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ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti STRIX OC 11 GB

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The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC is the company's flagship graphics card, and designed to rival the quality of NVIDIA's own Founders Edition products. A high factory-overclock, bolstered by a strong VRM solution add to its premium credentials.

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Even best card can't beat 4K 60fps in Deus EX disappointing..
 

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Fourth paragraph, last sentence - it doesn't read very well and bugs me:

"To me this looks like a more balanced approach, that ensures power draw and thus heat output don't that high, so the heatsink won't have to work as hard. "

Not sure if the first comma is necessary, but also missing a word or two to make it read properly. Perhaps something like this:

"To me this looks like a more balanced approach that ensures a lower power draw, thus resulting in a lower heat output so the heatsink won't have to work as hard."

OR

"To me this looks like a more balanced approach. This ensures a lower power draw, thus a lower heat output so the heatsink won't have to work as hard."

Otherwise everything else is good. Awesome work on all these reviews. Too bad I don't think the price justifies the card. However, looking at things from my personal perspective on the fact that I have a 980Ti, the 2080/2080Ti alone can provide up to or more than twice the performance of my card. On that end of things, these cards look impressive if I were to upgrade. But, as I said, those prices are just not worth it in my opinion and I'll gladly stick with what I have since my 980Ti more than meets my current needs.

It's been a good time sink reading through all these reviews. Thanks for the hard work.
 
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Too bad I don't think the price justifies the card. However, looking at things from my personal perspective on the fact that I have a 980Ti, the 2080/2080Ti alone can provide up to or more than twice the performance of my card. On that end of things, these cards look impressive if I were to upgrade. But, as I said, those prices are just not worth it in my opinion and I'll gladly stick with what I have since my 980Ti more than meets my current needs.

$1299 for a graphics card, that's really hardcore. I'll be playing with my Vega 64 for many years to come lol.
 
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Hmm i dont like the fact that asus are using 5K capacitors on their super flagship product, those capacitors are commonly used on cheap budget motherboards.
 
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Hehe it is fun to see that Intel really set its mark on "rebranding" :D
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(Coffee Lake, 8192 KB Cache) ?? :)

Great Review as always thx :)
It is all the tests BTW. @W1zzard
 

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o_O big fail. Nobody ever noticed it. Not me, not the editorial team, not the proof reader, nor any of the readers.

fixing :)
 

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$1299 for a graphics card, that's really hardcore. I'll be playing with my Vega 64 for many years to come lol.

Yeah, I remember back in the day when companies weren't that crazy and were only releasing graphics cards for $1,500...wait...no...people here praised those cards like they were the second coming. I wonder what the difference was.
 
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Yeah, I remember back in the day when companies weren't that crazy and were only releasing graphics cards for $1,500...wait...no...people here praised those cards like they were the second coming. I wonder what the difference was.

I suspect I would have said the same thing back then. There are people out there willing fork out that much cash, such as 1080 or 1080 TI in SLI or Vega 64 in CF.
 
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Yeah, I remember back in the day when companies weren't that crazy and were only releasing graphics cards for $1,500...wait...no...people here praised those cards like they were the second coming. I wonder what the difference was.

The price is absolutely ludicrous here and now. Prices have never been so expensive.
 

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Yeah, 1300$ WITHOUT taxes...
In Europe will probably be ~1500EU from the retail shop.
Good luck...
 

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Does it have fanconnect II? On the gallery you show pictures of the 2080 and we can see the fanconnect but i can't find any mention of fanconnect on the 2080 ti. Can you confirm its presence or not?
 

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Long story short, if you have 1080 or 1080ti and on 1440p or less and don't want to burn money unnecessarily, skip the new gen.
 

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As I feared I got my answer, not sure if anyone else is interested but they did remove fanconnect on the 2080 ti. This doesn't make any sense since the 2080 has this feature. For such a price they could have put the fanconnect which was quite useful for me...

2080 ti STRIX.png
 

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As I feared I got my answer, not sure if anyone else is interested but they did remove fanconnect on the 2080 ti. This doesn't make any sense since the 2080 has this feature. For such a price they could have put the fanconnect which was quite usefuwl for me...

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That is odd, one picture in W1z's review shows the fan headers there, but the PCB shots in W1z's review shows them missing. There are spaces for them on the PCB, but the actual headers are soldered on.

Makes me wonder if ASUS planned to have them, but had to cut them for some reason. Or maybe they just aren't there on the sample boards?

ASUS claims on their site that both the 2080 and 2080Ti have two fan connect headers.

https://rog.asus.com/articles/gamin...nd-rtx-2080-graphics-cards-from-rog-and-asus/
 

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not sure if anyone else is interested but they did remove fanconnect on the 2080 ti
My sample is an early one, so I assume they just forgot to put it in, since the more recently produced 2080 has it. Let me double check
 
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April 2014 and April 2016.

But I don't recall that. It has never been like this, this is a whole new level and then some.
Can you be more specific? When were those cards priced this much? What cards? How much?
 

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I suspect I would have said the same thing back then. There are people out there willing fork out that much cash, such as 1080 or 1080 TI in SLI or Vega 64 in CF.

Actually, your exact words were "what a monster", you seemed to have no issue with the $1,500 price back then. In fact, you can go through that entire thread, there is no outrage about the price, despite it being even higher than the 2080Ti over 4 years ago.

Don't get me wrong, $1,200 is still a crazy price to pay for a graphics card, and way beyond what I'd be willing to spend. However, everyone is freaking out about the price, when in reality it is pretty well in line with the historical pricing of a completely unrivaled king of the hill graphics card. If anything, it's priced a little lower than they have been in the past...

When were those cards priced this much?

I already answered that. The dates I mentioned were the released dates of the cards, and they were priced that much at release.

What cards?

AMD R9 295X2 and Radeon Pro Duo. The Radeon Pro Duo you can maybe give them a pass on the high price, because they tried to market it as a "Prosumer" product like the Titans, which usually have a higher price tag, but the R9 295X2 was a straight up desktop card priced at $1500(AFAIK still the highest priced desktop card to date).

How much?

Both were price at $1,500 at release.
 
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Yeah, the lack of outrage at the price of that gas guzzler is striking.

I'd hate to think there are double standards going on here.

There are.
 
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