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Today is our day to sit down and talk about Nvidia's new Turing GPU released in September 2018. More specifically, we will compare the long-awaited top aftermarket iteration of the RTX 2080, which has some very beautiful new technologies, including improved graphics. with AI and real-time ray tracing, to be covered soon.

You may be wondering why they switched from GTX to RTX. This is very simple. RTX stands for ray tracing technology, in short, the future of graphics and gaming. This is a new way of writing images and light using a graphics card, which can provide a more realistic end product. In terms of new processing cores, Nvidia has equipped the RTX series with the latest GDDR6 memory, making RTX much faster and more efficient than its GTX counterpart. All in all, the new RTX series looks pretty cool, but let's see which aftermarket card is the best, how it works with the 1080 ti, and if it's time to invest.

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EVGA brings its version of games 2080 XC, it has a configuration of three fans with an increased clock speed of 1815MHz, 8GB of video memory and a monster cooler with EVGA. ICX 2 cooling system. Once again, it has a place in our "best" range, which I think comes as no surprise.

EVGA is no stranger to creating great aftermarket graphics cards, and the 2080 may be their best work to date. The

has only 2 fans, but they work very efficiently and can create a smooth, cool, and extremely quiet graphics card. The design is neutral and translucent and looks very elegant in the finished product.

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from Amazon Most people know that rog is known for its incredible RGB, which allows any festival to run for its money. However, this card not only has lighting and beauty, the good clock speed and very low temperature during the test make this card very attractive to fans of the ASUS series.

ASUS ROG STRIX is by far the largest on the list, thanks to the impressive heatsink ASUS equipped for this RTX 2080. A radiator of this size makes it the most efficient and quietest of its kind, while still allowing a huge overclocking room, something that all gamers like to do. Just make sure that the enclosure you choose has enough space to accommodate this build. The performance power of

matches the size of the radiator and clock, close to 1900Mhz, which is impressive. The design of the ROG series is classic and full of RGB to enhance the appearance of any build.

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is probably the largest card on our list today, thanks to MSI's fan and heatsink settings, it is huge and impressive. They equipped X TRIO Gaming 2080 with heat dissipation capability because it can drive 2100MHz+. Fantastic but solid performance is our initial thoughts on this. The

MSI gaming geforce RTX 2080 was our first finalist. It didn't make the top three, and the price/performance ratio was not as high as the top two, and it failed. That being said, it still performed very well in all benchmarks and looked great in our build.

RGB has multiple zones, which is always good, and the fan setting keeps this card beautiful and cool. The quality of the building feels good, but I am not impressed.

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ZOTAC once again designed a very cool-looking GPU in 2080, which is equipped with 3 super quiet fans. It has a higher clock speed of 1830MHz and handles most of the games we invest in 4k at a speed exceeding 60fps. The first impression is very strong.

We usually refer to Zotac as a budget option, which is slightly inferior compared to the large OEMs in the industry. However, its RTX 2080 game is excellent in terms of price and performance.

has a newly designed three-fan cooling system, which performs well, but becomes noisy under stress. Overall though it is excellent value for money and highly recommended.

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Gigabyte RTX 2080 is probably the least beautiful on the list we created today, it only comes with 1 RGB area in the name. However, if you are not worried about RGB, you will be happy to know that the card is clocked at 1850MHz, with a boost button, and if necessary you can increase it by 50Mhz. Like many on this list, this card is equipped with a sizeable radiator and 3 fans that provide excellent cooling and overclocking capabilities.

Usually we don't find ourselves talking about Gigabyte and budget in the same sentence, especially when it comes to GPUs, but with the RTX 2080, Gigabyte has done it successfully.

It is the cheapest card on the list, and at the same time it offers high-quality performance levels in our benchmarks, making it the most cost-effective card on the list. It is equipped with three fan settings, rich design features, and RGB. What else can you want?

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We are often asked how we choose the best GPU for each category, and the answer is always the same. Our hard-working team of PC/gaming enthusiasts spend hours of endless research looking for the latest and newest technologies to provide wise and accurate advice on our guide page.

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Therefore, as mentioned above, the RTX 20 series adopts Nvidia's new Turing architecture, which brings new and improved AI graphics and real-time Draw rays onto the table. Nvidia claims that this makes the performance of the new GPU series up to 6 times that of the previous generation GPU, and brings incredible realism and immersion to your games. All this sounds very attractive, but currently only a few games use features such as ray tracing and DLLS, so it seems very difficult to justify the purchase now. Although

does not have a huge product base to test the new RTX technology, there are still many scenarios where we can test this card to see how it performs in the competition. We tested the 2080 with a variety of different graphics settings and resolutions in a variety of different games and platforms, and found that the card handled very well. Full FPS is very good, 4k at 60FPS is easy to achieve, and 100+ is the same for lower resolutions. The temperature of the cards obviously reflects the quality of the fans and heat sinks, but in general, all cards are very quiet and very efficient. Most of them did not exceed 75 degrees during relative stress tests and game scenarios, which is gratifying considering that many of them are also overclocked. All RTX cards are equipped with a TypeC adapter, if you don’t know this is a necessary connection for virtual reality. The RTX series also uses the fastest GDDR6 memory in the world, which in turn provides the 2080 with the ability to set aside everything else. All in all, 2080 is the best graphics card with all the module deficiencies you will need for years to come. If you plan ahead, 2080 will be the leader of your competitors.

