Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review

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What are the Nvidia RTX 2080 Super specs?


As I said earlier, Nvidia is giving us perfect TU104 GPUs with the new RTX2080 Super, and by that I mean the graphics silicon at its heart is using thefull extent of the Turing chip’s potential power. Where the original RTX2080’s TU104 GPU was restricted to 2,944 CUDA cores, the RTX 2080 Super comeswith all 3,072 CUDA cores in play across its 48 SMs.That’s two more than the OG 2080, which necessarily means that the new cardalso comes with another two RT Cores, and therefore another 16 Tensor Cores,because of the way the Turing architecture has been built. That’s not going tomassively alter the real-time ray tracing performance of the new RTX 2080Super, but it does mean there’s no DXR performance left on the factory floorthis time. And it also means there’s no faster card for ray tracing this sideof $1,000.The new chip has, like its other Super brethren, also been clocked higher thanthe previous generation of RTX GPUs. Here you’re looking at the RTX 2080 Supercoming out with a boost clock of 1,815MHz as opposed to the OG 2080’s 1,710MHzboost.| RTX 2080 Super | RTX 2080 FE | RTX 2070 Super —|—|—|— GPU | TU104 | TU104 | TU104 SMs | 48 | 46 | 40 CUDA cores | 3,072 | 2,944 | 2,560 Tensor cores | 384 | 368 | 320 RT cores | 48 | 46 | 40 Base clock | 1,650MHz | 1,515MHz | 1,605MHz Boost clock | 1,815MHz | 1,800MHz | 1,770MHz Memory | 8GB GDDR6 | 8GB GDDR6 | 8GB GDDR6 Memory speed | 15.5Gbps | 14Gbps | 14Gbps Memory bus | 256-bit | 256-bit | 256-bit TDP | 250W | 215W | 215W Price | $699 | $799 | $499 As always that doesn’t tell the whole story because Nvidia always likes tomake you think you’re getting a little more than advertised – during ourtesting the RTX 2080 Super’s GPU ended up moving between 1,920 – 1,935MHzunder gaming loads. That’s quite a bit above the rated boost clock and comescourtesy of the Nvidia’s GPUs ability to push their operating frequencies asfar as possible within the bounds of thermal and power envelopes.Potentially the biggest change between the RTX 2080 and its new Superreplacement is the use of 15.5Gbps GDDR6 instead of the 14Gbps version all theother RTX cards use, including the hyper-expensive RTX 2080 Ti. On theoriginal Founders Edition cards Nvidia seemed to only be using Micron GDDR6but with this RTX 2080 Super we’ve got Samsung taking care of the video memoryduties.Considering we could bump the Micron memory on the RTX 2070 Super up above15.5Gbps with a little light overclocking, and the change barely registeredin-game, it’s maybe not that big of a switch in terms of actual performance.But, like the other RTX Super cards, Nvidia has mercifully ditched theFounders Edition tax here. The original RTX 2080 FE featured a factoryoverclocked GPU, which at least gave it a semblance of reason behind thehigher $799 price tag, but the new RTX 2080 Super is faster than the OC OG andits Founders Edition (read: reference card) retails for the standard $699MSRP.And that means this is a direct replacement for the original 2080 card – infact the only non-Super RTX card still with a place in Nvidia’s revised stackis the RTX 2060, and I do question what the value of keeping it around isgiven the price cuts of the AMD RX 5700-series cards and what that’s done tothe lowest rung of the RTX ladder.

How fast is the Nvidia RTX 2080 Super?


