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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE 8G OC Review – Fast and Silent

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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC – Shadow of the Tomb Raider Benchmarks

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a new game released just recently. It’s also one of the games that will feature both real-time ray tracing and DLSS. Although, at the time I tested and benchmarked the game, both features are not available yet. I will test this game again when real-time ray tracing and DLSS are rolled out. Also, note that I am using the in-game benchmark tool to benchmark Shadow of the Tomb Raider. For now, below are the results I got with the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC:

We see a similar pattern again, with the two RTX 2080s and the GTX 1080 Ti performing just the same. Well, except on 4K UHD where the GTX 1080 Ti gets left behind by a few frames per second. However, I am expecting that this will not last for long once the DLSS feature is rolled out. I’m expecting that the performance between the RTX 2080 and GTX 1080 Ti would widen once DLSS is implemented.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC graphics card availability:
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4 thoughts on “MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE 8G OC Review – Fast and Silent”

  1. Have you heard any reports of “noise” coming from these cards? And I don’t mean just when they are under load from gaming; I mean noise while idle. There is a somewhat loud, and definitely obnoxious noise from my Duke OC, and I have no idea what would be causing it; I do know that my PC was not noisy to any extent before I got this card. The only time there would be noise would be if I ramp up the case fans’ speed using the adjuster dial on the case. But ever since I installed that Duke, from probably a week or so after I got it, it has been making this noise; I can’t describe it, either.

    • You won a 2080? That’s cool! Not sure what’s the current pricing due to the current (shortage/scalping) situation, but you can check local pricing for reference.


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