ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 1440p Preview

Author:Brent Justice

Date: Sunday , September 23, 2018

We look at gaming performance on ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 overclocked video cards at 1440p. In this preview we will compare performance in five graphically intensive games with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1080. All real-world gameplay compared. No canned benchmarks.

Far Cry 5

Also released this year, Far Cry 5 is being tested today. The in-game settings are all set at "Ultra" preset for our testing today, which is the game’s highest game settings. TAA is the AA method of choice as that is the best the game supports.

Highest Game Settings

Finding what was playable in this game was very easy, every video card tested was playable at the highest possible in-game settings at 1440p. We have "Ultra" preset selected and TAA turned on. There are no other hidden settings, and as you can see even the GeForce GTX 1080 provides an average framerate of 84FPS with a minimum well above 60FPS at 72FPS. That means the advantage each video card provides will only help you if you are enabling VSYNC at high settings for 120Hz or 144Hz displays. In fact, you can see, ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti should work pretty well for 120Hz displays with VSYNC enabled.

First and foremost, you can see areas in FC5 where our gameplay becomes CPU-limited at 1440p at certain points in the run-through. It is not constant, but you can see the points on the graph where our 1080 Ti, 2080, and 2080 Ti performance all come together. Overall, the 1080 is still not being CPU-restrained much if at all.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is only 24% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 here, and in the SOTR game it was 30%.

The ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 is only 4% faster than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in this game at 1440p. Worth keeping in mind here is that this is not an overclocked version of the 1080 Ti, but rather a Founders Edition.

ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti is 14% faster than ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080. ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti is only 19% faster than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

While the RTX video cards are providing faster performance, even with the RTX 2080 Ti, the differences are much smaller in this game. This game just isn’t demanding enough at 1440p to allow them to be advantageous. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti offers a good compromise of price and performance in this game at 1440p.