NVIDIA Released The Geforce RTX 2080 Super, But Is It Really Worth The Price Tag?

NVIDIA Released The Geforce RTX 2080 Super, But Is It Really Worth The Price Tag?
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The GeForce RTX 2080 just got the Super brand, but is it going to be worth the premium price tag?

What the Super essentially does is it bumps up the performance of the RTX 2080 just a little bit. The company added extra SM units that also increased the cores by four percent. The base clock was also bumped up by nine percent, and the boost clock was increased by six percent.

The changes over the RTX 2080 are not really that mind-blowing. But what NVIDIA did that should be commended is to keep the price at the $700 range. Perhaps, that’s not such good news for those who already copped the RTX 2080, but still.

If you compare it with the GTX 1080 Ti, you get a 17% boost in performance. But this performs much better compared to the Radeon 5700XT. But then again, that one costs $400 less so this is not really surprising. It also performs better compared to the RTX 2080 Founders Edition.

With those numbers, you could say it’s disingenuous for NVIDIA to slap the Super brand on this one. The difference is just not that glaring compared to its other chips.

What this means, however, is that the RTX 2080 is going to be left out in the cold. Between the RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super, there’s no reason to buy 2080. In fact, the company is already phasing out the 2080 and 2070 with the release of the Super series.

Perhaps, there’s a reason why NVIDIA decided to limit the bumps between the RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Super. And that is to avoid reaching the standards set by the RTX 2080 Ti. After all, the high-end card sells for $1,199. Nobody would even think of paying for that if they believe they can reach the same performance with Super.

The question is RTX 2080 Super worth the price tag? It depends on what you need. Certainly, this one is an upgrade over the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080. For the same price point, it makes sense to cop this one rather than the 2080. Now, if you don’t have the budget for this, the Radeon 5700XT is probably the better option.

You can watch a comparison between the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and the RTX 2080 Ti on YouTube above.