The end result here is that the RTX 2080 SUPER is as fast, and a little faster than the RTX 2080 but also packs faster-clocked GDDR6 with more headroom than its predecessor. The only card that beats the RTX 2080 SUPER is the RTX 2080 Ti, which is still much more expensive -- but it's the fastest card in the GeForce stack.
8GB of GDDR6 is perfect for the world of 1080p and 1440p gaming and you will easily handle 4K gaming without tipping over the 8GB framebuffer scales in most games. If you want the best, then the RTX 2080 Ti is for you but if you don't want to spend $1000+ on a new card, the new RTX 2080 SUPER is positioned well at $699.
If you are buying a new card with the RTX side of the card in mind, and want to play games with real-time ray tracing effects like Control or Battlefield V, then the RTX 2080 SUPER is another good fit. Again, if you don't have the money to spend on the enthusiast level RTX 2080 Ti and want to chill just under it and still enjoy RTX games as they drop, the RTX 2080 SUPER is your best bet.
There's added value with its faster 15.5Gbps GDDR6 being clocked at up to 18Gbps, providing more performance in games over stock VRAM clocks. So much so that in VRAM bandwidth heavy games, you'll see closer to RTX 2080 Ti performance out of an overclocked RTX 2080 SUPER.
Last updated: Jul 1, 2020 at 12:54 pm CDT
- Page 1 [Introduction & Pricing]
- Page 2 [Specs: Turing GPU & Fastest GDDR6 Ever]
- Page 3 [Revised Look, Same Cooler]
- Page 4 [Detailed Look]
- Page 5 [Test System Specs]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 10 [Thermals, Power, Noise]
- Page 11 [Overclocking]
- Page 12 [Performance Thoughts]
- Page 13 [What's Hot, What's Not]
- Page 14 [Final Thoughts]