RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti Benchmark Side by Side Comparison Videos

CG writes: Nvidia should have shipped the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards to the people who pre-ordered them by now. We received ours yesterday and have been putting it through its paces. Take a look at our RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti benchmark comparison videos which show the differences between the two cards. Some of the results might be quite surprising considering the cost of the RTX 2080 Ti in comparison to its older cousin. We ran the benchmark tools in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and GTA V. Bear in mind we are running at 4K resolution and using the highest options available in most cases.

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Sophisticated_Chap44d ago

7-11 FPS difference between the two on average. I really don't think an upgrade from the 1080TI would make much sense for the price.

Prettygoodgamer44d ago

The RTX biggest selling point won't even be used in most games at least for a while, unless you "need" to have the newest, it would make more sense to wait for the next in the series of RTX cards imo.

fr0sty44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

I've always found skipping a generation to be the best bet as far as getting bang for your upgrade buck goes. I have a GTX 970, so this is a decent upgrade for me.

Lon3wolf44d ago


It would indeed make a good upgrade for you, but if you are not interested in RT then a 1080Ti would be a cheaper option for the same upgrade.

Ragthorn43d ago

I had a GTX 970 (upgraded from 780 because the manufacturer replaced said they had no other 780 card) and recently got my RTX2080Ti. However, I think Lon3wolf is right also in getting a 1080Ti. I purchased it with the help of my brother so it didn't hit my wallet AS hard (split 50/50), but the RTX features are not out on most games I also justified the power increase because we are a couple generations behind, but the best choice for right now is still 1080Ti for functionality.

Neonridr43d ago

also they will have understood ray tracing and how it is implemented. I guarantee you the 2nd gen cards are where they will start to hit their stride. This is brand new stuff, so like you said, it's probably all for nothing since most games won't even utilize it.

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n1kki644d ago

If the only game you plan on playing is tomb raider sure. These prices are the ferraris of graphics cards. Why buy a ferrrari when you can get 85% of the performance from a corvette. There is a segment of buyer that has the disposable income and wants the best. I fall into this category. Luxury putchases cost a premium that the average consumer cant justify.

Neonridr43d ago

nope, 1080ti users are not the target demographic for these cards. That being said, I am sure some people are happy to part with a crazy amount of money for a marginal upgrade. It's all about the best you can get right?

TardcoreGamer43d ago

I'm a 1080ti user who bought a 2080ti. Yes I can confirm you are right. Its all about owning the fastest card available.

Neonridr42d ago

@TardcoreGamer - that's cool, happy for you. I couldn't part with $1600 (Canadian) for that marginal of a performance boost. I would sooner spend that money elsewhere. But enjoy it. I will be jumping in on a 2180 ti.

bigc07200443d ago

While I totally gotta remember this is an old ass game they are testing them on. Unless I totally missed something. I'm waiting for the 2070 though. Cheaper than 1080ti, and probably going to have a SLIGHT edge over it. I'm in need of an upgrade anyways.

Gahl1k43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

7-11 FPS difference is what I would call bullshit. RTX 2080 Ti is at least 29% better than GTX 1080 Ti by most benchmarks. Add DLSS and that gap will be even larger.

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Gridknac44d ago

Not enough improvement to warrant double the price. The $1200 RTX can't even hit 60fps on a game as old as GTA V? No thanks!

kevnb44d ago (Edited 43d ago )

It certainly can hit 60 FPS, just not 4K and max settings. It’s important to be specific with these statements, people get confused.

windblowsagain44d ago

I got 4 rx 2080ti's.

I put two in my machine and taped two on my eyes. I also put a generator on my back and now I can see everything in 16k. it's unreal.

Brave_Losers_Unite43d ago

Did you gel up your hair with some thermal paste?

SinisterKieran44d ago

i'm finding this very questionable, maybe the cpu is bottleneck it because i've seen some live benchmarks of this and it averages at 80fps @4k
not sure if MSAA was off on the live one though so could be it.

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FinalFantasyFanatic43d ago

I'm wondering this as well, because I thought people were getting well and truly over the 4k 60fps that the 1080ti manages in most games. Then again, the CPU factors in significantly less at 4k, maybe his testing is flawed in some way, otherwise these cards are less value than we initially thought.

orbital7143d ago

1080ti owner here coupled with 8700k and 32 gig ram, theres no way that 2080ti is a worthy upgrade to me anytime soon, i condidered it but after seeing what u get for your cash it just aint worth it, i will wait for the next set of cards to get the boost i need.

FinalFantasyFanatic43d ago

I'm doing the same, I need more performance to justify that price.

Salooh43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

In your case, true, only if you own 1080 ti...

But if you upgrading to 1080 ti or new gamer with no gpu in your hand, if you consider the difference between the price of both rtx 2080 and 1080 ti. It makes more sense to pick rtx 2080 because it is more future proof. Why?

1_ if a game support rtx you will have huge difference in light and shadow visuals. Something 1080 ti can't do.

2_ ( Correct me if i am wrong ) If a game support DLSS you will have an equivalent performance to rtx 2080 ti without DLSS !!!.

3_ If a game support both DLSS and RTX , in theory, you will be able to play in 2k 60fps with rtx features.