MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE OC 8 GB Graphics Card Review – $829.99 US For Tri-Frozr Cooler on Founders Edition PCB

Sep 27, 2018


MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE OC

September 2018
Type Graphics Cards
Price $829.99 US

Test Setup

We used the following test system for comparison between the different graphics cards. Latest drivers that were available at the time of testing were used from AMD and NVIDIA on an updated version of Windows 10. All games that were tested were patched to the latest version for better performance optimization for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

GPU Test Bench 2018

CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5.00 GHz
Motherboard AORUS Z370 Gaming 7
Video Cards ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 TI OC
AORUS GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE OC
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Titanium
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Armor X OC
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning OC
Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 (Reference Air)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury X Liquid Cooled
Memory G.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32GB (4 X 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz
Storage Samsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i PSU
OS Windows 10 64-bit
  • All games were tested on 2560×1440 (2K) and 3840×2160 (4K) resolutions.
  • Image Quality and graphics configurations have been provided in the screenshots below.
  • The “reference” cards are the stock configs while the “overclock” cards are factory overclocked configs provided to us by various AIB partners.


Related NVIDIA GeForce ‘SUPER’ Product Teaser Released – Next-Generation TITAN, Super-Charged Turing Refresh Graphics Card or Something Else?

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DUKE OC Overclocking

Since the card is clocked at overclocked specifications, we are kind of left with limited headroom to overclock. I pushed the core to +165 MHz  beyond its overclock profile and +1050 MHz on the memory.

I had the power and temp target slider maxed out in EVGA Precision X1 so that meant that the GPU was under no restrictions or blocks when it came to overclocking. The clocks were stable after testing for an hour under stress load.

Share on Reddit
_footer(); ?>