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The 7 Best RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Cards for 2021

Best RTX 2080 TiIf you want to go all-out and put in as high-end of a GPU as possible into your build, in this guide, we’ve listed seven of the best RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards currently available.

While NVIDIA has gotten some stiff competition on their RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs with the release of AMD’s RX 5700 GPUs, the reality is that, as of right now, NVIDIAs RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER still reign supreme in the extreme video card market.

And, if you’re looking for the absolute best graphics card currently available and money isn’t an object, then you’ll want to get an RTX 2080 Ti.

In this guide, we’ve compared seven of the best RTX 2080 Tis currently on the market to help you find the right one for your needs.

URGENT: With the release of the newer RTX 3000 series cards, the RTX 2080 Ti is no longer the top GPU option. Check out our guide on the best RTX 3090 graphics cards for more up-to-date recommendations.

A Quick Look at the Best RTX 2080 Ti Video Cards

If you’re looking for a quick overview of the top options for the best RTX 2080 Ti, the table below gives you a glimpse at a handful of the best options currently available.

NAME SPECS RATING
VALUE
ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 TI

ASUS ROG Strix

    1665Mhz

    3 Fans

    11GB VRAM

    12.0″ Long

9.4/10

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RUNNER-UP
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC

GIGABYTE Gaming OC

    1665 MHz

    3 Fans

    11GB VRAM

    11.3″ Long

9.4/10

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w/AIO
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xc Hybrid Gaming

EVGA Xc Hybrid

    1635 MHz

    120mm AIO

    11GB VRAM

    10.5″ Long

9.3/10

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CHEAPEST
MSI RTX 2080 Ti Ventus GP

MSI Ventus GP

    1545 MHz

    2 Fans

    11GB VRAM

    10.6″ Long

9.2/10

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*If you want to read our full overview on each of the graphics cards listed above, click on the “Read Review »” and you’ll be taken to our write-up on it. You can also read overviews on our Honorable Mention picks by scrolling further down on this page.

1. ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti

Best RTX 2080 Ti for the money

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080TI
    1665 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    Triple Fan Cooling

    12.0-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.4/10

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You can’t have a best graphics card list without an ASUS card on it. We like their ROG Strix edition RTX 2080 Ti as one of the better options among third party 2080 Tis out there right now, namely because of the price it comes in at, its neutral color scheme, and its cooling system.

The ROG Strix comes with a core clock of 1665 MHz in OC mode. For connection options, the ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti comes with two DisplayPorts (1.4), two HDMI ports (2.0), and one USB Type-C port. The ROG Strix edition 2080 Ti come in at 12.0″ long.

For cooling, the ROG Strix features ASUS’s advanced MaxContact Technology design along with its Axial-tech fans. The card also has a black color scheme, so it should mesh well with most builds and it also comes with RGB lighting and is compatible with ASUS’s AURA Sync software.

At just a little over $1,200, it is also one of the more affordable RTX 2080 Tis currently on the market. And, the only similarly-priced 2080 Tis either have a lower clock speed, or don’t come with as advanced of a cooling configuration.

So, ultimately, if you’re looking for high-end performance, but you don’t want to pay a premium for some of the more extreme RTX 2080 Tis out there, the ASUS ROG Strix offers you the best of both worlds.

2. GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC

Our RTX 2080 Ti runner-up pick

GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC
    1665 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    Triple Fan Cooling

    11.3-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.4/10

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Another great option if you’re in the market for a 2080 Ti is Gigabyte’s Gaming OC edition RTX 2080 Ti. And, that is mainly due to the fact that it comes in a bit cheaper than some of the other RTX 2080 Tis that are currently available.

The Gaming OC edition 2080 Ti comes with a boost clock of 1665 MHz. For connection options, the Gaming OC has three DisplayPorts (1,4), one HDMI (2.0) port, and one USB Type-C port. The Gaming OC edition RTX 2080 Ti is quite a bit shorter than ASUS ROG Strix as well, coming in at 11.3″ long compared to 12.0″ long for the ROG Strix card.

For cooling, the Gaming OC sports Gigabyte’s popular Windforce triple fan cooling configuration. The card is all black and dark gray, but it doesn’t have any RGB lighting.

In the end, there won’t be a noticeable performance difference between the Gigabyte Gaming OC and the ASUS ROG Strix. So, the decision between the two will come down to whether or not you prefer the slightly cheaper and more compact card (Gigabyte Gaming OC), or you want the option that offers better cooling and more RGB lights (ASUS ROG Strix).

