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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio Desktop GPU Review: The fastest GeForce graphics card around

Sebastian Bade, 👁 Klaus Hinum, Klaus Hinum (translated by Alex Alderson), 12/20/2019

High-end at a premium price. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti continues to sit atop of NVIDIA's RTX 20 product stack, despite the company already having given the rest of the series a facelift. We put the RTX 2080 Ti through its paces in this MSI form to see how the card performs and how it compares against other high-end GPUs.

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A look at the ports on the back of the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
A look at the ports on the back of the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio

There is currently only one option in the high-end desktop GPU market, and it is called NVIDIA. If money is no object and you are in search of a new desktop graphics card, then you may find yourself perusing the best GPUs on the market. Our MSI review unit sits within this sector, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio being based on the TU102, a Turing GPU that NVIDIA manufactures on a 12 nm process. Only the TITAN RTX has the same chip as the RTX 2080 Ti, although NVIDIA restricts the TU102's full complement of 4,608 shader units to the former. By contrast, the RTX 2080 Ti must make do with 4,352 shaders, something that MSI has compensated for by slightly increasing the performance limits of its Gaming X Trio.

The card has a 40 W higher TDP than the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition, for instance, allowing the Gaming X Trio to peak at 300 W on stock settings under maximum load. The increased power consumption compared to the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is why we would recommend pairing the Gaming X Trio with at least a 650 W power supply. Taking a closer look at MSI's custom card reveals that the Gaming X Trio is no ordinary RTX 2080 Ti.

The first thing to notice is its enormous size, with the card occupying three PCIe slots. Correspondingly, we would recommend checking whether this monster fits in your case before purchasing it. Its length of 32.7 cm ought not to be underestimated, either.

At the time of testing, the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio retails for 1,289 Euros (~$1,428). Hence, this price makes the Gaming X Trio one of the more expensive examples of the RTX 2080 Ti series. In comparison, the KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX costs about 150 Euros (~$166) less than our current review unit. However, the NVIDIA Founders Edition sits at 1,259 Euros (~$1,394), which is not much less than the Gaming Trio X considering that MSI factory overclocks the latter. Whoever chooses the MSI model will be rewarded with a high-quality graphics card that should also attract attention with its built-in RGB lighting.

On the connection side, the Gaming X Trio offers everything that most gamers will need. MSI has included three DisplayPort ports, one HDMI and a single USB Type-C, the combination of which has almost become standard nowadays among high-end desktop GPUs. The bevy of ports makes the Gaming X Trio ideal for a multi-monitor setup too. Internally, the 300 W requires one 6-pin power connector, along with two 8-pin connectors.

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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
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MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio

NVIDIA Turing family overview

Specifications RTX 2060 RTX 2060 SUPER RTX 2070 RTX 2070 SUPER RTX 2080 RTX 2080 SUPER RTX 2080 Ti MSI RTX 2080 Ti TITAN RTX
Chip TU106 TU106 TU106 TU104 TU104 TU104 TU102 TU102 TU102
FinFET process 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm
CUDA core 1,920 2,176 2,304 2,560 2,944 3,072 4,352 4,352 4,608
Texture units 120 136 144 160 184 192 272 272 288
Tensor cores 240 272 288 320 368 384 544 544 572
RT Cores 30 34 36 40 46 48 68 68 72
GPU base clock 1,365 MHz 1,470 MHz 1,410 MHz 1,605 MHz 1,515 MHz 1,650 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,350 MHz 1,350 MHz
GPU boost clock 1,680 MHz 1,650 MHz 1,620 MHz 1,770 MHz 1,710 MHz 1,815 MHz 1,545 MHz 1,755 MHz 1,770 MHz
Memory bus 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit 352-bit 384-bit
Memory bandwidth 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 496.1 GB/s 616 GB/s 616 GB/s 672 GB/s
VRAM 6 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6
TDP 160 W 175 W 175 W 215 W 215 W 250 W 260 W 300 W 280 W

The Test System - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X as a base

We paired the Gaming X Trio with an MSI MEG X570 Godlike motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor for our tests. The Ryzen 9 3900X offers good performance as we discovered in our review earlier this year, and we used an Alphacool Eisbaer 280 AIO to keep it cool. We also used 16 GB of G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold RAM that we left clocked at 3,600 MHz on CL16-16-16-36. Finally, we ran all our benchmarks and tests on an Acer Predator XB321HK, a 4K monitor that we have used in many of our gaming reviews.

