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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke 11 GB

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The MSI Duke brand no longer represents cheap close-to-reference alternatives. The company has given this cheaper and less glamorous implementation of the flagship RTX 2080 Ti enough love to differentiate it from the premium Gaming X product. And then there's NVIDIA RTX and all the delights that come with it.

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To my understanding, the games are tested "out of box". For manual OC...

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GeForce_RTX_2080_Ti_Duke/36.html

All data taken from TPU current reviews:

Power (Avg) - Average Power in Gaming
Power (Peak) - Peak Power in Gaming
Temp (Load) - Temperature at Load
Temp (OC) - Temperature at Load w/ OC
Noise (Load) - Fan Noise at Load
OC (fps) - What fps was achieved under manual OC
% Over FE - What % was that over reference Card stock settings
2080 W3 - Witcher 3 Score at 1440p w/ 2080
1080 W3 - Witcher 3 Score at 1440p w/ previous generation 1080
% Increase - Percent difference between generations out of box



Here's my take using data in the review ....

1. Note, I didn't bother listing max core clock, boost clock or memory clocks ... why ? ... cause it has no impact on fps... the highest clock does NOT correspond to fastest (fps)

2. Asus, nice job again on the temps; lower than everybody else w/o more noise. Not a big concern tho was everybody well under throttling point other than FE.

3. MSI again Gaming X takes "top dog" status for best OC'd fps performance tho by not as big a margin as with the 1080.

4. It would appear, again, that how well you do in OC fps, related to how much power the card takes in. Is it worth it ? Thats an individual decision.

5. The cards are delivering 25 - 32% more performance than they did last generation.... far less than the 2080s increase G2G.

6. There's only 4.7% difference between the FE and the top dog... and only 1% difference between the "top dog" and the nearest competitor.

7. The advantage of the best manually OC'd card over the "stock", non overclocked FE card is 16% .... a bit less than 18.5% we saw with the 1080 Ti series, but significantly lower than the 27% we saw with the 980 Ti series.
 
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Games were tested on OCed GPU or stock?
stock out of the box performance, so it includes the overclock out of the box, but no additional manual overclock
 
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Looks like this is the card for me. The MSI trio x card is to long for my case. Fractal Design Meshify C has a max GPU length of 315mm with fan and the Duke is 314mm length. Not much to play with but i can get a thin fan which gives another 5mm of clearance. The trio x card is 327mm which is still to long unless i remove the fan completely and i don't want to do that. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider it's just 5fps difference between the two and i could overclock that out easily. Just remember, size does matter...
 
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@W1zzard Do you know why the Duke apparently beats the Gaming X on fan noise and temps? I don't mean to sound like I'm questioning your results but it should lose on both counts and if it doesn't MSI have screwed up royally with the GX, did any of your testing indicate a probable cause?

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And looking at the specs on MSI's site and in your review the version your tested was even the Duke OC not even the standard Duke, and it still beat the GX :O
 
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Look at the power testing results
 
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Are y'all going to review the Gigabyte 2080ti cards? The longest one of those i've found is just 287 mm.
 
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Look at the power testing results
Now I'm even more confused, the Duke is beating the GX on that too.

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Sorry I just read the bit where you say MSI are treating the Duke as a premium brand now not a budget card, that somewhat explains why it's better than the Gaming X. But it's a bit retarded on their behalf because it essentially makes the Gaming X irrelevant now :S
 

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Are y'all going to review the Gigabyte 2080ti cards? The longest one of those i've found is just 287 mm.
Just got the Gigabyte 2080 OC in
 
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Thanks, that will give me a hint to the build quality and features of the ti cards. It looks like they are not resting on their laurels as some of the others are doing.
 
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