The RTX 2080 Super is faster than the RTX 2080. That ought to be a givenconsidering we’re talking about a higher-clocked chip with more of everythinginside it, as well as one with some speedier high-spec graphics memoryattached to it. But it’s the actual performance delta between the two cardswhich is the interesting thing.we shouldn’t be surprised the performance jump isn’t that greatAt the most we’re talking 7% faster at the highest 1440p settings, and at theother end of the scale that’s down to just 2%, which is getting into therealms of statistical variance rather than a definitive performance lead. Onaverage we’re looking at around a 5% delta between the straight 2080 FoundersEdition and the Super card.It only gets a little hotter than the slightly cut-down, though moderatelyoverclocked original, and draws only a little extra juice from the wall.Though is still a good chunk less power-hungry than the demonstrably slowerGTX 1080 Ti.And honestly, that’s all Nvidia has promised with the RTX 2080 Super. Thishasn’t been created as a game-changing graphics card release, just a GPUthat’s almost the logical extension of the current Super strategy. So weshouldn’t be surprised that the performance jump isn’t that great comparedwith the RTX 2080.But what about the RTX 2070 Super and the RX 5700 XT? Obviously the RTX 2080Super is faster than both, but considering there is a 40% difference in pricebetween the two RTX Super cards, and a massive 75% difference compared withthe Navi-based Radeon card, the frame rate delta isn’t that great.Again, taking the highest 1440p settings as representative, the biggest deltabetween the two GeForce GPUs is 14% and the lowest just 6%. That 14% couldsound like a decent uptick in performance, but in reality that’s just a changefrom running at 85fps to 97fps in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and that’s not aperf boost that, to me, which warrants spending another $200 to get.3DMark aside, the latest Tomb Raider game is where the biggest performancedifference exists between the RTX 2080 Super and the RX 5700 XT too. At 23%,or 18fps faster that looks like a pretty big chunk of extra fps fun from theGeForce GPU, but in raw numbers that still only equates to a change from 79fpsto 97fps. For $300.And, despite the fact that we are talking about a more forward-looking andefficient 12nm GPU than AMD’s 7nm chip, don’t think you’re going to be able toextend that lead through any overclocking magic. The RTX 2080 Super is alreadyclocked higher than the factory overclocked Founders Edition RTX 2080, soyou’re not going to get a lot extra out of this packed TU104 chip. Ourreference Super card offered an average overclock of around 40MHz after goingthrough all its OC Scanner algorithmic voltage-testing fun. And that offered,at absolute best, another 4fps. Strong.

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC 8 GB Graphics Card Review


> Last year, NVIDIA introduced their latest Turing based GeForce RTX 20 series> graphics cards, which made a complete departure from traditional GPU design> and created a hybrid GPU architecture that would include a range of new> technologies to power the next-generation immersive gaming experiences > > The GeForce RTX 20 series was the enablement of real-time raytracing which> is the holy grail of graphics and something NVIDIA took 10 years to perfect.> In addition to raytracing, NVIDIA also aimed to place bets on AI which would> go on to play a key role in powering features such as DLSS or Deep Learning> Super Sampling. > >Read full article @ Wccftech

Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC Review


> The RTX 2080 SUPER is here at last. Sure, we’ve already tested the stupidly> fast RTX 2070 SUPER, and we loved the boosted performance of the RTX 2060> SUPER too. All those links are on the last page of this review, so check> them out afterwards. However, now it’s time for the RTX 2080 series to get a> big performance boost. We’ve tested the Founders Edition here, and a few> others linked below, but how do the AIB cards stack up? Let’s find out with> the Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC! > >Read full article @ eTeknix

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio 8 GB Graphics Card Review


> Last year, NVIDIA introduced their latest Turing based GeForce RTX 20 series> graphics cards, which made a complete departure from traditional GPU design> and created a hybrid GPU architecture that would include a range of new> technologies to power the next-generation immersive gaming experiences > > The GeForce RTX 20 series was the enablement of real-time raytracing which> is the holy grail of graphics and something NVIDIA took 10 years to perfect.> In addition to raytracing, NVIDIA also aimed to place bets on AI which would> go on to play a key role in powering features such as DLSS or Deep Learning> Super Sampling. > >Read full article @ Wccftech

