ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI Review
Today we are having an enthusiast-level graphics card for extreme 4K and VR gaming from ASUS for reviewing, a ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI 11G OC graphics card.
Powered by the new NVIDIA Turingâ„¢ GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI 11G OC graphics card bring together and up the real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading to a whole new ultimate PC gaming experience. The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti keep Turing GPU cool with brand-new Axial-tech fans that implement the latest ROG innovations, including a reduced-size fan hub to allow for longer blades and a barrier ring that increases structural integrity and downward air pressure through the heatsink array of the card.
Now let's see what this ROG RTX 2080TI has for us.
- NVIDIA TURING™: ROG GeForce RTX™ graphics cards are powered by the Turing ™ GPU architecture and the all-new RTX platform. This gives you up to 6X the performance of previous-generation graphics cards and brings the power of real-time ray tracing and AI to games.
- DirectX 12: Power new visual effects and rendering techniques for more lifelike gaming.
- 4K: Step up to the ultimate 4K gaming experience with GeForce RTX and enjoy today’s biggest games in amazing detail.
- Axial-tech Fans feature an all-around better design and IP5X dust resistance.
- 2.7-Slot Design expands cooling surface area by over 20% compared to last gen.
- MaxContact Technology allows 2X more contact with the GPU chip for improved thermal transfer.
- Auto-Extreme Technology uses automation to enhance reliability.
- Super Alloy Power II includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and an array of high-current power stages to fuel Turing™’s cores.
- ASUS FanConnect II equips 2 hybrid-controlled fan headers for optimal system cooling.
- GPU Tweak II provides intuitive performance tweaking and thermal controls.
Axial-tech Fans - Better, Faster, Stronger
To keep Turingâ„¢'s temperatures under tight control, we've brought a larger cooler to the table, which necessitates a more powerful and efficient fan that must maintain a whisper-quiet acoustic profile. Axial-tech meets these three design challenges by implementing our latest innovations for fan performance. We've reduced the size of the fan's hub to allow for longer blades and added a barrier ring that increases structural integrity and downward air pressure through the ROG Strix GeForce RTXâ„¢ 2080Ti's heatsink array. And we've also implemented IP5X dust resistance to seal the fan's internals from particle ingress to keeps things running smoothly. The new design allows Axial-tech fans to shift more air and spin at higher speeds without increasing noise levels.
2.7-Slot Design- Sink your heat into this
This generation, our top-end cards adopt a 2.7-slot footprint to accommodate a larger heatsink because bigger is better. We've increased the overall surface area of our cooling array by over 20% compared to last gen. If you want to squeeze the most out of the ROG Strix GeForce RTXâ„¢ 2080Ti's performance, our latest design gives you a lot more thermal headroom for overclocking. If you're just looking for an amazing plug-and-play experience, the extra heat dissipation keeps your fans running at lower speeds while you game.
Auto-Extreme Technology - Precision Automated Manufacturing
All ROG Strix graphics cards are produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an automated manufacturing process that sets new standards in the industry. Traditionally, soldering of through-hole and surface-mounted components needs to be performed in separate stages. Auto-Extreme Technology allows all soldering to be completed in a single pass, reducing thermal strain on components and avoiding the use of harsh cleaning chemicals. The end result is less environmental impact, lower manufacturing power consumption, and a more reliable product.
Reinforced Frame- Architecture FTW
Our engineers have boosted the ROG Strix GeForce RTXâ„¢ 2080's structural integrity by 3X with a metal brace that prevents excessive torsion and lateral bending of the PCB.
GPU Tweak II- Monitor, Tweak and Tune
The ASUS GPU Tweak II utility takes graphics card performance tuning and to the next level. It allows you to tweak critical parameters including GPU core clocks, memory frequency, voltage settings, and more with the option to monitor everything in real-time through a customizable on-screen display. From fine-grain performance tuning to advanced fan control, GPU Tweak II has all the tools you need to get the most out of your graphics card.
Aura Sync - Outshine the competition
The ROG Strix GeForce RTXâ„¢ 2080Ti features Aura RGB lighting on both the shroud and backplate. Get Aura Sync software to connect your compatible products for a completely customized gaming setup. You can sync to music, change color based on temperature, or select from a large number of patterns and static options, so make sure to look out for the Aura Sync logo when you're picking parts for your build.
The ROG RTX 2080TI comes in a black colored box with graphics card securely packaged in. ROG, graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Along with the GFX card box also includes Software installation CD,quick start guide and two ROG Velcro cable tie straps.
Card is having great looks with complete black theme. In front we have a big triple fan cooling with Axial-tech Fans mounted on to the new maxcontact technology heatsink.
Back of the card have a thick back-plate with complete coverage of the PCB. Beside etched graphics backplate also have a large â€˜Republic of Gamers' logo with RGB lighting which can be fully customized.
Due to the thick cooling solution card is a 2.5 slot design, but you will need 3 standard slots available to accommodate the card inside your PC.
On the case inside end of the card we can see the new Asus Fanconnect II headers â€“ a unique feature allowing you to connect two 4-pin CPU / GPU PWM-controlled fans instead of plugging them into your motherboard.
This Strix card features 2 X 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, which along with the PCI-E lane's power provides this card with a total of 375w of power.
At the rear of the card we have lot of connectivity options consisting of 2 X DisplayPort 1.4 connections, 2 X HDMI 2.0 ports and a USB Type-C Port.
Removing the heatsink reveals all nickel-plated cooling solution with six copper pipes fused onto a big copper base which is finely milled to give the GPU silicon perfect flat contact with the heatsink. Whole PCB is given rigidity with strong aluminum frame.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel Core i7 5960X|
|Board||ASUS X99 Deluxe|
|RAM||4 X 4GB Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz|
|SSD||Corsair Force240GB SSD|
|Cooler||Cooler Master Nepton 240M|
|GFX|| ROG STRIX RTX 2080TI |
|PSU||Cooler Master MASTERWATT 750 |
|Display|| Asus PB287Q |
|OS|| Windows 10 |
Room Temperature: 26C
In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Marks temperature was ok and fans were quiet.
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Very Good Build Quality
- Very quiet
- Nice Aesthetics
- RGB lighting
- Fantastic 4K Gaming experience
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080TI 11G OC graphics card is one of the best graphics cards we have reviewed so far. Offering an updated design from the old STRIX series of graphics cards and new cooling technology. The dual BIOS feature allows user to choose between performance and silence profile, giving excellent performance and low noise less heat option. Only one major disadvantage is the substantial high price.
At the conclusion ROG RTX 2080TI 11G is an ultimate RTX card of the Turning architecture line graphics cards making it worthy of our PC TeK Reviews EXCELLENCE Award.