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RTX 2080 Super Benchmark Submission Reveals Modest Performance Gains

Photo (Image credit: Final Fantasy XV Benchmark)

It's been over two weeks since Nvidia launched its RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super GPUs, but Nvidia still has one left to launch: The 2080 Super. We heard about all of these GPUs in June from publications that specialize in leaks like Videocardz, and so far most of those leaks and predictions have panned out. It's not surprising then that we're finally seeing some benchmarks of the 2080 Super, which is to launch on the 23rd at $699.

The benchmark submission in question comes from the Final Fantasy XV Benchmark database, which has listed other pre-release GPUs in the past. While the 2060 Super and 2070 Super were significantly faster than their predecessors, the 2080 Super only scored 8% higher than the original 2080 in the FFXV benchmark. The 2080 Ti clearly remains the fastest GPU for gaming, being about 14% faster than the 2080 Super in this benchmark.

A Geekbench result for the 2080 Super was also found, and the performance difference between the 2080 Super and the original 2080 is similar to what we see in the leaked FFXV benchmark. Geekbench also reports that the 2080 Super will have the full 3072 CUDA cores of the TU104 die the 2080 is based on (as was rumored) and a maximum frequency of 1.81 GHz (it should be noted however that benchmarks like Geekbench aren't always entirely accurate at reporting clock speed).

Those hoping for a 2080 Ti replacement for less will be disappointed, however, at the MSRP of $699, the 2080 Super is a much more compelling purchase than the original 2080 which has an MSRP of $799 and slightly lower performance. It's disappointing Nvidia did not launch the original 20-series with these specifications, but better late than never. 

  • ingtar33
    There is a price to being an early adopter and a price to not being one.

    Just buy it
    Reply
  • namtrooper
    ingtar33 said:
    There is a price to being an early adopter and a price to not being one.

    Just buy it
    Excellent advice. Just buy it!
    Reply
  • Questors
    ingtar33 said:
    There is a price to being an early adopter and a price to not being one.

    Just buy it

    Definitely a price to early adopt anything from Nvidia these days. The price is stupidity. No one learned from the Ti/Titan/Titan screw overs of the last few GPU generations/refreshes?

    It's even more of a fool and his money shall soon part scenario when the price of ray tracing is taken into account. It wasn't a thing at launch and is still not a thing after a refresh screwing. What amazes me is, at first sales of RTX were slow, as really it should have been. Now suddenly they add a bit of held back performance to increase sales and challenge AMDs GPU launch and they are being hailed as savoir of the world and champion of the people.

    Great job tech press. Jensen dropped his pants and darn near all of them fell to their knees for it.

    Some are hoping AMD brings "it" with GPUs. That would be great. Some are hoping Intel brings "it" with GPUs. They are pretty much like Nvidia as a company. I pray for another entity, a fourth player, with just a smidgen of integrity. Too much to hope for? Ah, forget hope, just buy it.
    Reply
  • Stinksatthis
    Will wait for a full review with drivers to decide if its a flop or not, even without drivers this one benchmark shows it to be almost par with a Titan V which is a 2500$ card IF you can get it cheap
    Reply
  • redgarl
    Yeah Toms, there is a cost at delaying your purchase! Other websites are right!

    (ALMOST BEATING A TITAN V!!!!)

    https://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-super-gpu-performance-benchmark-leak/
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  • redgarl
    The Titan V is hosting... 12GB of HBM2... you genius... and it is barely stronger than a 2080 RTX OC.

    Basically, at this point the Radeon 7 is a better choice... however the card is EOL because due to Navi... so by logic it means the 2080 is DOA.
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  • redgarl
    Questors said:
    Definitely a price to early adopt anything from Nvidia these days. The price is stupidity. No one learned from the Ti/Titan/Titan screw overs of the last few GPU generations/refreshes?

    It's even more of a fool and his money shall soon part scenario when the price of ray tracing is taken into account. It wasn't a thing at launch and is still not a thing after a refresh screwing. What amazes me is, at first sales of RTX were slow, as really it should have been. Now suddenly they add a bit of held back performance to increase sales and challenge AMDs GPU launch and they are being hailed as savoir of the world and champion of the people.

    Great job tech press. Jensen dropped his pants and darn near all of them fell to their knees for it.

    Some are hoping AMD brings "it" with GPUs. That would be great. Some are hoping Intel brings "it" with GPUs. They are pretty much like Nvidia as a company. I pray for another entity, a fourth player, with just a smidgen of integrity. Too much to hope for? Ah, forget hope, just buy it.

    AMD is offering a 400$ 1080 TI alternative. If you don't buy AMD now or in the upcoming year, you never will.
    Reply
  • LinuxDevice
    I want a 2080Ti Super. Or maybe a Titan RTX Super. And a unicorn and a pony and a bag of gold.
    Reply
  • ingtar33
    redgarl said:
    AMD is offering a 400$ 1080 TI alternative. If you don't buy AMD now or in the upcoming year, you never will.
    I'm actually waiting for the rx5700 xt with non-blower style coolers. but you're right. the price is so much lower then a 2070 or 2070 super you'd have to be pointlessly and hopelessly a fanboy to favor team green over those cards.
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  • treetops422
    The 2080 had a $699 MSRP, NVIDIA never goes below MSRP.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_20_series
    If you look at the hardware change of the 2080 S compared to the 2080, 5% seems like a more realistic gain.
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