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Nvidia RTX benchmarks come out on Final Fantasy XV benchmark; 2080Ti ~30% faster than 1080Ti

Called the "greatest leap since 2006" by Nvidia, Turing is promised to deliver real time ray tracing to graphics. (Source: TechSpot)
Called the "greatest leap since 2006" by Nvidia, Turing is promised to deliver real time ray tracing to graphics. (Source: TechSpot)
In the days leading up to the RTX series's review day, yet another leak has emerged on performance. The RTX 2080 and 2080Ti have been tested on Final Fantasy XV's built in benchmark.

At some point since the announcement of Turing, perhaps even today, Final Fantasy XV benchmark results were recorded using Nvidia's 2080 and 2080Ti GPUs, which have not been officially reviewed yet (although they are up for preorder). Nvidia has touted Turing as being able to achieve "the holy grail of graphics," real time ray tracing. Nvidia promises that the 2080 will be twice as fast as the 1080 in RTX compatible games, and ~50% faster in normal titles. However, according to these benchmarks, this is not the case.

 

FFXV Benchmark108020801080Ti2080Ti
1440p Standard7541

9715 (29% faster than 1080)

952812009 (26% faster than 1080Ti)
1440p High61088130 (33% faster than 1080)779610030 (29% faster than 1080Ti)
4K Standard39905312 (33% faster than 1080)52566379 (21% faster than 1080Ti)
4K High33954442 (31% faster than 1080)46475844 (26% faster than 1080Ti)

As online databases are normally reliable sources for leaked benchmarks, it may be surprising that the 2080 is only 30% faster than the 1080. With third party 2080s starting at $700, there is almost no improvement in FPS/$ or performance/price versus the 1080, however it is a better deal compared to the 1080Ti if 2080 prices are closer to $700. The 2080Ti is also surprising, as it's only about 29% faster than the 1080Ti; if this benchmark is accurate and is representative of the 2080Ti's general performance, than this is the lowest generation over generation improvement visible in this benchmark. For comparison, the 1080Ti is about 54% faster than the 980Ti at 4K standard, and the 980Ti is about 65% faster than the 780Ti at the same settings.

These results are similar to those found in 3DMark, another online benchmark database which usually turns up reliable benchmark leaks. However, these figures are slightly lower than what Nvidia is apparently telling reviewers in the official review guide for the RTX series. But, even taking the review guide at face value, Turing's generational performance uplift is not competitive with Pascal's or Maxwell's. As the prices for Turing are already official, and if these leaks are accurate, then the FPS/$ or performance/price of Turing is only better when comparing the 2080 to the 1080Ti. When comparing the 2080 to the 1080 or the 2080Ti to the 1080Ti, the value remains the same, which is a departure from Nvidia usually offering better performing GPUs at a similar or even lower price.

In just two days, all these leaks and rumors will be confirmed or denied after the review embargo lifts on the 19th. With the (perhaps unreliable) data that currently exists, Turing is expected to be about 30% faster than Pascal, however according to Nvidia it should be 40-50% faster, which would be about in line with previous generational performance leaps. The RTX series also touts strong ray tracing performance and more advanced AA methods, so in the future that may become important as well. 

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Matthew Connatser, 2018-09-17 (Update: 2018-09-17)