Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition Review: A Titan V Killer

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Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (DX12)

Pushing Ashes of the Singularity as hard as possible requires the Crazy quality preset, which adds 4x MSAA and several Ultra-level options. Although the game supports multiple graphics APIs, we use DirectX 12 for our benchmarks.

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti bags its first victory against Titan V, scoring a top finish in our chart by almost doubling the performance of GeForce GTX 1070.

In the push up to 4K, we chose Ashes’ Extreme preset, dropping MSAA back to 2x. Perhaps we didn’t need to, though. After all, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti posts an even higher average frame rate than its result at 2560x1440, allowing it to maintain that victory over Titan V.

Battlefield 1 (DX12)

It’s a blowout in Battlefield 1 using the game’s Ultra quality preset. At 2560x1440, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is 37% faster than Titan V. Even the GeForce RTX 2080 enjoys a 14% lead over Nvidia’s $3000 Volta-powered board.

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti’s lead over Titan V narrows to 20% at 4K in what remains a stunning victory. Averaging 94.3 frames per second is perfect for enjoying the latest 4K/120 Hz monitors with G-Sync enabled.

The demands of running at 3840x2160 hit GeForce RTX 2080 harder. Fewer pixel-pushing resources force a technical knock-out at the hands of Titan V. But we’re still talking about >75 FPS at 4K (a 17% lead over GeForce GTX 1080 Ti).

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  • A Stoner
    Conclusion, let them hold onto these card until they can lower the price to about $700
  • JimmiG
    Waste of time to write a review. "Just buy it".
  • pontiac1979
    "Waste of time to write a review. "Just buy it"."

    Oh yeah, god forbid Tom's does an in-depth review of the latest and greatest. Keyword greatest. If you desire 4K gaming and have the funds available, why wouldn't you?
  • max0x7ba
    Quit benchmarking Battlefield with DX12, it is unplayable.
  • ubercake
    I'm probably going to buy one... Though it's not my fault... I feel like the Russians are compelling me to do this by way of Facebook. I'm a victim in this whole Nvidia marketing scam. Don't judge.

    That being said, I like high-quality, high-speed graphics performance. This may also be influencing my decision.

    Great review!
  • AnimeMania
    How much of the performance increase is due to using GDDR6 memory? I know this makes the cards perform better the higher the resolution is, how does it effect other aspects of the video cards.
  • teknobug
    "Just buy it" they said...

    If you're in Canada, you might not want to pay the price of these.
  • chaosmassive
    While I appreciate this very detailed and nicely written review, its kinda redundant
    because I think Avram has already reviewed this card with his opinion on late august
    with the conclusion was "just buy it"
  • uglyduckling81
    JUST BUY IT!!!
  • wiyosaya
    SMH I don't understand the reasoning for comparing a $3k known non-gaming card with a $1.2k gaming card. Are there really gamers our there ignorant enough, other than those with deep pockets who want bragging rights, to purchase the $3K card for gaming when they know it is not meant for gaming? Or is this to differentiate Tom's from the other tech sites in order to inspire confidence in Tom's readers?

    Personally, I would have rather seen the 2080 Ti compared against 1080 Ti even if it Tom's comes to the same conclusions as the other tech web sites.

    The comparison in this article does not make me want to rush out and buy it because it is $1.8k cheaper than a non-gaming card. I really hate to say it, but with the premise of this review being somewhat along the lines of "lookie hereee kiddies. Heree's a gaming card for $1.2k that beets a $3k non-gaming card" turned this review into a TL;DR review for me.