NVIDIA's message when revealing GeForce RTX graphics card graphics was crystal clear – time with real-time radiation games has come true, at least on the hardware and API page. It's all good and good, but the big question that is not yet answered is how good are the new cards compared to Pascal? A new 3DMark entry can provide a partial response.
What appears to be a GeForce RTX 2080 or GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card has made a new look in 3DMark, and especially the DirectX 12-based Time Spy test. It is not clear which of these cards it is, as the listing shows it as having 8GB of memory and a 7000MHz memory bell, specifications that are the same both models.
Seeing the performance numbers, we contend that it's a GeForce RTX 2080, whose entry is actually legitimate (it's not hard to spoof such things, keep that in mind). The card made a graphics score of 1
0.030. It's about the level with a powerful Titan Xp, and a good clip faster than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
We plotted the point together with our own collection of Time Spy references. How does GeForce RTX 2080 look like:
Remember that the test beds are obviously different, and there is also the collection of drivers between the GeForce RTX 2080 and our own benchmark runs. So, we can throw the total 3DMark score right out of the window.
What's more interesting is the Graphics score. From the data we have been able to collect during multiple reviews, the alleged GeForce RTX 2080 gives them all, including Titan Xp. It's also about 30 percent faster than an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64.
If these numbers apply when the actual reviews come out (including ours), it will be impressive things from NVIDIA's new generation graphics card. Keep in mind that this is only the GeForce RTX 2080-GeForce RTX 2080 Ti numbers to perform even better.
Whether score like this and the benefits of ray tracing is enough to justify the price premium remaining visible. However, this leaked benchmark race is absolutely encouraging.