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RTX 2080 Super – Characteristics, First Impressions,

RTX 2080 Super – Characteristics, First Impressions,

Nvidia RTX 2080 Super, Review: Better Performance than the RTX 2080

RTX 2080 Super – NVIDIA continues to renew its RTX graphics cards. At the beginning of this month, we were able to see first-hand the launches of the new range of graphics cards from this manufacturer, such as the NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER, which seeks to open a gap in the mid-range, and the NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER, to bring the high-end to a new level. However, we could not forget one of NVIDIA’s flagship graphics cards, the RTX 2080, which today also receives a complete renovation with better performance and a lower price. The new NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER is here.

The NVIDIA SUPER range aims to completely revamp the Turing architecture graphics cards released just under a year ago. This new range offers users higher performance at the same price and even lower than this new NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER.

The Turing architecture has been a significant advance over the previous architecture, Pascal, used in the NVIDIA 10 series. This architecture, in addition to having its shader more potent than the previous generation, has other significant engines, such as Tensor Core, to be able to offer us DLSS in games thanks to Deep Learning and the RT Core, essential to be able to provide us with Ray Tracing in modern games.

To learn more about all the Turing architecture, we recommend reading the RTX 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER reviews.

Thanks to the SUPER range, NVIDIA intends to face the new graphics cards of its rival, AMD, such as the new AMD Radeon RX 5700, or the improved version, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.


  • Technical characteristics of the NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER
  • Unboxing and first impressions
  • Benchmarks and performance tests
  • Personal opinion

If you are the idea of buying an NVIDIA RTX, now is a great time. If we buy a new generation graphics card from the NVIDIA website, for a limited time, we will get a key for Wolfenstein: Youngblood and another for Control, two excellent games that will allow us to make the most of the Ray Tracing and AI of the new generation of NVIDIA.

Technical Characteristics of the Nvidia RTX 2080 Super

Technical Characteristics of the Nvidia RTX 2080 Super

As with the RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER, the new NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER is a performance improvement (and price) over the previous RTX 2080. This new graphics card uses the same 12nm TSMC architecture but changing the chip to a TU104-450-A1.

This new chip has two more SMs than the previous model, 128 more shaders, eight more TMUs, two additional RT Cores, and 16 higher Tensor Cores than the previous RTX 2080 model.

In terms of memory, both models have 8 GB in GDDR6 and a 256-bit bus, although the VRAM clock works at 188 MHz more. The base clock of this new model is 1650 MHz, and in Boost, it reaches 1815 MHz. The L2 cache is 4096 KB.

The TDP of this new graphics card is 250 watts, and it power-driven through 8 + 6 pins. The maximum temperature is 89 degrees, and it is also compatible with NV-Link, the same as the previous RTX 2080 model and the new RTX 2070 SUPER.

In total, the FP32 performance of the new NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER is 11.15 TFLOPS, 1.15 TFLOPS more than the previous RTX 2080 model.

The price varies by the assembler. Most of the costs of the new RTX 2080 SUPER are below those of the normal RTX 2080. Although the price of both models was very similar at launch, today, the new RTX 2080 SUPER is 100 euros cheaper than the normal RTX 2080, at least in the official NVIDIA store.

Unboxing and First Impressions of the new Nvidia RTX 2080 Super

RTX 2080 Super –

The new NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER comes in a cardboard box similar to that of the NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER and the NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER, a box that we have previously seen in other Founders Edition models and that characterized by being gray. With textures and green touches. This box comes with a seal on the sides and opens vertically, revealing the graphics card.

We will remove the protective plastic from the graphics card and remove the protector from the mirrored surface to see the excellent general design of this card. In terms of size, it is similar to the RTX 2070 SUPER, slightly larger than the RTX 2060 SUPER. In the upper part of it, we will find the two fans that will allow us to extract the heat from the heat sink. In addition, we will have a mirror between the two fans. As in the other RTX models. Which gives this GPU a much more original touch.

Nvidia RTX 2080 Super internal review

NVIDIA does not like us to open its graphics cards. So it seems that it does not make it easy for us to access its interior. As in the other RTX models, to be able to access the interior of it. We have to remove neither more nor less than 16 Phillips screws. The 4 of the heat sink. And then a total of 14 hexagonal head screws. To be able to separate the parts and be able to access them inside the GPU.

Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition Performance Tests

Obviously, to measure the performance of this new graphics card and also be able to compare. It with the other SUPER graphics released earlier this month. As well as with the AMD NAVI graphics cards. We have used the same hardware that we have used in the previous tests of performance:

  • Intel Core i7-8700K
  • Four × 8 GB of DDR4 RAM @ 3200 Mhz
  • ASUS TUF Z390-PRO Gaming
  • NVMe  ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro

We have used Windows 10 May 2019 Update, the latest update of Microsoft’s operating system, regarding the operating system. We have also installed the newest beta drivers provided by NVIDIA. So it is even possible that they even improve performance. A little more in games and benchmarks when these drivers reach the stable version.

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