RTX 2080 Super Review: More Super Goodness

NVIDIA caught AMD by surprise, by announcing the RTX Super line up a week before the RX Navi cards. But while the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super hit the shelves earlier this month, the 2080 Super is coming out today. We’ve already reviewed the 2070 Super, so today we’re checking out the new RTX 2080 Super. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

The RTX 2080 Super is the upgraded version of the RTX 2080, and will be replacing it in NVIDIA’s GPU line-up. Much like the other Super versions, it receives a boost in core counts, clock speeds and more. CUDA core count is up, to 3072, compared to the 2080’s 2944. The base clocks get a nice jump too,  from the 2080’s 1515 MHz to 1650 Mhz in the 2080 Super. Not only that, at 15.5 Gbps, the RTX 2080 Super also boasts of the fastest GDDR6 memory in the RTX line up, which was earlier capped at 14 Gbps. All this leads to a power increase of 25W, with the 2080 Super now having a TDP of 250W. 

Much like the 2070 Super, the RTX 2080 Super looks quite similar to the original RTX series, with the same dual fan design and form factor. The difference here is in the middle, where it now sports the “super branding” on a reflective, glossy surface. I still like the original look, but as I said before, to each their own.

The 2080 Super comes with the now-standard options for display, 3 DisplayPorts, one HDMI and one USB Type-C.

But let’s talk real numbers. I mean, how better is the 2080 Super when compared to the original 2080 in actual gaming performance? Let’s find out.

As you can see from the graphs, the 2080 Super definitely has an edge over the 2080. It’s just a matter of how much.

It maintains a comfortable lead in the 3D Mark tests, but when we move on to real game tests, the gap becomes narrower. It’s certainly better than the 2070 Super when it comes to 1440p performance, but still not good enough to provide smooth 4K 60FPS experience at max settings. The cheapest RTX 2080 we can find right now is about INR 59,000, so at the price point of INR 61,400, it’s not bad at all. And the launch price is a lot more reasonable as well, considering the 2080 launched at about INR 70,000.

Now, we can still argue about the real reason NVIDIA launched the RTX Super cards when they did, but one thing we can agree upon is that the Super GPUs have a much better value proposition than the original RTX cards.

We have more games with ray tracing support than we did, and more are on the way. I mean, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Control are coming really soon, and they are being included with the cards in a nice bundle. 

I still feel that the 2070 Super is a better buy in terms of price to performance gains, but the 2080 Super is outmatched only by NVIDIA’s own RTX 2080Ti, and the price difference there is considerable. So, if you want the best gaming GPU experience but don’t really have the money to get the 2080 Ti, this is the card for you. 

RTX 2070 Super Review

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RTX 2070 Super Review: The Perfect Card For 1440p Gaming

You know, I can’t help but feel bad for AMD. Every time they go to announce a new GPU, the green team is ready, waiting to pounce. It’s like that friend everyone has, who likes to make everything about themselves. You know the type. When the red team announced the Vega GPUs, NVIDIA was quick to reveal the GTX 1070Ti. And this year seems to be no different. Just a week before the Navi launch, the green team was ready with its RTX Super line up. And today we’re playing around with the RTX 2070 Super. 

Tech Specs

Specs RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 FE RTX 2080 FE
CUDA Cores 2560 2304 2944
RT Cores 40 36 46
Base Clock 1770 1710(OC) 1515
Boost Clock 1605 1410 1800(OC)
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Config 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Ports DP, HDMI, USB Typ-C DP, HDMI, DVI, USB Type-C DP, HDMI, USB Type-C
Power Connector 8-pin + 6 pin Single 8-pin 8-pin + 6 pin
Recommended Power Supply 650W 550W 650W

The RTX 2070 Super is an upgraded version of the 2070, with a bump in core counts, clock speeds and much more. In a way you can also consider it as a shaved down version of the original 2080, as it uses the same TU104 die as the RTX 2080. CUDA core count is up to 2560 from the 2070’s 2304. The base clock speed in the 2070 Super is 1605 MHz, which is pretty close to the 2070’s boost clock speed. Tensor cores are up too, from 288 in the 2070 to 320 in the 2070 Super. Understandably, these boosts also result in a TDP increase of 40W, from the 2070’s 175W to 215W in the 2070 Super. This also means that the 2070 Super now requires an additional 6-pin power connector, like the 2080.

