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

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti: Rise Of The 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

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The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti continued to lead the pack at both resolutions in Rise Of The Tomb Raider, outpacing the Titan Xp by about 18 - 20% here. The GeForce RTX 2080s, however, finished just a hair behind the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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We report the results from the Geothermal Valley map above, but Rise Of The Tomb Raider also tests a couple of other maps and averages the results of the them all to produce an overall framerate composite. In the overall results, we see more of the same, with the RTX 2080 Ti leading the pack and the RTX 2080 cards nipping at the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's heels.

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

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The performance spread here looks similar again in our new Strange Brigade benchmark tests. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti continued its winning ways and outpaced all of the other cards we tested by a wide margin. And, once again, the GeForce RTX 2080s traded victories with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

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Render times in Strange Brigade don't reveal any surprises. The GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp had relatively low minimum framerates versus the RTX cards, hence the higher maximum frame times at 1440p, but otherwise the numbers jibe with the average framerates above.

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