A big thank you to AMD for kindly providing us with this test platform.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
MSI MEG X570 Godlike
G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4-3600

We used the following hardware for our tests and benchmarks:

Case Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX Cube
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
GPU MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
CPU cooler Alphacool Eisbear 280
RAM G-Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4-3600 2 x 8 GB (DDR4-3600 CL16-16-16-36)
Motherboard MSI MEG X570 Godlike (BIOS 1.20, Default Settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-3600 CL16)
Monitor Acer Predator XB321HK 4K
Power supply Corsair RM 1000X
SSD Corsair MP600 2 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
SSD Crucial MX500 2 TB - for games
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit (Version 1903)
Drivers NVIDIA 441.66

Clock speeds - A significantly higher boost clock than reference speeds

While the 1,350 MHz base clock of the Gaming X Trio matches that of NVIDIA's reference model, the former diverges from the latter's boost clock. At 1,755 MHz, the Gaming X Trio offers a 210 MHz higher boost clock than the Founders Edition, which is associated with its increased power consumption. The Gaming X Trio consumes 40 W more at stock settings than the Founders Edition as we mentioned earlier, which explains the need for a powerful heat sink. There are no differences with VRAM, though. The Gaming X Trio has 11 GB of GDDR6 like its Founder Edition sibling, which also operates at 1,750 MHz. Effectively, the VRAM operates at 14 GHz. Combining this with a 352-bit bus yields a memory bandwidth of 616 GB/s.

MSI allows the power target (PT) of the Gaming X Trio to be increased by 10%, giving it a maximum TDP of 330 W. We cover what advantages this increased PT brings in the Overclocking section of this review.

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Synthetic Benchmarks - Closing in on the TITAN RTX

Synthetic benchmarks already reveal the potential of the Gaming X Trio. In short, our review unit only just outperforms the KFA2 GeForce RTX 20 Ti EX, while it even gets close to the nominally faster TITAN RTX.

The Gaming X Trio makes light work of the RTX 20 SUPER series too. The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, for example, is about 20% slower than our review unit in synthetic benchmarks, with the RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER falling even further behind. AMD cannot compete in this performance class, either. The fastest AMD graphics card in our comparison tables is the Radeon VII, but it is stuck duelling with the RTX 2070 SUPER rather than the Gaming X Trio.

