RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Super

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.64
 
1.81
Architecture
Turing
 
Turing
GPU code name
Turing TU102
 
Turing TU104
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
27 August 2018 (2 years ago)
 
2 July 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$699
Price now
$1900 (1.9x MSRP)
 
$1544 (2.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4352
 
3072
Core clock speed
1350 MHz
 
1650 MHz
Boost clock speed
1545 MHz
 
1815 MHz
Number of transistors
18,600 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
250 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.2
 
348.5

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
11 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
352 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
15500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
616.0 GB/s
 
495.9 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

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

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
6.5
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
7.5
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 Ti 82.63 +11.3%
RTX 2080 Super 74.25

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.

RTX 2080 Ti 165122 +17.6%
RTX 2080 Super 140388

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2080 Ti 26227 +12.3%
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.

RTX 2080 Ti 20210
RTX 2080 Super 27398 +35.6%

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.

RTX 2080 Ti 47166 +16.7%
RTX 2080 Super 40408

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.

RTX 2080 Ti 521458 +1.1%
RTX 2080 Super 515887

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

RTX 2080 Ti 79 +11.3%
RTX 2080 Super 71

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

RTX 2080 Ti 12
RTX 2080 Super 13 +8.3%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 showcase-01

RTX 2080 Ti 179 +27%
RTX 2080 Super 141

SPECviewperf 12 - Showcase

RTX 2080 Ti 179 +24.3%
RTX 2080 Super 144

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

RTX 2080 Ti 51 +21.4%
RTX 2080 Super 42

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.

RTX 2080 Ti 181 +34.1%
RTX 2080 Super 135

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

RTX 2080 Ti 181 +37.1%
RTX 2080 Super 132

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

RTX 2080 Ti 16.7 +32.5%
RTX 2080 Super 12.6

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

RTX 2080 Ti 63 +18.9%
RTX 2080 Super 53

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

RTX 2080 Ti 121 +13.1%
RTX 2080 Super 107

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

RTX 2080 Ti 272 +23.1%
RTX 2080 Super 221

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.

RTX 2080 Ti 272 +20.4%
RTX 2080 Super 226

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.

RTX 2080 Ti 21697 +11.3%
RTX 2080 Super 19497

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

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

 
RTX 2080 Ti
RTX 2080 Super
1080p
 
165 +15.4%
143 −15.4%
1440p
 
121 +16.3%
104 −16.3%
4K
 
90 +21.6%
74 −21.6%

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6800, which is slower by 4% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is slower by 5% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080 Super:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

11.3% better performance in benchmarks

Wider memory bus (352 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (4352 vs 3072)

Higher memory bandwidth (616 vs 495.9 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Somewhat newer (2 July 2019 vs 27 August 2018)

Cheaper ($1544 vs $1900)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, since it shows better performance.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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