3. EVGA Xc Hybrid RTX 2080 Ti

Top RTX 2080 Ti with an AIO cooler

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Xc Hybrid Gaming
    1635 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    AIO Cooler

    10.5-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.3/10

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If you’re looking for an RTX 2080 Ti that has out-of-the-box liquid cooling capabilities, you might want to check out EVGA’s Xc Hybrid RTX 2080 Ti. The Xc Ultra comes with a 120mm AIO cooler pre-installed onto it. However, it will cost you a premium as it comes in at ~$100-$200 more expensive than the other RTX 2080 Tis on this list.

And, for that much of a price hike, it’s probably better to go with a more affordable RTX 2080 Ti and pair it with a custom water cooling solution (since you can get a 120mm AIO cooler for well under $100). But, if you don’t want to undertake the task of installing your own liquid cooling on your GPU, the Xc Ultra will offer you liquid cooling without as much of a hassle.

The Xc Ultra comes with a boost clock of 1635MHz and it is also one of the more compact RTX 2080 Tis out there, as it measures in at 10.5″. It might be tough to fit into a small form-factor gaming PC, though, as you’ll need a mini-ITX case that can accommodate its 120mm cooler along with whatever CPU cooler you decide to get.

Ultimately, I wouldn’t recommend the Xc Ultra for the majority of users as the AIO adds a premium to a GPU that already has a significant price tag. But, for those of you who want liquid cooling on your GPU, but you don’t want to deal with setting it up yourself, this is an option worth considering.

4. MSI Ventus GP RTX 2080 Ti

The cheapest RTX 2080 Ti

MSI RTX 2080 Ti Ventus GP
    1545 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    Dual Fan Cooling

    10.6-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.2/10

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While there is really no such thing as a cheap RTX 2080 Ti, the MSI Ventus GP RTX 2080 Ti is one of the cheaper options out there. That’s probably due to the fact that it comes with a two-fan cooling design and one of the lower base clocks among the different RTX 2080 Tis out there.

The card comes with a 1545 MHz boost clock. It comes with three DisplayPorts (1.4) and an HDMI (2.0) port.

The MSI Ventus GP does come in quite a bit cheaper than the ASUS ROG Strix and the Gigabyte Gaming OC. Whereas both of those cards are priced between $1,200-$1,300, the MSI Ventus GP comes in at ~$200-$300 less. So, if you don’t mind losing the extra clock speed and the extra fan for cooling, the MSI Ventus GP is the cheapest way to go about getting an RTX 2080 Ti GPU in your PC build.

Another advantage the Ventus GP has over both the ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti and the other RTX 2080 Tis on this list is how much shorter it is. The Ventus GP measure in at 10.6″ long, making it significantly shorter than most of the other options on this list. And, so if you’re looking to build inside of a mini-ITX case (or micro-ATX case) and you want to put an RTX 2080 Ti in it, the MSI Ventus GP is probably worth considering.

If you’re not building a small form-factor PC, though, you’d probably be better off spending ~$100 more (since you’re going to be spending a lot anyways) to get the better cooling that comes on the options listed above.

5. EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra

RTX 2080 Ti with the highest boost clock

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ftw3 Ultra
    1775 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    Triple Fan Cooling

    11.9-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.3/10

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If you’re looking for an RTX 2080 Ti that has a higher clock rate, the EVGA FTW3 Ultra is worth checking out. The EVGA FTW3 Ultra comes with a core clock of 1775 MHz, which is the faster core clock rate out of all of the cards on this list.

However, at a little over $1,500, the EVGA FTW3 Ultra does come in at a price that is significantly higher than the other options on this list. In fact, the FTW3 is currently ~$200 more expensive than our top pick, the ASUS ROG STRIX. And, while the ROG STRIX doesn’t come with as high of a factory overclock, you could overclock it yourself to bridge the gap in performance between the two cards.

And, as overclocking your GPU is fairly straightforward with software like MSI Afterburner, it’s tough to justify spending an extra $200 for the higher clock speed that the FTW3 Ultra offers.

Still, though, if you want a hassle-free approach to getting as much speed out of your GPU as possible and you don’t mind paying a premium to get it, then the FTW3 is worth considering.

6. ZOTAC RTX 2080 Ti AMP MAXX

Honorable mention #1

ZOTAC RTX 2080 Ti AMP MAXX
    1665 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    Dual Fan Cooling

    11.7-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.3/10

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Another RTX 2080 Ti option worth checking on is ZOTAC’s AMP MAXX. At just a little under $1,300, the AMP MAXX is currently less expensive than the ASUS ROG STRIX, despite coming with the same boost clock speed (1665MHz).

However, where the ASUS ROG STRIX features a triple fan cooling configuration, the ZOTAC AMP MAXX only comes with a dual fan configuration.