Performance Rating
Nvidia Titan RTX
100 pt ∼100%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
97.4 pt ∼97%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
94 pt ∼94%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
76.8 pt ∼77%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
76.5 pt ∼77%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
69.3 pt ∼69%
AMD Radeon VII
67.6 pt ∼68%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
65.2 pt ∼65%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
64.6 pt ∼65%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
62.3 pt ∼62%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
60.6 pt ∼61%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
58.1 pt ∼58%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
53.9 pt ∼54%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Nvidia Titan RTX
14686 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
14492 Points ∼99%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
13744 Points ∼94% -5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
11477 Points ∼78% -21%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
11294 Points ∼77% -22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
10094 Points ∼69% -30%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
9236 Points ∼63% -36%
AMD Radeon VII
8803 Points ∼60% -39%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
8795 Points ∼60% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
8673 Points ∼59% -40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
7732 Points ∼53% -47%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
7675 Points ∼52% -47%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
7183 Points ∼49% -50%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
Nvidia Titan RTX
8726 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
8274 Points ∼95%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
7925 Points ∼91% -4%
AMD Radeon VII
6837 Points ∼78% -17%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
6513 Points ∼75% -21%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
6500 Points ∼74% -21%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
5955 Points ∼68% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
5786 Points ∼66% -30%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
5450 Points ∼62% -34%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
5441 Points ∼62% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
5292 Points ∼61% -36%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
5175 Points ∼59% -37%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
4244 Points ∼49% -49%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Nvidia Titan RTX
17288 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
16790 Points ∼97%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
15603 Points ∼90% -7%
AMD Radeon VII
13388 Points ∼77% -20%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
13355 Points ∼77% -20%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
12968 Points ∼75% -23%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
12209 Points ∼71% -27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
11634 Points ∼67% -31%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
11021 Points ∼64% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
10876 Points ∼63% -35%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
10758 Points ∼62% -36%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
10481 Points ∼61% -38%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
9097 Points ∼53% -46%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Nvidia Titan RTX
34757 Points ∼100% +2%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
33935 Points ∼98%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
32081 Points ∼92% -5%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
27620 Points ∼79% -19%
AMD Radeon VII
27476 Points ∼79% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
27075 Points ∼78% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
25383 Points ∼73% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
24151 Points ∼69% -29%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
22999 Points ∼66% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
22457 Points ∼65% -34%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
22338 Points ∼64% -34%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
21970 Points ∼63% -35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
19338 Points ∼56% -43%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
45050 Points ∼100% +3%
Nvidia Titan RTX
44917 Points ∼100% +3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
43576 Points ∼97%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
37989 Points ∼84% -13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
37958 Points ∼84% -13%
AMD Radeon VII
37881 Points ∼84% -13%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
35715 Points ∼79% -18%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
33293 Points ∼74% -24%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
31570 Points ∼70% -28%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
31260 Points ∼69% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
29605 Points ∼66% -32%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
29285 Points ∼65% -33%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
26413 Points ∼59% -39%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
Nvidia Titan RTX
214.4 fps ∼100% +1%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
212.5 fps ∼99%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
204.4 fps ∼95% -4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
167.5 fps ∼78% -21%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
161.4 fps ∼75% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
153.5 fps ∼72% -28%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
139 fps ∼65% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
132.3 fps ∼62% -38%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
115.8 fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
110.2 fps ∼51% -48%
AMD Radeon VII
109 fps ∼51% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
100.7 fps ∼47% -53%
Extreme Preset DX11
Nvidia Titan RTX
232.7 fps ∼100% +3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
225.8 fps ∼97%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
215.2 fps ∼92% -5%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
176.5 fps ∼76% -22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
175.2 fps ∼75% -22%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
160.1 fps ∼69% -29%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
149.3 fps ∼64% -34%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
141.7 fps ∼61% -37%
AMD Radeon VII
140.3 fps ∼60% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
132.5 fps ∼57% -41%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
124.1 fps ∼53% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
119.9 fps ∼52% -47%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
Nvidia Titan RTX
167.4 fps ∼100% +3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
163 fps ∼97%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
159.4 fps ∼95% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
120.2 fps ∼72% -26%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
119.6 fps ∼71% -27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
113.7 fps ∼68% -30%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
111.5 fps ∼67% -32%
AMD Radeon VII
108.5 fps ∼65% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
106.9 fps ∼64% -34%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
106.3 fps ∼64% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
99.3 fps ∼59% -39%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
91.2 fps ∼54% -44%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Nvidia Titan RTX
150.9 fps ∼100% +2%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
147.8 fps ∼98%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
145.1 fps ∼96% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
114.5 fps ∼76% -23%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
110.5 fps ∼73% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
105.6 fps ∼70% -29%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
101 fps ∼67% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
98.3 fps ∼65% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
89.1 fps ∼59% -40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
83.6 fps ∼55% -43%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
82.7 fps ∼55% -44%
AMD Radeon VII
81.3 fps ∼54% -45%
3DMark 05 Standard
52681 points
3DMark 06 Standard
44434 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
83556 points
3DMark 11 Performance
32762 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
212266 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
54334 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
26845 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
16405 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
14057 points
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Gaming Benchmarks - A QHD- and UHD-capable graphics card

The Witcher 3: Response times – ultra preset
The Witcher 3: Response times – ultra preset
The Witcher 3: Frame rates – ultra preset
The Witcher 3: Frame rates – ultra preset

As expected, the Gaming X Trio performs very well in our gaming benchmarks. Almost all games can be displayed at maximum details and in 4K, although a few titles like Anno 1800 and Red Dead Redemption 2 drop below 60 FPS. An average of 36 and 42 FPS, respectively, will still look smooth though, in our opinion.

The frame times and frame rates of our review unit over a prolonged session are rather ordinary. We noticed some peaks and troughs during our tests, but these are very short, so you should not notice any jerking or stutters when gaming. We verified this by running The Witcher 3 on the ultra preset at 1080p, the results of which you can view in the graphs to the right and below. The Gaming X Trio drops from an initial high of 140 FPS to around 130 FPS by the end of our endurance test with a low of 122 FPS. An average of 135 FPS is still a top result though and demonstrates that the Gaming X Trio offers smooth frame rates even during extended gaming sessions.

