The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER falls well short of the RTX 2080 Ti in gaming and synthetic benchmarks; only just beats the RTX 2080
Early reviews for the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER cards have already appeared online, having been released just under two weeks ago, but we are still awaiting the RTX 2080 SUPER to hit the shelves. The latter is expected to arrive before the end of the month, but some synthetic and gaming benchmark results have already appeared online, which do not necessarily show the upcoming GPU in a good light.
We have seen the RTX 2060 SUPER, and RTX 2070 SUPER trading blows with the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series, with the former offering a decent performance boost over its predecessor. Unfortunately, the RTX 2080 SUPER appears to be more like an RTX 2070 SUPER to the RTX 2080 than an RTX 2060 SUPER is to its predecessor, with OpenCL and Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks demonstrating that the RTX 2080 SUPER only achieved between 6% and 8% higher scores than the RTX 2080.
The news comes courtesy of @TUM_APISAK, but we are currently unable to verify these results. However, the Twitter account has been reliable previously and seem to relay results that they have found or been sent. These are only two benchmarks too, with the Ashes of the Singularity test being run on the Crazy [4K] preset, but they do indicate where the RTX 2080 SUPER will sit among its peers.
Moreover, the RTX 2080 Ti leaves the RTX 2080 SUPER in its wake, with the latter trailing the former by between 13% and 14% in the same benchmarks. So, these early results suggest that the RTX 2080 SUPER offers little more than the RTX 2080 and a lot less than the RTX 2080 Ti. Hence, the RTX 2080 may represent better value for money if you can find one cheap online. However, the RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition will cost US$500 less than the RTX 2080 Ti, so perhaps a 14% performance deficit is not that bad after all.
@TUM_APISAK has since tweeted an FFXV benchmark result containing the RTX 2080 SUPER, which Square Enix posted online. The benchmark in question was set to the High Quality preset at 2,560 x 1,440, in which the RTX 2080 SUPER scored 8,663 points. By contrast, the RTX 2080 scored just 8,058 points, a deficit of around 7%. This is in line with the Ashes of the Singularity result.
Moreover, the FFXV benchmark has the RTX 2080 SUPER trailing the RTX 2080 Ti by approximately 11%, a slightly narrower gap than in the earlier benchmarks on which we commented. At this point, we would like to clarify the thoughts and assertions of some of the comments below. The RTX 20 SUPER series is a facelift of the existing RTX 20 Series that should offer more performance for roughly the same MSRP as last year's cards.
While NVIDIA has not designed the RTX 2080 SUPER to challenge the RTX 2080 Ti, we thought it worthwhile to report on early benchmark score differences before a full review. At no point did we claim or expect the RTX 2080 SUPER would surpass the RTX 2080 Ti, especially considering the gulf in price between the GPUs as stated in the original article. However, it also hardly closes the gap to the RTX 2080 Ti, which is something we thought worth mentioning. In short, early indications are that the RTX 2080 SUPER offers similar performance improvements over its predecessor as the RTX 2070 SUPER does, but not by the same degree as the RTX 2060 SUPER does.
AotS E— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) July 17, 2019
Crazy (4K) Score
RTX 2080 TI - 7500
RTX 2080S - 6500
RTX 2080 - 6000
RTX 2070S - 5600 pic.twitter.com/XNCFjTXPUU