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GeForce RTX 2070 Super & RTX 2080 Super Performance Review

Fine tuning. Nvidia's Super GPUs are improved revisions of the GeForce RTX 2070 and GeForce RTX 2080 Turing GPUs. In this overview, we provide a short and sweet glimpse into the performance of these two new revisions.
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We got a glimpse of the new power-efficient Max-Q designs in the middle of April (see article), and although there was a bit of a coronavirus-related delay, we finally have the first Super devices with the faster Max-P variants in our labs. These new Super devices are the MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS with RTX 2070 Super and the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS with RTX 2080 Super, and they will serve as the basis for our performance test.

Test System

MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS

The GE66 Raider stands out visually from the old GE65 and is based on the design of its much heavier 17-inch counterpart, the GT76 Titan. The 10SFS model sports a Core i9-10980HK, which is currently the best laptop CPU from Intel's Comet Lake generation. The 10SFS model also has 2x 8 GB DDR4-3200 RAM in dual-channel mode. The operating system (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) is located on a 1 TB NVMe SSD. ForceWare 446.14 was installed as a graphics driver on the test device.

MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS

If you prefer a larger display, the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17, which we tested the best model of, is a good choice. This model, the G732LXS, offers a lush 2x 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM (again dual-channel) and two 1 TB SSDs, which form a RAID-0 network together and house an installation of Windows 10 Home 64-bit. The package is rounded off by - the MSI GE66 sends its regards – a Core i9-10980HK. The ForceWare 442.53 preinstalled by Asus was used as the GPU driver.

Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G732LXS

Specifications

Users shouldn’t expect any significant improvements from the Super chips. Although Nvidia has made a few tiny changes compared to the standard versions, the most important specifications and features are largely the same or at least very similar to previous chips. While the RTX 2070 Super has  256 more shader units (2,560 vs 2,304 @RTX 2070), the RTX 2080 Super only has 128 more CUDA cores (3,072 vs 2,944 @RTX 2080). As you can see in the table below, the clock speeds have even been slightly reduced. The reduction primarily affects the RTX 2070 Super. The GDDR6 video memory is still 8 GB in size and connected via a 256-bit interface.

Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Shader Units 2304 2560 2944 3072
Core Clock Speed Base 1215 MHz 1140 MHz 1380 MHz (150 Watt) 1365 MHz (150 Watt)
Core Clock Speed Turbo 1440 MHz 1380 MHz 1590 MHz (150 Watt) 1560 MHz (150 Watt)
VRAM 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus Width 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory Speed 14000 MHz 14000 MHz 14000 MHz 14000 MHz

Important note: Similar to the last generation, there are several TDP versions of the RTX 2080 Super (more information can be found on the GPU page), some of which perform notably different. Depending on the laptop, the Super version can be slower than the normal RTX 2080. You can see this very clearly in the gaming benchmarks using the MSI GT76 (200 watts vs. 150 watts TDP). The results of the XMG Ultra 15, which appear in the benchmarks below, are a nice comparison because its GPU has an identical TDP to the RTX 2080 inside of the MSI GT76. 

Benchmarks

DirectX 11

3DMark - 1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
24416 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
24142 Points ∼99%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
22836 Points ∼94%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
22326 Points ∼91%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
20914 Points ∼86%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
19353 Points ∼79%

DirectX 12

3DMark - 2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
9638 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
9542 Points ∼99%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
8379 Points ∼87%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
8328 Points ∼86%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
7468 Points ∼77%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
7422 Points ∼77%

Ray tracing

3DMark - 2560x1440 Port Royal Graphics
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
5903 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
5377 Points ∼91%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
5086 Points ∼86%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
5003 Points ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
4477 Points ∼76%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
4114 Points ∼70%

Gaming Benchmarks

Full HD (1920x1080)

Control - 1920x1080 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
94.8 (83min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
87.6 (78min) fps ∼92%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
80.8 (68min) fps ∼85%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
79.8 (71min) fps ∼84%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
72.3 (63min) fps ∼76%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
68.4 (60min) fps ∼72%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
141 (112min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
115 (80min) fps ∼82%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
107 (72min) fps ∼76%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
107 (78min) fps ∼76%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
105 (78min) fps ∼74%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
104 (74min) fps ∼74%
Battlefield V - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
148 (112min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
142 (115min) fps ∼96%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
141 (109min) fps ∼95%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
125 (97min) fps ∼84%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
121 (88min) fps ∼82%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
119 (93min) fps ∼80%
Metro Exodus - 1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
71 (40min) fps ∼100%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
68.3 fps ∼96%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
65.5 (34min) fps ∼92%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
63.4 (33min) fps ∼89%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
57.7 (30min) fps ∼81%
Schenker XMG Neo 17
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H
54.1 fps ∼76%

