NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti Benchmark Review: Turing Is A Beast

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti: Shadow Of War And Wildlands

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like to catch up on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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The Turing-based GeForce RTX cards performed very well in the Shadow of War benchmark. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti continues to outpace all of the other cards by a wide margin (about 38% faster than the Titan Xp), with the RTX 2080 cards right behind.

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The Shadow of War render times obviously reflect the average framrate data, with the GeForce RTX cards putting up the quickest / shortest times across the board, led by the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter set in an open-world environment. The game is played from a third-person perspective, though there is an optional first person view when aiming certain guns. Players are members of the fictional "Ghosts", an elite special-operations unit of the United States Army. The game is also very taxing on system resources in general and perhaps not that well optimized, though it does look fantastic. We tested Wildlands -- which is a DX11 title -- with all of the in-game graphical options cranked up to their maximum values, at both 1440P and 4K. 

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Take a guess where the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti finished in Wildlands? Yup -- right at the top of the heap. In this game, however, the GeForce RTX 2080 cards trail the Titan Xp by a couple of percentage points and finish right about on par with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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