GeForce RTX 2080
Sure, the RTX 2080 Ti is the fastest graphics card and has all sorts of cool and potentially useful features, but at current prices it’s a tough pill to swallow. Dropping down to the RTX 2080 will get you still excellent performance – it’s the second fastest consumer GPU, edging out the GTX 1080 Ti – and save you around £450. And you still get the same ray tracing and DLSS features, albeit not quite as many of each core type. Unfortunately, without any direct competition from AMD, Nvidia has increased prices this round, with the RTX 2080 taking over the £700 GPU market.
The one major caveat is the same as the other RTX cards: we’re still waiting for games that enable ray tracing effects and DLSS. Those should start arriving in the next month or so with a ShadowoftheTombRaider patch and BattlefieldV, but will the RTX 2080 be powerful enough to use the new features? Hopefully, though perhaps not at maximum resolution and quality. If RTX features are like other graphics settings, we’ll be able to run at a reduced-quality ray tracing mode that will look nearly as good and perform better.