The Witcher 3: Framerates – ultra preset

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MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X; The Witcher 3: Ø135 (122-140)
low med. high ultraQHD4K
The Witcher 3 (2015) 380 335 247 136 101 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 129.5 134.5 146.2 136.4 133.4 fps
For Honor (2017) 370 273 262 210 100 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 128 115 93 81 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 154 136 130 122 117 78 fps
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 206 182 181 169 150 111 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 130 108 104 95 98 77 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 142 122 105 93 76 51 fps
Anthem (2019) 90 107 104 99 99 70 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 201 172 147 125 97 57 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 102 101 75 40.7 38.3 36.1 fps
Rage 2 (2019) 329 207 180 174 119 61 fps
F1 2019 (2019) 287 257 201 174 146 97 fps
Control (2019) 240 169 132 89 45.8 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 162 142 127 109 83 47 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 106 106 104 105 73 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 127 119 103 76 63 42.3 fps

Compute Performance - MSI has the measure of KFA2

The higher boost clock of the Gaming X Trio allows it to outperform its KFA2 counterpart in compute benchmarks. As before though, the TITAN RTX occasionally leads our current review unit by a large margin. Perfect performance, however, can only be achieved with the driver-optimised Quadro or FirePro series.

LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
4643 Samples/s ∼100% +3%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
4494 Samples/s ∼97%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
4429 Samples/s ∼95% -1%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
3477 Samples/s ∼75% -23%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
3453 Samples/s ∼74% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
3430 Samples/s ∼74% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
3404 Samples/s ∼73% -24%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
3300 Samples/s ∼71% -27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
3274 Samples/s ∼71% -27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
2586 Samples/s ∼56% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
2104 Samples/s ∼45% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
1856 Samples/s ∼40% -59%
Sala GPUs-only
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
10799 Samples/s ∼100% +5%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
10291 Samples/s ∼95%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
9999 Samples/s ∼93% -3%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
7928 Samples/s ∼73% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
7878 Samples/s ∼73% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
7594 Samples/s ∼70% -26%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
7179 Samples/s ∼66% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
6980 Samples/s ∼65% -32%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
6869 Samples/s ∼64% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
6188 Samples/s ∼57% -40%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
5655 Samples/s ∼52% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
5312 Samples/s ∼49% -48%
ComputeMark v2.1
1024x600 Normal, QJuliaRayTrace
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
9690 Points ∼100%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
9418 Points ∼97% -3%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
9104 Points ∼94% -6%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
7283 Points ∼75% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
7258 Points ∼75% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
6155 Points ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
5878 Points ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
5761 Points ∼59% -41%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
5747 Points ∼59% -41%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
5271 Points ∼54% -46%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
4903 Points ∼51% -49%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
4703 Points ∼49% -51%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Scalar
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
6312 Points ∼100% +1%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
6226 Points ∼99%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
5977 Points ∼95% -4%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
5679 Points ∼90% -9%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
4869 Points ∼77% -22%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
4526 Points ∼72% -27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
4525 Points ∼72% -27%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
4043 Points ∼64% -35%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
3782 Points ∼60% -39%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
3514 Points ∼56% -44%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
3185 Points ∼50% -49%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
2982 Points ∼47% -52%
1024x600 Normal, Mandel Vector
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
5037 Points ∼100%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
4944 Points ∼98% -2%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
4714 Points ∼94% -6%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
4695 Points ∼93% -7%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
4246 Points ∼84% -16%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
3892 Points ∼77% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
3835 Points ∼76% -24%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
3532 Points ∼70% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
3358 Points ∼67% -33%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
3169 Points ∼63% -37%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
2939 Points ∼58% -42%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
2800 Points ∼56% -44%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 2DTexArr
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
3691 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
3539 Points ∼96%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
3444 Points ∼93% -3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
2655 Points ∼72% -25%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
2482 Points ∼67% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
2331 Points ∼63% -34%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
2248 Points ∼61% -36%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
2221 Points ∼60% -37%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
2064 Points ∼56% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
1960 Points ∼53% -45%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
1810 Points ∼49% -49%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
1801 Points ∼49% -49%
1024x600 Normal, Fluid 3DTex
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
3877 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
3653 Points ∼94%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
3646 Points ∼94% 0%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
3589 Points ∼93% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
2736 Points ∼71% -25%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
2588 Points ∼67% -29%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
2456 Points ∼63% -33%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
2380 Points ∼61% -35%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
2349 Points ∼61% -36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
2294 Points ∼59% -37%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
2289 Points ∼59% -37%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
1889 Points ∼49% -48%
1024x600 Normal, Score
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
28145 Points ∼100%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
27907 Points ∼99% -1%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
26510 Points ∼94% -6%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
22798 Points ∼81% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
21009 Points ∼75% -25%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
20771 Points ∼74% -26%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
19184 Points ∼68% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
18083 Points ∼64% -36%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
17031 Points ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
