GeForce RTX 2080 Super: The Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: Summarizing the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super’s performance is fairly straightforward. To be clear, all of the GeForce cards we tested here were Founder’s Editions, which have somewhat higher clocks than their reference, non-FE counterparts. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super ends up being the second-fastest GeForce in the line-up, behind only the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. It is typically about 3% - 6% faster than the original GeForce RTX 2080 FE, with the larger deltas coming at higher resolutions. Where the original GeForce RTX 2080 Super traded blows with AMD's Radeon VII at 4K, the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super was faster nearly across the board.
NVIDIA is introducing the GeForce RTX 2080 Super at an MSRP of $699. That puts the card’s introductory pricing on par with the original, non-Founder’s Edition GeForce RTX 2080 and lower than most partner 2080s and the 2080 Founder’s Edition. For a limited time, that $699 also includes some free games. Qualifying purchases of a GeForce RTX Super cards, or new desktop PCs powered by one of the cards, will include copies of two ray tracing-enabled games, Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super from the original aren’t quite as stark as the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 Supers versus their non-Super counterparts, but it is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Founder’s Edition and it’s priced lower to boot. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super doesn’t shake up the line-up quite as significantly as its little brothers, but it does offer more performance per dollar, and that’s always a good thing.