NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11 GB Review 207

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition 11 GB Review

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Temperatures are much better than on previous Founders Edition cards, which were always fighting with the thermal limit. For this generation, it looks like temperatures are not a problem; of course, custom designs can improve these temperatures, when using a bigger cooler.

Idle temperatures are low because the card lacks idle-fan-stop capability.

GPU Temperature Comparison
IdleLoadGaming Noise
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition42°C77°C37 dBA
ASUS RTX 2080 STRIX37°C61°C36 dBA
ASUS RTX 2080 STRIX (quiet BIOS)46°C75°C30 dBA
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio51°C70°C36 dBA
Palit RTX 2080 Gaming Pro41°C72°C36 dBA
Palit RTX 2080 Super JetStream40°C70°C34 dBA
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Founders Edition36°C72°C35 dBA
ASUS RTX 2080 Ti STRIX37°C65°C36 dBA
ASUS RTX 2080 Ti STRIX (quiet BIOS)46°C75°C31 dBA
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio53°C74°C36 dBA
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Duke53°C71°C34 dBA
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide a list of
typical temperatures for similar cards as determined during TPU review.

Clock Profiles

Modern graphics cards have several clock profiles that are selected to balance power draw and performance requirements.

The following table lists the clock settings for important performance scenarios and the GPU voltage that is used in those states.

GPU Voltage
Desktop300 MHz203 MHz0.718 V
Multi-Monitor1170 MHz1750 MHz0.718 V
Blu-ray Playback315 MHz203 MHz0.718 V
3D Load1607-1950 MHz1750 MHz0.843-1.068 V

The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism, GPU Boost 4.0. It will dynamically adjust clock and voltage based on render load, temperature, and other factors.

For the graph below, we recorded all GPU clock and GPU voltage combinations of our 1920x1080 resolution benchmarking suite. The plotted points are transparent, which allows them to add up to indicate more often used values. A light color means the clock/voltage combination is rarely used and a dark color means it's active more often.

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