And, while the AMP MAXX is less expensive than the ASUS ROG STRIX, the Gigabyte Gaming OC listed as our runner-up comes in at a lower price, has the same boost clock rate, and offers a triple fan cooling design.

So, at the moment, we feel that, while the ZOTAC AMP MAXX is a solid overall card, there are better options available for the money. It would definitely be worth checking out the ZOTAC AMP MAXX before you make your decision, though, because prices change all the time and if the AMP MAXX were to decrease in price (or the other options go up), then it might make more sense to choose it over some of the other options on this list.

7. ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Dual OC

Honorable mention #2

ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Dual OC
    1650 MHz Clock Speed

    11GB GDDR6 VRAM

    Dual Fan Cooling

    12.0-inches Long

Our Rating: 9.2/10

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If you’re looking for the most affordable RTX 2080 Ti, another option you might want to watch is the ASUS RTX 2080 Ti Dual OC. The card currently comes in at just under $1,100, making it the second cheapest RTX 2080 Ti on this list (behind the MSI Ventus GP).

However, as graphics card prices tend to fluctuate on a daily basis, it’s possible that the ASUS Dual OC could drop in price or the MSI Ventus GP could raise in price (or a combination of both).

And, as far as the cards go, the ASUS Dual OC offers a higher boost clock rate out of the box (1650MHz vs 1545MHz). In fact, even if you would prefer the cheapest RTX 2080 Ti possible, for $50 more, the extra 100MHz in boost clock rate might be enough to sway you from the MSI Ventus GP to the ASUS Dual OC.

Either way, both cards currently come in at a price that is significantly lower than the average RTX 2080 Ti price and both are decent options if you’re trying to save a little bit of money.

Is an RTX 2080 Ti Right for You?

The RTX 2080 Ti isn’t going to be a viable option for the majority of gamers who are looking to build a new gaming PC. Even if you have a higher budget and you are looking to build a high-end gaming computer, an RTX 2080 Ti just might be too expensive for you when you consider that the RTX 2080 SUPER will offer high-end performance as well (4K, 1440P, etc.) for nearly half the price. However, if you have an unlimited budget and you’re looking for as much performance as possible, the RTX 2080 Tis listed above are worth looking into.

Hey, I’m Brent. I’ve been building computers and writing about building computers for a long time. I’m an avid gamer and tech enthusiast, too. On YouTube, I build PCs, review laptops, components, and peripherals, and hold giveaways.

10 thoughts on “The 7 Best RTX 2080 Ti Graphics Cards for 2021”

  1. My Gigabyte Aorus 2080ti Extreme Waterforce with a 240mm AIO Radiator and 2 x 120mm fans says you are dead wrong and I bet I have the GPU-z validations to prove it. 🙂

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  2. In all honesty, I really don’t think you should pay much attention to the clock speeds listed. Having built and tested with several different units, they have all automatically over clocked themselves well over 1900MHz, with the EVGA FTW3, Asus strix, MSI x trio, and even the nvidia fe edition being able to maintain over 2000MHz with some tweaking. It all comes down to personal preference. One will not give you an edge over the other.

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  3. Hello 😀
    I’m a gamer since i was 5 years old.
    I want to buy one of the 2080 TI but i cant decide which one to get.
    It stands between

    Asus strix matrix
    Msi lightning Z
    Evga kingpin

    In what order would you rate them and which one should i go for?

    Cheers // Pegge

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  4. Zotac 2080 ti Amp Extreme is the best. $1,599.99 plus s&h direct from zotac’s website.
    CUDA CORES 4352
    VIDEO MEMORY 11GB GDDR6
    MEMORY BUS 352-bit
    ENGINE CLOCK Boost: 1815 MHz
    MEMORY CLOCK 14.4 Gbps
    PCI EXPRESS 3.0
    DISPLAY OUTPUTS 3 x DisplayPort (4096×2160 @ 60Hz)
    HDMI 2.0 (3840×2160 @ 60Hz)
    USB Type-C
    HDCP SUPPORT Yes
    MULTI DISPLAY CAPABILITY Quad Display
    RECOMMENDED POWER SUPPLY 650W
    POWER CONSUMPTION 300W
    POWER INPUT 2x 8-pin
    DIRECTX 12 API feature level 12_1
    OPENGL 4.5
    COOLING 3x 90mm fans
    SLOT SIZE 2.5 Slot
    SLI NVLink (SLI-ready)
    SUPPORTED OS Windows 10 / 7 x64
    CARD LENGTH 324mm x 136mm x 59mm (12.75in x 5.35in x 2.32in)
    ACCESSORIES 2x Dual 6-pin to 8-pin adapter

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