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Review


> Its been a few weeks since RTX 2060 and 2070 SUPER was unveiled. They> brought with them some much-needed performance bumps and more importantly> price reductions that will make these cards a lot more likely to find their> way into new gaming machines. It is no secret that the gaming community has> held some disdain with the RTX brand and respective models since launch and> the respective pricing, along with the limited RTX content available. Now as> more content and DXR support are starting to come to fruition the idea of> having DXR enabled hardware is becoming an very enticing proposition. > > That leads us today to the newest and highest end of the SUPER series, at> least from what has been announced thus far. The RTX 2080 SUPER, this card> is meant to take a step ahead of the existing RTX 2080 and even match or> beat the king of Pascal, the TITAN Xp. This is from Nvidias claims and I say> its about time we dig in and see what the new RTX 2080 SUPER is all about. > >Read full article @ Bjorn3D

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review


> The final member of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Super-series officially arrives> today, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super. In case you missed it, a couple of weeks> back, NVIDIA launched the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super, to> preemptively zing AMD in the lead-up to the Radeon RX 5700 series launch.> The GeForce RTX Super-series will supplant and eventually replace their> original, “non-Super” counterparts once availability dries up. At the top> and bottom of the stack, however, the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2080> Ti will remain. It is in the meat of the 20-series where the Supers reside,> with the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super we’ll be showing you here today leading> the charge… > >Read full article @ HotHardware

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Review


> It’s been the month of SUPER for hardware enthusiasts as NVIDIA has released> their refresh of the RTX 20-series line-up. Thus far, we’ve seen the 2060> SUPER and 2070 SUPER but today marks the release of the top dog in their> new, enhanced series, the 2080 SUPER. Replacing the RTX 2080 entirely and> coming in $100 cheaper at launch, is it worth buying in for your next gaming> PC? Join us as we find out. > >Read full article @ MMORPG

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review


> Nivida recently dropped their Super line of RTX cards. The Super line up> includes the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and the RTX 2080 Super. The> latter of which we’ll be focusing on in this review. Refreshes are not a new> concept and manufactures need to keep products, especially new products, in> front of the consumer. > >Read full article @ Modders-Inc

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Review


> We review the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, NVIDIA has launched a new Super> graphics cards, as in super-charged in a super range of what they deem super> products. GeForce RTX 2080 Super is based on a Turing TU104 chip and was> paired with some snazzy fast GDDR6 graphics memory. So then, worth it? Let’s> find out. > >Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review


> The GeForce RTX 2080 that launched last September was unquestionably fast.> But it wasn’t much quicker than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. More problematic,> the Founders Edition model sold for $800, meaning you paid an extra $100 for> its slight performance advantage over Nvidia’s previous-gen flagship. > > The $699 GeForce RTX 2080 Super tips the scales back in favor of gamers with> high-refresh QHD monitors and 4K displays by serving up average frame rates> that are 6% higher than GeForce RTX 2080 (and 17% better than GTX 1080 Ti)> at a price point that is $100 less expensive than the old 2080 Founders> Edition card. It also offers performance that is far ahead of AMD’s new> Navi-powered Radeon 5700XT, but that’s not surprising given that Nvidia’s> card costs 75% more. > >Read full article @ Tom’s Hardware

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review


> The last two months have been a period of tit-for-tat in the PC video card> industry. Both AMD and NVIDIA have been going back and forth, making> announcements and launching products as part of a broader restructuring of> the mid-range and high-end video card markets in response to the launch of> AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series of video cards. Performance is going up while> last-minute maneuvering has brought prices slightly down, all the while the> two major players in the GPU space look to solidify their product lineups> and secure their competitive edge against their competition. > > For all practical purposes, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 Super series has been> the company’s response to AMD’s new video cards. A combination of a mid-> generation kicker and a product stack realignment to go head-to-head with> AMD, the Super cards have given NVIDIA’s product lineup a modest performance> boost at almost every level. After launching the first two cards in this> sub-series early this month with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX> 2060 Super, NVIDIA is back again to launch the last (?) of the Super cards:> the previously announced GeForce RTX 2080 Super. > >Read full article @ Anandtech

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