NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition Review - This is graphics reinvented: Page 9 of 12

Posted by Damon Bailey on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:26pm

Game Testing & Performance


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.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The Latest Installment of Far Cry is quite demanding. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080Ti Founders Edition takes 4k UHD in stride, even at the Ultra preset with a minimum frame rate well above the magic 60 FPS mark.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

Compared to the flagship RTX 2080Ti the RTX 2080 is a fair bit slower, but the RTX 2080 can handle its own as well with 4K frame rates averaging very close to the magic 60 FPS mark.


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.

Our first real game test shows the raw power of the 2080. All tests provide smooth and playable frame rates above 60FPS on average, and often on minimum as well. We added on 4K testing with all possible API’s and found that Vulcan provided the best performance, hitting 91.5FPS average on 4K.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

We seem to be hitting some level of a bottleneck somewhere, we only see a small spread on the frame rates of the top tier cards from the new RTX 2080Ti, the last-gen, GTX 1080Ti and the new RTX 2080.  The RTX 2080 does hold its own against the previous GTX 1080 cards and is within fighting distance of 1080Ti cards.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

All of the top cards are fighting over a fraction of an FPS, but the RTX 2080 holds the middle ground between them and the previous GTX 1080s

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.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War can be demanding at the Ultra preset level of detail but the RTX 2080 FE manages 59FPS average at 4K and is more than comfortable at lower resolutions.


Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. It was released on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2015 and for Microsoft Windows in January 2016. It is set to release for PlayStation 4 in the second half of 2016.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was officially announced in June 2014. The game's storyline follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization that intends on beating her to the city's promise of immortality. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game primarily focuses on survival and combat, while the player may also explore its landscape and various optional tombs. Camilla Luddington returns to voice and performs her role as Lara.

Upon release, Rise of the Tomb Raider received positive reviews, with critics praising its graphics, gameplay, and characterization. It was the best-selling Xbox One game during Christmas week and had sold over one million copies by the end of 2015. Additional content was also released, including a new story campaign, a new gameplay mode, as well as new outfits and weapons for Lara.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

Rise of the Tomb Raider is now almost 3 years old but still is a demanding masterpiece graphically. The RTX 2080 holds performance at an average of nearly 65 FPS at 4K UHD maxed out.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

Compared directly to previous generation cards, the RTX 2080 holds a significant lead over the previous 1080, nearly 23% faster than the previous leader at 2560 x 1440 resolution.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

At 4K UHD, the gap shrinks to just under 19% between the RTX 2080 and the GTX 1080.

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.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest installment in the Laura Croft Universe and promises to be a visual masterpiece. The RTX 2080 has no problem playing at the highest preset with great frame-rates, even at 4K UHD resolution. If you back off the eye candy a notch, you stay above 60 FPS.


Tom Clancy's The Division
We live in a complex world. The more advanced it gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. We’ve created a house of cards: remove just one, and everything falls apart.

Black Friday – a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society.

When society falls, we rise.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

The orange bar is Average Frame-rate at each given resolution, and we see that even at 4K at the Ultra preset, the RTX 2080 can handle it and pulls nearly 54 FPS.


 Metro: Last Light

"It Is the Year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above."

Developed by 4A Games and published by Deepsilver, Metro: Last Light uses the 4A game engine. At its highest settings, the 4A game engine is capable of bringing all but the most extreme gaming systems to their knees.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

It appears we are hitting the limits of our CPU to feed such powerful cards at 1080P and mid-range settings.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Founders Edition

When the settings and resolution are turned up, the RTX cards can handle the heat.