3DMark And NVIDIA Reviewer’s Guide Leak GeForce RTX 2080, 2080 Ti Benchmarks

3DMark And NVIDIA Reviewer’s Guide Leak GeForce RTX 2080, 2080 Ti Benchmarks

We’re all expecting NVIDIA’s upcoming 20-series GPUs to be quick. The question is by how much, compared to the company’s current offerings. Well, a couple of scores for the RTX 2080, leaked via 3DMark’s online results database, has provided us with something of an answer.

Some Benchmarks (Kind Of) From Nvidia's RTX 2080

When Nvidia launched their RTX 20 series cards prior to Gamescom kicking off, there was a notable element missing: benchmarks. Specifically video game benchmarks, a reliable go-to for people assessing the worthiness of a new GPU.

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Twitter user APISAK was the first to spot the entry for the RTX 2080 (flagged by 3DMark as “not recognised” and therefore given the sad moniker of “Generic VGA”). While the 3DMark results have since been hidden, Wccftech’s Hassan Mujtaba managed to grab a few screenshots.

Image: Hassan Mujtaba / Wccftech

Image: Hassan Mujtaba / Wccftech

Adding some credibility to the results are the high core and memory clocks, as well as the driver version, 411.51. Currently, the highest available WHQL NVIDIA drivers are 399.24. Interestingly, the scores are about on-par with the 1080 Ti, which isn’t entirely unexpected, leaving the 2080 Ti as NVIDIA’s powerhouse.

In related news, scores from NVIDIA’s reviewer’s guide for the 20-series have also appeared online. Going by these numbers, the RTX 2080 is around 20 percent faster than the 1080 Ti, while the 2080 Ti is around 40-50 per cent.

Of course, given the differences compared to the 3DMark results, we’ll have to wait for proper benchmarks to get the real picture.

@TUM_APISAK [Twitter, via Wccftech]


  • Its telling that Nvidia’s reviewers guide is prioritising 4k, where 1080 Ti and especially 1080’s get bandwidth starved, creating a fairly artificial performance delta between them and 2xxx cards.

    • Why do you think the difference is artificial? Memory bandwidth is one of the two primary metrics for GPU performance, the whole point of benchmarks is to compare those two metrics, either individually or in aggregate.

      • A majority of the market are still at 1080p, and a small amount at 1440p. Whilst 4k results are important, especially for those thinking of moving to 4k, these slides really aren’t showing the big picture for a majority of buyers, and thats a much smaller delta between Pascal & Turing at sub 4k.

        • I agree that 1080p won’t see a 50% increase, though it’s still an important measure of how the 2080’s increased memory bandwidth significantly improves high end performance (since bandwidth affects high frame rate output at lower resolutions too). The synthetics do seem to show a 12-20% improvement between 1080Ti/2080 which is about on par with the 980Ti/1080 jump previously (on the same synthetics).

          The resolution people are using for gaming is a bit of a chicken-and-egg thing at the moment, most people won’t run 4K if they don’t get the frame rate they want, so it’s difficult to anticipate the effect a 4K GPU that can deliver solid frame rates would have on 4K take-up.

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