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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Powerful card and surprisingly well built...

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    Biscoe
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    NVIDIA 2080 FE- I want to start with saying this card is expensive. However, after opening the box and pulling the card from its cushioned confines, I am utterly impressed with the build quality. There is a substantial heft to the card as the shroud that encases the card is made entirely from aluminum! The packaging NVIDIA displays here reminds me of Apple products in its presentation. I can’t reiterate enough how solid this card feels! Now my skepticism is creeping up; is NVIDIA overcompensating the build quality for lackluster performance? There’s only one way to find out! After removing my old MSI 1070, I inserted the new 2080 into the PCIe slot, tightened the retaining screws, and plugged in the power connectors. With the weight of the card, I’m now worried about sag and what device I’m going to fashion to fix it... Guess what, NO SAG! The aluminum shroud is attached to the expansion slot bracket with enough screws to support the weight. Once again, very impressed with build quality! Now it’s time fire up the computer and install drivers and MSI Afterburner. I set a custom fan curve to keep temperatures in check and went straight to the new one-click overclocking utility. After 20 minutes, the card settled in at a 2044Mhz clock speed and 7875 stable memory speed. Wow. I know others out there getting higher clock and memory speeds, but this is the Founders Edition we’re talking about; it’s supposed to run hot and obnoxiously loud, but it doesn’t! My gaming temps average 68C - 72C and the fans are running around 70%. Heaven Benchmark @ 2560x1440 with all settings maxed is 2415 with FPS 95.9 Timespy graphics score- 12057 Timespy CPU score - 4579 Timespy combined score-9684 Firestrike-19247 Firestrike graphics score-29617 Firestrike CPU score-11450 Firestrike combined-7396 Rise of the Tomb Raider (all settings maxed no hairworks) 4K - 70.08 FPS 2K - 131.13 FPS Middle Earth Shadow of War (max settings and TAA) 4K - 67 FPS 2K - 107 FPS Assassin’s Creed Origins (max settings) 4K - 59FPS Frames Score-7036 2K - 77FPS Frames Score-8866 All in all, I’m very happy with the performance of the RTX 2080FE. It’s on par with or better than a GTX 1080Ti and it has extra capabilities that I hope games will incorporate in the near future: Ray Tracing and DLSS. I’m most excited about DLSS because it has the potential to increase performance at 4K, and this is the resolution I play most of my games. In conclusion, I do recommend buying this card if you have the money and a 4K monitor. It is expensive, but the build quality and 3 year warranty adds significant value. If DLSS is supported by future games, then these cards will have an incredible value! Ray Tracing is still a question mark for me because the performance hit is substantial, although it is beautiful. I know it’s the future of graphics, but now is not the future, and graphics card companies don’t have the horsepower to make games playable with Ray Tracing enabled with this generation of cards. Once again, buy if you have the money and are in need of an upgrade to play current games with settings maxed. Plus, it’s such a beautiful card!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Incredible High End Card, But With a Catch

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    Alicks
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    Lets begin with a deep dive into the setup I had with this card. I purchased 2 of these Founders Edition units to run in NVLink SLI, but also did individual testing of each card. While both cards were top performers (more on that later) alone, together they were absolutely terrible. Performance was there, but stability... was a major miss, even in a single card setup. I went as far as to exchange both cards at different times, in hopes that maybe it was just a particular unit that was causing issues. Even with 4 different units having gone through my setup, each presented the same issue. I'll start with the single card notes, since most consumers will only be looking to buy one. Individual card testing was nearly perfect, given more than exception performance on my 3440x1440p 120hz monitor, but was a huge kicker was the amount of crashing and artifacts being experienced. I ran the card with a mild +150 core/+400 mem overclock, and it would immediately require a hard reset after locking up my system. Stock settings were no different, crashing a good 15mins into loading into a match of Battlefield 5. Only thing that solved my issues was underclocking the memory, sacrificing about 10fps, since im running at a higher resolution at a higher refresh rate. This leads me into my SLI experience. The reason for it being such a terrible idea to run SLI is simply that the cards are too sensitive to the type of VRAM they carry, and I do mean VRAM. There are two vendors providing the GDDR6 to Nvidia for these cards, Samsung and Micron. My first cards were running different chips, one equipped with Samsung, and the other running Micron. They would begin to artifact and crash a lot sooner than with one card installed. I had to run them at stock clocks on the core, and underclocked on the memory, -200mhz to get solid stability for longer gaming sessions. I then began to exchange them, but gave up after having each replacement card come back with Micron chips, and then needing an underclock on the memory of some kind. I was left with a single card that was equipped with Samsung memory chips, but I was unfortunate to have it be a hot unit. Even with fans at 100% fan speed all the time, the card would hit 85c in any game, including a lightweight title like League of Legends. Usually, I would take the card apart to reapply thermal paste and reseat the cooler, but I was done with needing to tweak every 2080 that came onto my test bench. I believe these cards to be amazing, but are still in the shadow of the GTX 1080 Ti, only being competitive in the long run due to better driver support, along with the whole slew of RTX features and technologies packed into the silicon itself. If you're in the market for this card, a second hand 1080 Ti is definitely a card to consider, especially if you don't care for the RTX settings like DLSS and Raytracing. If you're not picking sides/favorites, AMD's Radeon VII is no slouch either, but is a card that spends most of its time out of stock. I currently have one on my test bed, and so far it has been a delightful experience, after making minor changes to the card (fan curve, and undervolting make it shine). The launch day reviews do the Radeon VII little justice, as with most Radeon cards in the past. As it currently stands, I find it difficult to recommend the 2080 FE cards, though you may have better luck with EVGA, ASUS, or MSI versions. If you don't mind waiting a bit longer and saving up more cash, the 2080 Ti might be the card you're looking for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Severely Underrated, Don't Listen to the Haters