Visually, the RTX 2070 Super looks quite similar to the original RTX series, with the same dual fan design and form factor. The difference here is in the middle, where it now sports the “super branding” on a reflective, glossy surface. Personally, I prefer the matte black finish on the original RTX cards, but hey, to each their own. 

On the display front, the 2070 Super display ditches the DVI port found on the 2070 in the favour of another DisplayPort, bringing the count to 3 DisplayPorts, one HDMI port and one USB Type-C. But the real deal, and the frankly, the one thing that care about the most is performance, and how well the card holds up against the 2070 and the 2080. So, take a look at the scores.

Performance and Benchmarks

Right off the bat, it’s hard not to be impressed by the 2070 Super’s performance. The card gives really solid numbers at 1440p throughout the benchmarks, and in some cases is pretty viable for 4K too, if you don’t mind turning down the graphics settings. Overall, the performance gap between the 2070 Super and the 2080 was less than 10%. The cheapest RTX 2080 we could find was worth 59,000 INR, so at the launch price of 43,600 INR, that makes it amazing value for money. Compared to the 2070 is where the price gap is a little close, as the cheapest RTX 2070 we found costs 38,000. The 2070 Super outperforms the 2070 by a little over 10% on the average at 1440p, so even here it doesn’t sound like a bad option. 

Now, the big question is, what prompted the release of the Super cards? NVIDIA claims that it was the tech improvements and tweaking that’s allowed them to obtain better yields, which certainly sounds plausible. But the timing of this launch, just a few days before the release of AMD’s Navi GPUs can lead one to believe otherwise. I mean, we did see the RX 5700 cards competing closely with the 2070 in the leaked benchmarks. So it wouldn’t be completely off base for one to think that NVIDIA, with their Super cards are trying to get ahead of the competition before the Navi cards are even out. In that case, you know who to thank for the Super’s sensible pricing. I mean, it has been a long time coming. This is what RTX pricing should have been from the beginning, especially considering the serious lack of ray tracing support in games when it launched. But as they say, better late than never.

All said and done, with its competitive pricing, the RTX 2070 Super is an amazing card for 1440p gaming. At 43,600 INR, you get considerable gains for a small increase in price, and a good ray tracing experience too. People who have already bought the 2070 will feel bad, but for those who were still waiting to get their hands on an RTX GPU, this is it. 

Nvidia RTX 2080 Price and Specs Revealed

The RTX Super line-up of cards was announced earlier yesterday with the price and specs of the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super being revealed. Today, we have the specs and price of the RTX 2080 Super.

RTX 2080 Super RTX 2080
Base Clock 1650 MHz 1515Mhz
Boost Clock 1815Mhz 1800Mhz
CUDA Cores (single precision) 3072 2944
Tensor Cores 384 368
RT Cores 48 46
Memory Data Rate 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps
L2 Cache Size 4096K 4096K
Total Video Memory 8192MB GDDR6 8192MB GDDR6
Memory Interface 256-bit 256 bit
Connectors 3 x DisplayPort 3 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI
1 X USB Type-C 1 X USB Type-C
Power Connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watts 225W

The RTX 2080 Super improves in the clock speed region as well as an increased CUDA Core count. Tensor cores and RT Cores have also seen a small increase and memory data rate is faster in the RTX Super card.

All this comes with a slightly higher TDP as the RTX 2080 Super consumes 25 Watts more power than the RTX 2080.

The RTX 2080 Super launches on 23rd July and will be available at the price of Rs 61,400.

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RTX 2060 Super, 2070 Super and 2080 Super Announced; Price and Specs Revealed

The RTX Super cards are finally here and we now have the technical specs and the pricing for the RTX 2060 Super and the RTX 2070 Super.

 

The RTX Super line-up was touted to see an increase in core counts and an increase in base clock speeds and that certainly seems to be the case. So let’s take a look at the RTX Super Tech Specs and how they line-up with their regular version.

