NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Review: More Bang For The Buck

GeForce RTX 2080 Super: Shadow Of War And F1 2019

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like some background on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War



The Shadow Of War benchmark shows a somewhat larger delta than a few of the other tests, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super obviously outpacing the RTX 2080 once again.



The frame and render times in this game paint a similar picture, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super churning through the workloads just a hair faster than its predecessor.

F1 2019
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
F1 2019 is Codemaster’s latest Formula One racing simulation, and like previous version of the game, it sports impressive visuals. This latest addition to the franchise also adds support for DirectX 12 (previous editions used DirectX 11). We tested the game with its Ultra graphics preset with TAA enabled at a couple of resolutions to see what the graphics cards could do.

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F1 2019



F1 2019 also shows the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super outrunning the original GeForce RTX 2080 by a couple of frames per second at both resolutions and landing in the second spot, behind the more powerful GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.



The frame time data in F1 2019 lines up with the average frame rates and shows the GeForce RTX 2080 Super pumping out the frames a touch faster than the the original GeForce RTX 2080.

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