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A Closer Look at the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti

Based on Nvidia’s TU102 graphics processor, the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti comes equipped with 11 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 352-bit memory bus with a memory bandwidth of 616 GB/s. Nvidia’s TU102 GPU has whopping 4608 Cuda Core, 576 Tensor Cores and 72 RT Cores. The TU102 GPU is based on Nvidia’s 12 NM Turing architecture. The GPU die is a massive 754 mm squared and sports 18,600M Transistors. The only largest GPU we could find listed was the GV100 at 815 mm squares and 21,100M Transistors.

The ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti is sporting the triple fan Strix cooler that enthusiasts around the world love, myself included. The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti measures 12 ” x 5.13 ” x 2.13 ” or 304.7 x 130.4 x 54.1 mm and weighs in at 1.5 Kgs, or a little over 3.3 pounds. Like the other 20 series cards, the ROG Strix 2080 Ti is a massive 2. 7 slot card.

Nvidia’s Turing architecture produces some serious heat. This is why they went with a 2.7 slot design. However, you need more than just a thick heat sink to dissipate all that heat. So, ASUS went with a new design for the fans on their 20 series Strix cards. What they needed was a fans that could meet three requirements. The fans needed to be more powerful and efficient, while still maintaining low decibel levels, even under heavy loads. Their new Axial-Tech Fans were the result.

With the new Axial-Fans, ASUS reduced the size of the fan hub to start. This allowed for longer fans blades. In addition, a barrier ring was added to the fans. This increases the strength of the fan. However, it also allows for higher downward air pressure throughout the heatsink array. Also, the Axial-tech Fans have am IP5X dust resistance. This seals off the internal workings of the fans from any dust build-up. Essentially, the Axial-Tech Fans allow the Strix cooler to move more air at higher speeds, without increasing noise levels.

The ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti uses 0dB Technology from ASUS. What this does is keep the fans from spinning when the GPU temperature is below 55°c. To activate the 0dB mode, simply flip the onboard BIOS switch to Quiet Mode. The stock setting for the Strix RTX 2080 Ti is Performance Mode, so the fans will continue to spin. In fact, the onboard BIOS switch doesn’t affect power limit or clock speed. It just sets the card to a different fan curve and activates 0dB mode.

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The ROG Strix 2080 Ti has a brushed aluminum backplate, complete with RGB lighting. Near the back of the card, on the backplate, there is a Republic of Gamers eye logo illuminated by RGB lighting.  The RGB lighting in the Strix RTX 2080 Ti can be controlled by the ASUS AURA Sync software. However, ASUS has given us a simpler solution. So many people still have yet to jump on the RGB train. For those who prefer their card without lighting, there is a simple LED on/off button on the backplate, located near the front of the card. The front IO of the ROG Strix 2080 Ti consists of two DisplayPorts, two HDMI ports, and a single USB Type-C port. The DisplayPorts are DisplayPort 1.4. The HDMI Ports are HDMI 2.0b. There are two HDMI ports as the Strix 2080 Ti is designed to be “VR Friendly.” Personally, I’d prefer three DisplayPorts, but that is just my personal preference. The ROG Strix 2080 Ti also has support for HDCP 2.2. HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. This is a technology used on HDMI connections for about the last 10 years. It is designed to prevent the illegal copying of 4k content.

On the rear of the card, there are two four-pin FanConnect II fan headers, as well as a single Aura RGB header. This gives you two additional hybrid-controlled fan headers and an additional RGB header on top of what is already on your board. The fans can sync up with the fan curves on the ROG Strix 2080 Ti. Also, the RGB strip with sync with the lighting on your card and Asus motherboard.On the top edge of the card, there is the GEFORCE RTX logo to the left, with the Strix logo just below. Over to the right is a Republic of Gamers logo, that can be illuminated by RGB lighting. The stock setting on the Strix 2080 Ti is for the lighting to be on. Simply push the button on the backplate to kill this and all other lighting on the card.

The ROG Strix 2080 Ti comes equipped with two 8-pin power connectors to power the card. Each 8-pin connector has an accompanying LED indicator to let you know the PCIe connector is properly attached. On the bottom edge of the card, we find the traditional PCIe X16 connection and not much else. You can, however, get a glimpse at the massive heatsink that helps to make up the Stix cooler. More on that later.

On the back of the card, there is a series of screws that when removed, will allow you to disassemble the card. In every review, when possible, we tare down the sample we are reviewing. This gives us a better look at how the product is put together, and what components are used to make up that product. Asus always put excellent attention to detail in their ROG products. So, let us rip this card apart and see what makes it tick.

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With an average graphics card review, we’d see the card separate into two parts. That’s if we keep the backplate attached to the PCB, which I often do. However, in the case of the ROG Strix 2080 Ti, the card separates into three main components. There are four if you count the IO bracket. The first two are the main parts one would expect when disassembling a graphics card; the PCB with the backplate still attached and the top shroud that includes the heatsink and fans of the Strix cooler.

The ROG Strix 2080 Ti also has a third major component to the overall card. This being a metal support bracket that runs the length of the cooler. This, in theory, will help to prevent sagging which over time, can cause damage to the card or even the motherboard. This bracket helps the card to keep its rigidity. It also helps to dissipate heat as well. At least I’d assume so since it has thermal pads attached to it. This bracket increases the structural integrity by 3 times. It also helps to prevent excessive torsion and lateral bending of the PCB. This bracket is equipped on both the Strix 2080 and 2080 Ti cards.

Where earlier iterations of the ROG Strix used Micron memory modules, both Strix 2080 Ti cards we have in our office is equipped with Samsung memory modules. The actual modules bare the numbers K4Z80325BC-HC14. For a more in-depth look at these GDDR6 modules, click here: https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/dram/gddr6/K4Z80325BC-HC14/

Let’s be honest, people make mistakes. Some more often than others. This is why all ROG Strix graphics cards are produced through Auto-Extreme Technology from ASUS. With their Auto-Extreme Technology, ASUS set a new standard in the way graphics cards are manufactured, essentially eliminating human error in the manufacturing process and going completely automated.

In a traditional manufacturing process, soldering of through-hole and surface-mounted components are performed in separately. However, Auto-Extreme Technology allows all soldering to be completed in a single pass.  This helps to reduce the thermal strain on components. This also leads to the use of less harsh chemicals on the components. In the end, we have a lessened environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product. Even the back of the PCB is smooth. This will eliminate the possibility of cutting to scratching yourself on the back of the PCB if you were to ever disassemble your card that is.

The ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti features Super Alloy Power II. This includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors and an array of high-current power stages. The VRM on the ROG Strix 2080 Ti is a 16+3 phase power delivery system. This includes 16 phases for the GPU and 3 phases for memory, which is insane.

The ROG Strix 2080 Ti comes with six nickel-plated copper heat pipes that run through the complete length of the heatsink. The heatsink is one large fin array, with a small cutout near the center, where four of the heat pipes enter the fin array. The other two heat pipes enter at the front of the card, nearer to the nickel-plated copper cold plate that contacts the GPU die.

The heatsink on the ROG Strix 2080 Ti is even made for maximum contact to the components on the PCB that generate the most heat. Ther are several cut-outs throughout the heatsink to ensure each component makes contact with the heatsink. There are thermal pads throughout the heatsink that contact the chokes, capacitors, and Mosfets, increasing heat dissipation throughout the cards.

Now that we’ve taken a look at the components that make up the ROG Strix 2080 Ti, let’s see how well this beast of a card performs.

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Fire and ice meet in the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti White Edition | ROG

NVIDIA’s GeForce® RTX™ 2080 Ti has remained the unquestioned king of gaming graphics cards in the year since its introduction. Whether a game uses pure raster graphics or hybrid rendering with real-time ray tracing, the RTX 2080 Ti delivers the highest frame rates available from a consumer card at demanding resolutions like 3440×1440 or 4K, and it’s a great partner for exploring the future of gaming with high-dynamic-range content, as well.  

The engineers in the ROG labs already endowed our ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with one of the beefiest PCBs and heatsinks around for gamers seeking to push NVIDIA’s TU102 chip to its limits. A 2.7-slot fin stack with MaxContact technology effectively transports heat away from the GPU and dissipates it with the help of three fans built using our latest Axial-tech design. A dual BIOS switch allows gamers to prioritize maximum performance or silent running, all with minimal performance tradeoffs. Trademark ROG styling and Aura RGB LED lighting put a cherry on top. It’s not a stretch to say the ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti is one of the finest of its kind you can buy—second perhaps only to our own ROG Matrix.   

We’re always looking for ways to push our products further, though, and as temperatures plummet and snow begins to fall in my corner of the world, it’s a fitting time to introduce our latest take on the fastest gaming graphics card around: the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti White Edition. We set a high bar with the original ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti, so it was a challenge to improve this card any further. We still found room to make it even better, though. 

White as the driven snow

One look at this card is all you need to tell that it’s something special. The standard ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti menaces and broods with its black shroud and red default lighting. The White Edition card projects an entirely different vibe.

It’s hard not to shiver a bit when you take in this card’s snowy shroud, fans, and backplate. Even the fan cabling running from the shroud to the PCB has been clad in white to coordinate with the rest of the card. An icy blue default lighting scheme shines through light pipes running the length of the cooler shroud and through the ROG logo on the white backplate. If the default lighting scheme isn’t to your taste, you can set the RGB LEDs to practically any color you like using the Aura utility.  

Our desire to deliver a special take on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti didn’t just stop at a striking outward appearance. We further boosted the performance of the White Edition, too. Each TU102 GPU we install at the heart of White Edition cards has been individually selected for its high clock speed potential. We tune these hand-selected chips at the factory to run at up to 1770 MHz in the card’s OC Mode clock speed profile, up from a 1545MHz boost frequency on standard RTX 2080 Tis and higher even than the 1665MHz the normal ROG Strix card targets. We overclock the 11GB of GDDR6 memory to 14.8Gbps out of the box, too. 

To let the White Edition sustain this higher clock speed, we raised the default power limit of the card to 300W out of the box to ensure each special slice of TU102 silicon can run at its full potential. With two eight-pin PCI Express power connectors and a 16-phase VRM, the White Edition is more than up to handling the raised power limit. Experienced tuners who want to try their hand at overclocking the GPU manually can raise the card’s power limit all the way to 360W in our exclusive GPU Tweak II utility. 

You’ll find unique goodies in the box with each ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition card, including a special ROG PCB engineer’s ruler made using the same Auto-Extreme technology that precisely assembles every one of our graphics cards. It’s a nifty memento you won’t find anywhere else.  

If the ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition catches your eye, don’t wait to get your hands on one. There’s no telling how many TU102 GPUs will meet the high standard needed to make the cut for a White Edition card, and that binning process naturally constrains the number we can make.  

Pricing and availability

The ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition will be available worldwide starting November 28, 2019. For more information, contact your local ASUS representative.  


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DUAL-RTX2080TI-O11G|Graphics Cards|ASUS Global

2x Fans.

2x Fun.

Delivering the latest NVIDIA Turing™ gaming experience in its purest form, the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti melds performance and simplicity like no other. Leveraging advanced cooling technologies derived from flagship STRIX graphics cards, the Dual GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti opts for substance over style, the perfect choice for a well-balanced build. Buckle up and engage cutting-edge gaming prowess.

