Full power without overclocking
The Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual 11GB GDDR6 is built on Nvidia reference numbers, which means it’s not overclocked. But users will not face any restrictions. In terms of performance, the distance to the current champion of our rating, the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Edition, is approximately 5 percent. Thus, those who do not want to squeeze the last juices out of their graphics card will feel extremely comfortable with the Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual. Not least due to the fact that with a price tag of approximately 800$, it costs almost 150$ cheaper than its competitors.
In most of the specifications announced by Nvidia, the Ti-models of the Turing architecture are not fundamentally different: 4352 shaders or CUDA cores are responsible for graphics calculations, the base clock frequency is 1350 MHz. Variations are only in the clock frequencies of the Boost mode. Already, even Nvidia’s Founders Editio reaches 1635 MHz, and the gaming monster from Zotac raises the bar right up to 1665 MHz. The Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, on the other hand, limits itself to a reference value of 1545 MHz. As the test results show, this is quite enough.
Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual graphics performance has decent power without overclocking
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Good benchmark results and impressive UHD performance
The Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual is the second 2080 Ti in our ranking between the latest generation of GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards and the leader of the ranking in the results of the 3D benchmark run. The difference between the Palit card and Zotac’s overclocked gaming model ranges between 1.2 percent (3DMark Cloud Gate) and 5.4 percent (3DMark Fire Strike with ultra graphics settings). This is an expected result and Palit’s RTX card has enough performance to meet the desires of most users.
Practical measurements taken during gaming gave similar results: in games at Full-HD resolution, the Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual card produced an average of 4 percent fewer frames per second («frames per second», fps), and in UHD resolution the difference rose to about eight percent. In particular, the Palit-map in GTA V at Full-HD resolution produces 144 fps against 149 for the competitor Zotac. At UHD resolution, the unoverclocked Palit model contrasts 93.4 fps with a higher 104.5 fps. But it’s at 4K that the more affordable card really adds up compared to the standard 2080 models as well as the 1080 Ti models.
Judging the new features of ray tracing and DLSS is still difficult. Although their applicability in the gaming industry is growing, there are still very few AAA titles that support them. And yet, for Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), an AI-based edge smoothing technology in games, 3DMark has released the first benchmark that reveals the benefits of the Turing architecture. RTX cards with lower performance give a sharper picture than the old Anti-Aliasing methods. It just doesn’t make much sense in games. So far, only Final Fantasy 15 supports DLSS in UHD resolution.
In terms of «frames per second» Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual did not blunder
Moderate noise but high temperatures
In gaming mode, the Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual makes a little more noise than an overclocked Zotac card and significantly louder than regular RTX-2080 models. However, the overall noise level stays within comfortable limits, although the fans have to do some serious work. This graphics card from Palit has to make do with only two fans, but the maximum temperature level is higher here: our measurements show 71 °C. This is higher than the Zotac card but still acceptable compared to other RTX models. Under full load, the system consumes a relatively small 379 watts, but in general, of course, this is quite an energy-intensive equipment.
For lovers of colorful RGB backlights, the Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual will not offer anything interesting. All Palit-RTX cards have one glowing blue strip that is not configurable — and that’s it. The rest of the equipment is also nothing special: there are three Display-Port interfaces and one HDMI connector on board, as is usual for RTX cards. The 8-pin power adapter, which is supplied by many manufacturers, is not available for this Palit model. In addition, there are only three years of warranty instead of five. For all these reasons, for equipping the Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual gets a lower score.
Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual generates slightly more noise and heat, but remains within comfortable
RTX graphics cards remain expensive
The Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Dual 11GB GDDR6 is currently available for approximately Rs. This is almost 150$ less than asking for our rating leader with the Zotac logo. A 15 percent lower price for about a 5 percent drop in performance is a good deal, especially since this model is not overclocked and meets all the requirements. The cards are not cheap RTX anyway, but this is a consequence of Nvidia’s pricing policy. Those who want to spend less can find a good alternative among GTX cards.
The market for top-end graphics cards has begun to move — with price benefits for gamers. For example, the Palit-card costs almost 150$ cheaper than its competitors. Although the new ray tracing and DLSS features can be used quite modestly, this model shows some success in increasing performance.
good results in benchmarks
superior price compared to other 2080 Ti
ideal for 4K displays
ray tracing and DLSS are still waiting to be fully implemented
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 AMP! Extreme 8GB GDDR6 (ZT-T20800B-10P)
Those who want to be content with a slightly lower level of performance can save money with the GeForce RTX 2080, but at the same time they do not have to give up the «features of the future» in the form of ray tracing and DLSS. In this category, the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 AMP Extreme has the upper hand. The benchmark results are slightly lower than the best GTX-1080-Ti models, but there is not too much difference. And at the same time, Zotac cards are cheaper, their cost is currently approximately 700$. But this, of course, is still a lot of money.
A good graphics card, of course, does not have to cost a lot of money. If you can limit yourself to Full-HD resolution, then so can the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+. Here the cost is at the level of a very reasonable 210$.