Overclocking Showdown – the RTX 2080 vs. the GTX 1080 Ti


Overclocking the RTX 2080 with Precision X1 vs. Overclocking the GTX 1080 Ti with Afterburner

We evaluated the RTX 2080 Founders Edition (FE) using our benchmark suite of 36 games last week and concluded that it is faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.  We now test the RTX 2080’s overclocked performance using EVGA’s new Precision X1 scanner compared with our overclocked GTX 1080 Ti FE’s performance using MSI’s Afterburner.

Our launch review focused on overclocking the RTX 2080 Ti, and we were only able to spend a few minutes overclocking the RTX 2080 with Precision X1’s scanner.  During a 20 minute scan, it automatically overclocked our RTX 2080‘s core by +115 MHz, and then we added +700 MHz offset to its memory for a very preliminary overclock.

Today, we present our final RTX 2080’s stable overclocked performance using EVGA’s latest public beta of Precision X1.  EVGA’s Precision X1 has been released to the public featuring NVIDIA’s Turing scanner for a fast and accurate semi-automatic way to overclock by fully unlocking the new RTX GPU’s Boost 4.0.

Let’s get right to the test configuration, and then to our overclocking methods, and finally to the 36-game overclocked results and conclusion.