Patented Wing-blade Fans

They’re pretty fly

Our patented Wing-blade fan design is cool and quiet with 105% greater static pressure over the heatsink compared to traditional axial fans. IP5X dust resistance seals the fan’s internals from particle ingress to keeps things running smoothly.

0dB Technology

Quiet intelligence

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.

2.7-Slot Design

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 50% compared to last gen. If you want to squeeze the most out of the Dual series of GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti’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.

Protective Backplate

That’s so metal!

The Dual GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti’s densely packed PCB is reinforced by an aluminum backplate that adds structural rigidity, helping to prevent PCB flex and protect components and trace pathways from damage.    

144-Hour Validation Program

“Extensive” may be an understatement

Our extensive performance and stress tests begin with the very latest chart-topping titles — like Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. We also carry out reliability trials that include a 144-hour stability test and a series of 3DMark benchmarking runs to ensure the card performs well when pushed to the limits.    

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 Gamecaster

Premium streaming

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!
 

Learn more about XSplit here

wtfast

Play lag-free

We’ve partnered with wtfast to help you to play free from lag, latency and lost packets. With a 6-month subscription to the wtfast Gamers Private Network, you’ll enjoy lower ping for a smoother, more fluid online gaming experience. Buy an ASUS graphics card — and don’t be left waiting!

Learn more about wtfast here

Quantumcloud

Profit from GPU power

Quantumcloud is a simple and secure service that lets you effortlessly earn extra money by putting your idle GPU to work. Through an easy-to-use app, your computer can help run cloud-based applications, making you money in the process. Earnings are automatically transferred to your WeChat or PayPal account, and your privacy remains intact because Quantumcloud doesn’t collect your personal data. Get started making money today!

Learn more about Quantum Cloud here

Virtual Reality

See me now?

By combining advanced VR rendering, real-time ray tracing, and AI, the Dual GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti 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

Smooth Operator

The Dual GeForce RTX™ 2080 Ti 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.

Performance

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.

VR Ready

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.

Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G Graphics Card Review 2022

Nvidia’s prime and mighty gaming graphics card at the moment is their newly released Asus Strix geforce rtx 2080ti o11g Review based on Turing TU102 GPU. The fully enabled TU102 chip contains 6 GPCs (Graphics Processing Clusters), 36 Texture Processing Clusters (TPCs), 72 SMs.

Each GPC includes a dedicated raster engine and six TPCs, with each TPC including two SMs. Each SM contains 64 CUDA Cores, eight Tensor Cores, a 256 KB register file, four texture units, and 96 KB of L1/shared memory which can be configured for various capacities depending on the compute or graphics workloads. Ray tracing acceleration is performed by a new RT Core processing engine within each SM.

Tied to each memory controller are eight ROP units and 512 KB of L2 cache. The full TU102 GPU consists of 96 ROP units and 6144 KB of L2 cache. In total, we have 4608 CUDA Cores, 72 RT Cores, 576 Tensor Cores, 288 Texture units, and 12 32-bit GDDR6 memory controllers (384-bits). The Turing TU102 also supports second-generation NVLink. One x8 NVLink link is included, providing 50 GB/sec of bandwidth in each direction (100 GB/sec total bandwidth).

There is more to it than meets the eye. I have already given an introduction to the Turing in my first RTX content which can be found here.

Asus has sent me their high-end gaming graphics for Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G Review. I have recently reviewed their Strix GeForce RTX 2080 O8G and found that card to be a high performer but coming at the vault breaking price. The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti OC edition retains the design of Strix cards introduced with Pascal generation with fans receiving a worthy upgrade.

Aura RGB lighting is on the board and an RGB header as well. The card is using Asus MaxContact technology allowing 2X more contact with GPU for better thermal performance. This is a 2.7 slot design with emphasis on the cooling department. The major difference in terms of cooling is coming from the new axial-tech fans with the IP5X rating for better performance at improved acoustics.

These cards are produced using Asus Auto-Extreme Technology. The frame is more reinforced to prevent torsion and lateral bending of the PCB. Another key feature differentiating this card from the previous generation is the Dual BIOS. These cards have two BIOS on the board.

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There is a switch located on the top side of the PCB. P and Q modes are designated for these BIOS. P mode enables the performance mode with an emphasis on better cooling to gain more performance and Q mode has a focus on silent operations where the fans will operate at much lower RPM at the cost of the thermal performance. This card has a base clock of 1350MHz with the boost clock of 1665MHz (OC Mode) with 11GB GDDR6 Micron chips.

Is RTX 2080Ti a game changer for 4k gaming? Can it make 4k @ 60 FPS gaming at maximum settings happen? How much performance gain is there over the Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080ti o11G Review? It is time to find out.

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ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080T O11G Specifications

ROG Strix Packing

The front side of the packing box has ROG eye and Republic of Gamers printed on the top left followed by the ROG Strix Gaming Graphics Card text. The main background has ROG eye logo printed in multiple colors. GeForce RTX 2080Ti is printed at the bottom right. Asus AURA Sync, OC Edition, and 11GB GDDR6 info labels are printed at the bottom left side. There is a picture of the graphics card on the left side.

Related: MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio Graphics Card Review 2022

The top side of the packing box has GeForce RTX 2080Ti printed in the white and green colors. OC edition and 11GB GDDR6 are printed at the bottom. The right side has ROG brand logo and name printed.

The backside of the packing box has ROG brand logo and name printed on the top left side followed by the ROG Strix Gaming Graphics Card and GeForce RTX 2080Ti text. This card carries limited 3 years of warranty. There are 6 pictures in the center focusing on the salient highlights of the graphics card like MaxContact Technology, Auto-Extreme Technology, AURA Sync Compatibility, Axial-Tech fans, Dual BIOS, and GPU Tweak II. Main specifications and key features are printed on the left side.

The left and right sides are identical. There is a ROG brand logo name printed on the top. ROG Strix Gaming Graphics and OC edition, 11GB GDDR6 text is printed in the middle. The lower portion has a green color background with GeForce RTX 2080Ti printed in the white color.

The bottom side of the packing box has minimum system requirements printed in 15 different languages. There is a sticker pasted on the right side showing the Part No, Serial No, EAN, and UPC labels and info. These requirements are: –

  • Minimum 650W PSU or greater power supply.
  • PCIe Compliant motherboard with dual-width graphics slot.
  • 5GB of free disk space.
  • 8GB System memory (16GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 x64/Microsoft Windows 10 x64 (April 2018 Update or later)
  • 2x 8-pin PCIe connectors

There is a cardboard box inside the main packing box. It has Strix printed on the top cover. Opening it will show a black color Styrofoam pad placed on the top and there is container placed in the middle with Asus name printed in gold color. User guide and installation disk are inside this container. Removing this top layer will show the graphics card wrapped inside anti-static cover. Two ROG branded Velcro strips are also included.

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RTX 2080Ti Contents

  • 1x Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G graphics card
  • 2x Asus ROG branded Velcro Hook and Loop
  • 1x Quick Guide
  • 1x Installation disk

Asus ROG Strix Design and Features

It is time to take a closer look at the design of the graphics card before proceeding to the testing. Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G review is a beautifully designed graphics card. It carries the same shroud design as was introduced with the release of the Pascal generation cards. It is a 2.7 slot design yet with aesthetically pleasing looks and feels to it.

Aura Sync adds the subtle touch when in operation and it speaks for itself. This design really complements the ROG series motherboards from the Asus. The dimension of the graphics card is 12×5.13×2.13 inches or 30.47×13.04×5.41 CM. The card is following the PCIe 3.0 bus interface. It packs 11GB GDDR6 memory rated at 1750MHz using 352-bit bus width at 616 GB/s bandwidth.

The base clock of the card is 1350MHz in all the modes. The default mode is Gaming Mode with 1660MHz boost clock and 1665MHz boost clock under OC Mode. Please, note that you will need to install GPU Tweak II to access these modes. BIOS switch has nothing to do with these modes. Interesting enough this card has 4352 CUDA Cores whereas fully enabled TU102 chip has 4608 CUDA cores.

Maximum supported digital resolution is 7680×4320. The card is drawing power using two 8-pin connectors. This card packs 88 ROP units and 272 TMUs. The pixel fillrate is 118.8 GP/s and Texture fillrate is 367.2 GT/s. Texture fillrate is low as compared to Nvidia’s stated minimum of 420.2 GT/s for a fully enabled TU-102.

Let’s dig deep in the design elements of this card and explore the might and the beauty of it. This card has a stylish cooler shroud that differentiates the Strix cards form others. The cooler shroud is made of hard plastic. Top and bottom cutouts on the cooler have LEDs on them which can be controlled with AURA Graphics Card software available on Asus website.

The central fan has ASUS brand name printed in white color on its fan hub whereas the other two fans have ROG Eye printed in their centers. With the curves, edges, grooves Asus not only was able to maintain the typical Strix looks it is known for but has given the user what could be described as one of the most stunning design.

Asus has taken a different approach (much needed for Turing) with the ROG Strix GeForce RTX series coolers design. They have increased the width of fin stack by adding 20% more to the surface area over the previous generation Strix cards making the design to be 2.7 slots one. This has enabled them to have more sink surface area for effective heat dissipation across the complete surface.

Asus MaxContact is an industry-first GPU cooling technology that features an enhanced nickel-plated copper plate that makes direct contact with the GPU. This plate is 10 times flatter than the traditional plates. MaxContact utilizes precision machining to provide a surface that makes up to 2X more contact with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in the improved thermal transfer.

This card is using a single heatsink with aluminum fins and five 8mm (not confirmed on the thickness) nickel plated copper heat pipes. There are two nickel plated copper plates. One is making contact with the GPU and the other is making contact with the MOSEFT/VRMs of this card. The heat pipes are terminated at the front.

The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G Review has 3 90mm fans with an axial-tech design. The central fan has Asus branded sticker pasted in the center. The left and the right fans have ROG branded stickers pasted in the center. These fans have the IP5X certification which means they are more dust resistant which would improve their reliability and a longer lifespan.

The previous generation of Strix cards has the wing-blade design. This time around, Asus has come up with the Axia-Tech fans which are delivering up to 27% increase airflow and 40% increased static pressure. This was a needed requirement as the width of the heatsink has been increased resultantly, stronger fans with high static pressure and airflow were needed.

Asus has 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 heatsink. These fans are using the Asus 0dB technology. Please, note that due to dual BIOS nature the 0dB works under the Q-Mode only. They don’t spin until the temperature exceeds 55°C.

If you want to enable the 0dB technology for P-mode then use GPU Tweak-II to enable it. This particular card, on the other hand, seems an exception to that as fans were not spinning until the temperature hits 55°C in P-mode. Seems to me more of an anomaly.

As mentioned above, among the key differentiating design features of this card over the previous generation is the Dual BIOS implementation. The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 20xx cards come with two BIOS.

In order to differentiate the two, they are labeled as P-Mode and Q-Mode. P-Mode focuses on the performance with adequate cooling over the acoustic whereas the Q-Mode is focused on the silent operations which come at the cost of thermal performance. I have tested the thermal performance of the graphics card under both modes which can be checked in the testing section.

There is a switch on the top side of the PCB. P-Mode is on the left side and the Q-Mode is on the right side. The default mode is P-mode. Another important observation is that once the Windows is loaded, switching to the other BIOS will not take effect until the PC is restarted. Below picture highlights the effects on temperature and acoustics in both modes. Asus in-house testing is showing the graphics card to be 27% cooler in P-Mode over the Q-Mode. Similarly, the graphics card is 13% quieter in Q-Mode.

