EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra 11 GB Review 40

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra 11 GB Review

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Introduction


NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 20-series in September this year, with support for several new technologies like machine learning and RTX Raytracing. This feature is so big for NVIDIA that it has changed the naming of their GeForce cards from "GTX" to "RTX".

NVIDIA RTX is a near-turnkey real-time ray-tracing model for game developers that lets them fuse real-time ray-traced objects into 3D scenes that have been rasterized. Ray-tracing the whole scene in existence isn't quite possible yet, but the results with using RTX are still better-looking than anything rasterizing can achieve. To even get those few bits of ray tracing done right, an enormous amount of compute power is required. NVIDIA has hence deployed purpose-built hardware components on its GPUs that sit alongside all-purpose CUDA cores, called RT cores.



EVGA's RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra comes with a custom PCB design sporting a powerful 16-phase VRM for the GPU. Also included is a dual BIOS feature and a fan header that's synchronized with the GPU's fan speed, so you can run a case fan at higher speeds only when the card gets warm. EVGA has bumped the board power limit up to 300 W, which is the highest we've seen so far (matching the MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio). Cooling capabilities have also been improved a lot: the card features a triple-slot, triple fan cooler.

Priced at $1349, the card is not cheap—$150 more than the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition, but the EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra has 120 MHz higher Boost Clock.

GeForce GTX 2080 Ti Market Segment Analysis
 PriceShader
Units
ROPsCore
Clock
Boost
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPUTransistorsMemory
GTX 1070$390 1920641506 MHz1683 MHz2002 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX Vega 56$400 3584641156 MHz1471 MHz800 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1070 Ti$4002432641607 MHz1683 MHz2000 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
GTX 1080$470 2560641607 MHz1733 MHz1251 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5X, 256-bit
RX Vega 64$570 4096641247 MHz1546 MHz953 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1080 Ti$675 3584881481 MHz1582 MHz1376 MHzGP10212000M11 GB, GDDR5X, 352-bit
RTX 2070$4992304641410 MHz1620 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2070 FE$5992304641410 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10610800M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080$6992944641515 MHz1710 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 FE$7992944641515 MHz1800 MHz1750 MHzTU10413600M8 GB, GDDR6, 256-bit
RTX 2080 Ti$9994352641350 MHz1545 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
RTX 2080 Ti FE$11994352641350 MHz1635 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra$13494352641350 MHz1755 MHz1750 MHzTU10218600M11 GB, GDDR6, 352-bit
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