NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1650
  • Max video memory 8 GB
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 15500
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 65.60

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce RTX 2080 Super sales 2 July 2019 at a recommended price of $699. This is a high-end Turing architecture desktop card based on 12 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 8 GB of GDDR6 memory clocked at 15.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 495.9 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at

65.60%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce RTX 2080 Super's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating24
Value for money36.10
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU104
Market segmentDesktop
Release date2 July 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699
Price now$667 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

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Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2080 Super's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080 Super's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3072of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1650 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1815 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,600 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate348.5of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Super's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Super: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed15500 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth495.9 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Super. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.5
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Super. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RTX 2080 Super 65.60
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

RTX 2080 Super 19491

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

RTX 2080 Super 40963

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 Super 140388

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 Super 23364

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 Super 27398

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

RTX 2080 Super 113021

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

RTX 2080 Super 515887

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 2080 Super 93540

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

RTX 2080 Super 126056

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 132

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 144

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 71

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 13

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 42

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 107

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 53

SPECviewperf 12 - Maya

This part of SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero energy plant static scene consisting of more than 700 thousand polygons, in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 135

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 12.6

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

RTX 2080 Super 141

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 Super 226

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 Super 221

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Super is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD142
1440p100
4K73

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 65−70

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 99
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 94
Battlefield 5 122
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 191
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 109
Far Cry New Dawn 98
Forza Horizon 4 143
Hitman 3 197
Horizon Zero Dawn 125
Red Dead Redemption 2 126
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 116
Watch Dogs: Legion 114

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 87
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 79
Battlefield 5 110
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 154
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 105
Far Cry New Dawn 95
Forza Horizon 4 142
Hitman 3 173
Horizon Zero Dawn 104
Metro Exodus 93
Red Dead Redemption 2 77
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 115
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 195
Watch Dogs: Legion 99

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 70
Battlefield 5 131
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 106
Far Cry New Dawn 93
Forza Horizon 4 133
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 109
Watch Dogs: Legion 75

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110
Hitman 3 115
Horizon Zero Dawn 75
Metro Exodus 63
Red Dead Redemption 2 51
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 92

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
Battlefield 5 108
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 100
Far Cry New Dawn 90
Forza Horizon 4 117
Watch Dogs: Legion 57

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
Hitman 3 64
Horizon Zero Dawn 44
Metro Exodus 40
Red Dead Redemption 2 33
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 49
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 79

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 41
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 36
Battlefield 5 68
Cyberpunk 2077 65−70
Far Cry 5 61
Far Cry New Dawn 63
Forza Horizon 4 81
Watch Dogs: Legion 34

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce RTX 2080 Super performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD is Radeon RX 6750 XT, which is slower by 1% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce RTX 2080 Super according to our statistics.

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