Another key design feature is the provision of the LED On/Off button located on the backside of the graphics card. This will allow the users to turn the RGB lighting completely on or off at their disposal. This was not possible in the previous design. Seems, Asus has taken the note of the feedback by the users. This somehow has a limitation as well. It will disable/enable the entire lighting zones on the card.

There are three zones. One on the ROG Eye located on the backplate, one on the top side and one on the shroud itself. There is no control over the dedicated zones lighting. Builders/gamers who would prefer stealth look would appreciate this feature.

Let’s take a look on the top side of the graphics card. STRIX is printed on the lower left part of the shroud. GeForce RTX is printed on the upper part of the shroud opposing the STRIX. The fins are straight design not angular. Shroud is not fully covering the fin stack which is a must for effective heat dissipation.

“Republic of Gamers” brand name and logo are on the top left side of the shroud. They have LED underneath and light up under operation. Asus has implemented reinforced frame in this generation of Strix cards which has increased the structural integrity of these cards 3X by using a metal brace which is mounted to both backplate and I/O shield. This metal brace prevents excessive torsion and lateral bending of the PCB.

The card requires two 8-pin power connectors to power it up. Both connectors have LEDs beneath them to indicate their action. Static white color would mean the normal power. The red light would indicate the power related issue.

Let’s have a look at the front side of the graphics card. The Shroud’s end is not fully covering the heat sink. Heads or terminating ends of the 5 heat pipes are visible. Underneath we can see a provision of mounting two fan headers but the headers themselves are missing.

Since I did not open the card, so I am not sure if the PCB has sub-components to accommodate the future implementation of the PWM headers, however, the quick look on the headers’ site gives the impression that provision is there. One fan power connector and the RGB LED power connector are visible on the left side. There is a 4-pin RGB header having 12V GRB pin format. The user can connect supported RGB LED strip with the graphics card as well.

This will come handy when using on the Asus AURA Sync enabled motherboard and in that particular scenario think of it as adding one more AURA lighting header at the user’s disposal. This end of the shroud has extended over the PCB and the heat sink which adds to the looks of the card from the front side and gives the impression of one complete design.

On the back side of the graphics card, we have the same metal backplate as has been on the previous generation. It has printed lines in a pattern to signify Strix concept. We’ve a large size ROG Eye in the white background which is basically a diffuser. This section is implemented with RGB LED and really adds to the cool looks on the card when in use.

We can see two 8-pin power connectors. There are what seem to be soldered overclocking tweaking points on the left side of the power connectors. One of the screws on the GPU bracket is covered with a white sticker. Peeling or tearing that would void the warranty though recently warranty terms have been redefined dropping this requirement in the US region. I am not sure if this is done worldwide yet.

There is a sticker pasted on the bottom right side with the serial no of the card. The LED on/off button is located under the NVLink connector. As mentioned in the introduction, the Turing based graphics cards have been implemented with NVLink that enables the multiple-GPU configuration at much higher bandwidth up to 100 GB/s bi-directional for the TU102 GPUs. Though I did not open the card, it seems like there is no thermal pad between the backplate and PCB.

The rear side has the I/O shield for the output. It is not in a silver color as Nvidia has opted for a black color I/O shield on their RTX cards which definitely adds to the overall look and feel of the graphics card. We have two HDMI 2.0b ports, two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, and a USB Type-C port.

This configuration allows the user to enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables by having a VR Device connected with other displays at the same time. Backside implementation allows the better cable management as well.

The bottom side of the card clearly shows the two fin stacks on the cooler. Thermal pads have been used on the possible point of contacts between PCB and the cooler. PCB color is black.

ASUS graphics cards are produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity.

It allows the soldering to be done in a single pass reducing thermal strain on the components and avoiding the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. The end result is a less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product.

The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G has 16+3 power phases using Super Alloy Power II components. These components would enhance efficiency, reduce power loss and would achieve sustained thermal levels. They are using SAP II capacitors having a 2.5X extended lifespan (over 90000 hours longer than standard capacitors), SAP II chokes to help to reduce the buzzing, SAP II DrMos for lower temperature and increased power efficiency and SAP II POSCAP to maximize overclocking headroom.

GeForce RTX 2080ti Aura Sync

Featuring Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and the back plate, ROG Strix graphics cards are capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ROG Strix graphics cards also feature ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization when the graphics card is paired with an Aura-enabled gaming motherboard. There are 6 modes which user can configure and select for the color effect.

  • Static mode. A single color of user’s choice would remain lit.
  • Breathing mode would fade in and out the user’s selected color.
  • Strobing mode flashes the user’s selected color.
  • Music Effect mode would produce the pulses of the user’s selected color.
  • Breathing mode will enable the user to select the color which will be then faded in and out.
  • GPU Temperature will change the color depending upon the load and the temps under the loads.

GPU Tweak II

Asus has designed comprehensive software to control and monitor their graphics cards. This software is known as GPU-Tweak-II. It has a typical red and black color theme on it which represents ROG traditional colors. Though in recent times, ROG has taken a deviation from the Red/Black combo and is setting yet another tradition when it comes to colors on the brand.

The main window of the software shows three main indicators which are: –

  • VRAM Usage
  • GPU Speed
  • Temperature

The red bar on these circles shows the corresponding value of the indicator. On top, we have model no of the graphics card on the left side with three buttons to its right, Home, Info and Tools.

The home button is a default and can be clicked at any time to bring the main window back on the screen. Info button will show the Graphics Cards specs with built-in GPU-Z implementation. Tools button has Game XSplit Game Caster, AURA Graphics Card and the ROG Furmark buttons to launch the corresponding app.

Below the model no, we have a triangle featuring the blend of most important factors that end user would want. They are Performance, Coolness, and Silence. An optimal combination of these three is what Strix is all about. One can have the utmost performance with exceptional cooling yet silent operations. Red color span within triangle would vary with each profile showing how the card would manage all three with the respective profile.

Next, we have 4 profiles which are OC Mode, Gaming Mode, Silent Mode, and My Profile. Gaming is a default mode with a base clock of 1350MHz and boost clock of 1660MHz. OC Mode has a base clock of 1350MHz and boost clock of 1665MHz. My Profile will allow the user to create a custom profile based on the user’s own settings.

This can be done in Professional Mode where all the settings like Voltage Control, Power Level, Base Clock, Memory Clock, Fan Speed can be configured. The fan can be set on Auto or Custom fan curve.

Monitoring window can be activated by clicking on the Monitoring button at the bottom left side of the main window. Monitoring window shows all the critical variables for monitoring. Values are mentioned in Min, Max and Current value is shown on the graph.

The user has the option to monitor only the desired variables. Monitoring window can be disconnected from the main window by clicking once on the chain button between both windows. This is where the user can also control the fans (if any) connected to the graphics card’s fan headers. Be default OSD is disabled, If you want to avail this feature then click on OSD to enable it.

Gaming Booster option is at the bottom of the main window. Clicking this would open a new window. Here we’ve three options. Visual Effects, System Services, System Memory Defragmentation. Visual effects reduce the windows visual flares like animations, animated themes to reduce the performance hit these settings could have on the performance.

System Services would allow stopping the not needed services to boost the performance. System memory defragmentation would help restore the wasted memory space and would boost the application handling.

In crux, this software has everything, the user would have dreamt of to monitor and control their graphics cards. Plus, an interface is easy to understand and once, you have launched it, it will get you going.

Test Bench

Following test bench setup is used:

  • Intel i7 8700k @ 5.0GHz using 1.350V
  • Asus Strix Z390-E Gaming
  • Ballistix Elite 4x4GB @ 3000MHz
  • Deepcool Castle 240 AIO
  • Thermaltake TP RGB 750W Gold PSU
  • HyperX 120GB SSD
  • Seagate Barracuda 2TB for games

Following games have been tested:

  • Battlefield 1 [DX11, DX12]
  • DOOM [Vulkan]
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metro Last Light Redux
  • Far Cry 5
  • Assassin’s Creed Origin
  • The Witcher 3
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider [DX11, DX12]
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider [DX11, DX12]
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • Ashes of Singularity: Escalation [DX11, DX12]

Software information is as under:

  • MSI Afterburner v4.50
  • HWInfo 64 v 5.88-3510
  • 3DMark
  • Unigine Superposition

For GeForce GTX graphics card, Nvidia’s driver 398. 36 are used and for GeForce RTX graphics cards, Nvidia’s 411.70 drivers are used. Microsoft Windows 10 x64 version 1607 was used. All the reported framerates are average. Previously Unigine Heaven and Valley were a part of our testing but they have been dropped in favor of superposition.

The performance of this card has been tested on 1440p and 2160p. Primarily, I’ll be comparing the Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G with the Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G. Let’s take a look on performance graphs.

3DMark

Unigine Superposition

Battlefield 1 DX11

On 1440p, the performance gain is 21.06%. At 4K, the performance gain is maximum i.e 33.12%. Over 100 FPS at 4k sounds about right.

Battlefield 1 DX12

On 1440p, the performance gain is 34.98%. At 4K, the performance gain is maximum i.e 34.17%.

DOOM

This card was hitting 200 FPS cap on 1440p. So real, performance testing result would come from 4K testing. At 4K, the performance gain is 24.61%.

Metro Last Light Redux

On 1440p, the performance gain is 32.91%. At 4K, the performance gain is 45.45%. This is the game in which I still have to see a single card bringing 60 FPS at maxed out settings on 4k on my test bench.

Grand Theft Auto – V

On 1440p, the performance gain is mere 16.14%. At 4K, the performance gain is 17.32%. Despite the lower margin, we have 60 FPS possible gameplay.

Far Cry 5

On 1440p, the performance gain is 28.44%. At 4K, the performance gain is 31.03%.

 Middle Earth: Shadow of War

On 1440p, the performance gain is 32.29%. At 4K, the performance gain is 35.71%.

Assassin’s Creed Origin

On 1440p, the performance gain is 20%. At 4K, the performance gain is 24.50%. Despite a lower margin, we have over 60 FPS gameplay at 4K.

Rise of the Tomb Raider DX11

On 1440p, the performance gain is 19.5%. At 4K, the performance gain is 27. 65%.

Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12

On 1440p, the performance gain is 19.5%. At 4K, the performance gain is 27.65%.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX11

On 1440p, the performance gain is 19.77%. At 4K, the performance gain is 19.40.%.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider DX12

On 1440p, the performance gain is 17.56%. At 4K, the performance gain is 24.37%.

The Witcher 3

On 1440p, the performance gain is 29.57%. At 4K, the performance gain is 29.72%.

Ashes of the Singularity – Escalation DX11

On 1440p, the performance gain is 10.29%. At 4K, the performance gain is 11.85%.

Ashes of the Singularity – Escalation DX12

On 1440p, the performance gain is 20.91%. At 4K, the performance gain is maximum i.e 17.06%.

 RTX 2080 Ti Overclocking

The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080T O11G Review is a factory overclocked graphics card. O in O11G denominates Overclocked edition. In gaming mode, we have 1350MHz base clock which is same as on the Nvidia’s reference design base clock. In OC mode the base clock is 1350MHz as well. The boost clock in Gaming mode (Default) is 1660MHz. In OC mode, the boost clock is 1665 MHz.

