NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER At 1080p, 1440p & Ultrawide

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
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by Rob Williams on July 31, 2019 in Graphics & Displays

The third card in NVIDIA’s new SUPER lineup has landed, becoming the new top-end offering of the bunch (but still sitting far enough behind the 2080 Ti). We’re taking a look at NVIDIA’s newest $699 graphics card offering across a range of games at three resolutions: 1080p, 1440p, and ultrawide.

Synthetic: 3DMark, VRMark & Superposition

UL 3DMark

UL 3DMark Fire Strike (1080p) - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)
UL 3DMark Fire Strike (4K) - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)
UL 3DMark Time Spy Extreme (4K) - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)

According to UL’s 3DMark, the 2080 SUPER places just ahead of the 2080 FE (surprised?!). As has become a theme, NVIDIA has seriously strong advantages in the DX12-powered Time Spy, which almost all of the green team occupying the top-half of the graph. ]

For the most part, the scaling here is decent enough, and doesn’t detract much from our real-world testing. That is unless you’re only looking at Time Spy. We’re not seeing those same levels of gains with our real-world DX12 tests, but NVIDIA clearly has some good optimizations in place.

UL VRMark

Futuremark VRMark Cyan Room
UL VRMark Cyan Room - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)
UL VRMark Blue Room - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)

Similar to the DX12 Time Spy test in 3DMark, VRMark really loves NVIDIA’s Turing architecture just the same. Once again, the 2080S gains a suitable lead over the 2080, but more and more, we’re seeing that current RTX 2080 owners won’t have to feel buyer’s remorse. The differences between the two models is just not that stark.

Unigine Superposition

Unigine Superposition
Unigine Superposition (1080p Extreme) - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)
Unigine Superposition (4K Optimized) - (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER)

We wrap up with Unigine’s Superposition, which largely shows us similar scaling to most of our other tests. The 2080 Ti once again proves that it’s the true king of the lineup. Overall, it’s offered a greaterst performance delta we’ve seen between cards, compared of course to the 2080 SUPER. As for the 2080S vs. 2080 FE, the differences are not too noticeable – but again, this is a “free” performance boost we’re dealing with.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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