16383 Points ∼58% -42%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
15749 Points ∼56% -44%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
14375 Points ∼51% -49%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
132.89 fps ∼100% +17%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
114.44 fps ∼86% +1%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
113.15 fps ∼85%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
111.83 fps ∼84% -1%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
101.77 fps ∼77% -10%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
100.32 fps ∼75% -11%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
99.6 fps ∼75% -12%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
95.07 fps ∼72% -16%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
93.26 fps ∼70% -18%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
86.72 fps ∼65% -23%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
83.42 fps ∼63% -26%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
75.73 fps ∼57% -33%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
462.35 fps ∼100% +1959%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
61.27 fps ∼13% +173%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
60.49 fps ∼13% +169%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
37.03 fps ∼8% +65%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
22.45 fps ∼5%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
21.99 fps ∼5% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
21.94 fps ∼5% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
21.7 fps ∼5% -3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
20.71 fps ∼4% -8%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
15.6 fps ∼3% -31%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
15.46 fps ∼3% -31%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
14.99 fps ∼3% -33%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
192.01 fps ∼100% +7%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
180.44 fps ∼94% +1%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
179.52 fps ∼93%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
144.5 fps ∼75% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
137.65 fps ∼72% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
127.25 fps ∼66% -29%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
127.03 fps ∼66% -29%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
116.78 fps ∼61% -35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
101.59 fps ∼53% -43%
Medical (medical-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
89.3 fps ∼100% +5%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
84.77 fps ∼95%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
82.83 fps ∼93% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
82.05 fps ∼92% -3%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
77.93 fps ∼87% -8%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
71.61 fps ∼80% -16%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
71.01 fps ∼80% -16%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
67.51 fps ∼76% -20%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
63.78 fps ∼71% -25%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
57.66 fps ∼65% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
54.52 fps ∼61% -36%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
49.1 fps ∼55% -42%
Maya (maya-05)
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
392.06 fps ∼100%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
386.6 fps ∼99% -1%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
367.78 fps ∼94% -6%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
328.67 fps ∼84% -16%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
290.37 fps ∼74% -26%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
275.28 fps ∼70% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
262.37 fps ∼67% -33%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
246.96 fps ∼63% -37%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
220.34 fps ∼56% -44%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
212.65 fps ∼54% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
185.19 fps ∼47% -53%
Energy (energy-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
51.91 fps ∼100% +58%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
35.05 fps ∼68% +7%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
32.91 fps ∼63%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
31.52 fps ∼61% -4%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
26.82 fps ∼52% -19%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
24.55 fps ∼47% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
23.78 fps ∼46% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
23.76 fps ∼46% -28%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
22.33 fps ∼43% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
21.81 fps ∼42% -34%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
7.62 fps ∼15% -77%
Creo (creo-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
307.59 fps ∼100% +6%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
291.06 fps ∼95%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
286.53 fps ∼93% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
220.34 fps ∼72% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
220.06 fps ∼72% -24%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
184.2 fps ∼60% -37%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
172.51 fps ∼56% -41%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
170.99 fps ∼56% -41%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
169.83 fps ∼55% -42%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
156.98 fps ∼51% -46%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
116.7 fps ∼38% -60%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
115.67 fps ∼38% -60%
Catia (catia-05)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
260.44 fps ∼100% +44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
242.76 fps ∼93% +35%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
239.18 fps ∼92% +33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
209.21 fps ∼80% +16%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
180.34 fps ∼69%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
178.84 fps ∼69% -1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
157.71 fps ∼61% -13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
146.32 fps ∼56% -19%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
118.59 fps ∼46% -34%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
114.59 fps ∼44% -36%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
108.16 fps ∼42% -40%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
272.38 fps ∼100%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
269.4 fps ∼99% -1%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
268.74 fps ∼99% -1%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
227.75 fps ∼84% -16%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
212.43 fps ∼78% -22%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
207.32 fps ∼76% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
199.4 fps ∼73% -27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
184.36 fps ∼68% -32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
175.55 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
168.51 fps ∼62% -38%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
157 fps ∼58% -42%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
139.59 fps ∼100% +76%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
89.55 fps ∼64% +13%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
79.28 fps ∼57%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
79.21 fps ∼57% 0%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
78.36 fps ∼56% -1%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
75.95 fps ∼54% -4%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
70.77 fps ∼51% -11%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
70.14 fps ∼50% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
65.36 fps ∼47% -18%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
60.64 fps ∼43% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
58.88 fps ∼42% -26%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
57.59 fps ∼41% -27%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
256.34 fps ∼100% +1967%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
35.27 fps ∼14% +184%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
33.5 fps ∼13% +170%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
20.54 fps ∼8% +66%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
12.4 fps ∼5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
