Nvidia RTX 2080 is already in the market and the RTX 2080 Ti will soon be available. However, tests revealed that power consumption for both of these GPUs isn’t very good but, it has been fixed with the latest Nvidia driver.
Nvidia has rolled out its driver version 411.70 GameReady driver for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Forza Horizon 4. Aside from bringing game-specific optimizations, the Nvidia driver version 411.70 also brings power consumption fix for Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti.
Techpowerup tested out the power consumption fix for the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. While the driver does improve Power consumption for both of these RTX GPUs but still, the power consumption is not as-as good as the Pascal GPUs aka Geforce GTX 10 series.
According to the tests, the Nvidia driver version 411.70 brings improved power consumption for single-monitor idle state and when running Bluray video.
Things are not looking good for a multi-monitor setup as it has seen no improvement at all. For the multi-monitor setup, the GPUs draw an extra of 40 W over Pascal GPUs. But, when it comes to gaming Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti is still the best GPUs in terms of performance and power consumption.
Furthermore, Nvidia driver version 411.70 drops the memory frequency of Nvidia RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti by 50% for idle state and Blu-Ray.
Speaking of the RTX GPUs, despite the cryptocurrency mining craze being almost dead, PC enthusiasts wasted no time testing these GPUs for mining cryptocurrency.
While the mining software isn’t yet optimized for Nvidia RT GPUs, the results are still impressive. The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition managed to reach 49 MH / s clock speed while consuming 260 W of power.
On the other hand, the RTX 2080 Founders Edition managed to reach 36 MH / s clock speed. Compared to Radeon RX Vega 64, the RTX 2080 Ti has achieved some impressive numbers.
Along with its RTX GPUs, Nvidia has also introduced OC Scanner, an automatic overclocking tool, that automatically overclocks GPUs with results that Nvidia claims will be stable in 99% of the games.
This overclocking tool will be available as part of a number of overclocking utilities including the MSI Afterburner, ASUS GPU Tweak, EVGA Precision X1 and more.