suffix
NVIDIA has introduced two variants of each Turing GPU, i.e. TU102, TU104 and TU106. They are distinguished by the suffix «A». Thus, for example, you can purchase a video card based on TU102-300 or TU102-300A chips. NVIDIA uses TU102-300A chips for the Founders Edition, and the same goes for alternative factory overclocked partner designs. Conventional video cards without factory overclocking use TU102 GPUs. nine0005
Chip variant is important if you plan to change the BIOS to increase the Power Limit bar. BIOS replacement can only be performed if the chip versions are the same, with or without the suffix A. If you plan to overclock, then you should choose a video card on the GPU with the suffix A.
ASUS also used the TU102-300A GPU for the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC.
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ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition video card review: GECID.com top segment. Page 1
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GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains NVIDIA’s highest performing mainstream graphics card. Partners are willing to release their versions of devices based on the TU102-300A GPU, so there are many original versions on the market that differ markedly from the reference adapters. Of course, among the best samples of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti are representatives of the ASUS ROG STRIX family. They boast unique printed circuit boards with a reinforced power subsystem, an efficient cooling system and advanced functionality. nine0005
Currently in the cage ASUSTeK Computer Inc. There are three models ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with part numbers ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING, ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-A11G-GAMING and ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-11G-GAMING. They differ from each other only in the frequency formula: the first one has the largest factory overclocking, and the last one is completely devoid of it in the default profile. We also came to the test intermediate version. We’ll talk about him today.
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition (ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-A11G-GAMING)
Technical process, nm
Number of CUDA cores
Number of texture units
Number of raster blocks
Number of tensor cores
Number of cores RT
Rated / dynamic frequency of the graphics core, MHz
1350 / 1560 («Silent»)
Video memory type
Effective memory frequency, MHz
Memory bus width, bit
Memory bandwidth, GB/s
2 x HDMI 2. 0b
2 x DisplayPort 1.4a
1 x USB Type-C
Additional PCIe power connectors
Minimum recommended power supply wattage, W
Dimensions from the official website (according to measurements in our test laboratory), mm
304.7 x 130.4 x 54.1 (319 x 133 x 55)
Fresh drivers can be downloaded from the company’s website ASUS or GPU manufacturer’s website
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Packing and delivery set
The video card is supplied in a large cardboard box with bright and easily recognizable printing. On its sides, in a simple and accessible form, all the key features and benefits of ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-A11G-GAMING are described. Particular emphasis is placed on a free 6-month premium subscription to the WTFast Gamers Private Network service. It automatically optimizes the path of game packets between the user’s computer and the game server to minimize their loss and reduce the average response time (ping). nine0005
The list of system requirements for the computer in which the video accelerator is planned to be installed is located on one of the sides of the box. Based on the recommendations, the power supply must have a power of at least 650 W and have a pair of 8-pin PCIe connectors in its arsenal.
The adapter comes with a CD with drivers and software, a quick start guide and a pair of branded reusable power cable ties.
Externally, ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition looks very solid and familiar: a large 2. 7-slot adapter with a total length of 319 mm with a large 3-cooler fan dotted with many curves and slots for the implementation of branded backlighting.
The reverse side is covered with a massive stiffening plate with a pattern and cutouts for the board components. There is also a large illuminated ROG logo. nine0005
Although we were not allowed to disassemble the novelty, but judging by the official drawings and photos of our colleagues, ASUS engineers used the original PCB with the use of high-quality Super Alloy Power II element base. It includes DrMOS microcircuits, solid-state and tantalum-polymer capacitors, as well as ferrite chokes. The power subsystem is reinforced and has 19 phases (16 on the GPU and 3 on the VRAM). A pair of uPI uP9512P chips acts as a PWM controller.
In addition to the PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, two 8-pin PCIe connectors are used for power. In total, they can supply up to 375 W of energy (75 W + 2 x 150 W), which should be more than enough even for extreme overclocking using negative temperatures. Recall that the TDP of the reference NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Founders Edition) is declared at 250 (260) W. Nearby is a pair of LEDs, white and red, to indicate power status. Enthusiasts and overclockers will definitely like the platform for monitoring and changing key voltages. nine0005
To combine the computing power of several ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-A11G-GAMING, NVIDIA SLI technology has been implemented, which works through the NVLink interface. Below is the backlight on/off button.
There are three 4-pin connectors in the tail section: two for connecting case fans (ASUS FanConnect II technology) and one for multi-color backlight control (ASUS Aura Sync technology).
On the sidewall there is a BIOS switch that allows you to select two firmware with different fan control algorithms: productive («P Mode») and quiet («Q Mode»).
As with ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition, the set of external interfaces includes:
- 2 x HDMI 2. 0b
- 2 x DisplayPort 1.4a
- 1 x USB Type-C
Recall that the reference version of the video card uses only one HDMI, but three DisplayPort. nine0005
The test model is powered by a 12nm NVIDIA TU102-300A GPU. It consists of 4352 CUDA cores, 272 texture units and 88 raster units. By default, the “Gaming” profile is used, in which the base frequency of the GPU is 1350 MHz, and the dynamic frequency is 1575 MHz (the reference / Founders Edition indicator is 1545/1635 MHz). In turn, 11 GB of GDDR6 memory from Samsung operates at an effective frequency of 14000 MHz and a bandwidth of 616 GB / s with a 352-bit bus, which is fully consistent with the recommended values. nine0005
Using the proprietary GPU Tweak II utility, you can activate two more profiles: «Silent» and «OC». In the first, the dynamic frequency of the GPU is reduced to 1560 MHz, and in the second it is raised to 1590 MHz. You can also store profiles with your own manual overclocking for quick activation.
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition graphics card cooler design is similar to ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition: a huge two-section heatsink with a nickel-plated copper base polished to a shine (MaxContact technology), and six nickel-plated copper 6mm heatpipes. nine0005
The power subsystem contacts the main heatsink through a separate plate with a bulge and a thermal pad. The remaining elements (part of the VRM and memory chips) are covered with a thick aluminum reinforcing plate. It not only adds rigidity to the printed circuit board, but also takes part in cooling through thermal pads. The stiffening plate performs its direct function and indirectly participates in heat transfer.
The active part of the cooling system is represented by three 88mm fans with Axial-tech design and dust protection (IP5X). Their center section is reduced in size to increase the length of the blades, and a special limiter ring provides structural strength and increased air pressure towards the radiator. All this should increase reliability and improve the ventilation of the entire structure. nine0005
With automatic fan speed control, in maximum load mode, the graphics core heated up to 62 ° C at a critical rate of 89 ° C, and the turntables spun up to 1816-1822 rpm (50% of their maximum power). The GPU frequency was raised to 1680 MHz. The background noise, however, was quiet.
For comparison: the cooler of the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced edition provided a result of 73°C when the GPU was running at a lower frequency (1605 vs. 1680 MHz). This is due to a simpler 2-fan design and a lower power limit hardwired into the BIOS. nine0005
In the maximum fan speed mode (3311-3163 rpm), the GPU temperature dropped to 52°C. The noise exceeded the limits of the permissible, although the chip frequency remained the same — 1680 MHz. In any case, the margin of safety in CO is very large, and it will definitely not act as a limiting factor during manual overclocking.