QHD (2560x1440)

Control - 2560x1440 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
62.8 (55min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
58.9 (52min) fps ∼94%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
52.6 (46min) fps ∼84%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
48.4 (43min) fps ∼77%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
46.9 (41min) fps ∼75%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
43.9 (38min) fps ∼70%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 2560x1440 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
102 (84min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
83.6 (62min) fps ∼82%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
78.9 (55min) fps ∼77%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
75.4 (60min) fps ∼74%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
75.3 (57min) fps ∼74%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
72.3 (53min) fps ∼71%
Battlefield V - 2560x1440 Ultra Preset
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
115 (90min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
115 (91min) fps ∼100%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
110 (86min) fps ∼96%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
99.4 (78min) fps ∼86%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
96.1 (74min) fps ∼84%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
91.7 (74min) fps ∼80%
Metro Exodus - 2560x1440 Ultra Quality AF:16x
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
55.4 (34min) fps ∼100%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
54.9 (31min) fps ∼99%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
54.4 fps ∼98%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
54.4 (21min) fps ∼98%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
51.2 (29min) fps ∼92%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
49.1 (26min) fps ∼89%
Schenker XMG Neo 17
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H
42 fps ∼76%

UHD (3840x2160)

Control - 3840x2160 High Quality Preset (DX11)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
31.6 (27min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
29.8 (25min) fps ∼94%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
25.6 (22min) fps ∼81%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
24.9 (21min) fps ∼79%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
23 (20min) fps ∼73%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
21.1 (18min) fps ∼67%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 3840x2160 Maximum Settings AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
58.8 (49min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
48.3 (34min) fps ∼82%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
44.5 (32min) fps ∼76%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
42.5 (35min) fps ∼72%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
41.6 (29min) fps ∼71%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
41 (28min) fps ∼70%
Battlefield V - 3840x2160 Ultra Preset
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
68.7 (55min) fps ∼100%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
68.1 (55min) fps ∼99%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
62.7 (50min) fps ∼91%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
58.7 (46min) fps ∼85%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
56.8 (45min) fps ∼83%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
52.1 (42min) fps ∼76%
Metro Exodus - 3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
35.6 fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
34.9 (23min) fps ∼98%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
31.9 (17min) fps ∼90%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
31.6 (20min) fps ∼89%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
26.5 (17min) fps ∼74%
Schenker XMG Neo 17
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H
26.1 fps ∼73%

Ray tracing

Control - 1920x1080 High Quality Preset & High Ray Tracing Preset (DX12)
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
56.2 (51min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
52.1 (19min) fps ∼93%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
47.1 (17min) fps ∼84%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
45.5 (16min) fps ∼81%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
43.6 (37min) fps ∼78%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
39.6 (32min) fps ∼70%
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 - 1920x1080 Maximum Settings with Raytracing AA:T2X Filmic SM
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
103 (80min) fps ∼100%
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
86 fps ∼83%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
85.1 (56min) fps ∼83%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
84.4 (58min) fps ∼82%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
77.4 (28min) fps ∼75%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
75.8 (56min) fps ∼74%
Battlefield V - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset DXR
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
76.6 (1min) fps ∼100%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
71.8 (17min) fps ∼94%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-9700K
70.4 (56min) fps ∼92%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
68.3 (55min) fps ∼89%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
67.8 (33min) fps ∼89%
Schenker XMG Ultra 15
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9700K
59.2 (46min) fps ∼77%
Metro Exodus - 1920x1080 Ultra Quality DXR AF:16x
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
59.3 (35min) fps ∼100%
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
58.4 (33min) fps ∼98%
Acer Predator Triton 500 PT515-52-70N3
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i7-10750H
53.9 (30min) fps ∼91%
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK
52.5 (30min) fps ∼89%
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
47.3 (27min) fps ∼80%
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR XB
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i7-10875H
46.2 (25min) fps ∼78%

Conclusion

The results for the new Super Turing GPUs were, in our opinion, not very super. While the RTX 2070 Super is, in ideal circumstances, up to 20% better than the RTX 2070 (though 10% is more realistic), the RTX 2080 Super can only set its performance apart from the RTX 2080 by a maximum of 10% when using models that have the same TDP. Unfortunately, very few laptop manufacturers state the TDP version used in their products, so customers will normally be in the dark about this. In any case, the TDP has a greater influence on the speed of the RTX 2080 than the type of GPU (Super vs. non-Super), which is somewhat disappointing in our eyes.

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Florian Glaser, 2020-08- 5 (Update: 2020-08-14)
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Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.