ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming OC Review: Fast, Quiet, Pricey

ASUS RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming OC Edition - VRMark And Unigine Superposition

Superposition is a relatively new benchmark from Unigine, powered by the UNIGINE 2 Engine. It offers an array of benchmark modes, targeting gaming workloads as well as VR, with both DirectX and OpenGL code paths. There is an extreme hardware stability test built-in as well.

Unigine Superposition
Pseudo-DirectX / OpenGL Gaming
Unigine Superposition uses the developer’s unique SSRTGI (Screen-Space Ray-Traced Global Illumination) dynamic lighting technology, along with high quality textures and models, to produce some stunning visuals. We ran Superposition in two modes using the DirectX code path – 1080p Extreme and VR Future -- to compare the performance of all of the graphics cards featured here.

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Unigine Superposition



The ASUS RTX 2080 ROG STRIX finished just a hair behind the MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio and ahead of the Founder's Edition and EVGA cards -- which is exactly what you'd expect considering the ASUS card's higher GPU clock.




Superposition's VR Future benchmark had the ASUS RTX 2080 ROG STRIX just barely missing the mark set by the EVGA card. The delta separating the two is miniscule, however, and falls well within the margin of error in this test.

Futuremark VRMark
Testing Rift And Vive Readiness
Futuremark’s VRMark is designed to test a PC’s readiness for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. The benchmark does not, however, require that one of the headsets is attached to the PC to run and it uses an in-house graphics engine and content to ensure comparable results between different platforms. We ran the "Blue Room" VRMark test at defaults settings here, which is currently the most taxing test offered by the tool.

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Futuremark VRMark



VRMark returns expected performance results as well. Once again we have the ASUS RTX 2080 ROG STRIX and MSI card finishing a notch ahead of the lower clocked Founder's Edition and EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra.

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