NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Complete review- When the GTX 1080 came out back in 2016, the history of GPUs was rewritten because of how fast the GTX 1080 was. When the RTX 2080 was launched, we knew that this GPU will give the consumers the best performance, and as we were aspected the performance of this GPU is so much better in the RTX 2080 lineup, except the 2080 Ti. so in today’s article we will give our honest review of this GPU after 4 years and we will tell you whether you should buy this GPU, or get your hands on the latest RTX 3000 series GPU.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Name and Architecture:
|Model:||GeForce RTX 2080|
|Fabrication process:||12 nm|
|Bus interface:||PCI-E 3.0 x 16|
|Launch date:||September 2018|
|Price at launch:||$699|
Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 was a massive hit in 2018. There was a huge performance upgrade from the last gen GTX 1080. And because of the new architecture, the performance is increased even more with more transistors. There are 13.6 Billion transistors. This new Turing architecture is more powerful and more efficient and more faster than the last-gen Pascal. To eke out the best performance of this, you should have at least the best processor from intel, like Core i7 12700F, or Core i9 11900k, etc. you can also get the eke out the best performance if you have the compatible motherboard for it with the DDR4 2666MHz Ram or even faster.
|Base clock:||1515 MHz|
|Boost clock:||1710 MHz|
The base frequency of this GPU is 1515 MHz, which is faster than most new GPUs. The Boost Clock is also faster than other GPUs at this point which is 1710 MHz. The base frequency is going to help in mostly GPU-bound games like Call of Duty Warzone. The boost clock is also helping in demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed, God of war, and the newly launched Eden Ring. The more the frequency is the faster the speed of the GPU will be.
|Memory size:||8 GB|
|Memory clock:||1750 MHz|
|Memory clock (effective):||14000 MHz|
|Memory interface width:||256-bit|
|Memory bandwidth:||448 GB/s|
|L2 cache:||4 MB|
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory with a frequency of 1750GHz. Which is really fast compared to its predecessors. The memory clock of this GPU is 14 GHz, which is amazingly fast, and don’t forget this GPU is also power efficient. This GPU interface is 256-Bit which is not faster than the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060. The memory bandwidth is a lot faster than its predecessor also. Like it’s faster than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 Super. The memory bandwidth is freaking 448 GB/s which is awesome. The cache memories are also good in terms of performance. The L2 cache memory is 4MB which is impressive. The memory clock of this NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 is 14 GHz which will help in boosting game performance.
Cores & Texture:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has 2944 CUDA cores. The Cuda cores are more than Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 and Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 Super. There are 64 ROPs that help in rotating, resizing, and scaling the image. There are also 320 Tensor Cores which will help in Ray tracing. Ray tracing is so much fun to play with I mean with the new latest games you can enjoy the full amazing lighting control, reflections, and so much more to play games with ray tracing on. There are also new features in this GPU like DLSS, what these features do is that new algorithms this upscale your game’s resolutions to make it more crisp and sharp. There are also 46 RT cores. There are 184 texture units.
|Maximum power draw:||215 W|
This GPU’s maximum power consumption is 215W compared to its predecessor’s 250W. This GPU is faster than the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 and power efficient too. Because this NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 power consumption is 215W. This allows the users to get more out of the GPU. There are also many variants of this GPU that can be further overclocked thus eating more power. The power limit of this GPU is around 205W which is a lot to get faster performance when it’s overclocked. You can get 10-15% more FPS when it’s overclocked but I would not recommend that, if you don’t know about overclocking.
|Multi-monitor:||Up to 4 displays|
|Maximum digital resolution:||7680 x 4320 @60 Hz|
|Maximum DP resolution:||7680 x 4320 @120 Hz|
|Maximum DVI resolution:||2560 x 1600|
|Maximum HDMI resolution:||4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz|
The max monitor support increases with the increase of new technologies and with new updates from monitors, TVs, etc. the GPU’s updates as well. This GPU can support maximum display at 8K with up to 4 monitors. There are vainest with different display outputs. But you will find more than 4 display connectors. There are some variants with thunderbolt displays at well. But there will be 2 display ports 1.4 and 2 HDMI 2.0b connectors. The display port can support 8K at 120Hz which is amazing. Because there will be no lags, and no delays with this new DP version. There is no 8K support on HDMI. Well, because the bandwidth of the HDMI is far less than the bandwidth of DP. If you have a monitor that supports 4k 144Hz or a monitor that supports 240Hz then I will recommend using the DP. Because of its bandwidth.
|Pixel fill rate:||109.44 Gigapixels/s|
|Texture fill rate:||314.64 Gigatexels/s|
|Single precision computes power:||10068.48 GFLOPS|
|Double precision computes power:||314.64 GFLOPS|
The pixel fill rate of This GPU has scored 109.44 Gigapixels/s which is amazingly fast compared to its predecessors. The texture fill rate also scores 314.64 GTexel/s. That’s why it supports 8K at high frame rates thanks to ROP’s. Now let’s talk about the texture fill rate. Texture fillrate measure how many texels can a GPU render per second. Texture fill rate is always measured in the amount of me like (1s). Texels are basically is three-dimensional space objects and called textured pixels.
|Standard display connectors:||2 x DisplayPort 1.4
Dual Link DVI-D
USB Type C
|Power connectors:||1 x 8-pin|
|Audio input for HDMI:||Yes|
Well, one of the most important and key factors about this GPU is its power consumption. This GPU is not that power-hungry. This GPU needs a 1x 8-pin connector. There are also 2 display ports and 1 HDMI port, which is really great for multiple monitors. There is also Audio input from HDMI which also helps with these new monitors.
|Length:||10.5 inches (267 mm)|
These days the size of the GPU is also important because there are a lot of cases that don’t fit some long GPUs. This GPU is 10.5 inches, which can fit in most PC cases. Plus the GPU is also dual-slot which helps in better airflow.
Features & Support:
|Other features:||3D Vision
3D Vision Surround
|Open CL support:||1.2|
There are a lot of new features in this GPU, and they are updated over me. The most amazing new features of this GPU are Ray tracing, 3D Vision, PhysX, etc. this GPU is so rich in features that a GPU king like Geforce RTX 3060 left behind. This NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has Open CL support 2.0 which is a lot more efficient than the last gen Open CL 1.2. This will help in boost in performance. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 also has Open GL 4.6 support which is also faster than the Open GL 4.6. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 also has DirectX 12 ultimate support. The Vulkan support is also 1.2 which makes the drivers experience more up-to-date. The Shader model makes the texture experience more accurate and more efficient and fast. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has the Shader model 6.4.
The gaming experience of this GPU is on another level. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has the fastest memories, fast clock speeds, faster memory clock speeds, more Cuda cores, the newest architecture, and higher bandwidth. Which makes the gaming experience more powerful. The more Cuda cores the faster the performance of a GPU will be. So this GPU is like on steroids when it comes to the Cuda cores. Running GTA 5 on this GPU will give you around 120+ FPS. And in almost every game this GPU shows the best performance.
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