NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review

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NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER
NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER

Today we wrap up the new NVIDIA Super series graphics cards with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. So far, each of the Super series we previously reviewed bumped up performance levels to the next higher SKU. In the case of the Geforce RTX 2080 Super that would be the RTX 2080 Ti. In the case of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super, we found it falls short of the RTX 2080 Ti. As a result, a user needs to evaluate their price/ performance expectations from a single RTX 2080 Super to a RTX 2080 Ti to potentially two RTX 2080 Super cards. To the professional user, the few hundred dollar price delta between those options can be offset by increased productivity.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Overview

As our NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super card is from NVIDIA, we find it looks just like the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and is slightly larger at 10.5” long x 4.556” tall. As one would expect, this is a dual-slot cooler. Let us take a quick look at the graphics card and precede on to testing.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Front
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Front

As you can see, the green “SUPER” logo is emblazoned all over the card. You will also quickly notice that the colors have changed to more metallic looks.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Back
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Back

Powering the device are two auxiliary power connectors. There are both 8-pin and 6-pin power inputs that need to be connected to power the GPU.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Top
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Top

One can see three DisplayPort 1.4 ports to power your displays where a single port can drive 8K displays at 60Hz. A single HDMI 2.0b port rounds out the video outputs. Maximum display resolution reaches 7680×4320, and Multi-Monitor setups can connect 4x displays.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Back IO Ports
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Back IO Ports

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super also has a USB-C port which has become standard from NVIDIA on this generation to support next-generation XR devices.

We will again point out that this dual-fan cooler design that NVIDIA is pushing with this generation of Founders Edition cards can offer better and quieter cooling when 1-2 cards are installed in a chassis. When one moves to denser configurations, generally blower-style coolers are what one wants so you will need to look to the aftermarket for those applications.

Next, let us take a look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super key specifications and continue on with our performance testing.

1 COMMENT

  1. Since the Quadro P6000 was placed on some of the performance graphs, it would have been nice to see how the RTX 2080 Super compares against the Quadro RTX5000.

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