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Benchmarks: Tomb Raider, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, Wolfenstein II
Another new title that we're benchmarking for the first time is Shadow of the Tomb Raider and what an incredibly amazing looking game it is. This is one you'll want all the eye candy dialed up for and with the new RTX graphics cards that's not a problem. The 2080 again matched the 1080 Ti at 1440p while the 2080 Ti was 24% faster hitting 107 fps.
Even at 4K the performance provided by the 2080 Ti was unbelievable, 59 fps on average with a 1% low result of 50 fps, in a game that looks this good, that's an incredible result and if you drop the preset one level to high the average frame rate jumps up to 80 fps with a 1% low result of over 60 fps. The 2080 also does quite well though like the 1080 Ti you will at times notice those slight frame dips, but I am of course being quite picky here, after all they aren't cheap.
Strange Brigade is a recently released title that we've already benchmarked quite extensively. Here we see the RTX 2080 matching the GTX 1080 Ti at 1440p and this made it 36% faster than the GTX 1080. As impressive as 125 fps on average is the 2080 Ti blew that away with 163 fps making it 28% faster than the 1080 Ti.
That margin is slightly reduce at 4K, down to 27%, but still that makes the 2080 Ti by far the fastest GPU in this test, pushing 94 fps on average. The 2080 also managed 69 fps on average with a 1% low result of 59 fps so it also allowed for a nice smooth gaming experience at 4K.
The second last game we're going to look at is Vermintide 2 and here the 2080 Ti rendered 133 fps on average at 1440p making it 25% faster than the 1080 Ti and 2080. Meanwhile the 2080 was almost 40% faster than the 1080, so a pretty big step forward there.
Vermintide 2 looks pretty great at 4K and playing on the RTX 2080 Ti with over 60 fps at all times was a bit special. It's an expensive experience but damn goes it look good, it's only 24% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti but it makes a massive difference to the game play.
The 2080 was also just 17% faster than the 1080 but again that made a huge difference to how well the game played.
Finally the last game we're going to check out in this review is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and wow, just wow. Nvidia has focused on improving their asynchronous compute performance and the results here speak for themselves.
Okay so the 2080 Ti is averaging 273 fps at 1440p using the maximum in-game quality settings, you'd be forgiven for thinkinging Wolfenstein II looks like Fortnite. This made the 2080 Ti 41% faster than the 1080 Ti while the 2080 was 49% faster than the 1080.
However those margins are extended further at 4K as here the 2080 Ti is seen to be 55% faster than the 1080 Ti, that said the 2080 maintains a similar lead over the 1080 as they were less CPU limited at the lower 1440p resolution.
And can I just say WOW one more time, bloody hell 170 fps on average a 4K. I mean the 1080 Ti was already blistering fast in this title, but 170 fps with a 1% low of 152 fps, holy moly that's fast.