In the market for a new high-end video card for your gaming PC? Check out this list of seven of the best RTX 2080 graphics cards currently available.
We recently took a look at the best RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards and today, we’re going to look at seven of the best RTX 2080 video cards currently available. Like the RTX 2080 Ti, the RTX 2080 isn’t a viable option for the majority of gamers because they simply cost too much.
However, despite the high price tag associated with the RTX 2080 (most options come in at around ~$800), they are still much less expensive than the higher-end RTX 2080 Tis (at least ~$1,100). So, if you’re someone that is looking to build a high-end gaming computer and you have a budget in the $1,500-$2,000 range, you probably have enough to get an RTX 2080, but not quite enough to get an RTX 2080 Ti (at least, not without sacrificing in other areas.)
The good news, though, is that the RTX 2080 still provides excellent performance. In fact, in most benchmarks, the RTX 2080 performs on par with, or outperforms the older GTX 1080 Ti (at least, when ray tracing is turned off). And, considering that the GTX 1080 Ti cost around the same price as the RTX 2080 currently comes in at, the RTX 2080 offers good value for those that do have the budget to accommodate it.
But, of the RTX 2080 graphics cards that are out there, which option is the best? Well, that’s what our goal with this guide was. So, if you’re looking for an RTX 2080 to put in your system, the seven options below are probably your best bets.
For a quick look at our top picks for the best RTX 2080 video cards, the table below showcases four options that stand out from the rest for various reasons. We chose the best overall option, our runner-up pick, our top value option, and the cheapest overall option.
ASUS ROG STRIX
MSI Gaming Trio
Gigabyte Gaming OC
*To check out our full overview on each of the video cards listed above, hit the “Read Review »” link and you’ll jump to our overview on that card. You can also check out our Honorable Mention selections by scrolling further down on this page.
Do You Need an RTX 2080 for Your Gaming PC?
Right now the RTX 2080 GPU makes sense for gamers who have ~$1,500 to $2,000 to spend on their gaming PC build. It will deliver solid performance when paired with a 4K monitor, or with a 1440P 144Hz monitor (for more competitive gamers). Just be sure that if you are going to invest in an RTX 2080 that you also pair it with a G-Sync compatible monitor to take full advantage of the RTX 2080s performance.