Out of the box, the graphics card was boosting to 1950MHz much thanks to the Nvidia’s turbo boost 3.0. But it was not a sustained boost clock. The sustained was like 1905 MHz on average. Overclocking the RTX card seems challenging. I started with the memory overclock first without disturbing the core clock. The voltage was set to the 100% in the GPU Tweak II and Power limit was increased to 125% with 88°C temperature limit.

I managed to get +50MHz on the core clock and +445MHz on the memory clock. Unfortunately, any attempt to go any further was met with artifacts. Surprisingly, the stress test never crashed. With overclocking the maximum boost for once reached at 2070MHz though the clocks were never settled as there was continuous fluctuation with 2025MHz being the lowest.

For this overclocking attempt, the fans were set to run at their max speed which was reported as 3394 RPM. Despite overclocking the results are marginal. Here is the result of the synthetic benchmark with overclocking:

3dMark

2080 Ti Power Limit

This graphics card was continuously hitting the power limit (not the thermal limit). The total power limit is 125% with 88°C thermal limit. By default power limit is set at 100% and 83°C. I observed the boost clock throttling down to 1750MHz when the graphics card was hitting power limit. Mind you the temperature was 68°C during this time hence thermals have nothing to do with it.

When the power limit was increased to 125% the frequency of the graphics card to hit power limit reduces significantly and maximum drop during the recurrence was 1905MHz. I would suggest the gamers/users set the power limit to 125% all the times regardless of the overclocking.

Geforce RTX 2080 ti Thermals

The graphics card was tested with Furmark run of 10 minutes each at native resolution with 8x MSAA in full screen. For ease of reference, the ambient temperatures are also mentioned. Thermal testing was done with P-Mode and Q-Mode. After each testing minimum of 30 minutes idling was ensured. 79°C was hit under the stress test in Q-Mode.

Keep in mind the ambient temperatures which are reported in the graph for reference. Maximum 69°C was hit in P-Mode. Using Q- Mode will have an impact on the boost clocks as the dynamic nature of turbo boost 3.0 it will clock down as the temperature goes higher. This is how it turbo boost works in the Pascal as well.

I have tested the graphics card in P and Q modes to check for performance loss if any. For this purpose, Battlefield 1 was used using Ultra settings in DX11 at 4K. Here are the results:

Mode Minimum Boost Clock Maximum Temperature FPS
P 1905MHz 69°C 104.9
Q 1785MHz 79°C 102.8

 

Power Consumption

Effective from first RTX content, I am using HWInfo 64 to record the power consumption of the graphics card. It seems like the HWinfo 64 is measuring the total power draw of the graphics card, not just the GPU. The below graph is showing the power draw of the graphics card only and not of the PC.

The power draw of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 FE seems sketchy as the chip itself has TDP of 180W. To measure the power draw on idle, all the background apps were closed and the system was left on idling for 30 minutes. Battlefield 1 in DX11 at 4K using Ultra settings was used to measure the in-game power draw of the graphics card.

RTX 2080 Ti Acoustics

As the summer season is still here, there is environmental noise that is beyond my control. These sounds will easily invalidate the sound meter testing. The card was tested on an open-air test bench and I am sitting close to my test bench setup. Using my judgment, the graphics card was silent under Q-Mode which is damn impressive but it came at the cost of the 79°C max temperature.

The P-Mode is still not that much audible and with room’s fan powered off and fans on the AIO set at 40% of their speed, the whole room was almost silent and I had to get much closer to the graphics card to hear the fans under the stress test under P-Mode. Asus has definitely done a great job in this department.

Conclusion

The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G Review is the second RTX card on my test bench. This card is based on Turing TU102 GPU. The dimension of the graphics card is 12×5.13×2.13 inches or 30.47×13.04×5.41 CM. The card is following the PCIe 3.0 bus interface. It packs 11GB GDDR6 memory chips from Micron rated at 1750MHz using 352-bit bus width at 616 GB/s bandwidth. The base clock of the card is 1350MHz in all the modes.

The default mode is Gaming Mode with 1660MHz boost clock and 1665MHz boost clock under OC Mode. Please, note that you will need to install GPU Tweak II to access these modes. BIOS switch has nothing to do with these modes. Interesting enough this card has 4352 CUDA Cores whereas fully enabled TU102 chip has 4608 CUDA cores. Maximum supported digital resolution is 7680×4320. The card is drawing power using two 8-pin connectors.

This card packs 88 ROP units and 272 TMUs. The pixel fillrate is 118. 8 GP/s and Texture fillrate is 367.2 GT/s. Texture fillrate is low as compared to Nvidia’s stated minimum of 420.2 GT/s. This card carries all the bells and whistles of the Turing TU102 GPU including RT Core, Tensor Cores, USB Type-C, VirtualLink, NVLink, New decoder/encoder, DLSS with ray tracing sitting at the core of Turing.

Unfortunately, we have yet to test the true performance potential of these cards due to the lack of games and API enabled for ray tracing and DLSS. For now, the performance comparison is purely from Rasterization factor and new memory architecture and optimization.

The Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G has retained the basic concept design from Pascal and has brought further improvement. This card features dual BIOS which can be toggled using a switch located on the top side of the PCB. These are designated as P-Mode and Q-Mode. P-Mode focuses on the strong cooling for better performance that may come at more sound level than Q-Mode which aims at bringing the silent operations at the user disposal. However, this is done at the cost of high thermals.

Once the Windows is loaded, switching the BIOS will not take effect until the system is restarted. There is an LED power on/off button located on the backside of the card. Now, the user has the option to turn the lighting off for a pure stealth look. Asus has introduced new Axial-Tech fans in this graphics card which are delivering up to 27% increase airflow and 40% increased static pressure. This is a much-needed requirement as the overall thickness of the heatsink has been increased by 20% hence powerful fans with more static pressure and airflow.

The more surface area in the heatsink has made the overall design of the card to be 2.7 slots. Keep that in mind for clearance issues with respect to the chassis. The length of this card is 12” which is another important factor for clearance. The heatsink has 5 nickel-plated copper heat pipes which seem to be 8mm thick. The middle portion of the heatsink is bit recessed.

There are two nickel plated copper plates on this heatsink. One is making contact with the GPU and the other is making contact with the MOSFET/VRMs. This card is using MaxContact technology that utilizes precision machining to create a heat spreader surface that makes up to 2X more contact with the GPU for better heat transfer.

The backplate is of the same design as we saw on the previous generation Strix cards. This card is using metal brace as an added strength measure to bring reinforcement to the structure that prevents excessive torsion and lateral PCB bending. This card does not have two 4-pin fan headers. There is one 12V GRB pin format AURA header as well. If using this graphics card on Asus AURA Sync enabled motherboard then this would be an added AURA header should one need.

So, the big question! What is the performance like on the RTX 2080Ti? The graphs are self-explanatory when it comes to the Asus Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G competing against the Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G. The overall performance gain by the RTX 2080Ti over Pascal’s high-end gaming graphics GPU GTX 1080Ti is approximately 20-25%. This is not that much of a significant gain that one would have expected.

However, the real performance is still to be tested using the new technology and features which will be done when enabled games will be available. Nvidia has not only brought further graphics processing improvement in Rasterization but they have implemented dedicated hardware for Ray Tracing and Artificial Intelligence (Tensor Cores).

DLSS is expected to bring better graphical processing with more efficiency and ray tracing which is a computationally intensive task, has been implemented in a dedicated hardware which would relax the main GPU to focus on more traditional processing. Further, they are implemented in a hybrid approach where the load will be shared depending upon the task requirement.

The current performance gain is coming from Rasterization only. We are expecting better performance gain and efficiency once new technology will be put to use. I am looking forward to the time where we will be testing them to bring forward true performance potential of the Turing based graphics cards. Asus is offering limited 3 years limited warranty on the Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G which is nice.

This card will retail at Rs.198000/- when it will be launched in the local market which is a jaw-dropping price. If you are using GTX 1080Ti then I would suggest waiting till we get to see the RT and DLSS in testing.

I am thankful to the Asus Pakistan for giving me the opportunity to review their Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti O11G.

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ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition Review

ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition – The Best ASUS Has For Turing

ASUS currently has three NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card models on the market today. They have the Turbo Edition that has a blower style GPU cooler that boosts up to 1560MHz, a dual-fan OC edition that boosts up to 1650MHz and then you have the flagship ROG STRIX model with three fans that boosts up to 1665 MHz. Today we’ll be taking a look at the best that ASUS has to offer, the ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition that is available for $1249.

The ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC is simply a behemoth as it takes up 2.7 slots thanks to a massive GPU cooler that is topped off with three axial-tech cooling fans. When it comes to clock speeds the ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition comes out of the box running at a 1350 MHz base clock with a boost clock of up to 1650 MHz. If you install the optional ASUS GPU Tweak II software utility you can run the card in OC mode that allows it to boost up to 1665 MHz. This is 120 MHz higher than the base specification for this model and 30 MHz higher than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE. The ASUS design for this model stretches the length out to 12-inches, so it is roughly 1.5-inches longer than 2080 Ti FE. When it comes to memory, this model has 11GB of GDDR6 memory running at 14 Gbps just like the 2080 Ti reference specs and FE models.

ROG STRIX 2080 Ti OC GeForce RTX 2080 FE GeForce RTX 2080
Boost Clock 1665 MHz (OC)
1650 MHz (Gaming)
1835 MHz (Silent)
1635 MHz 1545 MHz
Base Clock 1365 MHz (OC)
1350 MHz (Gaming)
1335 MHz (Silent)
1350 MHz 1350MHz
11GB GDDR6 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Length 12″ 10. 5″ 10.5″
Price $1249.99 $1199.99 $1099.99

The card that we are reviewing today is the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Overclocked Edition 11GB GDDR6 that is sold under part number ROG-STRIX-RTX2080Ti-O11G-GAMING. This model is backed by a 3-year warranty and is priced at $1249.99 shipped.

The ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Ti OC Edition has an all black finish with bold angles for a modern look.

The ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC has RGB lighting around the top and bottom of the fan shroud to help boost the visual appeal for RGB enthusiasts around the world.

Hate RGB lights? Just below the NVLINK bridge connector there is a large on/off button that controls the RGB lighting! This is great news for those that don’t want to install ASUS Aura Sync software to control the lights. This is also a good time to point out that ASUS includes a full coverage backplate on the STRIX RTX 2080 Ti that looks really sharp.

Moving around to the end of the card you’ll find two 8-pin power connectors with LED lights to let you know if the power is hooked up correctly. ASUS recommends a 650W power supply for this model. Note that in order to have the best cooling performance, the ASUS STRIX-RTX-2080TI-O11G-GAMING occupies 2.7 slots. Please double check you PC case and motherboard layout to ensure that this 12-inch long card won’t be an issue.

Spinning the card around and looking at the top edge of the PCB, you’ll discover a dip switch that controls the cards two vBIOS profiles. The labeling on board is poorly done, but to the left is Performance ‘P’ Mode and to the right is Quiet ‘Q’ Mode. Our card shipped in Performance mode and according to ASUS that will give us 40% lower temperatures at the cost of more fan noise. Flipping the switch over to quite mode will give you around 15-25% less noise, but the card will run hotter. We left the board in ‘P’ Mode for testing, but used GPU Tweak software to run the card in ‘OC’ Mode and we’ll talk about that in a minute. You can switch between two BIOS profiles without any software, but to run the highest factory clock speeds you’ll need to use ASUS GPU Tweak II.