12.26 fps ∼5% -1%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
12.16 fps ∼5% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
12.08 fps ∼5% -3%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
11.44 fps ∼4% -8%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
8.63 fps ∼3% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
8.57 fps ∼3% -31%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
8.35 fps ∼3% -33%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
191.62 fps ∼100% +7%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
179.21 fps ∼94%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
175.64 fps ∼92% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
143.61 fps ∼75% -20%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
137.84 fps ∼72% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
128.17 fps ∼67% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
126.92 fps ∼66% -29%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
116.95 fps ∼61% -35%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
101.03 fps ∼53% -44%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
87 fps ∼100% +70%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
52.28 fps ∼60% +2%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
51.12 fps ∼59%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
48.61 fps ∼56% -5%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
46.9 fps ∼54% -8%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
45 fps ∼52% -12%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
44.89 fps ∼52% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
42.65 fps ∼49% -17%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
40.97 fps ∼47% -20%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
39.61 fps ∼46% -23%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
38 fps ∼44% -26%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
35.22 fps ∼40% -31%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
180.76 fps ∼100%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
177.8 fps ∼98% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
148.72 fps ∼82% -18%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
146.27 fps ∼81% -19%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
146.18 fps ∼81% -19%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
134.84 fps ∼75% -25%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
132.76 fps ∼73% -27%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
127.42 fps ∼70% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
125.05 fps ∼69% -31%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
88.09 fps ∼49% -51%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
86.51 fps ∼48% -52%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
73.32 fps ∼41% -59%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
28.12 fps ∼100% +69%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
16.68 fps ∼59%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
16.63 fps ∼59% 0%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
15.86 fps ∼56% -5%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
13.09 fps ∼47% -22%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
12.72 fps ∼45% -24%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
12.52 fps ∼45% -25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
11.96 fps ∼43% -28%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
11.53 fps ∼41% -31%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
11.27 fps ∼40% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
11.07 fps ∼39% -34%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
9.19 fps ∼33% -45%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
106.3 fps ∼100% +68%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
66.87 fps ∼63% +6%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
63.31 fps ∼60%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
63.07 fps ∼59% 0%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
60.21 fps ∼57% -5%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
55.43 fps ∼52% -12%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
52.69 fps ∼50% -17%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
52.49 fps ∼49% -17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
47.4 fps ∼45% -25%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
45.67 fps ∼43% -28%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
44.45 fps ∼42% -30%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
43.87 fps ∼41% -31%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
178.15 fps ∼100% +48%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
159.12 fps ∼89% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
158.81 fps ∼89% +32%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
135.74 fps ∼76% +13%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
120.6 fps ∼68%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
118.48 fps ∼67% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
109.43 fps ∼61% -9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
104.22 fps ∼59% -14%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
96.26 fps ∼54% -20%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
81.9 fps ∼46% -32%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
77.09 fps ∼43% -36%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
74.84 fps ∼42% -38%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
272.72 fps ∼100%
Nvidia Titan RTX
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2700X
268.22 fps ∼98% -2%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
258.11 fps ∼95% -5%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
234.09 fps ∼86% -14%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
225.82 fps ∼83% -17%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
211.78 fps ∼78% -22%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
207.18 fps ∼76% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
201.5 fps ∼74% -26%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
183.6 fps ∼67% -33%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
173.77 fps ∼64% -36%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
166.92 fps ∼61% -39%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
155.74 fps ∼57% -43%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
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AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
2800 MPix/s ∼100% +41%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
1988.33 MPix/s ∼71%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
1958.5 MPix/s ∼70% -2%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
1430 MPix/s ∼51% -28%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
1380 MPix/s ∼49% -31%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
1250 MPix/s ∼45% -37%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
1150 MPix/s ∼41% -42%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
1110 MPix/s ∼40% -44%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
919.18 MPix/s ∼33% -54%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
912 MPix/s ∼33% -54%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
775 MPix/s ∼28% -61%
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MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
148.91 GB/s ∼100%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
129.33 GB/s ∼87% -13%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
101.78 GB/s ∼68% -32%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
99.22 GB/s ∼67% -33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
95.65 GB/s ∼64% -36%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
88.45 GB/s ∼59% -41%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
75.37 GB/s ∼51% -49%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
74.59 GB/s ∼50% -50%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
63.84 GB/s ∼43% -57%
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AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X
1130 KOPT/s ∼100% +436%
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X
210.64 KOPT/s ∼19%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600
206.84 KOPT/s ∼18% -2%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
159.44 KOPT/s ∼14% -24%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X
151.52 KOPT/s ∼13% -28%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X
124.66 KOPT/s ∼11% -41%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X
121.31 KOPT/s ∼11% -42%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X
105.33 KOPT/s ∼9% -50%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X
99.09 KOPT/s ∼9% -53%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X
24 KOPT/s ∼2% -89%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X
20.81 KOPT/s ∼2% -90%

