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The RTX 2080 Ti vs the GTX 1080 Ti

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Take a look at these furmark comparison scores and let us know what you think of these cards in the comments below. Thank you!

The ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX Overclocked Edition vs the ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC
ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX Overclocked Edition ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING

The EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID vs the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID
EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID 11G-P4-2484-KR
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID 11G-P4-6698-KR

The MSI RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z vs the MSI GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING X
MSI RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z
MSI GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING X GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING X

Troubleshooting Tips

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General Tips

Here are some troubleshooting tips to help isolate the issue to the graphics card:

1) First, try re-seating the graphics card and ensure the power and video cables are installed properly.
2) If a second PCI-E slot is available, try installing the graphics card in another PCI-E slot and re-test.
3) Check your video cables to make sure they are not faulty and that they are the same video standard as the graphics card (DisplayPort 1.4 / 1.4a versus 1.2, HDMI 2.0 versus 1.4, etc.).
4) Check your monitor’s video input standards to make sure they are the same as the graphics card.
5) Install a known good graphics card in your system to insure that there is nothing else wrong (or install the potentially bad graphics card in another known good system to see if the issues replicate).
6) Sweep all old drivers and install new ones.
7) If that does not help, re-image entire system.
8) Other items that will cause artifacting: bad PSU, bad memory, bad video cable and/or video adapter.

No Display - Updating BIOS on Your Nvidia GPU

Here are some steps for flashing the BIOS of your NVIDIA GPU:

Tools that you will need:

-**GPU-Z** found here: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1709/TechPowerUp_GPU-Z_v0.3.8.html

-**NiBiTor** found here: http://www.mvktech.net/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,26/func,select/id,135/orderby,2/page,6/

-**nvflash** found here: http://www.mvktech.net/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,26/func,select/id,127/orderby,2/page,3/

**Once you have these tools downloaded, follow this guide for flashing the BIOS:** http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/guide-for-flashing-bios-of-nvidia-gpu.119955/

It’s very important to save a copy of your current BIOS (Step 1) in case anything happens during the flashing process.

No Video - Run Display Driver Uninstaller W10 (AMD)

1) Please run Display Driver Uninstaller:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

2) Run it in Safe Mode. To put Windows 10 into Safe Mode:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

3) After clearing drivers, re-install the AMD graphics card into system and download the AMD driver for W10 64-bit:
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop?os=Windows+10+-+64

4) Reboot system.

No Video - Run Display Driver Uninstaller W10 (NVIDIA)

1) Please run Display Driver Uninstaller:
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html

2) Run it in Safe Mode. To put Windows 10 into Safe Mode:
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

3) After clearing drivers, re-install the NVIDIA graphics card into system and download the NVIDIA driver for Windows 10:
http://www.geforce.com/drivers

4) Reboot system.

RTX Launch Issues

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The Problem with RTX 2080 Ti's Launch Cards:

After the release of the RTX 2080  we started hearing a lot of mixed reviews, and eventually some problems have come to light. It seems the expensive new Turing architecture RTX cards capable of ray-tracing may have been a little rushed.

Many users had issues with the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards glitching and it seems a culprit has been found and the issue resolved. The new cards now ship with new memory cards as they replaced the original GDDR6 memory from Micron with new Samsung memory which seems to have fixed these issues. It seems this poor memory along with bad screw connections on the cooler and cold solder joints were causing the issues. We certainly had our share of defective cards but they seem to have resolved the issue now and our new cards are running great!

Grab a new EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING (with Samsung memory) today!

The Best RTX 2080 Ti Cards

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ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX Overclocked Edition vs. EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID

Hello, to loyal CEG customers and new visitors finding our site for the first time, alike. We have decided to expand the domain of our site from our lease to own program for graphics cards to an even more well rounded one. Along with adding a curated selection of high-end PC components, hand picked by our experienced staff, we are now attempting to help keep our community informed as best we can. Without any further ado here is our first article, where in we will compare the ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX Overclocked Edition and the EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID. We hope you will find it as helpful and informative as we found it fun to write!

ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX Overclocked Edition

Take a look at that gorgeous beast, as ASUS ROG’s flagship card the ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Strix OC(ROG-STRIX-RTX2080TI-O11G-GAMING) is loaded with some of the best features you could hope to find. It has dual-BIOS functionality, sweet RGB lighting, newly designed fans and comes factory over clocked. Running at 1650 Mhz, which can be boosted to 1665 Mhz using ASUS’s GPU Tweak II tool, this card runs 120 Mhz faster that Nvidia’s reference design.

The dual-Bios adds some great functionality. And while not super uniquely designed, it looks almost identical to the 2080 Strix OC, the lighting on these cards is great for custom builds and can put the final touches on your new rig. It comes with a driver CD, instruction guide, and two Velcro ties in the box, which is also about identical to the 2080 Strix OC box.

Finally they also redesigned the fans, increasing airflow by 27% and hopefully fixing previous issues. If you are not familiar with the ASUS cards of late they used to have big issues with fan blades breaking due to fatigue. This new design takes that into account, but still incorporates an ugly visible multi-color fan cable.  Overall we have high hopes for this card and its potential going forward.

EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID

NVIDIA has now created the next big ting in gaming. Ray-tracing is here and it is here to stay as it allows for better 3D rendering. And it is right on time, with the slowdown of silicon fabrication technology innovations and desiring a new leap instead of just packing in more transistors (looking at you Volta) they have created RTX cards and new technology to go with it. This technology is now consumer ready and I can say it is worth the hefty price tag if you can get it.

RTX technology incorporates both classic CUDA cores with the newly designed RTX cores which allow for rendering real time ray traced objects into rasterized 3D scenes in the best way possible. With this technology available now this EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid can bring RTX to you and see gorgeous game play as it was designed to be seen.

This card is excellent and performs that way under pressure hitting over 220 FPS with ease and staying cool while doing it. Try BFV and you can see the ray tracing working hard. It comes in a simple box with an instruction Guide(s) a DVI to HDMI Adapter and four screws & washers.

Pushing the frontiers of gaming visualization RTX is awesome, it looks amazing in 4K and eventually will allow for rendering full scenes with ray tracing. Grab one today and you will not be disappointed.

ASUS RTX 2080 Ti ROG STRIX Overclocked Edition
EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID

Comparing two top tier cards of this magnitude is never easy, and declaring one better than the other is near impossible, but don’t you worry that’s what we are here for. After considering the branding, style, special features and Furmarks of these cards we declare the ASUS ROG RTX 2080 Ti Strix OC to be the best in series. As ASUS fans we can say they struck this one out of the park, it boasts a clock speed of 1710MHz and just looks gorgeous. We would highly recommend this card if you are trying to get the best of the best gear, and it is available now(when in stock) through our lease to own program at only $165.99/month, and remember it only takes 13 payment at the listed lease price to buy out your card.

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