When it comes to display connectors it looks like ASUS deviated from the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE card and offers two DisplayPort and HDMI connectors along with the VirtualLink USB-C port. The move away from three DisplayPort connectors might upset some with an NVIDIA Surround monitor setup, but there are others with a dual-monitor setup that would like to have two HDMI ports.

We won’t be fully tearing down our review sample since we want to preserve the factory thermal interface material for future testing. So, we’ll include some ASUS marketing slides that show you the internal layout. It also shows that ASUS is using their Auto-Extreme production process and uses a metal frame to reinforce the PCB.

ASUS went with a 16+3 power phase (Super Alloy Power II) design on their STRIX RTX 2080 Ti for enhanced durability and efficiency. This shot also clearly shows the location of the RGB header for those that want to sync the card with ASUS Aura Sync software.

We installed the ASUS GPU Tweak II utility in order to get the most performance we could from the ROG STRIX-RTX2080 Ti graphics card. This means that we used the utility to run set the card to OC Mode to have the highest clock speeds out of the box for benchmarking. You can still manually overclock the card for higher clock speeds and we’ll do just that in our overclocking section.

Let’s take a quick look at the test system and then we’ll look at how the ROG-STRIX-RTX2080Ti performs in some games and applications.

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ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition — Is This The One Card To Rule Them All?!







Shannon Robb


April 29, 2020
Articles, Hardware, NVIDIA, Reviews & Articles, Video Cards/Graphics Cards

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Jump to section

1. Meet The Graphics Monster from ASUS.

  • 1. Meet The Graphics Monster from ASUS.
  • 2. ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition Features Overview
  • 3. A look at the ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition
  • 4. Under The Hood of The ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition
  • 5. Test Rig
  • 6. Power, Thermals, and Noise
  • 7. Professional Benchmark SPECviewperf 13
  • 8. Synthetic Benchmark: 3DMark, VRMark, Heaven, and Superposition
  • 9. Gaming Benchmark: newer Titles
  • 10. Overclocking
  • 11. Final Thoughts

ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti, is a monster both in size and performance!

ASUS is no newcomer to the GPU game, and their ROG STRIX series of cards regularly lend themselves to extreme designs. The design or aesthetic is not the whole story, though, and there is a lot going un under the hood that is even more extreme than the nearly triple slot thick design. The custom PCB in many of the ROG cards from ASUS have VRM’s and enhancements to not only help eke out a bit more performance for everyday gamers but also are densely packed with high-quality components to serve the extreme OC enthusiast community as well.

The card we have today is based on the Nvidia flagship RTX 2080 Ti GPU. This version we have is not only the ASUS STRIX model but a limited white version that has extra points in the aesthetic column to match the needs of those looking to make a refreshing white themed build.

The ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition carries a price premium for its advanced onboard tech, as you will see below.

  • ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 TI White Edition $ 1,449.99 (Source: Newegg)

The ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition is in a very niche category as far as pricing, nearing the $1,500 mark. This price and its extreme nature are not lost upon me, but when you take into account the performance and the retail MSRP for the standard 2080 Ti FE card, it falls a bit more in line with what you would expect. In the next pages of this review, we will assess whether the extra $300 is merited by what we observe and how the card performs.

Nvidia Features

  • New Turing based GPU featuring hardware-based acceleration and hybrid rendering capabilities
  • New Streaming Multiprocessor (SM)
  • Turing Tensor Cores
  • Real-Time Ray Tracing (RTX)
  • New shading enhancements
  • Deep Learning Features for Graphics (DLSS and more)
  • Integrated VirtualLink port on the rear I/O (USB Type C)
  • GDDR6 High-Performance memory
  • GPU Boost 4

Specifications

Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Core TU102-300A-K1-A1
Bus  PCI Express 3. 0
Video Memory GDDR6 11GB
Core Clock (OC) GPU Boost Clock: 1740/1770 MHz (Gaming/OC Mode), GPU Base Clock: 1350 MHz
CUDA Cores 4352
RTX OPS 78T
GIGA Rays/s 10
Memory Clock 14800 MHz 
Memory Interface 352-bit
Resolution Max Resolution:7680×4320
Interface HDMI Output: Yes x 2 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 2 (Native) (Regular DP)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors 2 x 8-pin
Accessories 2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions 12″ x 5″
304. 8 x 127 Millimeter

The STRIX version of the RTX 2080 Ti carries both a standard gaming clock of up to 1740MHz boost while there is also an OC clock boost of up to 1770MHz. The card has a boost of power delivery to 300W (360W effective) to allow for more vertical headroom and manual OC capability.

Jump to section

1. Meet The Graphics Monster from ASUS.

  • 1. Meet The Graphics Monster from ASUS.
  • 2. ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition Features Overview
  • 3. A look at the ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition
  • 4. Under The Hood of The ASUS STRIX RTX 2080 Ti White Edition
  • 5. Test Rig
  • 6. Power, Thermals, and Noise
  • 7. Professional Benchmark SPECviewperf 13
  • 8. Synthetic Benchmark: 3DMark, VRMark, Heaven, and Superposition
  • 9. Gaming Benchmark: newer Titles
  • 10. Overclocking
  • 11. Final Thoughts


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Flagship video cards are not very popular due to their high cost. But they perform a number of important functions. For example, they show the limits of the current generation of graphics adapters and are a dream come true for many gamers. And, of course, they are often used to raise self-esteem, when in the comments under the test of any video card you can easily say: “And my RTX 2080 Ti gives out more than 100 FPS at maximum settings,” and then retire into the sunset under a volley of envious comments.

In the previous article on the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 OC edition video card, we got acquainted with the features of the 12nm NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture, so we will not repeat it. But let’s leave a summary table of technical characteristics for a better idea of ​​​​the capabilities of the flagship against the background of internal competitors:

Model

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Technical process, nm

16 (FinFET)

12 (FFN)

16 (FinFET)

12 (FFN)

16 (FinFET)

12 (FFN)

GPU

NVIDIA GP104-200

NVIDIA TU106

NVIDIA GP104-400

NVIDIA TU104-400A

NVIDIA GP102-350

NVIDIA TU102-300A

Microarchitecture

NVIDIA Pascal

NVIDIA Turing

NVIDIA Pascal

NVIDIA Turing

NVIDIA Pascal

NVIDIA Turing

Crystal area, mm 2

314

445

314

545

471

754

Number of transistors, billion

7. 2

10.8

7.2

13.6

12

18.6

Number of SM units

15

36

20

46

28

68

Number of CUDA cores

1920

2304

2560

2944

3584

4352

Number of CUDA cores in SM block

128

64

128

64

128

64

Number of texture units

120

144

160

184

224

272

Number of raster blocks

64

64

64

64

88

88

Number of Tensor Cores

288

368

544

Number of cores RT

36

46

68

L2 cache size, KB

2048

4096

2048

4096

3072

6144

GPU base / dynamic frequency, MHz

1506 / 1683

1410 / 1620

1607 / 1733

1515 / 1710

1480 / 1582

1350 / 1545

Founders Edition GPU base / dynamic frequency, MHz

1506 / 1683

1410 / 1710

1607 / 1733

1515 / 1800

1480 / 1582

1350 / 1635

Video memory type

GDDR5

GDDR6

GDDR5X

GDDR6

GDDR5X

GDDR6

Volume, GB

8

8

8

8

11

11

Effective memory frequency, MHz

8008

14000

10 008

14000

11 008

14000

Bus width, bit

256

256

256

256

352

352

Bandwidth, GB/s

256. 3

448

320

448

484

616

FP32 Computing Power (Founders Edition), TFLOPS

6.5

7.5 (7.9)

8.9

10 (10.6)

11.3

13.4 (14.2)

TDP (Founders Edition), W

150

175 (185)

180

215 (225)

250

250 (260)

Recommended price at the start of sales (affiliate / Founders Edition), $

379 / 449

499 / 599

599 / 699

699 / 799

699

999 / 1199

Compared to its predecessor, the new product boasts tensor and RT cores, more computing units and faster memory. This resulted in a 26% increase in FP32 processing power at a 72% increase in price. And what kind of increase can you expect in real games in Full HD and Ultra HD? We will talk about this and not only in this review.

Specification

Model

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition (ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING)

Technical process, nm

12

GPU

NVIDIA TU102-300A

Microarchitecture

NVIDIA Turing

Number of CUDA cores

4352

Number of texture units

272

Number of raster blocks

88

GPU base / dynamic frequency, MHz

«Gaming»

1350 / 1650

«OC»

1350 / 1665

Video memory type

GDDR6

Volume, GB

11

Effective frequency, MHz

14 000

Bus width, bit

352

Bandwidth, GB/s

616

Internal interface

PCI Express 3. 0 x16

External interfaces

2 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x DisplayPort 1.4a
1 x USB Type-C

Additional power connector

2 x 8-pin

Recommended power supply, W

650

Dimensions, mm

304.7 x 130.4 x 54.1

Drivers

Latest drivers can be downloaded from the ASUS website or from the website of the manufacturer of GPU

Manufacturer website

ASUS
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition

Packing and contents

Buying such a video card is an unambiguous holiday for a gamer (no matter what tears the wallet sheds). And so the packaging of the ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING video card is bright and festive. She will talk about the key benefits and remind you about 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).

Traditionally, there are recommendations for the power supply on the bottom side: its minimum power should be 650 W, and it is desirable to have two 8-pin PCIe connectors in the set of connectors. The real power consumption of our test bench with this video card is shown on the last graph of the testing block.

In the box we found a user manual, software CD and a pair of Velcro straps.

Appearance

In the off state, the novelty looks reserved and solid, although the decorative elements of the plastic casing give it a touch of aggressiveness.

And after turning on and activating the proprietary Aura Sync backlight, its appearance becomes more attractive. If desired, the backlight can be synchronized with other compatible components.

The reverse side is covered with a protective cover. It performs not only decorative, but also a number of really useful functions: it supports the cooler, prevents the textolite from breaking, and participates in heat removal.

Here you can see a number of other important elements:

  • «LED On/Off» button to turn the backlight on/off;
  • reliable tantalum-polymer capacitors that are part of the power subsystem;
  • sticker on one of the screws, so removing the cooler without losing the warranty will not work;
  • front NVIDIA NVLink bridge connector;
  • a pair of 8-pin connectors for connecting additional power using PCIe connectors;
  • pad for monitoring and changing key voltages (near the PCIe connectors).

From another angle, you can clearly see that there are additional LEDs near the PCIe slots themselves, which signal in case of power problems.

The tail has one additional 4-pin connector for backlight control using ASUS Aura Sync technology.

On the top edge on the front side there is a BIOS switch that allows you to select one of two modes of operation of the cooling system: «P Mode» or «Q Mode». In the first case (short for Performance), the fans will spin faster. This mode is suitable for gaming sessions or overclocking. In the second (short for Quiet), their speed will be lower for quieter operation.

The set of external interfaces for the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition video card is slightly different from the reference one. It includes two HDMIs and two DisplayPorts instead of one HDMI and three DisplayPorts. Only USB Type-C remained unchanged. The maximum resolution is 7680 x 4320.

