Nvidia Releases The Beast – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Review

Meet The King of Super!

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.

The RTX 2080 SUPER joins the RTX Stable with the following price points for direct Nvidia based models..

  • GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER $ 699 (Source: Nvidia)
  • GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER $ 499 (Source: Nvidia)
  • GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 399 (Source: Nvidia)

The RTX 2080 SUPER slots itself into the $699 price point, which is $100 less than the RTX 2080 that it is replacing. This is part of that shift I mentioned in pricing/perf which is currently in progress.

Features

  • New Turing based GPU featuring hardware-based acceleration and hybrid rendering capabilities
  • New Streaming Multiprocessor (SM)
  • Turing Tensor Cores
  • Real Time Ray Tracing (RTX)
  • New shading enhancements
  • Deep Learning Features for Graphics (DLSS and more)
  • All new dual fan Founders Edition cooler
  • Integrated VirtualLink port on the rear I/O (USB Type C)
  • GDDR6 High-Performance memory (15.5Gbps for RTX 2080 SUPER)
  • GPU Boost 4

Specifications

Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Core TU104
Bus  PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC) GPU Boost Clock: 1815 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1650 MHz
CUDA Cores 3072
GIGA Rays/s 8
Memory Clock 15500 MHz 
Memory Interface 256-bit
Resolution Max Resolution:7680×4320
Interface HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 3 (Native) (Regular DP)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Accessories 1 x Displayport to DVI Adapter
2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions 10.5″ x 4.556″
266.74 x 115.7 Millimeter

 

Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Core TU104
Bus  PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC) GPU Boost Clock: 1770 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1605 MHz
CUDA Cores 2560
GIGA Rays/s 7
Memory Clock 14000 MHz 
Memory Interface 256-bit
Resolution Max Resolution:7680×4320
Interface HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 3 (Native) (Regular DP)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Accessories 1 x Displayport to DVI Adapter
2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions 10.5″ x 4.556″
266.74 x 115.7 Millimeter

 

Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Core TU106
Bus  PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC) GPU Boost Clock: 1650 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1470 MHz
CUDA Cores 2176
GIGA Rays/s 6
Memory Clock 14000 MHz 
Memory Interface 256-bit
Resolution Max Resolution:7680×4320
Interface HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 1 (Native) (Regular DP)

DVI-DL: Yes x 1 (Native)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors 1 x 8-pin
Accessories 2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions 9.0″ x 4.435″
228.60 x 112.6 Millimeter

 

The RTX 2080 stays on the same TU104 based GPU as the original but now has more CUDA cores and also much higher speed memory.

Check Also

Razer Blade 15 Base Edition (2021)

2020 will go down as a horrible year for getting hold of new graphics card. I still know people who ordered the new Nvidia Series 30 graphics card at launch in September 2020 and still have not been able to receive it. One avenue to get a new Series 30-card might be to go the laptop route instead as it is much easier to get hold of those. Nvidia recently released their RTX 3060, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080-GPU’s for laptop and today I am testing the Razer Blade 15 Base Edition that comes with a Intel i7-10750H, a 15” 165 Hz QHD-screen and a RTX 3070.

GeForce NOW – the perfect companion to your laptop

Game-streaming is something that has slowly caught on over the last few years. For quite …

Leave a Reply