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ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 4K Preview

Author:Brent Justice

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Thursday , September 27, 2018

We look at real-world gaming performance on an ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti and ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 custom retail factory overclocked video cards at 4K resolution. In this preview we will compare performance in five games at 4K with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE and GeForce GTX 1080 FE.

Introduction

This preview of performance on the ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti O11G and ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 O8G video cards at 4K is a follow-up to a previous article. Previously we evaluated performance of the ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti and ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 at 1440p. If you have not read that preview of performance article, please read it now. This evaluation today is a continuation, taking the same four video cards and 5 games but now testing at 4K resolution.

There will be full reviews to come, but for now, we wanted to give our readers some good solid real-world information to help them in their buying decision. We know LOTS of GTX 1080 and 1080 TI Founders Edition cards were sold, and we think there is value in making these preview comparisons. We do know that some of you have voiced concern about this preview not being valid since we are not using overclocked 1080 cards. The short answer is, we had to start somewhere, and we think we are starting at a valid point that has value for a lot of our readers. Moving forward in our full reviews of these video cards, we will be using overclocked 1080 cards in the comparisons.


The Video Cards

The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti O11G GAMING video card runs in "GAMING Mode" factory overclock at 1350MHz for the base clock and 1650MHz for the boost clock. A non-Founders Edition reference GeForce RTX 2080 Ti runs at a base clock of 1350MHz and a boost clock of 1545MHz. A Founders Edition reference GeForce RTX 2080 Ti runs at a base clock of 1350MHz and a boost clock of 1635MHz.

The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 O8G GAMING video card runs in "GAMING Mode" factory overclock at 1515MHz for the base clock and 1860MHz for the boost clock. The non-Founders Edition reference GeForce RTX 2080 runs at a base clock of 1515MHz and a boost clock of 1710MHz. The Founders Edition reference GeForce RTX 2080 runs at a base clock of 1515MHz and a boost clock of 1800MHz.

Today’s evaluation focuses solely on 4K 3840x2160 resolution. In our evaluation we are going to first find what is playable on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE video card at 4K. Then we will match all the other video cards to those same game settings in apples-to-apples format to compare performance.

We are going to use five games today: Shadow of the Tomb Raider in DX12, Far Cry 5, Kingdom Come: Deliverance with high resolution textures, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus under the Vulkan API, and Mass Effect: Andromeda.