On September 19, an embargo was lifted to publish the results of testing the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. How different is the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti from the GTX 1080 Ti? Will the RTX 2080 become a new hit? After all, what is the use of ray tracing in real time? How does it affect performance? Journalists have two news – good and not very good.
The good news is that the performance of new products, in spite of fears, is in order. Yes, if you have a monitor with Full HD resolution, you can forget about top cards – the results are the same as for predecessors, with rare bursts of up to + 10%. With the resolution increasing to 2,560 at 1440, new RTXs begin to show themselves, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is on average 10-20% more powerful than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. But in 4K the novelty shows already at 30-60% more fps depending on the game.
With the GeForce RTX 2080 everything is simpler. The performance of this card almost one in one corresponds to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, only in some games it exceeds the “old man” in 4K-resolution by 10%.
And everything would be fine, but practically all journalists in the conclusions point to abnormally high prices for new products. Even if we take into account only the American market, it turns out that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is 80% more expensive than its predecessor ($ 1,200 versus $ 700), whereas the performance of the new 4K graphics card is about 40% higher on average. The power of the GeForce RTX 2080 is almost identical to the GTX 1080 Ti, and the price is higher by 15% ($ 800 versus $ 700).
Alas, about the technology of ray tracing in real time, most observers are cautioned. A few tests, where it can be tested on new and old video cards, show an impressive advantage of novelties up to 65%. However, many doubt that the technology will be widely used in games. In general, we will have to wait for the release of real projects that will truly appreciate this “beast.”