NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super vs RTX 3070
Comparison of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 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).
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070. 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.
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 Ultimate (12_1)
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
RTX 2080 Super 76.41
RTX 3070 84.36 +10.4%
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
RTX 2080 Super 515887 +7.6%
RTX 3070 479404
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
RTX 2080 Super 143256
RTX 3070 155091 +8.3%
3DMark Fire Strike Score
RTX 2080 Super 21767
RTX 3070 26306 +20.9%
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
RTX 2080 Super 27721
RTX 3070 31096 +12.2%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
RTX 2080 Super 40408
RTX 3070 40646 +0.6%
RTX 2080 Super 19389
RTX 3070 21408 +10.4%
Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
Higher memory bandwidth (495.9 vs 448 GB/s)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
10.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 September 2020 vs 2 July 2019)
Cheaper ($499 vs $699)
More pipelines (5888 vs 3072)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 12 nm)
Less power hungry (220 vs 250 watts)
So, RTX 2080 Super or RTX 3070?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.