We’ve recently heard of many of Linux benchmarks, from GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2070, but we didn’t really have access to the RTX 2080 – the card put between the two current consumer Turing graphics cards. We’ve written this article to give you a glance at the Linux gaming performance, in comparison with a series of AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards which were tested on Ubuntu Linux.
The GeForce RTX 2080 has 2944 CUDA cores, and they are rated for 57T RTX-OPS and about 8 Giga Rays. It has a 1710MHz reference boost frequency and for base clock frequency we’re talking about 1515MHz GPU. 8GB worth of GDDR6 video memory, that’s rated for 448 GB/s of memory bandwidth.
Most of the graphics cards of GeForce RTX 2080 come with the price of $799 to $849 or $899, and it really depends on the AIB model. However, during Black Friday, people were able to get Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 for only $709 – now it’s back to the usual $798. This specific model has a heatsink fan setup and relinquishes any kind of RGB or LED lighting, for those of you who want a modest PC setup.
If you’re curious about Zotac…
It does have “Linux 64-bit” on its list, and it’s found among those supported operating systems that are required for this graphics card. It’s good to see that some NVIDIA or AMD partners mention Linux.
GeForce RTX 2080 has to have a 6-pin and 8-pin PCI Express power connectors, if you don’t want to have any problems with the operation. This connector setup is quite similar to the other graphics cards of NVIDIA RTX, since it has three DisplayPort connections, one USB-C for next-gen VR headsets, one VirtualLink and, one HDMI.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.