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    Lawyer4Ever
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    To say that Nvidia's Turing launch has been heavily criticized is an understatement. I personally had no plans to buy a 2080 or 2080ti, until it became clear that I could not get the performance I wanted out of a Vega GPU. So, when I made the decision to go back to Nvidia, I narrowed my choices down to a 1080ti or a 2080. I did my research and here at Best Buy, for example, most of the 1080ti models I looked at were more expensive than the 2080 and out of stock. I ended up getting the Nvidia Founder's Edition 2080. I am very happy with it. As evidenced by the reviews, the 2080 does perform better than the 1080ti, overall, plus it has great aesthetics, including the shroud, backplate and GEFORCE RTX lighting in the case. The 2080 also includes some nice future proofing, including a USB Type C connector for future VR headsets, as well as RTX (ray tracing) and AI anti-aliasing technologies that will emerge in the next few years. The card runs plenty cool. In short, I do not know why this card has been so heavily criticized. If you are willing to spend $800 on a graphics card, then this is definitely the better option compared to the 1080ti and its performance is on a completely different level compared to AMD's flagship, the Vega 64. Buy with confidence!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NVIDIA - GeForce RTX 2080 Founders Edition 8GB GDD

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    HiHellyBuy
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    So Far so good. Installed in a Mid tower Fractal Focus G case and fits fine with room to spare. The card is silent even when throwing heavy load at it. Currently have played on max/ultra BF 1, Farcry 5, and COD Black OPS 4, and everything is great. Looking forward to the new games that introduce Ray Trace, and the DLSS performance to really see what this card can do. As of right now the card is almost identical in performance to a 1080 ti. So really, the upside is when new games that come out with Ray Trace and DLSS (which there are an abundant scheduled to release) and the cooling. ONE thing I would recommend is to get the EVGA Precision X1 software (RTX version) and turn fan speeds up at higher temps. Nvidia has the fans come stock at 41% to 43% speed during idle to high load times. Tune the Fan graphs to kick on at lower temps. Then enable "Auto" and done. Current rig setup: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 500GB SSD: Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB - MBD: Asus PRIME X470-PRO PS: EVGA 1000 watt G3 Case: Fractal Focus G

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek design with high end performance

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    Jaxins
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    This GPU from Nvidia is a big upgrade from the 1000 series in both looks and performance. Upgraded from a 1070ti and saw huge FPS gains. RTX features are nice but are not utilized to full potential. Raytracing in BFV has continued to improve with optimization. Paired with a Ryzen 2700X and I see 100FPS or more in AAA titles and over 144hz in MOBA’s and Fortnite. (Closer to 100 in Apex, Blackout, and PUBG). Thats at 1440p resolution. The design is much more appealing with the addition of a dual fan setup as opposed to the air blower in past gens. Stays fairly cool and gets close to 70-75c under max load after a couple hours of gaming. Not bad but not as good as some aftermarket coolers. Mounted vertically really displays the sleek and classy design that nvidia was going for. Not to mention the very nice backplate. Overall, this video card is ideal for 144hz 1440p gaming. Would like some better cooling numbers but power draw, temps, and performance are steady with continued optimization. Can find a used 1080ti with very similar performance for a little cheaper. However, with this card, you are recieving the newest and most advanced GPU capabilities (Raytracing) if you are willing to pay the price tag. $800 at time of purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Running games at highest

