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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 – Synthetic Benchmarks

I tested the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC with some synthetic benchmarks first; to see how it stood against the previous flagship GTX 10 series and AMD’s flagship graphics card. The synthetic benchmarks include 3DMark Fire Strike, 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme, 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, 3DMark Time Spy and 3DMark Time Spy Extreme. I’ve also included Unigine 2’s Superposition benchmark, which is a very demanding benchmark test; at 1080p, 1440p and 2160p resolution. Below are the scores that I got with the MSI RTX 2080 Duke:

There is no doubt that the MSI RTX 2080 Duke is faster than any GTX 1080 in the market. It’s even slightly faster than the RTX 2080 Founders Edition, but only by a very small margin. However, I’m quite surprised to see that a factory overclocked GTX 1080 Ti, like the Zotac GTX 1080 Ti AMP, is able to outperform the two RTX 2080s on DX11 Fire Strike tests.

However, the GTX 1080 Ti’s victory didn’t last long once we compare the results in Time Spy, Time Spy Extreme and Unigine Superposition. Both the RTX 2080 Duke and Founders Edition are already faster than the GTX 1080 Ti AMP; but it’s not that far behind.

Let’s proceed to the next page and see how the MSI RTX 2080 Duke performs with real playable games.

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Duke 8G OC graphics card availability:
For US: available at
For Canada: available at Amazon CA
For UK: available at Amazon UK
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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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