Looking past gaming, there are a lot of other reasons someone might use a dedicated GPU. Most of those are related to different compute workloads where you use your GPU to offload work from the CPU and frankly GPUs are significantly better for a lot of tasks than CPUs so it's no surprise that a lot of production programs take advantage. Blender, for example, is normally one of our tests but the benchmark hasn’t been updated with CUDA10 support so the RTX cards don’t work in it yet. I do still have a few other tests though. To start I tested the Strix 2080 with Passmark Performance Test 9, specifically the GPU Compute benchmark. As you can see below the Strix did better than the RTX 2080 Founders Edition and is getting closer to the GTX 1080 11GBps but the GTX 1080 Ti and the 2080 Ti are still way ahead here.
Next, we have Cinegy Cinescore, this is a video production focused test that tests across just about every video file type and resolution. Sadly there are a few that fail on the RTX cards still so all of them are on the lower end of the chart. That said we can still compare the Strix 2080 to the 2080 Founders Edition and as you can see it did much better here.
The last test was just added so I haven’t built up comparison numbers just yet. But Basemark now has their GPU benchmark out that tests using DX12, OpenGL, and Vulkan with the same workload. I knew the RTX cards handle DX12 better than past generations but I was happy to see Vulkan performance even better than that.