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New Nvidia High-End GPU Available: First Benchmarks of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super

We knew since July 2, 2019 that they were coming, and now they have arrived. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super comes to the market with a price tag of 739 Euros ($829). The graphics card is able to beat the Nvidia Titan Xp, and the conventional RTX 2080 is also 10% slower. We have conducted the first benchmarks with the new GPU. An extensive review will be published later.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super available today for 739 Euros ($829)

The RTX 2080 Super is still based on the TU104 chip, which now features 3072 CUDA cores. This means that it has 128 more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 2080. Thanks to this, the RTX 2080 Super is about 10% faster, and even the Nvidia Titan Xp cannot keep up with it. Moreover, the RTX 2080 Super also has more RT and Tensor cores, which means that it offers better ray-tracing performance. Nvidia not only improved the graphics processor but also the VRAM. However, what we see here is only a slightly higher frequency. The GPU still packs 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory. The bandwidth increased up to 496.1 GB/s.

With these specifications, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super comes off as a true high-end GPU and is currently Nvidia’s second-fastest consumer-grade graphics card. Only the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is faster. The RTX 2080 Super can run most games from 2018/19 in 4K without any problems. At the moment, AMD does not offer anything that could compete with the RTX 2080 Super in terms of performance. All of AMD’s offerings are playing in a lower league. Only the AMD Radeon VII could barely keep up with an RTX 2080. It cannot keep up with an RTX 2080S at all.

According to Nvidia, the new model consumes 250 watts, which is significantly more than the predecessor. Compared to the Nvidia Titan Xp, the RTX 2080 Super offers significantly better performance per watt, and users should also not forget about DLSS and ray-tracing.

GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super (source: Nvidia)

First Impressions of the GeForce RTX 2080S

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super

The Turing Specifications in Overview

Specifications RTX 2060 RTX 2060S RTX 2070 RTX 2070S RTX 2080 RTX 2080S RTX 2080 Ti Titan RTX
Chip TU106 TU106 TU106 TU104 TU104 TU104 TU102 TU102
Manufacturing process 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm 12 nm
CUDA cores 1920 2176 2304 2560 2944 3072 4352 4608
Texture Mapping Units 120 136 144 160 184 192 272 288
Tensor Cores 240 272 288 320 368 384 544 572
RT Cores 30 34 36 40 46 48 68 72
Base Clock 1365 MHz 1470 MHz 1410 MHz 1605 MHz 1515 MHz 1650 MHz 1350 MHz 1350 MHz
Boost Clock 1680 MHz 1650 MHz 1620 MHz 1770 MHz 1710 MHz 1815 MHz 1545 MHz 1770 MHz
Memory Bus 192 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 352 Bit 384 Bit
Memory Bandwidth 336 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 496,1 GB/s 616 GB/s 672 GB/s
Memory Size 6 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6
Power (Watt) 160 W 175 W 175 W 215 W 215 W 250 W 250 W 280 W

First Benchmarks of the new GeForce RTX 2080S

Due to time constraints, we were unable to provide an extensive review of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080S. However, below you can catch a glimpse of the performance that the GeForce RTX 2080S can deliver. A full review with numerous benchmarks of current titles is coming soon.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
41518 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
38114 Points ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
37235 Points ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
30099 Points ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
29083 Points ∼70%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
28968 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
28371 Points ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
25799 Points ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
22516 Points ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
21545 Points ∼74%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
152144 Points ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
148031 Points ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
123776 Points ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
119768 Points ∼79%
The Witcher 3 - 3840x2160 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
55.2 (min: 48, max: 61) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
50.8 (min: 46, max: 55) fps ∼92%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
49.6 (min: 44, max: 53) fps ∼90%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
47.1 (min: 42, max: 51) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
38.6 (min: 34, max: 41) fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
36.4 (min: 31, max: 41) fps ∼66%
Battlefield V
1920x1080 Ultra Preset DXR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
76 (99th percentile: 32.6) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
70 (99th percentile: 35.8) fps ∼92%
3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
80 (min: 64, max: 125) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
70 (min: 54, max: 110) fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
52.8 (min: 42, max: 83) fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
49.4 (min: 40, max: 73) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
48.2 (min: 37, max: 70) fps ∼60%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
49 (min: 41, max: 71) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
41 (min: 36, max: 66) fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
30 (max: 26, 99th percentile: 45) fps ∼61%
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test - Power Consumption (external Monitor)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (330 fps, Idle: 46.8 W)
328 Watt * ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) (258 fps, Idle: 46 W)
319 Watt * ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (293 fps, Idle: 45.8 W)
280 Watt * ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (191 fps, Idle: 43.1 W)
243 Watt * ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (245 fps, Idle: 44 W)
235 Watt * ∼72%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) (100 fps, Idle: 46 W)
339 Watt * ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (110 fps, Idle: 46.8 W)
336 Watt * ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (100 fps, Idle: 45.8 W)
296 Watt * ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) (76 fps, Idle: 43.1 W)
253 Watt * ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (77 fps, Idle: 44 W)
246 (min: 244, max: 255) Watt * ∼73%
Clock Speed
1280x720 GPU Clock Speed Furmark 1.19 GPU Stress Test
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
1741 MHz ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
1635 MHz ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
1635 MHz ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1538 MHz ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
1529 MHz ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
1500 MHz ∼86%
CPU Clock Speed Witcher 3 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
4470 MHz ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
4420 MHz ∼99%
GPU Clock Witcher 3 ultra
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
1920 MHz ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
1890 MHz ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
1830 MHz ∼95%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1787 MHz ∼93%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
1764 MHz ∼92%
GPU Clock Speed GPU-Z Render Test (max.)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
1995 MHz ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
1965 MHz ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
1920 MHz ∼96%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
1898 MHz ∼95%

* ... smaller is better

Preliminary Verdict for the RTX 2080S

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super - provided courtesy of: Nvidia Germany
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super - provided courtesy of: Nvidia Germany

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super is no more than an RTX 2080 with a facelift. More CUDA cores and higher VRAM speeds together provide a 15% boost in performance. Ray-tracing and AI capabilities have also improved, because the RTX 2080S features more RT and Tensor cores.

The release of the RTX 2080S does not change much in the realm of high-end graphics cards, which is not entirely Nvidia’s fault. AMD simply does not offer any GPUs that can complete with Nvidia’s top-tier video cards. Now you can get the GeForce RTX 2080S for 739 Euros ($829), which is what the RTX 2080 cost when it was released. This is why with the RTX 2080S buyers get more bang for their buck.

Bargain hunters now have an opportunity to snatch an RTX 2080 at a significantly lower price, since it will be leaving store shelves for good.

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Sebastian Bade, 2019-07-23 (Update: 2019-07-23)