NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 6 December 2018. Page 7 of 7. 10 Comments

For those wondering about the cooling performance of this Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 with blower fan, during all of the Vulkan and OpenGL benchmarks run the average core temperature under load was 72 degrees (Celsius( with a peak of 84 Celsius but with an idle temperature around 33 degrees.

As for the overall AC system power consumption of this Core i9 9900K box with various graphics cards, when using the Zotac RTX 2080 for these Linux gaming benchmarks there was an average AC system power draw of 229 Watts with a peak of 326 Watts.

Long story short, the GeForce RTX 2080 has been running well on Linux. In most OpenGL/Vulkan games the RTX 2080 performance was around that of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti -- at least until we see any Linux game ports (or Steam Play titles) utilizing ray-tracing where the newer Turing parts will have more of an advantage. Even still, the GeForce RTX 2080 did tend to deliver better performance-per-Watt than the GTX 1080 series. The Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 was able to pretty much handle nearly all of the tested Linux games at 4K with ease. In the next few days will be the start of the compute tests with the RTX 2080 and that's where these Turing graphics cards with their tensor cores really shine as shown by the past RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 Ti benchmarks... Stay tuned if you are interested in those GPU compute benchmarks.

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