If you were looking at buying the RTX 2080 in the last few months but didn't pull the trigger, saw the new Navi-based AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and see it wasn't enough for you, and still need a graphics card then the RTX 2080 SUPER is perfect. It offers better-than-RTX 2080 performance for $100 less, $90 worth of (actually good) games, and the fastest GDDR6 on the planet.
The new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER definitely offers something that the RTX 2070 SUPER didn't: excitement in the form of its higher-clocked (and even higher with overclocking) GDDR6 memory. I mean, my cards were pushed up to freaking 18Gbps (up from 15.5Gbps stock on RTX 2080 SUPER and up from 14Gbps on the RTX 2080 and even RTX 2080 Ti).
NVIDIA already has bragging rights with its GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER having the fastest GDDR6 on a graphics card yet and that is at its stock 15.5Gbps frequency, let alone the overclock up to 18Gbps. I pulled out my RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition and overclocked its 11GB of GDDR6 as far as I could, up from 14Gbps to 16Gbps... nowhere close to the GDDR6 overclock possible on RTX 2080 SUPER.
Ray tracing is another part of the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER puzzle and once again if you're not jumping up to the RTX 2080 Ti, then the new RTX 2080 SUPER becomes one of the best cards you can buy for real-time ray tracing. Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood are both included with the RTX 2080 SUPER, so it's kinda perfect.
Wrapping up, NVIDIA completes its release of kickers in the new SUPER cards with the RTX 2080 SUPER offering up better-than-RTX 2080 performance with some overclocking headroom that will impress. From a technological standpoint the new RTX 2080 SUPER is the most nerdy of them all just because of the 18Gbps clocks on GDDR6. Monstrous.
Performance (overclocking, power) 95%
Quality (build, design, cooling) 90%
General Features (display outputs, etc) 90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software 90%
The Bottom Line
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER has the fastest GDDR6 on earth, with up to 18Gbps when overclocked. Incredible results. Oh, and you get Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood both with RTX, for FREE.
- 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]