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

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Far Cry 5 (DX11)

Using Far Cry 5’s top quality setting, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti averages almost 120 FPS at 2560x1440, putting it ahead of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti by 19%.

That lead over 1080 Ti doubles to 38% at 3840x2160. GeForce RTX 2080 Ti averages more than 70 FPS, while its predecessor drops to just above 50 FPS. Splitting both sides of 60 FPS like this is what earns the new 2080 Ti its distinct position as a no-compromise solution for 4K.

Forza Motorsport 7 (DX12)

Cranking up all of Forza Motorsport 7’s options and enabling 4x MSAA does little to slow the RTX 2080 Ti through this game’s built-in benchmark.

Surprisingly, AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 is the next-fastest graphics card after both Turing-based boards. The Radeon enjoys a 2% lead over Titan V.

We turn up the resolution to 4K and disable MSAA but leave all of the other quality settings as high as they go.

In reality, each of the cards we tested is playable at 3840x2160 with 99th percentile frame rates in excess of 60 FPS. But GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is still the uncontested winner with an average 36% higher than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and 22% above Titan V’s result.

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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.