Well RTX finally has a game that supports it and the market for GTX 1080s and GTX 1080 Tis has all but vanished with new stock finally clearing out so it is looking more and more like RTX is the way to go on the high end of the market. Well not long after the original launch of the Founders Edition cards I did get an aftermarket card in from Asus, their ROG Strix RTX 2080. It's about time I put it through our testing and take a closer look at the card to see how a 2080 with an aftermarket cooler performs. So today I’m going to do just that, then at the end revisit and see if the RTX 2080 is any better of an option 3 months past the launch.

Product Name: Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Overclocked

Review Sample Provided by: Asus

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

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I’ve also included a screenshot of our cards GPUz to show the driver used at the time of testing as well as the video cards firmware version. This also helps us keep an eye out on the clock speeds to make sure they match the specifications. This was one of those weird cases were Asus didn’t even have clock speeds listed on their website, I had to double check with retailers for them. They market this card as having a boost clock of 1890 MHz but it should be noted you have to use the software to turn that clock speed on via the OC mode. I tested with the normal out of the box boost clock of 18650 MHz which is nearly the same. I don’t know why they bothered to force the software for that extra 30 MHz.

 

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