Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Review

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is a graphics card that enables 60fps-4K gaming with a single GPU.

But even more impressive, it also features ray tracing and AI-controlled tensor cores to drive a new revolution in computer graphics.
This means that the entrance fee for this new elite world of graphics is incredibly high.

Price and availability

The Founders Edition version of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is available for an obscene price of $1,199 ($1,899).


CUDA Cores: 4.352Base Clock: 1.350 MHzBoost Clock: 1.635 MHz (OC)Video Memory: 11 GB GDDR6Memory Speed: 14 GbpsForm Factor: Dual-SlotPower Connections: 2 x 8-pinConnectors: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x USB-C

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti delivers some impressive specifications with 11GB of GDDR6 VRAM, 4,352 CUDA cores and a boost clock of 1,635MHz overclocking.

This GPU also has two additional types of cores than its predecessor never had in the form of RT and Tensor cores. Meanwhile, tensor cores bring artificial intelligence to customers’ graphics cards. You will also find a surprising number of new ports on this new GPU.

Design and cooling system

The RTX 2080 Ti – and the entire Turing-based RTX series – also brings the first dual-fan cooling system ever to be seen on an Nvidia Founders Edition card. Typically, initial supplier cards always have a fan cooler that mostly sucks cool air through its fan to conduct heat through the back of the card — while blower coolers are excellent for isolating heat from the rest of your components, however cooling performance isn’t that impresive. In addition to the new fans, the RTX 2080 Ti also features a continuous steam chamber to cover the entire printed circuit board.


At the Nvidia GeForce Gaming Celebration event at Gamescom 2018, we were able to play several PC games with 4K and more than 60 frames per second (fps) with the RTX 2080 Ti. Unfortunately, due to several confidentiality agreements we’ve signed, we can only tell you that “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” looks stunning with raytracing enabled. In terms of frame rate, Shadow of the Tomb Raider ran at a constant 50-57 fps, which is impressive as the game runs on a single GPU and at such an early stage – in addition to all the new raytracing techniques. We also played a variety of other PC games that should not be mentioned and saw a performance of more than 100 fps at 4K and Ultra settings.


Whether you’re a PC player waiting for a more powerful graphics card, or whether you really believe in Nvidia’s vision of a future with raytracing, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti already looks like the world’s most powerful graphics card. However, we still have a lot of unanswered questions about power consumption when we actually see the cheaper versions and their drawbacks, new multi-card SLI compatibility and of course benchmarking.

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