We were not allowed to disassemble the video card, but thanks to the official press materials, we know for sure that a modified printed circuit board with a reinforced 16 + 3-phase power subsystem without doublers is used. The element base is recruited from DrMOS microcircuits, solid-state and tantalum-polymer capacitors and ferrite chokes.

The GPU-Z utility reports that the ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING is based on the NVIDIA TU102-300A GPU with support for 4352 CUDA cores. Paired with it is 11 GB of GDDR6 memory from Micron. By default, the «Gaming» profile is activated, in which the dynamic frequency of the GPU rises to 1650 MHz (the reference figure is 1545 MHz).

In the proprietary GPU Tweak II utility, you can activate the «Silent» and «OC» profiles. In the first, the dynamic frequency of the GPU is reduced to 1635 MHz, and in the second it is raised to 1665 MHz.

Cooling system

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition has 2.7 expansion slots and is 305 mm long inside the case. Therefore, before buying, be sure to check if there is a place for it.

The design of the cooler includes a massive two-piece aluminum radiator with a nickel-plated copper base and six nickel-plated copper 6mm heat pipes. Through special inserts and bulges, the radiator contacts the memory chips and phases of the power subsystem. And in order to reduce the load on the printed circuit board, not only a stiffening plate on the back is used, but also a reinforced frame on the front side.

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. This allows the fans to move more air and rotate at higher speeds than conventional fans without increasing the noise level.

Let’s also highlight the MaxContact technology. With its help, the surface of the base of the radiator is made smoother to increase the contact area with the GPU and improve heat dissipation.

In the automatic mode of operation of the cooling system, at maximum load and the active mode «P Mode», the temperature of the GPU reached only 60 ° C with a critical indicator of 89 ° C. The fans were spinning at 49% (1769 rpm) of their maximum speed, creating a quiet background noise. Working and playing in this mode is a pleasure. And the frequency of the graphics processor has risen to 1680 MHz.

After forcing the fan speed to 100% (3098 rpm), the GPU temperature dropped to 50°C. Noise exceeded the average level and ceased to be comfortable for constant use. The frequency of the GPU has risen to 1695 MHz.

At idle, the fans spin silently at 817 RPM (23% of maximum), keeping the GPU temperature within 30°C. If you want them to turn off completely under low load, then activate the «Q Mode» using the BIOS switch on the top edge. In this case, they will turn on when the GPU temperature reaches 56°C.

The cooling system of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC edition video card was a pleasant surprise. It does an excellent job of cooling key components in automatic mode and has a large margin of safety for overclocking experiments. If you want it to work even quieter, then simply activate the «Q Mode». No extraneous sounds in the form of an annoying squeak of throttles were noticed during testing.

Review of ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GreenTech_Reviews

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

video card review and testing

The first month of school will be remembered by many for a long time — NVIDIA introduced the new generation of RTX video cards, which significantly exceed all previous GTX in terms of capabilities. More cool effects in games, higher performance, a bunch of new technologies… A gamer’s dream, in general. But at school breakfasts, it won’t be possible to save money on such a monster — now the price tags are six-digit, and the second digit may not even be 0 or 1. But what’s most interesting is that there are a lot of options from different manufacturers on the market. In fairness, it should be noted that more than half of them are based on reference design boards and are of almost no interest — the cooling system of the Founders Edition already looks great and is quite efficient. Well, our guest is the flagship from ASUS — ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

Comes in a box with the familiar ROG STRIX design. On the front side there are a lot of all sorts of logos, as well as a photo of the video card, from which you can immediately understand that it differs significantly from the previous model in every sense.

On the reverse side, the manufacturer posted information about the key features of the model, which included completely new technologies. We will talk about them as we study the video card in this material.

Interestingly, the delivery set is minimal. A user manual, a CD with drivers and software, and a couple of cable ties are all that you will find in the box besides the video card.

Even at first glance, you understand that the video card has been updated not only in terms of electronic components on the board, but also in terms of the cooling system and its appearance.

AURA RGB LED lighting has 6 modes of operation — static glow, pulse, strobing, loop, music rhythm and GPU temperature.

This is all configurable using the Lighting Control software.

The cooling system is very massive — it occupies 2.7 slots. The entire back side is covered with a metal plate.

Another innovation is Axial-tech fans. 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. In general, Axial-tech fans are able to move more air and rotate at higher speeds than conventional fans without increasing the noise level. Their design meets the IP5X standard, which indicates the dust tightness of the motor housing.

Video card length is 30.5 cm.

Another interesting solution — the backlight can now be turned off by simply pressing the corresponding button.

And something else new — two BIOS profiles, switching between them is carried out using a special switch.

For lovers of advanced overclocking features, the corresponding functionality is presented. But, of course, when soldering, the warranty is automatically removed.

The graphics card requires two 8-pin power cables to operate.

For image output, we have two HDMI (2.0b), two DisplayPort (1.4) and VirtualLink, implemented via a USB Type-C connector.

Radiator… All radiators are the father. The entire structure is over 2.5 slots thick.

All six heatpipes pass through the monolithic base.

And the main part of the power subsystem is also cooled by the same radiator.

And another interesting detail — a metal frame, which is also part of the cooling system.

First, it cools the second part of the GPU power subsystem.

Secondly, it dissipates the heat generated by all memory chips.

But what surprised me is that the backplate does not have thermal pads for contact with the printed circuit board, as some other manufacturers have. True, those do not have such a large metal frame.

The padding of the electronic components is very, very dense. There are practically no free places.

A connector for connecting an RGB strip is available to us. There are no pairs of connectors for fans, but no one has announced them.

The power subsystem is located on both sides of the GPU. Three phases are allocated for memory — those on the right.

Controls voltage with the uPI uP9512Q controller.

The rest are for the GPU. And there are 16 of them!

The digital controller MP2888A manufactured by Monolithic Power Systems is responsible for their control.

For lovers of hardware modifications — closing these resistors will remove the Power Limit 🙂

On the reverse side of the printed circuit board there is also a fairly large number of electronic components.

Memory chips are represented by the 8RA77 D9WCW set.

Software

The Lighting Control application allows you to set the operating mode and the color of the lighting.

GPU Tweak II is a program for controlling frequencies, fans and other parameters necessary for overclocking a video card. There is a simple mode:

And advanced user option:

Testing

Information from the GPU-Z utility. In idle mode, the temperature of the GPU is approximately 30 degrees.

Unigine Superposition graphics performance benchmark example. nominal mode. GPU clock speed almost reaches 1950 MHz.

As for overclocking, our copy was able to run at 2125 MHz for the GPU and 15600 MHz for the video memory.

The temperature of the GPU reached 62 degrees in automatic fan mode. At the same time, the video card remained absolutely silent.

If you manually turn the fans to the maximum, the temperature will drop to about 53 degrees. The video card becomes audible, but there was no particular discomfort. The GPU frequency will fluctuate around 1500-1530 MHz.

And if you increase the Power Limnit to 125% in this mode (the maximum possible in the GPU Tweak II software), then the core frequency will immediately increase to 1680 MHz. Temperature, really. will also rise — up to 59 degrees.

Advantages and disadvantages
Advantages:
— extremely high performance;
— high efficiency cooling system;
is a first-class component base.
— very quiet operation with automatic fan control;
— two BIOS profiles;
— good overclocking potential;

Disadvantages:
— price tag on the Russian market;

Features:
— no additional fan connectors.
Conclusion
Extremely fast and also expensive — these are the words that I would like to end this material with. But let’s face it — the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the flagship in every way. The highest performance at the moment, high-quality component base, efficient and quiet cooling system with RGB lighting. Engineers designed the graphics card completely from scratch. In part, these are the requirements of the new GPU — it is huge and requires a special approach to power. And for cooling, of course. The cooling system has become even more massive and is equipped with brand new Axial-tech fans, which are characterized by the best airflow at the lowest noise level. Actually, you can’t even complain about the thickness of the video card — most analogs from other manufacturers also go beyond two expansion slots. As for the cost… The Russian market is such that it is simply impossible to find an adequate price tag at first. Therefore, at first you will have to wait a little or take advantage of the offers of foreign stores, keeping in mind the commission for exceeding a certain purchase amount.

DUAL-RTX2080TI-11G|Graphics Card|ASUS in Russia

Super Cooling Gaming Model

ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card puts content over form, bringing the power of NVIDIA Turing GPU to life discreet design ideal for a balanced computing environment. A powerful cooler, borrowed from the flagship models of the Strix series, is responsible for cooling.

Optimized Fans

Patented Blade Design

High quality Wing-blade fans with optimized impeller geometry increase static air pressure by 105% compared to conventional axial flow fans, and IP5X certified dust protection guarantees long life.

Silent operation

Intelligent fan control

At low and medium load, when the GPU temperature remains below 55°, the fans stop and the cooler cools the video card in a passive mode, that is, at zero noise level. If the temperature exceeds the specified value, the fans will automatically resume their work.

2.7 slot form factor

Bigger, better cooling!

The Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is designed in 2.7 slot form factor to accommodate a larger heatsink: the total heat dissipation area is increased by more than 50% compared to the previous generation models. Improved heat dissipation gives you more freedom to experiment with overclocking, and also allows fans to run at slower speeds (and make less noise) while playing games.

Reinforcement plate

Strength of metal

A strong aluminum plate on the back of the graphics card prevents the PCB from bending, protecting the components and electrical connections on it from damage.

144-Hour Validation Program

Very Strict Tests

This graphics card undergoes 144-hour continuous operation test, high load stress test using 3DMark benchmark and compatibility test with popular games such as Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

GPU Tweak II

Monitoring and tuning

Modern ASUS graphics cards come with an exclusive GPU Tweak II utility that gives you full control over your computer’s graphics subsystem. With its help, you can change frequencies and voltages, adjust the operation of fans, track hardware monitoring data, etc. So GPU Tweak II will help you get the most out of your new graphics card!

XSplit Gamecaster

Professional Streaming

This ASUS video card comes with a free license for XSplit Gamecaster, a utility for streaming gameplay over the Internet. We are waiting for you online!

Learn more about XSplit Gamecaster

wtfast

Play without lags!

The speed of a network game depends on the route that packets with game data are sent to the server. Gamers Private Network technology from Wtfast is used to automatically optimize this route, which can significantly reduce network lags and minimize the number of lost packets. Buy an ASUS graphics card and get a 6-month subscription to this service for free!

Learn more about Wtfast

Quantum Cloud

Video card for rent

Quantum Cloud is a simple and secure service that allows you to earn money by renting video card processing power. To do this, just run a special utility on your computer through which various cloud applications will be launched. Earned funds are automatically credited to your WeChat or PayPal account, and your privacy remains fully protected as no personal data will be stored online. Start earning with your video card right now!

Learn more about Quantum Cloud

Virtual reality

More realistic

Featuring state-of-the-art rendering techniques, real-time ray tracing, and AI features, the Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card takes VR to the next level. In addition, connecting next-generation VR headsets is as simple and fast as possible with a single cable thanks to the VirtualLink interface implemented via the USB Type-C connector.

NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology

Adaptive Sync

The Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti supports NVIDIA G-Sync technology, which synchronizes the monitor’s screen refresh rate with the GPU’s frame rate. G-Sync eliminates annoying frame tearing and reduces display lag, resulting in both better picture quality and better game responsiveness.