Emissions - Comparatively high power consumption yields cool and quiet performance under load

Heat map of the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio during a stress test (PT 100%)
Heat map of the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio during a stress test (PT 100%)

MSI has not exactly adhered to NVIDIA's RTX 2080 Ti specifications with the Gaming X Trio. This is not only true from the cooler with which the company has equipped the card but is also reflected in its power consumption. Unlike NVIDIA and its Founders Edition, MSI has equipped the Gaming X Trio with three axial fans.

Meanwhile, the GPU can consume up to 300 W under load, 40 W more than the Founders Edition at 260 W. The PT of the Gaming X Trio can be increased by 10% too, yielding a maximum TDP of 330 W.

We measured our test unit consuming 87.8 W when idling and up to 488 W during a FurMark stress test. The system averaged 439.12 W during this test, for reference. These values do not include how much our monitor consumed too. GPU-Z confirms this and reports that the GPU consumes around 300 W alone. The utility also confirms that the card consumes 330 W at 110% PT. This value repeatedly fluctuates, though. Incidentally, the generously sized cooler manages core temperatures well. Our review unit averaged 72° C under load at 100% PT, while increasing the PT by 10% only resulted in a 3 °C core temperature increase.

Please note: We conducted all these tests in a closed case to best replicate how the Gaming X Trio should perform in most systems.

Power consumption test system (idle)
Power consumption test system (idle)
Power consumption of our test system during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
Power consumption of our test system during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
Power consumption of our test system during a FurMark PT 110% stress test
Power consumption of our test system during a FurMark PT 110% stress test
Power consumption of our test system while playing The Witcher 3 on the ultra preset
Power consumption of our test system while playing The Witcher 3 on the ultra preset
System information during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
System information during a FurMark PT 100% stress test
System information during a FurMark PT 110% stress test
System information during a FurMark PT 110% stress test
 
