new generation of GeForce RTX
graphics cards are in the hands of reviewers, and today the NDA lifted on a full and exhaustive breakdown of the underlying Turing
architecture, including all the new features and goodies that are underneath the hood. Performance numbers will have to wait for another day, at least officially. Unofficially, there are some leaked scores on 3DMark of the GeForce RTX 2080.
What makes this leak particularly interesting is that it purports to show the performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 with a newer GPU driver package, version 411.51, which presumably has been optimized for the RTX cards. The 411.51 driver release is not yet available to the public—NVIDIA just recently starting pushing out its 399.24 driver release that is optimized for Shadow of the Tomb Raider
—but you can bet that reviewers are testing the new cards with fully supported drivers.
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So, what do we have here? The leaked benchmark shows the GeForce RTX 2080 posting an overall score of 10,147 in 3DMark's Time Spy test, and an isolated graphics score of 10.659. This is with the memory clocked at 7,000MHz (14,000MHz effective) and GPU running at 1,875MHz. Those scores are higher than what a standard Titan Xp or GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
achieve in the same benchmark.
That said, the scores are significantly
higher, at least from our own collection of Titan Xp
and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti benchmarks. It's also worth mentioning that the reported 1,875MHz clockspeed is higher than the 1,710MHz boost clock on regular GeForce RTX 2080 cards, and overclocked 1,800MHz boost clock on the Founders Edition variant.
According to frequent leaker and Twitter user APISAK, the card's graphics score in Fire Strike score is 27,000. We don't have a collection of scores of our own to compare with, but based on other results in the 3DMark database, the Fire Strike graphics score is not as impressive—it's roughly in line with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
Bear in mind that none of these figures are official. We'll save our full analysis for when we post our own scores, after the NDA lifts.