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

ASUS RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming OC Edition - Tomb Raider And Strange Brigade

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals. The benchmark outputs results from a number of maps; we’re reporting numbers from the “Geothermal Valley” here, along with the average score of all the maps. The game’s maximum “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled as well.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider



Though the framerates are higher, Tomb Raider showed a performance trend similar to Wildlands. At 1440p the ASUS RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming pulled of a slim victory, but its lead diminished once the resolution was increased to 4K


The overall results in Tomb Raider don't jibe exactly with the Geothermal Valley map results above, but don't reveal anything earth shattering either. The higher clocked 2080s showed a slight edge at 1440p, but all of the cards were right in-line once the resolution was increased to 4K.

Strange Brigade
DirectX 12 (Or Vulcan!) Benchmarks
Strange Brigade is a third-person action game set in Egypt in the 1930s that takes gamers on an various adventures to explore ruins, solve puzzles, and uncover valuable treasures, while also blasting through an array of un-dead enemies. This game has both DirectX and Vulcan code paths and makes use of Asynchronous Compute as well. We tested Strange Bridge with its Ultra graphics preset with A-Sync compute enabled at a couple of resolutions.
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Strange Brigade



We saw more of the same in the Strange Brigade benchmark. Here, the higher-clicked RTX 2080s (ASUS and MSI) outpaced the Founder's Edition and EVGA cards and traded victories with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, depending on the resolution.



Render times reflect what we saw in the framerate results. The GeForce RTX 2080 cards are tightly grouped and perform about on par with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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