 
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor)
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 87.8 W)
439.12 (min: 426, max: 488) Watt * ∼100%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X (Idle: 81.39 W)
417.78 (min: 399, max: 446) Watt * ∼95% +5%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X
402.24 (min: 320, max: 423) Watt * ∼92% +8%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 100.5 W)
400.8 (min: 354, max: 432) Watt * ∼91% +9%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
376.76 (min: 331, max: 409) Watt * ∼86% +14%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 73.3 W)
343 (min: 336, max: 382) Watt * ∼78% +22%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X (239 fps, Idle: 69.8 W)
326.56 (min: 313, max: 351) Watt * ∼74% +26%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X (283 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
326 (min: 315, max: 348) Watt * ∼74% +26%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
295.2 (min: 148, max: 331) Watt * ∼67% +33%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X (237 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
281.4 (min: 275, max: 321) Watt * ∼64% +36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X (207 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
280.49 (min: 271, max: 312) Watt * ∼64% +36%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X (Idle: 87.8 W)
466.7 (min: 457, max: 505) Watt * ∼100%
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti EX
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), 3900X, Corsair MP600 (Idle: 100.5 W)
438.8 (min: 431, max: 463) Watt * ∼94% +6%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
RX Vega 64, 2700X (Idle: 74.3 W)
408 Watt * ∼87% +13%
MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 87.78 W)
404.67 (min: 389, max: 421) Watt * ∼87% +13%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super, 2700X (Idle: 78.87 W)
382.79 (min: 360, max: 410) Watt * ∼82% +18%
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 69.8 W)
348.71 (min: 341, max: 359) Watt * ∼75% +25%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 2700X (96.8 fps, Idle: 80.5 W)
344.7 (min: 335, max: 370) Watt * ∼74% +26%
MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z 8G
GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 73.3 W)
342.9 (min: 329, max: 355) Watt * ∼73% +27%
AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII, 2700X (Idle: 81.39 W)
339 (min: 306, max: 359) Watt * ∼73% +27%
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2060 Super, 2700X (82.7 fps, Idle: 77.12 W)
298.2 (min: 293, max: 322) Watt * ∼64% +36%
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop), 2700X (84.2 fps, Idle: 64.5 W)
295.9 (min: 284, max: 304) Watt * ∼63% +37%
MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z 6G
GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), 2700X (Idle: 74.66 W)
288.8 (min: 284, max: 299) Watt * ∼62% +38%

* ... smaller is better

Overclocking - Plenty of potential thanks to a 330 W TDP

If you are not yet satisfied with the brute performance of the Gaming X Trio, then it still has more in its locker as we alluded to earlier. As a rule of thumb, the 110% PT corresponds with a 10% improvement in performance.

We were able to stably increase the boost clock of our review unit by 150 MHz. An 800 MHz increase on the VRAM proved possible, too.

It should go without saying that the Gaming X Trio is already a fast graphics card out of the box, so you need not rely on overclocking in most cases. It is good to have some reserves on tap should you ever need them, though.

3DMark 11 (stock settings)
3DMark 11 (stock settings)
3DMark Fire Strike (stock settings)
3DMark Fire Strike (stock settings)
3DMark Time Spy (stock settings)
3DMark Time Spy (stock settings)
3DMark 11 (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark 11 (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark Fire Strike (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark Fire Strike (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark Time Spy (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)
3DMark Time Spy (GPU + 150 MHz, VRAM + 800 MHz)

Pros

+ powerful enough for QHD (UWQHD) and UHD gaming
+ 11 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
+ based on a modern architecture
+ comparatively cool and quiet under load
+ DLSS and ray tracing
+ plenty of scope for overclocking
+ 36 months warranty

Cons

- relatively long (check case compatibility in advance)
- high power consumption
- expensive

Verdict - A top GPU with the performance to match

The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio desktop GPU review. Test device courtesy of MSI.
The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio desktop GPU review. Test device courtesy of MSI.

Overall, if you are looking for the fastest desktop graphics card on the market, then you will stumble upon the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti sooner or later. The Gaming X Trio is one of the fastest versions of the series too, which our review unit confirmed during our tests. While the Gaming X Trio makes for an extremely expensive purchase at 1,300 Euros (~$1,439), it is significantly cheaper than the TITAN RTX, which NVIDIA does not aim at gamers.

Our review unit remains untroubled when pushing 330 W, underlining the effectiveness of the huge heat sink and three axial fans with which MSI has equipped the Gaming X Trio. There is even RGB onboard to keep your eyes occupied too.

The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio is a supremely fast graphics card designed for the uncompromising high-end gamer.

Despite everything, the price of the Gaming X Trio may put some people off. Cheaper versions of the RTX 2080 Ti start at just under 1,000 Euros (~$1,107), making MSI's card a comparatively expensive purchase. Ultimately, one must judge whether the factory overclocking and RGB lighting justify the surcharge or not.

In short, the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio delivered on its potential. The card performed well during our tests, and it is one of the few options for 4K gamers. We would like to commend the 36-month warranty that MSI includes too, which is longer than many of its peers.

Please see our continually updated GeForce RTX 2080 Ti page for a full list of benchmarks and test results.

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Sebastian Bade, 2019-12-20 (Update: 2019-12-22)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.