MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon – X299 Chipset
Intel Core i9 7900x (3.0Ghz) Ten Core 10 x 1MB L2 Cache 13MB L3 Cache
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
1x nVidia GTX 980Ti
4x Corsair Vengeance LPX PC4-21300 16GB DDR4 (15-17-17-35)
Crucial MX300 750GB SSD
HP dvd1260i Multiformat 24x Writer
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
ZOTAC RTX 2080 AMP Extreme (417.01)
NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition (417.01)
EVGA GTX 1080 Classified (417.01)
Framerates were captured using the included benchmarking software or captured game data. The settings used for each test will be listed on the individual benchmarking page with the average framerate recorded in the charts. When possible only the GPU scores are recorded giving the best opportunity for repeatable results.
The purpose of our benchmark suite is to provide the readers with a comparative analysis of video card performance based on a common set of variables. This may not always reflect a real "in-game" experience or framerates, since those are almost impossible to replicate, but instead is designed to provide an accurate scale of performance of one video card to another given their default setting.
I also want to mention that none of these benchmarks focus on Ray Tracing or DLSS. Much like with PhysX it is just a technology and unlike PhysX only runs on RTX video cards. So, for now those technologies have been tabled in this review and really deserve a dedicated look in a seperate article.