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    farsc8per
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    Before getting the 2080 I was running a 1070 and playing games like Hunt: Showdown. With the older 1070 it would require running everything on lower setting. After installing the 2080 Founders edition (Just replaced card, no other changes needed) I was able to run everything on max settings. It pairs well with another product I purchased (gaming monitor) along with Nvidia's G Synch which makes it even awesomer (yes, I know awesomer isn't a real word). I think the cost for this card and the enjoyment I've gotten conquering other players makes it totally worth it. Due to better system performance and seeing details that a lot of other miss is a must in any FPS. This, coupled with the gaming monitor designed for gaming and the G Sync technology has made me a better, faster, and even more appreciative player. Yes, even if they triumph over me, I still am a happier player. Totally recommend this card accompanied with the G Sync capable monitor (The monitor is the Acer - Predator XB272 27" LED FHD GSync Monitor - Black ).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Performance

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    David
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    This card is prone to heating up quickly, and its thermal solution is causing it to stay at high temperatures (averaging around 80c-85c the latter causing the fans to run at 4500 RPM.) I have had one already RMA'ed, which dealing with Nvidia was an absolute nightmare and I won't ever buy a product from them as a manufacturer again. Doing thorough testing finding the replacement is having the same issue, (a year and a half old game causing temps to reach to 80c, mid-level 3Dmark Benchmarks pushing it to 80c as well, and unable to complete the stability test Nvidia asked me to run on the first card.) Go with an EVGA or ASUS so if at least you do have issues with the GPU, you're working with a company that is willing to take care of their customers, Nvidia isn't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great video card for BF1!!!

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    Bigaaron
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    I really love this video card! I moved up from a GTX980ti overclocked with water cooling, to this RTX2080, and OMG what a difference! I can finally turn on G-Sync and see my 4K 21:9 monitor working at 100HZ on all the highest settings on BF1! The detail is truly amazing. Super smooth video on everything with this card, using my i7-7700K processor running at 5ghz with 32gb of ram. No more loud fans turning on when the video display is very demanding, this new RTX2080 is very quiet. I don't think it's really necessary to spend $1200 on the Ti version right now, this RTX2080 will play all the current games at 4K with decently high frame rates. Keep in mind that the $1200 version will be on sale for $800 in a few months for sure ;)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The future is Here, or maybe not...

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    CakyCU
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    RTX, the new name for the GeForce graphic cards from Nvidia. A name that today has no meaning since only Battlefield V is capable of using RTX (Ray Tracing) technology. The RTX 2080 comes at a price higher than a GTX 1080ti but with an equal performance, it is almost impossible to recommend such a product to a friend. But, while its performance is similar to a GTX 1080ti, driver updates separate its performance from its potential rival from previous generation. This and the new exclusive technologies such as DLSS and Ray Tracing (Which maybe in the not too distant future can be implemented in multiple video games) make it a more pleasant product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium build/Power

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    Stergos
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    firs of, this thing is a beast! Its made from very sturdy materials and is almost all metal on the outside. Install is a breeze for anyone and its actually very efficient. im going to lis some pros and cons for the GPU. Pros: Made well Looks nice power Efficient Powerfull, can run most games above 60fps easily on max settings in 1080p Cons: i dont have many cons but heres a few Fans at idle can be loud due to the FE version running at 40% speed at idle. Can get a little hot if cooling inst sufficient price, i feel like it can be a little cheaper since the mining ,market is slowed down. Overall, im very happy with my purchase of this GPU, i will be using it for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    RTX 2080 Faulty after 2-3 months!

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    GamingEliteHD
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    Return warranty very poor considering a $800 item. This video card crashes from time to time but I could get by since it didn't happen to often and it started after the return period was over (of course it did) but then I was very excited to play Anthem but no no no, the cards struggles across the board to get decent frame rate even with LOW settings nothing changes while my old GTX 1070 handles the game on ultra flawlessly. Now Best Buy wont take back the card not even for a replacement as a courtesy considering this is a $800 card!! I guess when you buy at best buy you are taking a gamble then. I'd choose another merchant if I knew the poor return period before hand...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great card, but expensive.