Many people at this stage may wonder how the RTX 2080 compares to the people's champion, the GTX 1080 ti. 1080 is widely considered to be the pinnacle of all GPUs, so we are very interested to know the results of the 2080 comparison. To our surprise, the results are very similar, although not close to 2080, which It is something that, honestly, we did not expect. The first test was the FPS in several different games. 2080 reached or beat 1080 ti in all games except CS: GO.

For the most demanding GPU games, 2080 beats it in some cases and fails in other cases. Considering that the 1080Ti is equipped with 11GB of memory, I expect the performance will tend to win with the 1080Ti. However, due to the recently improved GDDR6 memory found in the RTX 20 series, the gap has been greatly reduced.

In terms of price, 1080Ti is still more expensive, but the newer RTX 2080 card is outdated and has better performance (in some cases). With this, I can only see 1080Ti retreat to the second line in sales with the emergence of new champions.

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8GB GDDR6

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256 bit

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1890 MHz

VRAM

8GB GDDR6

memory bus width

256 bit

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1515Mhz-1860 MHz (OC mode)

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8GB GDDR6

memory bus width

256bit

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1515Mhz-1830Mhz (OC mode)

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1515Mhz-1815Mhz (OC mode)

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8GB GDDR6

memory bus width

256 bit

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PROS

large efficient heat sink

Attractive translucent design

Excellent Performance level

Disadvantages

The expensive card osa

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fans occupying the best performance position in our best RTX 2080 buyer's guide, for good reason. When it comes to GPU performance, it does not just boil down to the efficiency of the graphics card in the game. We also considered aspects such as temperature, fan efficiency and design.

XC Ultra Gaming is listed with a base clock of 1515Mhz and a boost clock of 1815Mhz, making it one of the fastest on our list. Since EVGA equipped this card with a huge heatsink, XC ultra is the largest card in the guide. However, it allows more room for overclocking, because the card will naturally stay cooler for longer.

When buying this card, pay attention, your box has enough space to hold this thing, because it is really big.

The design has a translucent shield, which we saw on previous pascal GPUs. Overall, I think the design looks great and will only enhance my lasting impression of this card.

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1890 MHz

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8GB GDDR6

Memory bus width

256 bit

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Aesthetically one of the best 2080s we have tested

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OC 2080 version is absolutely no different. It uses matte black and has a fairly large radiator. The design of this thing is simply

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8GB GDDR6

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MSI X Trio Fan Configuration

Ultra Quiet TORX FAN 3.0

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The second position in our best guide is MSI's RTX 2080 Gaming Xtrio model, but nothing else. Sit back and pick the top 5 GPUs and ranking them is a tough choice, mainly because OEMs do a good job with aftermarket products.

MSI is the company we think of when describing high-quality products, and X trio 2080 is no exception. 8GB GDDR6 memory, triple fan cooling, and newly installed backplate help improve the overall build quality of the card. The performance level of the

is slightly lower than the first two, but compared to other cards on the market today, it is still an absolute beast.

My only problem with this card is its high-end price. At this price, you can get good performance, build quality and cooling, but it is not cost-effective.

If you are a supporter of MSI, then this will not disappoint you, RGB will make any build look elegant, avant-garde and attractive.

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1515Mhz-1830Mhz (OC mode)

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8GB GDDR6

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Fan under pressure It gets noisy

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The ZOTAC brand is widely recognized for consumers offering excellent budget range hardware products, and RTX 2080 is another product in your growing list.

ZOTAC’s 2080 aftermarket model left a deep impression on us for many reasons, first of all, the price. It is not surprising that anyone sees Zotac products at the low end of the price range, and the RTX 2080 is no exception. Unlike your 2070, the 2080 is equipped with a quiet and efficient three-fan cooling system. It provides users with more room for overclocking, which is always welcome. The

design is very stylish and avant-garde, and we like WEPC very much. ZOTAC is a cool long-angled cover with an amazing RGB area that looks great after installation. They really nailed this aesthetic, which is why they paid tribute to the designer. The

has smart performance. In OC mode, the clock speed is 1830Mhz, which can easily handle almost everything we invest in. Cost effective, this GPU scored very high, once again exceeding everyone's expectations.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the higher-end RTX 2080, but still want beautiful looks and performance, ZOTAC is at the top of our recommended list.

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1515Mhz - 1830Mhz (OC mode)

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8GB GDDR6

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Face Card Limited Ray tracing kits are available. Gigabyte's

budget RTX 2080 is way cheaper than anything else in this guide. If you are looking for reliable performance benchmarks, decent design, and effective cooling, then GIGABYTE Windforce may be your ideal choice. The basic

clock is the same as EVGA's, but the boost clock speed is a bit higher, at 1830Mhz, making it excellent value for money. You may wonder what's wrong at this stage, how can Gigabyte be faster than EVGA but less than EVGA? Well, we can only summarize it to generate quality and efficiency that you can only see in benchmarks. The average FPS of

is slightly lower than the others here, but there is nothing to be put off by. The radiator is very sturdy and efficient, but in most of the test scenarios we experienced, it was a bit louder and seemed to be more stressful.

Overall, it looks good and performs well, but like most things, Gigabyte had to trim a few corners to fit such a low price. We still think it is good value for money, and if your budget is limited, we would recommend it.

This is our list of the best RTX 2080 for 2021. When creating one of these best guides, we always like to provide an option for each budget and performance rating. It is difficult to do this when all products are very good and the prices are the same, but I think we have managed to rank them well.

If you are looking for the absolute best graphics card in the list to maximize your gaming experience, then EVGA Geforce RTX 2080 XC Gaming 8G is our first choice.

If you want to know where 2080 is on our list of the best GPUs you can buy today, you can view our GPU hierarchy here.

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