Alleged Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU spotted in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark
This week at Siggraph, Nvidia revealed the architecture behind the next gen GPUs, and it turned out to be named Turing, rather than Ampere. Due to the nature of the event, the green team unveiled its professional Quadro RTX GPUs based on the new architecture, but there was no official word on the gaming GPUs that have been the fuel for so many rumors ever since March.
Nvidia did, however, release a teaser video that is filled with hidden clues about the upcoming GeForce models. Apparently, the new high-end gaming GPUs will bear the RTX branding as well, and the suffix Nvidia is going for is the 20xx after all. As the official launch date is very close (most likely August 20), it seems a tester got overzealous and released the first alleged benchmark results for the RTX 2080 GPU.
Known as “nvgtltest007” on the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database, the tester posted the results using Crazy 4K settings on an Intel platform powered by the older i7-5960X CPU clocked at 3 GHz. Unlike previously faked results, this one does not mention the name of the GPU, it just presents it as a generic “Nvidia Graphics Device.” The unnamed GPU scored on average 75.1 fps in normal mode, 60.6 fps in medium mode and 57.4 fps in heavy mode, while CPU fps counts were 138.6, 118.4 and 91.9, respectively. Overall average fps counts were 63.5 for the GPU and 113 for the CPU.
According to Tom’s Hardware, the GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB GPU manages to score between 40 and 59.5 fps on Crazy 4K settings, so the lowest scores of the alleged RTX 2080 appear to be very close to the top scores of the GTX 1080 Ti, or, in other words, a solid 50% performance gain.
There is always the possibility that nvgtltest007 actually used one of the new Quadro GPUs to test things out. By next week this mystery should be solved and the actual performance will be revealed.