EVGA nVidia RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming Graphics Card Review and Benchmarks

Updated on February 18, 2019
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EVGA nVida RTX 2080 Ti Black Gaming Edition Graphics Card

Hello everyone and welcome back to GR8 Tech 2Day. I’m Will and today I am bringing you a quick review of the EVGA nVidia RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming graphics card. I have been contemplating getting one since they released but would never pull the trigger due to price. However, in the last week as prices dropped to a reasonable level, I decided to purchase one directly from EVGA with expedited shipping to see where it really stacks up. And after having just received and reviewed the AMD Radeon VII, I felt it was a good time to sink a grand in USD into another graphics card to keep on hand and review. So, without further delay, let’s get to it!

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Specifications

As stated above, I purchased the card from EVGA for $999.99 and after expedited shipping, I spent around $1,030. This is EVGA’s lowest end of the RTX 2080 Ti model, the EVGA nVidia RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming model. This card expands a bit on the nVidia Founders Edition card with a 1350 MHz base clock and 1545MHz boost clock but is otherwise the same card. The RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming comes with 4352 CUDA cores, 272 TMUs, 88 ROPS, a 352-bit bud width on the TU102 graphics processor and comes with 11GB of GDDR6 video RAM clocked at 1750MHz and 14000MHz effective. This card from EVGA is a dual slot card with iCX2 cooling with dual cooling fans. There are 2 DisplayPorts, an HDMI port, and a USB Type C port as the I/O. The card measures 4.38 inches (111.15mm) in height and 10.62 inches (269.83mm) in length. EVGA recommends a minimum of 650-watt power supply with 2 available 8-pin or 6+2 pin PCIe connectors and the card can be expected to pull 250-watts at stock settings. EVGA gives a 3 year warranty with the EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming graphics card.

Test Methods

Now, what you are all here for is the performance; how did it stack up? Well, let’s get to the specifics on games tested and how I tested the card. In my testing, every game (6 of them were tested) was tested at their highest setting at 1440p resolution and if they had antialiasing, I used the TXAA version. If the game had an in-game benchmark tool, I tested with that, otherwise, I tested with just playing the game for an hour and took those numbers. RivaTuner Statistics was used to obtain our FPS numbers. The EVGA RTX 2080 Ti was kept at stock settings and was tested on my Intel Core i7-8700K system clocked at 5.1GHz with 16GB of G.Skill TridentZ memory clocked at 3200MHz. The latest nVidia drivers were used: nVidia Game Ready Driver 418.91. So, that’s it for the testing methods. Now, how did this card fare? Well, let’s find out.

Testing

First up in my game test suite was Battlefield 1. This game always runs quite well on pretty much any card all the way down to last generation’s midlevel cards and it does the same on the RTX 2080 Ti. The RTX 2080 Ti pumped out a 1% low of 134 FPS while maintaining an average of 171 FPS. A great start for this 20-series graphics card. Far Cry 5 was next and is another game that does fairly well on the upper end cards like the GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080, and Vega 56, and 64. This game is allegedly optimized for AMD hardware but nVidia had no issues with this game either with a 1% low of 94 FPS and an average of 133 FPS; another great showing. Grand Theft Auto is a game that has been out for quite a while but continues to be requested to be tested. This game has stood the test of time so, how can we leave it out of our testing? The RTX 2080 Ti managed a 1% low of 84 FPS and an average of 115 FPS. Rise of the Tomb Raider came next and was no trouble for the RTX 2080 Ti with a 1% low of 74 FPS and an average of 91 FPS. Monster Hunter: World is a game that has shown to tax GPUs since it’s release and it hammers even the highest core CPUs but is a great console to PC port. With a 1% low of 86 FPS and an average of 97 FPS, the RTX 2080 Ti keeps it above the 60 FPS magic number. Finally, I tested Fortnite which remains the most popular or one of the most popular games on the market right now, though it appears to be challenged by Apex Legends. Regardless, the RTX 2080 Ti manhandles this game with a 1% low of 142 FPS and an average of 166 FPS. So, there you have it. Not a bad showing from nVidia’s flagship graphics card.

EVGA nVidia RTX 2080 Ti Black Gaming Edition Benchmarks

Game
Min FPS (1% Low)
Avg FPS
Battlefield 1
134
171
Far Cry 5
94
133
Grand Theft Auto V
84
115
Rise of the Tomb Raider
74
91
Monster Hunter: World
86
97
Fortnite
142
166
 
 
 
Overall Avg
102
128
Price per frame
 
$8.35

Conclusion and Final Thoughts/Recommendation

Overall, this a nice card. As you can see from above, it will give you outstanding performance at 1440p and will handle 4K gaming quite well also, though, I did not test at 4K. When looking at the numbers and the result of frames per second, this card will fall a bit short of what I consider a good deal. With an $8.35 per average frame, this is quite a price to pay for performance. With this in mind, I cannot recommend this card currently. If we can see it get down to around $800, I’d give it a go. However, currently, I think some of the best bargains are the RTX 2060, RX Vega 56, and upper limit of bargain, the RTX 2080, if you can get it for $700-$750. So, would I buy this card right now? No but would consider it if I was looking at getting a top end card for gaming at maximum quality.

Huge 35 Game Benchmark Session of the RTX 2080 Ti by Hardware Unboxed

Thanks for Stopping By

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my review of the EVGA nVidia RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition Gaming graphics card. It is a real pleasure being able to do this for you folks and I appreciate all of the support. Thanks again for stopping by. Please swing by my YouTube channel and check out my video reviews there and subscribe for more videos while there. Please vote in the poll below and I look forward to seeing you next time. Have a GR8 DAY!

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