GALAX RTX 2080 EX 1-Click OC Graphics Card Review

  1. About the GALAX RTX 2080 EX 1-Click OC Graphics card...
  2. Graphics Card Design
  3. How its tested
  4. Futuremark Benchmark
  5. OpenGL Benchmarks
  6. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  7. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  8. Hitman
  9. DOOM
  10. GPU Computation Benchmark
  11. Folding at Home and LuxMark OpenCL Benchmark
  12. SuperPosition Benchmark
  13. Power Draw and Fan Noise Levels
  14. GPU Cooling and Manual OC Impressions
  15. Conclusion
  16. Online Purchase Links

Within its power draw of 75-watts, one might be curious to know about its overclocking capacity.

Clock Speed Comparison

ReferenceOC ProfileManual OC
1485/ 1665 MHz1485/1710 MHz1585/1810 MHz

I’ve increased its base clock speed to 100MHz to see if there any additional performance advantage for gaming.

GPU-Z Screenshots

Why couldn’t GALAX have this graphics card’s clock speed as same as the Founder’s Edition? It is just strange. It could have done that effortlessly.

The GALAX RTX 2080 EX has a stock base/boost clock of 1515/1710MHz just like Nvidia’s reference specification. GALAX does have a factory fitted OC profile that can be enabled via its One-Click overclocking utility. That profile gives a 1560/1755 MHz, a minor 45MHz boost. Typically, non-reference cards have either factory overclock profile enabled out-of-the-box or have an option to switch between “OC” and “Gaming” Mode, with OC profiles enabled out of the box. The same could have been done here rather than leaving it on the clock speed.

With the GALAX’s XTREME TUNER utility, I was able to get +115MHz base/boost clock (against reference stock speed).


To use the +45MHz One-Click OC profile, you’ll need to download GALAX’s One-Click OC utility.

You can overclock and monitor via GALAX’s Xtreme Tuner utility, but there’s no way to save the OC profiles via its software. For the function it serves, the utility is rather large horizontally because of its core clock and memory clock’s ‘speedometer dials’. While his up to a user’s taste, You can control the GPU fans individually. According to GPU-Z logs, the temperature-controlled fans start when it exceeds 59 degrees Celsius.

The Xtreme Tuner does not have any onboard function to detect and flash any new VBIOS on the GALAX RTX 2080 EX graphics card. These are the usual implementations on any graphics cards which comes with its utility.

 Temperature Observation

At stock speeds with thermal-control fan settings, the temperature hit 71 degrees Celsius on load. The +45 MHz bump hardly cracks a degree or two more. With the manual overclock, it barely touches 73 degrees Celsius.

While the cooling performance is undoubtedly on par with typical GPU coolers in other counterparts, the sleeve bearing fans does get noisy.

3DMark Benchmark

Game Benchmarks- DX 12/OpenGL 4.5 Highest presets

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