After a long wait and much anticipation, Nvidia has finally announced the release of GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. These new beasts are powered by the company’s next-gen Turing GPU. RTX stands for Ray Tracing technology – a technology capable of significantly more realistic global illumination and precise projections of ambient light, and to effectively produce the reflections and light sources that exist outside of the screen space. This post shows the comparisons of benchmarks and specs between Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs 2080 Ti.
These new 20 series graphic cards will succeed Nvidia’s top of the line GPUs, but they won’t come cheap. As of the date this post was written, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will be priced at $999 ($1199 for Founders Edition), RTX 2080 at $699 ($799 for Founder Edition), and RTX 2070 at $499. Some even say that these beasts will make GTX 1080 Ti looks old. So, what is the actual difference between Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs RTX 2080 Ti and how do you decide which one to buy?
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs 2080 Ti comparison
Since both Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are only available for pre-order now, there hasn’t been any benchmark made out of them yet. All that we have now are the specs and the rough performance difference between the two cards. This post will be updated with the cards’ benchmark results as soon as we have received the cards to do the performance and benchmark testings.
RTX 2080 vs 2080 Ti Specs
As per Nvidia.com, listed below are the specs of Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs 2080 Ti.
|GeForce RTX 2080 (Reference Spec)||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Reference Spec)|
|Base clock||1515 MHz||1350 MHz|
|Boost clock||1710 MHz||1545 MHz|
|Memory||8 GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||448 GB/s||616 GB/s|
|Display Connectors||DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, USB Type-C / VirtualLink||DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, USB Type-C / VirtualLink|
|Microsoft DirectX 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA NVLink (SLI-Ready)||Yes – With NVIDIA RTX NVLink Bridge||Yes – With NVIDIA RTX NVLink Bridge|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||7680×4320||7680×4320|
|Height||4.556” (115.7mm)||4.556” (115.7mm)|
|Length||10.5” (266.74mm)||10.5” (266.74mm)|
|Graphics Card Power (W)||215W||250W|
The prices may vary between countries and may change over time. It’s best to check the actual prices directly from the product page in Nvidia.com.
Related download: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Drivers Update Windows 10.
RTX 2080 vs 2080 Ti Benchmarks
This portion will be updated as soon as we get the two cards from the pre-order. We will do all the performance and benchmark testings, FPS in different games with different settings, 1080p vs 1440p vs 4k viability, and more.
Update 1: Nvidia has just released a chart comparing the performance output of Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 in several popular games.
The games and benchmarks are tested in 4k resolution. As per the results, RTX 2080 is about 50% faster than GTX 1080, and 2 times faster with Nvidia DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology. Some games that support upcoming DLSS technology are Final Fantasy XV, PUBG, ARK: Survival Evolved, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, EPIC Infiltrator and JX3.
GeForce RTX 2080 is the first ever GPU that can run a modern AAA title game at 60 frames per seconds on 4k HDR resolution.
Windows Digital will continue to bring you news and updates relating to the new generation Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 series graphic cards as soon as any official information is announced.
Let us know what you think about these new beasts and which would you choose, Nvidia RTX 2080 vs 2080 Ti, based on their performance per price values.