Revolutionary Graphics Card

NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card is a true revolution in terms of realism and speed in PC gaming. The GPU with the innovative Turing microarchitecture, 11 GB of fast GDDR6 memory and support for the latest technologies make it an ideal choice for enthusiastic gamers.

NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture

Leveraging the revolutionary Turing microarchitecture and the RTX application development platform, the new graphics cards enable never-before-seen rendering techniques that combine real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shaders.

Real-time ray tracing

Ray tracing provides the most realistic rendering of lighting, reflections and shadows, far superior to traditional rendering methods. NVIDIA Turing is the first GPU capable of real-time ray tracing.

State of the art technology

GeForce RTX GPUs work with high-speed GDDR6 memory to support all DirectX 12 features.

Game Drivers

NVIDIA GPU gaming graphics card drivers are optimized for gaming and deliver outstanding speed and image quality.

Gaming Features

NVIDIA GPU delivers high performance to power VR headsets, ultra-high resolution monitors and multi-monitor configurations. The NVIDIA GameWorks technology it supports delivers smooth, cinematic-quality gameplay, as well as 360-degree panoramic screenshots.

For VR

Experience the next generation of VR with NVIDIA VRWorks technology for high performance and compatibility with the best VR headsets.

ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

Review Page:
1- Introduction & Specifications, Map & PCB Analysis, Test Setup2- Gaming Test (Part 1)3- Gaming Test (Part 2)4- Gaming Test (Part 3) 5- Performance & Consumption6- Temperatures & Noise, Overclocking & Power Limits7- Rating & Review


The posted review will certainly be of interest to many fans and enthusiasts of video cards, because ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce 2080 Ti [ROG-MATRIX-RTX2080TI-P11G-GAMING] is a truly unique example. So, what is remarkable about this model. Firstly, it is a closed cooling system Infinity Loop, consisting of a pump, tube and radiator, which is ventilated by three Axial-tech fans; the whole thing is covered with a spectacular casing. Secondly, thanks to such a cooler, the card received a stunning factory overclocking of the GPU (Boost 1800 MHz, versus 1545 MHz for the FE version), and, importantly, VRAM also received such an honor, having received an increase of 100 MHz out of the box. Thirdly, dual BIOS, Matrix Heat Spreader (large heat spreader), stop turntables at temperatures below 55 ° C (silent BIOS only) and a backlit backlight.

Contents:

Naturally, ASUS ROG Matrix GeForce 2080 Ti was designed for enthusiasts, and the main goal of ASUS engineers was to get the most out of the Turing architecture while offering gourmets a quiet card with low temperatures. By the way, the Matrix brand did not shine at all on Pascal cards, and it would seem that it has sunk into oblivion, but with Turing there was a wonderful return.

Well, for a snack, the price, which, according to official data, is neither more nor less than $1999, about $400 more expensive than the Lightning Z, the monstrous RTX 2080 Ti product from MSI; actually air-cooled. It will be very interesting to compare the performance of the two monsters in parallel.

Specifications
Price Shaders Blocks Core frequency Acceleration Memory frequency GPU Transistors Memory
RX Vega 64 $400 4096 64 1247 MHz 1546 MHz 953 MHz Vega 10 12500M 8 GB HBM2 2048 bit
GTX 1080 Ti $700 3584 88 1481 MHz 1582 MHz 1376 MHz GP102 12200M 11GB GDDR5X 352bit
RTX 2070 490 $ 2304 64 1410 MHz 1620 MHz 1750 MHz TU106 10800M 8 GB GDDR6 256 bit
RTX 2080 $700 2944 64 1515 MHz 1710 MHz 1750 MHz TU104 13600M 8 GB GDDR6 256 bit
RTX 2080 Ti $1000 4352 64 1350 MHz 1545 MHz 1750 MHz TU102 18600M 11GB GDDR6 352bit
ASUS RTX 2080
Ti Matrix
1999 $ 4352 64 1350 MHz 1800 MHz 1750 MHz TU102 18600M 11GB GDDR6 352bit
Packaging and contents

Scope of supply:

  • Video card
  • Documentation
  • Driver disc
  • Clamps
  • Sticker
Card

The card looks just great, nothing fancy, just a sharp «carbon» design. The device is far from even average in size, which are 12.2 x 5.3 x 2.35 inches or 31 x 13.5 x 5.96 cm, that is, even when installed in medium-sized Matrix cases, it can be difficult. On the reverse side there is a cool backplate.

Three slots are required to install a monster device.

Outputs:

  • DisplayPort x 2
  • HDMI 2.0b x 2
  • USB-C VirtualLink x 1

With the «Turing» microarchitecture, NVIDIA has also updated the display engine to support DisplayPort 1.4a with Display Stream Compression (DSC) from VESA. This combination allows you to support [email protected] using a single cable or [email protected] with DSC enabled. For the context of DisplayPort 1.4a is the latest version of the standard published in April 2018.

At CES 2019, NVIDIA officially announced that all of their graphics cards will now support VESA Adaptive Sync (aka FreeSync). Although only a small number of FreeSync monitors have been fully tested with G-SYNC, users can enable this feature in the NVIDIA Control Panel, whether the monitor is certified or not.

Two additional 8-pin connectors, indicates 375 watts of input power for this card. ASUS recommends a 650W power supply.

With Turing, NVIDIA is using NVLink as the physical layer for its next generation of SLI technology. NVLink provides enough bandwidth for multi-GPU rendering of 8K 60Hz, 4K 120Hz. This is a point-to-point link between GPUs, so latencies will be lower than data transfer via the PCI-Express bus.

The card received a dual-BIOS, the second option offers a «quiet» mode that starts the fans at lower speeds and also includes their blocking; while the turntables are resting, the pump will continue to work. Both BIOSes have the same frequency and power limit settings.

There was also one small but very useful “Stealth Mode” button, which allows you to completely block all RGB LED lighting.

This card has three interesting connectors; A 4-pin/3-pin RGB/aRGB connector for connecting additional lighting directly to the card, and two 4-pin PWM fan headers for connecting up to two synced «case» turntables.

Grouped measurement points make it easy to check different voltages on the card.

Generally a standard set for the ROG series.

Disassembly

As mentioned earlier, the ASUS cooler contains a complete water cooling system, consisting of a water block, a pump and a radiator. The block’s copper base is extremely large, allowing it to cool not only the GPU, but also the memory chips, which are often minimally cooled in other water-cooled designs.

The cooler includes a trio of what ASUS calls «Axial Tech Fans». These newly designed fans are equipped with a barrier ring running around the periphery of the impeller, thus preventing side air flow and directing it all in the axial direction (down to the heatsink and PCB).

ASUS uses a dual-channel design with a very finely divided flow pattern for its water block.

This comparison image shows units from ASUS and Asetek, which are used by most competing water-cooled designs. You can notice how much larger the ASUS unit is.

After removing the main cooler, you can see the card better. The first detail that catches the eye is a large injection-molded plate on top of the board, completely covering it.

This plate provides cooling for the VRM circuitry and also greatly increases the bending strength of the device, completely eliminating any form of sagging.

If we look from the side, we can get a better idea of ​​the design of the sandwich refrigerator. Above is a water block with a copper base connected to a radiator below it (pictured). Both are connected via a tube on the left side of the block. To the right of the block, you can see the pump with its power cable, which has a more classic look for connecting a corrugated tube to a radiator.

The pump is quite compact in design and constantly runs at a set speed.

The stunning ASUS back panel features an RGB-lit ROG logo and a well-milled surface structure.

PCB Pictures

These pictures are for volt modders and users who want to see finer details on the PCB.

PCB Analysis

The GPU VRM circuitry is 16-phase and is controlled by a Monolithic Power Systems MP2888A controller.

In turn, the memory VRM appears to be 3-phase and is controlled by the uPI uP9512 controller.

ASUS used GDDR6 memory chips made by Samsung, model number K4Z80325BC-HC14 at 1750 MHz (14 Gbps effective GDDR6 speed), while most RTX 2080 Ti based cards use Micron memory, which overclocks slightly better.

NVIDIA TU102 is the largest «Turing» chip manufactured in 12nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with 18.6 billion transistors and 754mm² die area.

Test configuration

Test configuration — VGA Rev. 2019.1
Processor Intel Core i7-8700K @ 4.8 GHz
(Coffee Lake, 12MB Cache)
Motherboard ASUS Maximus X Hero
Intel Z370
RAM G.SKILL 16 GB Trident-Z DDR4
@ 3867 MHz 18-19-19-39
Accumulator 2x 960 GB SSD
Power: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850W
Cooler Cryorig R1 Universal 2x 140mm fan
Operating system Windows 10 64-bit October 2018 Update
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ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080Ti — the coolest Turing

Nikanorov Sergey

January 28, 2019
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The ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card with Turing architecture features a triple fan and an updated PCB design.

The Turing architecture of NVIDIA’s new GPUs offers a fundamental change in the graphics space, as NVIDIA has added RT (Raytracing) cores as well as Tensor (AI) cores alongside the conventional shading processor. ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is equipped with TU102 GPU. This GPU has 4352 active shader processors, which is significantly more than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The model acquired 11 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, as well as a 352-bit wide memory bus. Micron’s new graphics memory chips have a standard 14 GHz (effective clock speed).

Specifications ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Interface PCI Express 3.0
Video memory 11 GB GDDR6, 1400 MHz
Core-CUDA 4352
Memory bus width, bit 256
CUDA core 3584
GPU clock speeds OC mode: 1665 MHz, base frequency: 1350 MHz. Game Mode (Default) — Clock: 1650 MHz, Base: 1350 MHz.
Interfaces USB Type-C, two HDMI 2.0b, two DisplayPort 1.4
Dimensions 30. 47 x 13.04 x 5.41 cm
Maximum display support, qty 4
SW ASUS GPU Tweak II and Driver

The TU102 GPU has six graphics processing clusters (GPCs), 36 texture processing clusters (TPCs), and 72 streaming multiprocessors (SMs). Each SM contains 64 CUDA cores, eight tensor cores, four texture units, and 96 KB of L1/shared memory, which can be configured in different capacities depending on the compute or graphics workload. Ray tracing is accelerated with new RT core processing: TU102 has 576 tensor cores and 96 ROP blocks. In OC mode, the GPU clock speed is 1665 MHz and the base frequency is 1350 MHz. In game mode (default) — clock frequency 1650 MHz, base frequency — 1350 MHz.

You won’t hear the noise of the graphics card under low load conditions because its fans don’t spin when they’re not needed. 0 dB technology allows the fans to stop spinning if the GPU core temperature remains below 55 Celsius, allowing you to enjoy «light» games in complete silence. If the temperature rises, the fans automatically restart. To enable the 0dB mode, enable the BIOS Quiet (Q) Mode using the built-in switch. But even with three fans running, the noise of the card will not exceed 40 dB. The introduction of IP5X dust protection can isolate the internal components of the fan from the ingress of particles to ensure uninterrupted operation. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to move more air and rotate at higher speeds without increasing the noise level.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti interface panel includes two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, two HDMI 2.0b ports, and one USB Type-C port. For power supply, the video card is equipped with a pair of 8-pin connectors. But the DVI connector is excluded in this card from the possible interfaces.