The RTX 2070s

RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070
GPU Clock 1410 MHz 1605Mhz
Boost Clock 1620 MHz 1770Mhz
Memory Clock 7000 MHz 7000Mhz
  14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Size 8 GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory Bus 256 bit 256 bit
Bandwidth 448.0 GB/s 448.0 GB/s
Cude Cores 2304 2560
Tensor Cores 288 320
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
TDP 175 W 215 W
Outputs 1x DVI
1x HDMI 1x HDMI
2x DisplayPort 3x DisplayPort
1x USB Type-C 1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin and 1x 8-pin

Starting with the 2070 Super, the card sees an increase in the base clock speeds going from the 2070’s 1410Mhz to 1605Mhz. This is almost as much as the boost clock of the regular RTX 2070 which is 1620Mhz. In comparison, the RTX 2070 boosts to 1770Mhz.

CUDA Cores have increased from 2304 to 2560 while Tensor cores are up too, from 288 to 320. All this comes with a somewhat big increase in TDP as the TDP for the Super card is 215W which is 40W more than the regular 2070. At launch the RTX 2070 FE costed Rs 52,500 in comparison the RTX 2070 Super will cost Rs 43,600 including taxes.

The RTX 2060s

RTX 2060 Super RTX 2060
GPU Clock 1365 Mhz 1470 Mhz
Boost Clock 1680 Mhz 1650 Mhz
Memory Clock 7000Mhz 7000 Mhz
14Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Size 6GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory Bus 192 Bit 256 Bit
Bandwidth 336.0 GB/s 448 GB/s
Cude Cores 1920 2176
Tensor Cores 240 272
L2 Cache 3MB 4MB
TDP 160W 175W
Outputs 1x DVI 1x DVI
1x HDMI 1x HDMI
2x DisplayPort 2x DisplayPort
1x USB Type-C 1x USB Type-C
Power Connectors 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin


The RTX 2060 Super has a similar increase, with the CUDA cores bumped up to 2176 from the 2060’s 1920. It goes from 1365Mhz to 1470Mhz on the base clock. The most welcome change here is an increase in VRAM from 6GB to 8GB. This is something that everyone wanted from the 2060 and it’s good to see the 2060 Super make that jump to 8GB.

We also see an increase in memory bandwidth as we go from 336 GB/s to 448 GB/s. The improved hardware comes at a power cost as the TDP is now 175W which is a 15W increase from 160W.

The RTX 2060 was available at a price point of Rs 31,000. Meanwhile, the RTX 2060 launches at Rs 34,890 including taxes.

The RTX 2080 Super has also been announced and Nvidia claims that it is faster than the Titan Xp. The RTX 2080 Super is set to be an upgraded version of the RTX 2080 but will not be more powerful than the RTX 2080 Ti which still sits on the top as the best gaming GPU. The RTX 2080 Super will cost Rs 61,490 including taxes.

The RTX Super line-up is a very interesting line-up of cards. The teasers started coming in soon after AMD revealed their Navi GPUs, which honestly shouldn’t be a surprise. I mean, right after the red team announced the Vega cards, NVIDIA was quick to launch the 1070ti to make sure the competition doesn’t get ahead.

The idea behind the super cards seem to be fundamentally the same. Not only do they offer better performance than the base cards, but they might also lead to a price drop for the existing RTX line up as Nvidia has not officially reduced prices and have said it will depend on the board partners which might make them look more lucrative in the face of AMD’s upcoming Navi cards. 

Now, all we need to see is how much of a price drop the base RTX cards will get, and how AMD plans to respond to the Super line-up. Our complete review of the RTX 2070 super will be out soon, so make sure you subscribe to TechFix, our Youtube channel, and stay tuned. The RTX 2070 Super will cost Rs 43,600 including tax at launch while the RTX 2060 Super will cost Rs 34,990 including taxes at launch. These will be available from 9th July onwards. Meanwhile, the RTX 2080 Super will cost Rs 61,400 including taxes and will be available from 23rd July.

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With Great Power Comes Great Gaming: NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX SUPER Series

NVIDIA today supercharged its lineup of gaming GPUs by introducing GeForce® RTX 2060 SUPER™, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER — delivering best-in-class gaming performance and real time ray tracing for today’s and next-generation games.

