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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB

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9.9
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$2,599.00
How well can the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB run games
15 Sep 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

A true powerhouse, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB will run even the most demanding game system requirements released today. Capable of running games with up to a DirectX 12 requirement.

We take a look at game performance achieved on this graphics card when running 2020 popular games. This short GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB game hardware review looks at the graphics card frame rate performance on Ultra graphics settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. 998 games can be played by this graphics card of the 1000 most demanding games being played by PC gamers today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Microsoft Flight Simulator and saw it deliver strong frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 296 FPS, Medium: 233 FPS, High: 157 FPS and Ultra: 112 FPS. We proceeded to look at Valorant to see how that compared and saw that it returned a strong 1065 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Moving screen sizes up to 1440p we ran Microsoft Flight Simulator on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB to see that it got a strong set of frame rates. Here are the low to ultra results at 1440p - L: 226FPS, M: 178FPS, H: 120FPS, U: 85FPS. Another popular game to test at 1440p with this card was Valorant which seemed strong in performance netting an Ultra FPS of 812 FPS. Finally we then took a look at Cyberpunk 2077 where its predicted Ultra 1440p Frame rates were good at 76 FPS. After a look at the popular games running at 1440p with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB, this is a very strong choice of graphics cards at higher resolution gaming. 4K gaming with this graphics card is certainly something that can be achieved across a number of the latest games and still achieve good graphics settings at those resolutions. Ultra 1440p is also a regular occurrence with this gpu.

How many years will the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB in your PC? 2-3 years of top end gaming before an upgrade

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB.
FPS System Benchmark
139 FPS
High
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB was released on 22 Jan 2019

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 37.2 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

37.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 80.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

80.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 85.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

85.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 88.3 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

88.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 95 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

95 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 96.6 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

96.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 101.8 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

101.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 102.8 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

102.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 103.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

103.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 104.6 FPS on Control

Control

104.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 112 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

112 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 118.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

118.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 119.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

119.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 120 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

120 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 124.5 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

124.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 127.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

127.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 131.8 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

131.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 137.5 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 139.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

139.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 143.4 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

143.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 144.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

144.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 146.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

146.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 150.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

150.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 156 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

156 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 156.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

156.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 156.2 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

156.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 158.5 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

158.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 176 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

176 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 186.2 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

186.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 199.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

199.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 200+ FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 200+ FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 200+ FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

200+ FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 26.8 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

26.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 31.9 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

31.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 36 FPS on Control

Control

36 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 37 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

37 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 38.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

38.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 41.9 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

41.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 45.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

45.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 46.4 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

46.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 49.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

49.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 50.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

50.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 51.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

51.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 51.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

51.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 52.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

52.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 54.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

54.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 55.6 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

55.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 58.1 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

58.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 58.3 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

58.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 58.4 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

58.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 58.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

58.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 60.6 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

60.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 63.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

63.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 64.8 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

64.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 66.1 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

66.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 67.5 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

67.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 67.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

67.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 69 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

69 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 69.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

69.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 79.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

79.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 79.4 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

79.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 80.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

80.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 82.5 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

82.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 88.6 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

88.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 95.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

95.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 109.4 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

109.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 31.3 FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator

31.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 61.1 FPS on Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn

61.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 63.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

63.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 63.8 FPS on Control

Control

63.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 64.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

64.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 65.5 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

65.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 69.4 FPS on Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Avengers

69.4 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 69.9 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

69.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 72.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

72.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 77.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

77.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 78.1 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

78.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 78.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

78.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 81.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

81.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 88.8 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

88.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 93.9 FPS on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

93.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 95.5 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

95.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 96.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

96.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 100.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.2 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 107.7 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

107.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 109.8 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

109.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 112.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

112.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 113 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

113 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 115.7 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

115.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 117.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

117.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 119.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

119.1 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 119.9 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

119.9 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 121.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

121.6 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 124.7 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

124.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 125.8 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

125.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 137.3 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

137.3 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 151.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

151.7 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 155.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

155.8 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 166.5 FPS on Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal

166.5 FPS

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB gets 194.1 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

194.1 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB
GPU
Architecture
Turing TU102-300A-K1-A1
Process
12nm
TMUs
272
Texture Rate
428 GTexel/s
ROPs
88
Pixel Rate
139 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
4352
Ray Tracing Cores
1
Tensor Cores
544
Driver Support
-
Release Price
$1499.00
Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.1
Shader
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680x4320
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
11264 MB
Memory Speed
1750 MHz
Memory Bus
352 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth
616GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
0
DVI Connection
0
HDMI Connection
1
DisplayPort Connection
3
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1350 MHz
Boost Clock
1575 MHz
Power
Max Power
250 Watts
PSU
650 Watt
Power Connector
3x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
GPU Upgrade
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
10
10
10
10
8.5
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB Game Requirement Analysis

Overview
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB is a top-end RTX 20 Series graphics card and considered an Enthusiast graphics card based on the Turing architecture. This is a triple-slot graphics card with TRI-FROZR triple-fan cooling, TORX 3.0 fans, and excellent overclocking capabilities.


Architecture
The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. The Turing architecture provides the world's first consumer support for real-time ray-tracing (RTX) technology.


GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed TU102 which has 4352 Shader Processing Units, 272 TMUs and 88 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1350MHz and goes up to 1575MHz in Boost mode, offering a small 2% overclock compared to the reference model. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes.


Memory
The GPU accesses an 11GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR6 memory through a 352-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective.


Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 250W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with three 8-pin power connectors.


System Suggestions
The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a top-End Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.


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GeForce RTX 2080 Ti MSI Lightning 11GB vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
45%
RAM
12GB
0%
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Cyberpunk 2077 61% 50%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 69% 45%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 55% 55%
The Invincible 55% 46%
Watch Dogs Legion 70% 51%
eFootball PES 2021 77% 74%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 70% 34%
Valorant 98% 95%
Crysis Remastered 67% 36%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 78% 28%
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