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    Drderp

    Upgraded from a 1080 to a 2080, and there is a definite increase in frame rate while running increased graphics settings. I use a 1440p monitor, and had used nVidia’s DSR to shrink 4K down to 2k. The 1080 was able to do that for Destiny 2: Forsaken at a stable 60fps with everything maxed out. With the 2080 I’m pushing over 100 FPS with DSR. While running in native 1440p, my frames went from 100-144 with the 1080 to 144++++ with the 2080. It’ll only get better with DLSS being released right around the corner.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for 1080ti performance

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    devast8r3436
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    Bought this as i got impatient waiting for a sold out Radeon 7 launch. Honestly I'd rather have the Radeon, and once they get stock built up I will most likely sale this or teade it for one. Not impressed and for the record it doesn't "Just work". It was a pain learning the GeForce Experience and having to download other programs to overclock this card. I won't buy another Nvidia product after this. Poor game drivers for Resident Evil 2 and had to contact them several times before I got a fix. Now after a update it plays that fine but i still get random crashes that I never encountered with my RX480s in Crossfire. Over all I should have just waited for the 7

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Replacement for a 1080 ti

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    Adeel
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    Bought and returned. I had a great experience with this card with current and old titles playing in 4k, however, the 8gb vram was something that made me return it. New games coming out in 2019 recommend and will utilize more than 8gb vram and this will limit the quality for this card in the future (especially when playing in 4k resolution). I will now be either getting the 2080 ti or Radeon VII. So for 4k gaming it is not recommended due to the 8gb vram and very low chance of "future proofing" but anything under 4k it will work great, although, there are more affordable cards that can be purchased instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Benchmarks Aren't Real Performance

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    ItWorksIGuess
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    Out of 3 different Benchmarks, this upped my computer's score by a full 20% across the board...but in real performance? It's a joke. The best example I can give that gets straight to the point is that BattleField 1 runs WORSE on this 2080 than it did on my 1080. Not a 1080ti, a normal EVGA 1080. So...take that however you will. I used to never get less than 60 frames, now this game will hit a solid 20 on half the maps, and that's with lower settings than I used for my 1080. I tried the same settings and the game would run amazingly 70% of the time, then hit that 'lovely' 40 or below fps. 1080 never had that issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great performance -- but expensive

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    wasadmin
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    After a couple of weeks of use, I'm happy with this purchase. I'm knocking one star off the rating because of the cost. The card performs well with my setup (7th gen i7 CPU, 32gb RAM, 750W PSU). Two fan design seems to be working fine and I've had no issues with cooling system noise. If your case is not deep enough for a 3-fan setup, this is a great alternative. I'm finally able to run X-Plane into 3 monitors (with rendering options cranked up) without having to worry about frame rates dropping below the point of usability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very powerful, and beautiful card

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    Chris
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    This design is miles ahead of the previous founders edition cards from Nvidia. It cools much better, and looks beautiful in any case. I had a slight issue with some noticable coil whine on mine though, but this issue was fixed with the replacement card I got. Apparently some of the first cards to come out had these issues, but later releases seem good to go. The only thing I don't like is the fact that the logo must stay lit up green, even though it's actually an RGB LED array under it, tested and proven by online reviewers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Next-Gen Graphics (if you have the monitor)

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    RogerG
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    This card is amazing. It runs any game in Ultimate settings paired with my high-end gaming PC. That said, I don't have a 4K monitor with HDR, so I don't believe I'm even getting the full benefit of the shaders and all the other new fancy features. It's a powerful card that runs quiet and probably has even more potential once I upgrade to 4K. My current monitor is 27" 2560x1440 at 144hz with G-Sync, and the card has zero issue laying down smooth graphics even on games like Forza Horizon 4 at "200+ MPH" terrain flying by.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Graphics Card Except.....

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    Krgoodlett8570
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    Bought this Graphics card so I could eventually move to a 4K monitor in the future. Right now I'm just using a 1080p monitor and it is working flawlessly I'm averaging 130+ FPS on BO4 on 1080p ultra setting with my setup. The only complaint is that I never received the code for Battlefield V and Anthem. After contacting customer support I received my code. The only reason this isn't a 5 star review is because it took a week to get my code for my free games that came bundled with this graphics card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a great product

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    BadAssVictor
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    This card sits is faster than the 2070 in average 16%. Which give you around 10 fps more in games like Metro Exodus and BFV. Which make the game faster which means better experience and just for 200 more compared with the 2070 FE. If you have the money completely worth it. I like a lot the Nvidia experience software and the support you get from Nvidia. I think this card will be on the top for the next two years. Radeon Vii cost almost the same and it's has a performance of the 2070.

    I would recommend this to a friend