I know, I know... 'Anthony, why the HELL are you writing an article about the new GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and their mining performance'. It seems ridiculous, but it only takes me a few hours to run the benchmarks and collate the data, and then I can cover it from the fan of cryptocurrency mining performance.
The new Turing GPU architecture is quite an improvement with shader performance through the roof to the point of 35-50% performance gains between the GTX 1080 Ti and new RTX 2080 Ti. It also packs super high bandwidth GDDR6 memory technology, which starts at 14Gbps of bandwidth. Both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti feature GDDR6 at 14Gbps, but the RTX 2080 has 8GB versus the 11GB on the RTX 2080 Ti. Both are overclockable, too.
I'm not going to do a full mining suite of benchmarks and flood you, as this is just a 'hey everyone, this is what Ethereum mining performance is like on the new RTX series cards, and now I'm out of here'. Check out the charts, and then we can compare just how good Turing is versus Pascal, Vega, and Polaris.
In the benchmark I'm only going to be using the RTX Founders Edition cards with the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, in both stock and overclocked settings. I'm using our GPU test bed that packs an Intel Core i7-8700K and ran Claymore's Dual GPU Miner v11.9, the very latest version of Claymore.
But there's something to note: even the latest version of Claymore doesn't have support for the new Turing GPU architecture, so give it a few weeks and especially over the coming months, we'll see tuned Claymore versions ready for the additional GPU horsepower that Turing offers. Not that you'd run around buying RTX 2080/2080 Ti cards for mining, that's absurd.
On with the Ethereum mining benchmarks!
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