Nvidia RTX 2080 Benchmark Potentially Leaked

As we inch closer to the first real announcement of Nvidia’s new line of gaming GPUs, the rumor mills just keep on turning. Following yesterday’s announcement of an announcement, it seems as if a benchmark for the green team’s supposed RTX 2080 GPU may have just surfaced – and the results look promising.

Strategy game Ashes of the Singularity is a popular pick for reviewers and hardware enthusiasts looking to measure the strength of their PC builds. The vastness of space combined with the AI computational chops needed to run the game makes it a good all-rounder for both the GPU and CPU. It’s known for a dizzying amount of graphics customization options, and its leaderboards mirror that of benchmarking software like 3DMark.

It should come as no surprise, thehn, to see Nvidia itself potentially using the software to track the expected performance of the new RTX 2080. Reported on by the folks over at Tom’s Hardware, the card, which simply shows up as “NVIDIA Graphics Device” improved upon the scores typically achieved by Nvidia’s current top-end gaming chip, the GTX 1080ti. If that wasn’t a tell-tale sign of Nvidia up to some internal testing, perhaps the name of the tester, “nvgtitest007”, might convince you otherwise.

The benchmark ran at the “Crazy” graphical preset at 4k resolution with an Intel Core i7-5960X – that’s a 3GHz 8-core CPU that retailed for well over $1000 back in 2014. Combined with the technically unnamed GPU, the charts show an average of 75.1 frames per second on the “Normal Batch” and 57.4 on the more strenuous “Heavy Batch”.

Compared to the scores averaged by TomsHardware with a GTX 1080ti, the supposed RTX 2080 GPU’s lowest score was just 2 frames lower than the highest offered by the current generation flagship GTX 1080ti.

There are too many variables possible in a test like this to rule out whether Nvidia’s new card really is as strong as we might hope, but this paints a good picture. We should get to see the new line-up of cards this coming Monday, but expect more accurate benchmarks to start showing up as the cards hit shelves a little later. After all, it’s about time a card came along to tame 4k gaming.