The result of nearly a year of architectural and process optimizations, the new GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs deliver the fastest gaming performance, and the best power efficiency of any gaming GPU in their class. They also offer gamers an uncompromised combination of leading performance and cutting-edge features.

“The ecosystem driving real-time ray tracing is immense — tens of millions of GPUs, industry standard APIs, leading game engines and an all-star roster of game franchises,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the PC business at NVIDIA. “This killer lineup of SUPER GPUs delivers even more performance for demanding PC gamers and ensures that they’re prepared for the coming wave of real-time ray tracing blockbusters.”

Ray tracing is the advanced graphics technique used to give movies their ultra-realistic visual effects. Only GeForce RTX™ GPUs use a hybrid architecture of advanced shading, programmable ray tracing and compute cores to deliver ray traced games in real time. Ray tracing is supported in industry standard APIs, including Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) and Vulkan, as well as in the game engines used by developers to create games, including Unreal Engine, Unity, Frostbite, id Tech, Northlight, 4A Engine and more.

Last month’s Computex and E3 trade events marked a milestone for real-time ray tracing, as a growing number of developers announced that they will be using it to create stunning visuals in their upcoming games.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Control, Cyberpunk 2077, Doom Eternal, Sword and Fairy 7Watch Dogs: Legion, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood joined the list of major titles that will be using ray tracing. Battlefield V, Metro Exodus Quake II RTXShadow of the Tomb Raider, and Stay in the Light (early access) are already shipping with ray tracing support.

The new SUPER series of RTX GPUs join the existing GeForce RTX 2060 (starting at $349, the first step up to RTX performance) and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (starting at $999, the best gaming GPU on the planet).

  • GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GPU – Starting at INR 34,890 / $399, Available July 9

○        Up to 22% faster (average 15%) than RTX 2060

○        8GB GDDR6 – 2GB more than the RTX 2060

○        Faster than GTX 1080

○        7+7 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 57 Tensor TFLOPs

  • GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU – Starting at INR 43,600 / $499, Available July 9

○        Up to 24% faster (average 16%) than RTX 2070

○        Faster than GTX 1080 Ti

○        9+9 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 73 Tensor TFLOPs

  • GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU – Starting at INR 61,400 / $699, Available July 23

○        Memory speed cranked up to 15.5Gbps

○        Faster than TITAN Xp

○        11+11 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 89 Tensor TFLOPs

GeForce RTX GPUs support multiple cutting-edge and advanced gaming features. In addition to being the only GPUs capable of real-time ray tracing, they deliver an order of magnitude increase in AI processing performance with NVIDIA Deep Learning Super Sampling (up to 130 Tensor TFLOPS of horsepower), and are also the only ones that support advanced features including Mesh Shading and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading (NAS).

NAS also supports Variable Rate Shading, including motion and content adaptive shading for the highest performance and image quality, as well as Foveated Rendering, which puts the detail where the gamer is looking when used in combination with eye-tracking, to deliver next-generation VR experiences.

All NVIDIA GPUs come with GeForce Experience™, an application that makes PC gaming more accessible and provides unique, easy-to-use in-game features.  GeForce Experience includes NVIDIA Highlights, which automatically captures the best gaming moments; NVIDIA Ansel, which lets gamers take stunning in-game screenshots; and NVIDIA Freestyle, which lets gamers customize their games’ appearance with more than 15 post-processing filters and 38 different configurations including settings for image sharpening, color blindness and photo-realism. Gamers can even use the special night mode, which reduces the amount of blue light emitted, so they can get to sleep easier after a night of gaming.

Super Fast. Supernatural Bundle.

For a limited time, starting on July 9, qualifying purchases of a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, or GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER- based graphics card or desktop PC will include a copy of two award-winning games that support real-time ray tracing, Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblooda value of $90.

Where to Buy

The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs will be available as custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, from top add-in card providers such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac and as Founders Editions from www.nvidia.com. Look for the GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs in gaming systems built by Acer, Alienware, Dell, HP and Lenovo, as well as by leading system builders worldwide.

For more information on the new RTX SUPER GPUs, please visit https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/geforce-rtx-20-series-super-gpus and click here for a product video.

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