The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super is a more affordable and powerful version of the original RTX 2080. This alone may be enough to convince people that they have been sitting on that Turing fence. However, Nvidia Pascal users who expected performance approaching the RTX 2080 Ti, but with an affordable price may not be satisfied.
However, we appreciate the drop in prices if nothing else(price $769.99), increasingly accessible high-end charts can only be useful for everyone. So if you’re on the market for a high-end graphics card, now might be the time to jump on the Nvidia Turing train.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super is essentially the original RTX 2080 on steroids. What on paper seems to be a slight improvement with more core CUDA and faster VRAM is more than that. This GPU Super RTX has a little more for it.
- Great 1440p & 4K gaming performance
- Cheaper than original RTX 2080
- FrameView software is useful
When you examine the Nvidia Super, and the technology behind it, it’s not much different from the first round of Nvidia Turing cards that preceded it. With the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super, you are essentially getting a slightly more powerful RTX 2080 with 3,072 CUDA cores, unlike the 2,944 on the RTX 2080, with a 1,815MHz pulse clock.
It’s minimal, but it’s still an improvement. However, the most significant update here is the fastest VRAM: you will get up to 15.5 Gbps of memory bandwidth, along with the 14 Gbps on the RTX 2080 standard.
Theoretically, this should help increase performance, especially with games and apps that chew memory bandwidth.
At the hardware level, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super certainly offers improved performance compared to the RTX 2080. However, this is not really enough to really blow anyone’s mind, as rtX 2070 and RTX 2060 saw more with their super counterparts.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super is undoubtedly a powerful piece of hardware. With its 3,072 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6 registered at 15.5 Gbps, it’s certainly a sizable graphics card. However, it is not much more powerful than the current RTX 2080.
Also, beyond the hardware, there’s a new software feature available that should really be a boon for any hardware enthusiast out there: FrameView. This is benchmarking and API software that is considerably more accurate and even easier to use than many others.
FrameView will not only show you frame rates, frame times, GPU usage and temperature, but also break down the amount of power consumed by the graphics card without having to rely on expensive external hardware or uncertain third-party software.
For most daily players who are looking to play the latest PC games, this may not be very useful. However, it should be useful when you’re trying to solve potential problems, or you’re trying to overclock your graphics card to get your full potential. Photo:Nvidia
Specs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super:
NVIDIA CUDA Cores
Boost Clock (MHz)
Base Clock (MHz)
Standard Memory Config
8 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
Ray Tracing Cores
NVIDIA Adaptive Shading
NVIDIA GeForce Experience
NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible
NVIDIA GPU Boost
NVIDIA NVLink (SLI-Ready)
Yes – With NVIDIA RTX NVLink Bridge
Game Ready Drivers
Microsoft DirectX 12 Raytracing
Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.5
DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b
NVIDIA Encoder (NVENC)
Maximum Digital Resolution1
Standard Display Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-DL
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)
Graphics Card Power (W)
Recommended System Power (W)3
Supplementary Power Connectors
6 pin + 8 pin