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- Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 specs
- Asus ROG Strix 2080 features and cooler design
- Test system configuration
- ROG Strix RTX 2080: Performance vs. Quiet vs. OC mode
- Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 gaming performance
- Fire Strike, power draw, thermals, and noise
- Should you buy the Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080?
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Move over, Crysis. If you crank all the graphics options up to 11, like we do for these tests, Ghost Recon Wildlands ($50 on Humble) and its AnvilNext 2.0 engine absolutely melts GPUs. Even the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti can’t come close to 60 fps at 4K resolution. Dropping the graphics settings down to Very High or High greatly increases performance, but we don’t do that in our testing.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Middle-earth: Shadow of War ($50 on Humble) adds a strategic layer to the series’ sublime core gameplay loop, adapting the Nemesis system to let you create an army of personalized Orc commanders. It plays like a champ on PC, too, thanks to Monolith’s custom LithTech Firebird engine.
The latest in a long line of successful games, F1 2018 ($60 on Humble) is a benchmarking gem, supplying a wide array of both graphical and benchmarking options—making it a much more reliable option than the Forza series. It’s built on the fourth version of Codemasters’ buttery-smooth Ego game engine. We test two laps on the Australia course, with clear skies.
Next page: Gaming performance benchmarks continue
Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080
The powerful, massive Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 lets you choose between chilly temperatures or near-silent operation, outclassing the Nvidia Founders Edition in every way. It's huge and very pricey, though.
- Excellent 4K/60 or 1440p/144Hz gaming
- Very low GPU temperature in Performance mode
- Virtually silent in Quiet mode
- Stuffed with features: Dual BIOS, RGB and fan headers, etc.
- RT and tensor cores for ray tracing, DLSS, and more
- Extremely expensive
- Matches GTX 1080 Ti's performance in games
- Ray traced and DLSS games aren't available yet
- Massive; may not fit in some cases
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