Need a new PC build? Then you are in the right place, at least when it comes to one segment of building a computer. Namely, as you probably know, one of the basic components that greatly affects the work and performance of your computer, but also the overall user experience is a graphics card or short GPU (graphics processing unit).
This piece of hardware is very important because, without it, you would not see anything on your computer monitor. Simply, no GPU, no display. However, this is really the basic function of a graphics card, whether it is built-in or you have added one.
On the other hand, we doubt that your demands are basic. Therefore, we believe that you want to build a powerful PC that will be able to run the latest titles from the gaming industry without lags, but also to allow smooth operation if, for example, you are engaged in graphic design or video editing. In such cases, it is necessary to have a really powerful GPU built-in.
Given that the 2080 Ti is one of the best GPUs on the market right now, it’s a great (but also quite expensive) solution. However, the GeForce RTX 20 series is undoubtedly great, so we can conclude that this piece of hardware is worth the money invested.
But which RTX 2080 Ti graphics card to choose? Which is the best on the market in 2021? We will try to clarify this below. So, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
Best 2080 Ti Cards in 2021
5. Asus RTX 2080 Ti Dual OC
If you know at least a little about which components are on your computer, there is no doubt that you also know about some manufacturers. For example, MSI, AMD, Intel, Aorus, Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA, Cooler Master, etc. About some, more precisely about their GPUs, we will talk a little later. In case you haven’t noticed, Asus is missing, and that’s not fair if we’re talking about top PC component manufacturers.
Whether you are planning a low- or high-end PC, Asus has a solution for you and your budget. Now that we’re talking about high-end GPUs, the RTX 2080 Ti Dual OC by Asus is one of the best solutions you can find these days.
In fact, although it is a high-end GPU, this piece of hardware belongs to the cheaper RTX 2080 Tis. In terms of performance, we must first mention the clock speed which is 1650MHz. Also, this dual-fan GPU has 11GB of GDDR6 memory and 4352 CUDA cores.
If you want to connect several monitors, no problem. Asus RTX 2080 Ti Dual OC supports up to 4 monitors thanks to DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 as well as USB Type C ports that allow you to connect a VR headset.
4. EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
Generally speaking, more powerful graphics cards consume more power. This RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra by EVGA is no exception. According to the manufacturer’s specifications, the power consumption is 250 watts, so it’s a good idea to consider that as well because you’ll need a more powerful power supply.
However, the more significant numbers that interest us now are boost clock, memory, etc. When it comes to the boost clock, this GPU by EVGA has 1755 MHz, and we have to mention 11GB of
GDDR6 video RAM memory which is more than enough to smoothly play all the latest gaming titles popular these days.
For a fantastic user experience, the manufacturer has also installed RGB LED lighting. Lastly, it is worth mentioning that you get a 3-year warranty by purchasing this GPU.
3. MSI RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk X
How about liquid cooling? If you haven’t had experience with this type of hardware before, maybe now is the right time for something new (besides the new PC build).
The graphics processing unit that comes with pre-built liquid cooling is this one by MSI. Their RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk X is among the best, and at the same time it is quite nicely “packed”. When we say “packed” we mean the fact that thanks to water cooling there are no 2 or 3 fans (only one) on the graphics card case, which means that the environment is instantly quieter, but the device itself is thinner, which is good in terms of space utilization.
In terms of memory, the RTX 2080 Ti Sea Hawk X by MSI comes with 11 GB of GDDR6 type. It is important to mention the factory overclock of 1755 MHz
2. Zotac RTX 2080 Ti
Another graphics card with triple-fan cooling is this one by Zotac. First of all, it is important to note that it is an excellent GPU with a reinforced metal shell, with triple-fan cooling, and capable of overclocking (compatibility with OC Scanner software).
From the factory, this graphics card by Zotac has 1665 MHz, with possible further boosting. It also has 11GB of DDR6 video RAM memory like all the other cards mentioned. We must also add that there are 3 1.4 Display Ports and 1 HDMI 2.0b as well as USB Type C port.
However, perhaps the biggest advantage that puts this piece of hardware ahead of other competitors is the affordable price.
1. Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti
Last, and the winner of our list of the best RTX 2080 Ti GPUs is the ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti by Asus. There is no doubt that every piece of hardware released under the ROG brand is top notch and designed for demanding users. Therefore, by purchasing this GPU you can be completely sure that you have chosen a great one.
When it comes to specifications, this ROG Strix GPU has 1890 MHz, 11GB of GDDR6 VRAM and support for as many as 5 PC monitors (2 DisplayPorts 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 as well as 1 USB Type-C port). Certainly, the ROG brand is known for the RGB lighting that is built into this GPU as well and can be controlled via AURA Sync software.
Finally, we must add that this graphics card also has advanced MaxContact Technology for excellent and efficient cooling (three fans). All in all, the price is quite reasonable if we look at what the purchase of such a GPU brings. Therefore, it deserves first place on our list.