Sometimes it seems like gamers never stop debating which graphics adapter is best for playing Fornite, so we pitted the RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 Ti vs the original MSI Gaming X 8G 1080 to see which one came out on top.
Considering how these three cards are supposed to carry plenty of power, we tweaked the specs to be totally the same across the board and let them rip. In all cases, we used the same heroes and maps on all three GPUs to give them a sporting chance to come out on top in full high-resolution 1440p glory.
Going into the tests we were a bit sceptical, considering that the MSI Trio X GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is around three years old and it looks like a RTX 2080vs GTX 1080 Ti benchmark should be a done deal.
The results weren’t always quite what we were expecting in the beginning, and it’s really interesting to compare these hard numbers to what we have or haven’t been hearing from Nvidia as of late.
Considering that playing Fornite isn’t as super demanding as a 4K game could have been, the Zotac RTX 2080 vs GTX 1080 vs 1080 Ti run was more competitive than you may think.
Special RTX 2080 Fortnite code hasn’t been written yet, which is a sticking point plenty of fans are bringing up. The simple fact that there hasn’t been time for hackers and source gurus to fully optimise Fortnite to work with this kind of high-end hardware keeps it plenty interesting.
GPU load, clock rate and temperature got measured along with the frame rate and time. Since we were using our customary i7 8700K CPU attached to a pro-quality Asus Z370-G gaming motherboard, the GPUs themselves only had to do the heavy lifting.
That, along with the 32GB of DDR4 RAM in our test behemoth, gave us a better picture of what these cards can do with fully textured Fortnite maps.