NVIDIA Launches the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Graphics Card - [hardware]
07:16 AM EDT - Jul,24 2019 - post a comment
NVIDIA has launched the GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card, priced at USD $699. The card replaces the RTX 2080 from this price-point, which will be sold at discounted prices of around $630, while stocks last. The RTX 2080 Super is based on the same 12 nm "TU104" silicon as the original, but is bolstered on three fronts: first, it maxes out the "TU104" by enabling all 3,072 CUDA cores. Second, it comes with increased GPU Boost frequency of 1815 MHz, compared to 1710 MHz of the original; and lastly it comes with the highest-clocked 15.5 Gbps GDDR6 memory solution. The card ships with 8 GB of memory across a 256-bit wide memory bus, which at 15.5 Gbps works out to roughly 496 GB/s of memory bandwidth, a 11 percent increase over the original RTX 2080. Other specifications of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super include 192 TMUs, 64 ROPs, 48 RT cores, and 384 Tensor cores. NVIDIA is allowing its board partners to launch custom-design boards that start at the same $699 baseline.
The first reviews can be found on WCCFTECH
The fastest of the three RTX SUPER cards is finally here in the form of the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER which delivers better performance than the RTX 2080 for the same price. In this review, I found out that the RTX 2080 SUPER is good enough to handle all modern titles at 1440p and 4K resolutions and the added tensor/RT performance delivers increased performance in titles that utilize NVIDIA's ray-tracing features.
In terms of design, the RTX 2080 SUPER is equipped with the fastest GDDR6 memory chips which run at 15.5 Gbps. The DRAM chips are actually 16 Gbps certified so users would have a lot of head-room for overclocking them however it's disappointing that no AIBs provide an out of box OC on the memory chips. The GPU gets a nice bump in clocks by MSI and the performance increase can be seen there. The extra cores and the faster memory combine to give a 5-10% performance jump over the RTX 2080 which isn't much but given you're getting a boost at the same price of $699 US ($729 US in the case of the Gaming X Trio model), the upgrade is welcome.