RTX 2080 Super Benchmark Submission Reveals Modest Performance Gains

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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 rumored 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 rumored 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.