NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 – Early Benchmarks
Like us, you may have tuned in last week to watch NVIDIA’s official unveiling of their new GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. While it’s too early for the average joe to get their hands on one, the early impressions are already coalescing throughout the web.
Upgrade or stick with a 1080 Ti?
According to the initial consensus, the performance jump for gaming looks to be fairly modest. The biggest benefit will be for gamers running games at 4k. The gaming community is waiting for applications to be better optimized for the new architecture. However, the computing performance increases appear to be quite significant! Some specific benchmarks have shown as much of a 2x jump in performance.
Highlights of Early Benchmarks
The CUDA/OpenCL benchmarking so far on 2080 Ti is showing better performance, not just for Deep Learning and AI workloads with new Turing Tensor cores, but for more generalized computing as well.
The RTX 2080 consumes a little more power than the GTX 1080 Ti (20 watts on average), but benchmarks have shown a 2x gain in performance per watt.
Memory bandwidth of GDDR6 over the GDDR5 in the 1080 Ti translates to comparatively higher performance.
Single-precision float performance is showing a roughly 30% increase over the 1080 Ti.
Much of the performance improvements are coming from the Turing Tensor Cores. Once applications are able to take full advantage of the new instruction sets, these GPUs will really shine with their new architecture.
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