ASUS’ current generation of top cards take up 2. 7 slots to accommodate a larger heatsink. The total surface area of ​​the cooling grille has been increased by more than 20% compared to the previous generation. The extra heat dissipation allows the fans to run at lower speeds while gaming. MaxContact technology, which uses precision machining to create a heat spreader surface, doubles the contact with the GPU chip, resulting in improved heat transfer. The card has a TDP of 260~275W, with 75W supplied through the PCIe slot and then 2x150W through the 8-pin PEG (PCI Express Graphics) power connector. The back panel has a lot of air vents to remove the air flow. There is also a button to turn off the RGB backlight.

The structural integrity of the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is tripled with a metal brace to prevent excessive twisting and bending of the board on the side. All ROG Strix graphics cards are manufactured using Auto-Extreme technology and an automated manufacturing process. Traditionally, soldering through and surface components has to be done in several steps. Auto-Extreme technology allows all soldering to be completed in one pass, reducing heat stress on components and avoiding the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. The end result is less environmental impact, lower energy consumption and improved product reliability.

The ASUS GPU Tweak II utility allows you to tweak critical settings including GPU core clock speeds, memory frequency, voltage settings and more with real-time monitoring via a customizable on-screen display. From tweaking performance to advanced fan control, GPU Tweak II has all the tools you need to get the most out of your graphics card. The XSplit utility offers streaming with in-game annotations and other advanced features. Cooperation with wtfast helps to play without delays and packet loss. With a 6-month subscription to wtfast Gamers Private Network, you’ll enjoy a smoother, more dynamic online game experience. Let’s also mention Quantum Cloud — a secure service that allows you to earn extra money without much effort by using your idle GPU. With an easy-to-use application, your computer can help you run cloud applications while making money. Earnings are automatically transferred to your WeChat or PayPal account and your privacy remains intact because no personal data is stored online.

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti features Aura RGB lighting on both the shroud and back. The default LED color is red. Aura Sync software lets you connect compatible products for a completely custom game experience. You can sync music, change color based on CPU temperature, and more. Cable management is greatly improved with VirtualLink, which uses USB Type-C Alternate Mode to provide fast, single-cable connections for next-generation virtual headsets.

Wolfenstein II

FPS, DX11, 1920×1080 (more better)

FPS, DX11, 2560×1440 (more)

9000 FPS, dx11, dx1

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ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card is a flagship product. While it comes with decent overclocking out of the box, unfortunately the memory clocks are left at their defaults. However, even as it is, the performance level of the card is such that it is an ideal choice for running games at 4K @ 60 FPS at maximum settings. Note the dual BIOS of the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti when the second BIOS is configured to run the card in «silent mode», allowing for the popular standby fan stop feature. When Quiet Mode is active, the card’s noise floor in games is really impressive, even if the temperatures are slightly warmer than when the BIOS is running by default. Another novelty is the smart anti-aliasing algorithm DLSS (Deep Learning Super-Sampling), which uses the Turing artificial intelligence mechanism. DLSS is designed to achieve a quality similar to temporal smoothing. The overall picture of all this splendor is complemented by two additional fan headers, a rear panel with two HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4 (8K support), as well as RGB lighting.

We’re honoring the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with our Editor’s Choice Medal.

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GeForce RTX 2080 Ti — Articles and Reviews

Top video cards are always of interest to the most demanding players. Seriously passionate enthusiasts are often willing to spend heavily to get the best possible performance and picture quality in their favorite projects. For NVIDIA, these are valuable customers and the company makes a lot of efforts so that they do not look around when choosing the next update for their ultimate PCs. With the launch of the new GeForce RTX graphics line based on Turing chips, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti occupies the top position in the series of gaming adapters. Let’s see what the owner of such a video card can expect.

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti uses the TU102 GPU, which has a very large die area by the standards of gaming GPUs — 754 mm² and contains 18. 6 billion transistors. Chips are manufactured by Taiwanese company TSMC according to 12 nm standards.

What is such a transistor budget spent on? If we talk about the traditional graphics part, then TU102 includes 4352 CUDA computers, 272 texture units and 88 rasterizers. Even if we consider quantitative indicators, without taking into account architectural changes, the number of shader units and TMUs increased by 21.4% compared to what the GP102 used for the GTX 1080 Ti has.

As with its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti uses a 352-bit memory bus. However, instead of GDDR5X chips (11,008 MHz), GDDR6 chips with an effective frequency of 14,000 MHz are used for the novelty, so the throughput is increased from 484.4 GB / s to 616 GB / s (+ 27.2%). As you can see, NVIDIA did not dare to use HBM2 multilayer memory even for the top gaming video card. The graphics processor is already very bulky and expensive to manufacture, and there was no point in further increasing the complexity of the GPU and the cost of its manufacture.

Formally, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains within the 250 W TDP, but despite the identical declared values, the power consumption of the top model will most likely be higher than that of the RTX 2080. Recall that the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also has a TDP of 250 W, therefore it is curious will evaluate the actual values.

For the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the company has developed an original design. Externally, the reference version of the NVIDIA adapter is very similar to the younger model — the GeForce RTX 2080. Subjectively, this is a very stylish and spectacular device with a metal casing and a pair of axial-type fans. Externally, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is very similar to the stock RTX 2080 we reviewed earlier. However, the top model uses a different hardware platform with an enhanced power stabilization subsystem. Versions of Founders Edition adapters are still exclusive to NVIDIA, while California partners develop their own devices. Often, reference PCBs are used for them, while cooling systems are developed by video card manufacturers. But for the top versions of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, companies prefer to carry out a complete redesign of the adapters. We will take a closer look at one of these models.

ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING

ASUS initially offered several modifications of the GeForce 2080 Ti. The top version at launch was ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING.

Externally, the model is very similar to the devices of the previous generation ROG Strix series, but such a similarity here creates the already recognizable design of the graphite-colored outer protective casing, while there are more than enough differences in content.

ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING uses a cooling system with a massive 2.7-slot heatsink that includes a cassette of aluminum plates pierced by six heat pipes.

The heatsink uses a nickel-plated copper base with a polished surface for better contact with the GPU. In the manufacturer’s interpretation, this processing is called MaxContact.

The video card received an original printed circuit board with a powerful 19-phase (16+3) power subsystem, the circuit of which uses DrMOS elements.

Three 90 mm fans with a curiously shaped impeller are used to blow the massive radiator block. The outer radius of the blades are connected by a restrictive ring. According to the developers, this design increases the air pressure on the blown areas of the radiator, and also reduces the level of noise emitted.

NVIDIA NVLink Gen 2 port on the top edge for data synchronization when multiple graphics cards are connected. In the case of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the bus has a bandwidth of up to 100 GB / s — twice as much as the RTX 2080.

The video card is equipped with a pair of BIOS chips. At the top edge of the printed circuit board is a toggle switch to select the active firmware version. Performance Mode is standard, and Quite Mode assumes a reduction in the noise level of the cooling system with a slight increase in operating temperatures.

Two 8-pin connectors are used to connect the auxiliary power. The adapter is equipped with LED indicators for connecting power cables. According to the manufacturer, a system with ASUS ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING requires a 650W power supply.

The video card has an additional backlight. The light guide surrounds the protective casing, a large logo glows on the protective panel on the reverse side of the PCB. If suddenly it happens that the motherboard does not have a connector for connecting an RGB tape, this is now provided on the video card.

Of course, in this case backlight synchronization is supported, which is configured using the proprietary AURA application.

Two HDMIs, a pair of DisplayPort outputs and USB Type-C outputs are brought out to the interface panel for connecting next-generation VR headsets.

Performance

We used the GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition to evaluate the performance of NVIDIA’s top graphics. Please note that this is a somewhat accelerated version of the RTX 2080. We also did not try to get the reference GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from the ASUS adapter with factory overclocking. The base frequency initially corresponds to the set one — 1350 MHz, but it is problematic to guess with the algorithm of the auto-overclocking system, because it may differ for each video card model. And in general, the concept of a reference adapter in this case is rather arbitrary, because the reference model initially has an accelerated frequency formula.

For comparison, the results of the nominal predecessor, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, were also used, and to get out of the zone of flagship devices, the diagrams show the performance of the more affordable GeForce GTX 1080. participants. Alas, the 3DMark developers are still preparing a stage with performance measurements when using ray tracing.

In real games, when using 4K resolution and presets with maximum graphics quality, the balance of power of all participants strongly depends on the engine used, but in general the situation is quite predictable. GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is out of reach for the rest of the participants.

Power consumption

For GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video cards, an identical thermal package is declared — 250 W, but the actual power consumption of the system with the new flagship turned out to be higher.

However, it should be borne in mind that at higher fps, the load on the central processor also increases, and therefore the CPU contributes to the overall increase in energy consumption.

GeForce RTX 2080 FE turns out to be more economical, and the GeForce GTX 1080 with its 180W TDP remains the best in this category. But even in these cases, the influence of the CPU should not be discounted.

What’s up with DXR?

GeForce RTX family graphics cards have hidden reserves in the form of hardware blocks for working with ray tracing and tensor cores for diverse matrix calculations. However, game developers are just starting to use the capabilities of DXR in their projects, and along the way they still have to get their hands on. Unfortunately, at the time of practical testing of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Battlefield V was not yet available — the first full-fledged game to receive support for ray tracing. However, numerous results available online show that when DXR is enabled, performance is at least halved.

In the case of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, instead of the average 80-90 fps, you can get 40-45 fps at a 4K screen resolution and the lowest available ray tracing settings. If you further increase the quality of DXR, the performance drops even more.

NVIDIA recommends temporarily using the Low profile for tracing, assuring that problems with performance degradation in other modes will be resolved jointly with the DICE developers.

Curiously, some DXR features will be used not only for new games, but also for projects that have been on the market for a long time. So for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus with the next patch received support for Adaptive Shading technology, which allows to reduce the number of calculations on objects that are in the shadow or in a static position. Judging by the first reviews, such optimization allows you to get an additional 2-7% performance increase. Controversial achievements, especially when it comes to a year-old project that can no longer be found on the popularity charts.

Obviously, NVIDIA needs more successful use cases for DXR that would really justify buying expensive graphics cards. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is undeniably good in all conditions, but the price difference with previous generation devices should be compensated by impressive graphical effects. And with this, just yet, not everything is smooth.

Results

Based on the test results, it is clear that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is currently the most powerful gaming graphics card on the market. The top model with a processor based on the NVIDIA Turing architecture has a significant advantage over the flagship of the previous generation — the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, as well as the GeForce RTX 2080. An additional 30-40% cannot be compensated by any overclocking. At the same time, the RTX series devices support ray tracing at the hardware level and have tensor cores for various matrix calculations.

Top graphics cards have never had the best price/performance ratio. Demanding players are always ready to pay extra for the highest possible fps. However, this time the developers have set an unprecedented bar for the gaming segment. The recommended price for the basic modifications of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is set at $1000, while the accelerated Founders Edition is priced at $1200 in the US market. At the same time, the original forced models are even more expensive. In Ukraine, the price of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti starts at about 39000 UAH ($1400), and versions with factory overclocking and increased frequencies can cost more than 45,000 UAH. ($1600). This is already almost twice as expensive as asking for GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. There is something to think about.

Pros

  • Excellent performance;
  • efficient and quiet cooling system;
  • additional acceleration;
  • effective lighting;
  • two BIOS chips with different settings for CO 9 operation1192

Cons

  • Very high price

Conclusion

The reviewed model from ASUS leaves a pleasant impression on the whole.