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

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GeForce RTX 2080 Super: Tomb Raider And Strange Brigade

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest addition to the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The game engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals, including support for some ray tracing technologies. The benchmark outputs a handful of different results; we're reporting the GPU performance and 95th-percentile numbers using the game's "highest” quality graphics preset...

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

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We know, we are starting to sound like a broken record at this point, but the numbers are what they are. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super finished behind the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti once again, but ahead of all of the other cards we tested.

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The 95th percentile frame rates show the same performance trend with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super leading all of the other cards, save for the more powerful 2080 Ti.

Strange Brigade
DirectX 12 (Or Vulcan!) Benchmarks
Strange Brigade is a third-person action game set in Egypt in the 1930s that takes gamers on an various adventures to explore ruins, solve puzzles, and uncover valuable treasures, while also blasting through an array of un-dead enemies. This game has both DirectX and Vulcan code paths and makes use of Asynchronous Compute as well. We tested Strange Bridge with its Ultra graphics preset with A-Sync compute enabled at a couple of resolutions.
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Strange Brigade

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The GeForce RTX 2080 Super was able to outrun the Radeon VII in this game at 1440P, but the Radeon's additional memory bandwidth helps it pull back ahead once the resolution is increased to 4K. Still, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super is among the fastest of the bunch and outpaces the original 2080 once again.

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Render times in Strange Brigade are in-line with the average frame rate data, as you would expect. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super is a bit faster than the original 2080 and trades blows with the Radeon VII.

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