MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO Review: Page 7 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 8:00am

Game Testing

Ashes of the Singularity

Planet by planet, a war is raging across the galaxy. The technological singularity has given humanity the power to expand further than they ever have before. Now, they compete with each other and their sentient artificial intelligence adversaries for control of newfound worlds.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Ashes of the Singularity see a small increase over Nvidia’s 2080 Super Founders Edition.


Far Cry 5

Anything can happen. Everything will.

Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community's freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed, and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.

 MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Overall, the Gaming X Trio is our fastest card with the exception of the still flagship 2080Ti based cards.


Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
In the epic sequel to the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, go behind enemy lines to forge an army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Nvidia’s own Founders card holds a slight lead here but the Gaming X Trio still does great with 4K maximum settings averaging 65 FPS.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

MSI actually holds the 2080p Super lead here by a fraction of an FPS, but we still manage to average 50 FPS at maximum settings at 4K.


Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Nvidia and MSI trade blows here at lower resolutions, but at 4K MSI holds the lead.


Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

Metro Exodus is an incredibly demanding load at maximum settings, but MSI’s Gaming X Trio does great here.


Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands is the very first military shooter in a massive open world that you can play entirely solo or in four-player co-op.


A few years from now, Bolivia has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The Santa Blanca cartel has turned the country into a narco-state. As a Ghost, you must stop the cartel by any means necessary.


Create and fully customize your Ghost, weapons, and gear. Enjoy a total freedom of playstyle. Lead your team and take down the cartel, either solo or with up to three friends.


Journey through Ubisoft's largest action-adventure open world. Discover the stunning diverse landscapes of the Wildlands both on and off-road, in the air, on land and at sea with over 60 different vehicles.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super GAMING X TRIO

The score spread is pretty tight here, but the Gaming X Trio is able to stay above 60 FPS average in 1440P and below. If you are willing to back the eye candy off a notch, you can also keep 4K running smoothly.