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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1515
  • Max video memory 8192
  • Memory type GDDR6
  • Memory clock speed 14000
  • Maximum resolution
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
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Games supported 100%

General info

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

Place in performance rating3629
Value for money44.8446.13
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameTuring TU104Turing TU104
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date27 August 2018
(4 years old)
2 July 2019
(3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $699
Current price$482 (0.7x MSRP)$536 (0.8x MSRP)
Value for money

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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 cores29443072
Core clock speed1515 MHz1650 MHz
Boost clock speed1710 MHz1815 MHz
Number of transistors13,600 million13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)215 Watt250 Watt
Texture fill rate314.6348.5

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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm267 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 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 typeGDDR6GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount8 GB8 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed14000 MHz15500 MHz
Memory bandwidth448.0 GB/s495.9 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 Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C1x 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.

DirectX12 Ultimate (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.56.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL1.21.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDA7.57.5

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 47.78
RTX 2080 Super 49.75
+4.1%
  • 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 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

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 18788
RTX 2080 Super 19561
+4.1%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 4% in Passmark.

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 40278
RTX 2080 Super 40963
+1.7%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 2% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

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 143576
+2.3%
RTX 2080 Super 140388

GeForce RTX 2080 outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Super by 2% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

RTX 2080 20492
RTX 2080 Super 23364
+14%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 14% in 3DMark Fire Strike Score.

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 17810
RTX 2080 Super 27398
+53.8%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 54% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

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 105930
RTX 2080 Super 113021
+6.7%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 7% in GeekBench 5 OpenCL.

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 436117
RTX 2080 Super 515887
+18.3%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 18% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

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 87178
RTX 2080 Super 93540
+7.3%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 7% in GeekBench 5 Vulkan.

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 119410
RTX 2080 Super 126056
+5.6%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 6% in GeekBench 5 CUDA.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 150
+13%
RTX 2080 Super 132

GeForce RTX 2080 outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Super by 13% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 70
RTX 2080 Super 71
+1.9%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 2% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 12
RTX 2080 Super 13
+7.6%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 8% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 45
+7.4%
RTX 2080 Super 42

GeForce RTX 2080 outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Super by 7% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 109
+1.8%
RTX 2080 Super 107

GeForce RTX 2080 outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Super by 2% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 52
RTX 2080 Super 53
+1.1%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 1% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

RTX 2080 13
RTX 2080 Super 13
+0.8%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 1% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01.

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 150
+11%
RTX 2080 Super 135

GeForce RTX 2080 outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 Super by 11% in SPECviewperf 12 - Maya.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

RTX 2080 205
RTX 2080 Super 221
+7.9%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 8% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05.

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 205
RTX 2080 Super 226
+10.1%

GeForce RTX 2080 Super outperforms GeForce RTX 2080 by 10% in SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max.

Gaming performance

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

Average FPS

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

Full HD144
+1.4%
142
−1.4%
1440p101
+2%
99
−2%
4K71
+0%
71
+0%

Popular games

  • Full HD
    Low Preset
  • Full HD
    Medium Preset
  • Full HD
    High Preset
  • Full HD
    Ultra Preset
  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
Cyberpunk 2077 80−85
−4.8%
85−90
+4.8%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 105
+6.1%
99
−6.1%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 98
+4.3%
94
−4.3%
Battlefield 5 163
+33.6%
122
−33.6%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 187
−2.1%
191
+2.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 80−85
−4.8%
85−90
+4.8%
Far Cry 5 117
+7.3%
109
−7.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 105
+7.1%
98
−7.1%
Forza Horizon 4 156
+9.1%
143
−9.1%
Hitman 3 165
−19.4%
197
+19.4%
Horizon Zero Dawn 124
−0.8%
125
+0.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 134
+6.3%
126
−6.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 119
+2.6%
116
−2.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 110
−3.6%
114
+3.6%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 91
+4.6%
87
−4.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 83
+5.1%
79
−5.1%
Battlefield 5 155
+40.9%
110
−40.9%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 162
+5.2%
154
−5.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 80−85
−4.8%
85−90
+4.8%
Far Cry 5 112
+6.7%
105
−6.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 102
+7.4%
95
−7.4%
Forza Horizon 4 153
+7.7%
142
−7.7%
Hitman 3 162
−6.8%
173
+6.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 102
−2%
104
+2%
Metro Exodus 90
−3.3%
93
+3.3%
Red Dead Redemption 2 80
+3.9%
77
−3.9%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 114
−0.9%
115
+0.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 181
−7.7%
195
+7.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 98
−1%
99
+1%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
+0%
68
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 73
+4.3%
70
−4.3%
Battlefield 5 145
+10.7%
131
−10.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 80−85
−7.2%
89
+7.2%
Far Cry 5 106
+0%
106
+0%
Far Cry New Dawn 92
−1.1%
93
+1.1%
Forza Horizon 4 132
−0.8%
133
+0.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 106
−2.8%
109
+2.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 79
+5.3%
75
−5.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 110
+0%
110
+0%
Hitman 3 119
+3.5%
115
−3.5%
Horizon Zero Dawn 74
−1.4%
75
+1.4%
Metro Exodus 60
−5%
63
+5%
Red Dead Redemption 2 52
+2%
51
−2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 90
−2.2%
92
+2.2%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 58
+0%
58
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 60
+5.3%
57
−5.3%
Battlefield 5 125
+15.7%
108
−15.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 40−45
−42.5%
57
+42.5%
Far Cry 5 99
−1%
100
+1%
Far Cry New Dawn 89
−1.1%
90
+1.1%
Forza Horizon 4 118
+0.9%
117
−0.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 58
+1.8%
57
−1.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65
+0%
65
+0%
Hitman 3 65
+1.6%
64
−1.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 42
−4.8%
44
+4.8%
Metro Exodus 39
−2.6%
40
+2.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 34
+3%
33
−3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 47
−4.3%
49
+4.3%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 76
−3.9%
79
+3.9%
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 41
+0%
41
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 38
+5.6%
36
−5.6%
Battlefield 5 76
+11.8%
68
−11.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 18−20
−72.2%
31
+72.2%
Far Cry 5 59
−3.4%
61
+3.4%
Far Cry New Dawn 62
−1.6%
63
+1.6%
Forza Horizon 4 81
+0%
81
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 35
+2.9%
34
−2.9%

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 47.78 49.75
Recency 27 August 2018 2 July 2019
Pipelines / CUDA cores 2944 3072
Memory bandwidth 448 495.9
Thermal design power (TDP) 215 Watt 250 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
GeForce RTX 2080

and

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce RTX 2080 Super

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 by AMD

The nearest GeForce RTX 2080's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 6700, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 Radeon RX 6700
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080:

GeForce RTX 2080 100
Radeon VII 89.47

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2080 Super by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2080 Super from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Radeon RX 6700 XT
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2080 Super:

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