ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review @ [H]

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  1. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just managed to order one thru Newegg. Looking forward to it and hoping the the Strix's design sets it apart the the FE/reference board failures. Still a roll of the dice but hoping.
     
  2. CoreStoffer

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    You will not regret it, it is a damn nice GPU.

    The way the RTX 2080 Ti was meant to be built
     
  3. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    That's what I've read everywhere. Already a Strix fan since the 1080TI. Love it and hoping for more of the same.
     
  4. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Totally excited. Just got emails it was shipped last night and should be here by end of day tomorrow.
     
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  5. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    Lord have mercy on my rig. . .it's installed. Let the testing begin, and some gaming!
     
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  6. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    My new one has been running for 5 hours and is still working. :)
     
  7. lostin3d

    lostin3d [H]ard|Gawd

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    I had to go p/u my wife right after I installed and didn't wan't to leave running. Just got back about 30 minutes ago and nervously turned on. . . .and it posted. It's the little things in life ;)

    Not going to OC it for awhile. Figure I'll keep an eye on temps and performance for now. So far, so good.
     
  8. lostin3d

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    All in all a good 1st night. Did some real world game testing and a few canned benches. The usual suspects: Crysis 3, Metro Last Light(original-I need to reinstall redux for this now), Witcher 3, Mass Effect Andromeda, Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Numbers were more or less the same as [H]ard's. Have to say that for those out there with older 3930k/4930k's this card is a pretty good match up for 4k/60fps. All testing done using 417.01 driver. I also made sure Riva, Afterburner, and GPU Tweak II(newest version came out yesterday 11/27) are all the latest versions. Also gaming at 4096x2160.

    Card has performed admirably. I actually got 1st place on timespy for 4930k cpu w/ single 2080ti with total score of something like 11877, card scored over 14000. Not bad for stock settings other than a basic fan curve I set up. I took a snip of it since it'll likely be the only one I ever get. Usually my only claim to fame is being in the top 100 for rigs like mine and them being air cooled. Seemed a little hotter than I like so I used GPU Tweak II to adjust the fan curve. Also kept MSI afterburner running just because I like the OSD but that probably cost me a few fps to have both on. Set all fans to 50c/60% & 60c/75%. Pretty much the same settings I use on my 1080TI in the other rig. Card never got above 57c and averaged between 1800-1900mhz and sometimes just under 2000mhz. Not sure of what to make with having control of outer and middle fans. It also takes a little getting used to in seeing the mem clock at 7000mhz! Point of reference is that I previously had some nicely OC'd Gigabyte G1 1080's in SLI in this rig. They seemed about 15% or more faster than my Strix 1080TI and this seems about 15% or more faster than them.

    The real test is how long will it last. Already falling in love with it. Gonna wait until Kyle and his resources confirm whats causing those FE and other partner cards to die off before I do any OC'ing beyond what Asus already has. Haven't done any real stress testing with it yet either since I hoping to have some quality game time this weekend, that is assuming it turns back on ;)
     
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    Are you talking about one of your replacement FEs or a brand new ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti, Kyle?
     
  10. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    My 2nd replacement 2080 Ti FE.
     
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    Hopefully this means your review will be coming soon.
     
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    Kyle, just went through OC on my 2080 ti Strix ( w/Micron ) before I read your review in detail. Mine was very similar on the numbers. I could not get the Time Spy Extreme stress test done until I dropped the GPU to 1750 and mem to 15500, which gave fr stability of 98.6%; mem at 16000 was not good for temp or stability. After 20 minutes, my GPU temp was 63 deg and stable. My case side was off, so now I have to work on my case fans a bit.
     
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    Replaced my two front case fans with TY-143's, one tied to the GPU, and numbers not quite as good, but still OK. Done.
     
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    Well, almost done. I tried installing partitions on the mb so the 8700K (+ U14S) had one fan and the Strix the other. It improved the mid tower's long-term cooling to almost the same as with the case door off.
     
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    Well a little over a month in and still going strong. Hopefully not cursing myself by stating it. I've been near exclusively playing at 4096x2160 with it.

    Was lucky enough to have some time off over the last week or so for the holidays and got to do some extensive testing and playing. Overall I'm loving it. The price still hurts a little but the performance is awesome. I have been a bit shocked how much heat this thing displaces. I initially was trying to keep it under 60c all the time. It could do it but with the OC settings the fan's pretty much ramped up and stayed ~75%-85% all the time and the room got a little toasty(even in winter). Recently OC'd the CPU(4930k) to 4.3ghz plus a larger T.V. and new receiver so there's multiple items with increased heat in the room now. Recently we've had outside single digit temps where I live so I opened a window all the way a couple days ago. My case is barely a foot away from it. I cranked all the fans in the case and GPU to 100% and pushed the OC to almost the exact settings Kyle used. It was holding 2055-2085mhz with occasional spikes to 2100mhz! Impressive to see on air. The canned bench for SOTTR showed an average increase in FPS ~6-8 fps. Still only using smaa x2. It held mostly 60fps nonstop just like Kyle's real world review. Funny thing was that the room never really got below 68 degrees Fahrenheit the whole day.

    Well back to the real world. I made another custom setting in Tweak II. The only thing I changed was setting a manual fan curve for all three fans to 65c/85% max and something like 55c/75% middle setting. Generally speaking I just don't like seeing CPU/GPU's getting in the 70-80c range. My case fans are running ~60% and the CPU fan is 100%. I also added some fans that came with the G.SKills ram kit in the top front of the case to help push air out. I had a sensor there at the same level at the Hyper 212 that used to show peaks around 24c with recently showed 26c. Doing this kept it in 21-23c range and the volume seems equal to all other fans in the case. Well the card tends to peak and average 1985mhz and I've yet to see it go beyond 62c/75% fan usage. These are basically settings to keep the whole rig as quiet as possible while maintaining the factory OC w/o compromise. Performance wise I'm back to the 50-60fps most reviews mention but keeping everything much cooler and quieter but it is nice to know that on those days when I just don't care I can crank it all and gain almost 10 fps depending on the game.

    My complaint with the Strix 1080TI was that the 11GB there is rarely used since that card needs substantial game setting compromises to hold 50-60fps in demanding games and by then it's usually only using 6-8GB in 4k. With this generation the rest of the card has caught up substantially and I'm seeing that 11GB getting used now. Most of the games I play are averaging 7-10GB with nearly all settings maxed. Before this card I was using 2 G1 1080's in SLI and they surpassed the single 1080TI but between the 8GB Vram, SLI scaling, and slower all around clocks, they performed significantly less than this single card. Really happy with this and hoping it lasts.

    Can't wait for Metro Exodus and RE2 remastered to come out and play on this.
     
  16. fallguy

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    Seriously considering this card. Just waiting on the MSI 2080ti Lightning Z to hit the street. If too high, I'll get this card instead. The Z looks very, very nice. But not willing to pay gouge prices.

    Great review as always on this card.