NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Rendering Related Benchmarks

Next, we wanted to get a sense of the rendering performance of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. STH readers will notice we did not include SPECworkstation 3.0 GPU benchmarks this go around, our testing was showing results that came close to NVIDIA Titan RTX numbers which we felt was incorrect for this card, we plan on revisiting this benchmark should a new patch come out for this test.

Arion v2.5

Arion Benchmark is a standalone render benchmark based on the commercially available Arion render software from RandomControl. The benchmark is GPU-accelerated using NVIDIA CUDA. However, it is unique in that it can run on both NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs.

Download the Arion Benchmark from here. First-time users will have to register to download the benchmark.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Arion
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Arion

Here we wanted to point out that the performance is near 13% higher than on an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 part. With memory capacities being the same on both cards we note the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super achieves its boost from extra Tensor Cores and clock speeds.

MAXON Cinema4D 3D

ProRender is an OpenCL based GPU renderer which is available in MAXON’s Cinema4D 3D animation software. A fully functional 42-day trial version is available for downloaded from the MAXON website here. Note: Even after expiration, the trial can still be used to measure render times.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Cinema4D
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Cinema4D

Here there again seems to be a correlation to memory configuration and GPU generation. In this test, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super card falls in between the RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Ti.

OctaneRender 4

OctaneRender from Otoy is an unbiased GPU renderer using the CUDA API. The latest release, OctaneRender 4, introduces support for out of core geometry. Octane is available as a standalone rendering application, and a demo version is available for downloaded from the OTOY website here.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super OctaneRender
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super OctaneRender

With OctaneRender, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super approaches near RTX 2080 Ti speeds but the differences are splitting hairs at this point.

Redshift v2.6.32

Redshift is GPU-accelerated renderer with production-quality. A Demo version of this benchmark can be found here.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Redshift
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Redshift

Here, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super performed slightly slower than our ASUS branded RTX 2080. The difference of less than 1% we consider a tie in terms of performance.

Next, we will have 3DMark results before moving onto power consumption, thermals, and our final thoughts.

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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