NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Benchmark Review

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Temperature & Power Consumption

The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE Temperatures:

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti uses dual fans that always runs, so we were seeing 32C at idle and 75C at load while gaming for an extended period of time. The fan was spinning at 1500RPM at idle and got up to 2000RPM at load. Noise levels were acceptable and it shouldn’t be heard too much inside a case with good airflow even while gaming. The GeForce RTX 2080 ran slightly cooler.

Power Consumption

For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.

Power Consumption Results: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 both did really well in the power test. Both use more power than their GeForce 10-series counterpart at idle and load, but nothing too wild. Our entire system was pulling just 370 Watts while gaming with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, so the recommended 650 Watt power supply for both of these cards is plenty for the average gamer.  

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