[nextpage title = "Introduction and closer look"]Geforce RTX 2080's NVIDIA Getting refreshed - and we took the refreshed model for a ride to gauge the extra performance it gets for the price
The last few weeks has begun NVIDIA Refreshing its existing video cards in the new Geforce series, the RTX. We believe this refresh has two main goals, one of which is to respond to the new video cards from home AMD And the second is the moving of units from the various manufacturers' warehouses.
While the-NVIDIA Gave the SUPER treatment to RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 with the aim of giving an answer and competition toAMD, You can't help but scratch your head and ask for some reason too RTX 2080 has been refreshed. Still, it's hard to complain when there's really no competition in this segment of over 600 dollars.
big time, NVIDIA Made two changes between RTX The standard 2080 and the SUPER model. The amount of internal CUDA processors increased from 2,944 to 3,072 (4% increment), and the effective memory speed increased from 14Gbps to 15.5Gbps. The core operation frequency during play officially increases from 1710MHz to 1815MHz, although the frequencies in operation are higher in both cases.
Yes, these are the changes that have been made, and are the smallest of all upgrades so far. It's actually one of the cool refreshments we've seen in recent years. The suggested price of RTX 2080 up to the launch of the SUPER was about $ 690. Today the RTX 2080 SUPER models start at about 740 dollars, and in fact this is the price tag of the model we received for review fromGIGABYTE. The price of a direct purchase from Amazon will cost about NIS 3,250. At the time of purchase, you can sign up for a fourth year of warranty for this model, not bad.
The display ports include an 3 type assembly DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0 type and port USB Type-C designed for the VirtualLink protocol for VR binoculars. PortUSB Not used to transmit information from the smartphone, to anyone.
The power requirement from the card is an 8PIN connection and an 6PIN power supply. Along with the overall drop in power supply, and the gradual increase in the quality of power supplies, finding a quality power supplier today will amount to a minor cost compared to the monstrous price of graphic cards like this.
The thickness of the video card is 2.5 slots. It is important to make sure that the motherboard has enough space for this video card if you want to install additional expansion cards or for chassis compatibility. The length of the card is 28.6 inches, so it is actually not very long compared to many other models in the price range.
The heat sink itself is built in a fairly traditional method with Gigabyte when there is one plate that sits on the graphic memory and voltage stabilizers, and the body Cooling Another that features five copper tubes and aluminum hoists along the card. On top of all of this, there are three 92 millimeter controlled fans. Between different models the amount of pipes and the size of the pipes varies. Therefore, it is not always good to compare Cooling One after the models GIGABYTE.
There is also a backplate that is used to cool the graphic memory and the back of the graphic core using thermal pads. A bad addition that also protects the board from physical damage.
[nextpage title = "Performance Tests & Summary"] Our exam system runs a clean install of Windows 10 in the latest 1903 version along with every possible update for each driver system.
The video card exams are based on Intel's Z390 platform and usage In the Core i9 9900K processor To date, it is still considered to be the leader among all gaming processors and push-to-the-edge video cards, even if at a single percentage point compared to the competition. The cooling is controlled byLegendary Noctua NH-D15.
The motherboard remains The great Z390 Aorus ProAnd the memory is theDATA D80 2X8GB DDR4 3600Mhz. The power supply to the system is theCorsair The HX 1050W, which, although it has been through for a few years, performs wonderfully.
We looked at the different games at two different resolutions that are considered common and are primarily designed for the type of hardware in the review. FullHD 1,920 × 1,080 and WQHD 2,560 × 1,440 are particularly popular resolutions on 22-27 inches today, along with the addition of the ability to display 120-240 frames per second primarily for competitive gaming needs.
We also tested average frames per second during the exam and 1% of the lowest frame rate measured. This index gives an idea of the different frames we have received and the ability of the card to deal with unexpected loads and momentary slips.
The difference in performance between a simple RTX 2080 version and the card of GIGABYTE In the game F1 2018 is 10% in QHD.
The game GTA V is popular, but shows the age and difficulties of a particularly advanced hardware with introducing a problem bottleneck to the system. Any choice over RX 5700 in this title even 1440P becomes quite puzzling.
As a competitive e-sports game, Overwatch is usually played at low settings to reduce visual distractions and achieve maximum engine performance, which is obtained at 300 frames per second here. Here, mainly for graphical loading, the settings are set to the maximum. The SUPER's GIGABYTE Appearance Performence Higher by 6.7% vs RTX Standard 2080.
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider game is one of the heaviest in our exam group, perhaps the second heaviest visually after Metro, and by heavy I mean mainly the weight of the video card versus the weight of the exam processor. Here's the RTX 2080 SUPER version from home GIGABYTE Leading on RTX Standard 2080 at 9.7%.
The new Metro series game is the heaviest to date, and even uses RTX Ray Tracing's technology NVIDIA. Here, for exam fairness and acceptance Performence Reasonable use of this technology was eliminated. The performance pattern we have seen so far continues with the RTX 2080 SUPER and the addition of 8.2% Performence About RTX Standard 2080.
For dessert among the games being tested is the latest game launched in the Assassin's Creed series. The difference here between the advanced video cards is relatively low, and I think the main reason is that the game is quite heavy on the system processor as well. The difference even between RTX The standard 2070 and RTX 2080 SUPER here is not very convincing.
Last but not least is the 3DMark Time Spy synthetic test that does not represent any game, but graphically loads the system. Here we notice the addition of about 9% in scoring vs RTX Standard 2080. God-RTX The 2080 Ti is still up alone.
The test system's power consumption has increased slightly with the use of the SUPER card, but nothing really significant. Still, I would recommend buying a quality supplier rated 600W or higher for a system with 8 processing cores and a video card such as theRTX 2080 SUPER.
When it comes to operating temperatures and noise levels - I have to admit I was very pleasantly surprised. Usually Cooling The standard Windforce is something GIGABYTE User delivers the goods but does not go above and beyond. Here, the actual operating temperature is remarkably low and the noise level as well. It's not the quietest video card I've ever heard, but there's a good chance it's one of the quietest video cards RTX 2080 SUPER you will find.
At room temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and under the heaviest effort the graphical core is at 67 degrees Celsius, while the fans have reached maximum RPMs of only 1,700. This is a very impressive ratio, as I usually see these fans quietly going 2,000 rpm and graphical core above 70 degrees Celsius. Well done GIGABYTE, There seems to be healthy progress in the graphics card cooling.
Thanks to the healthy temperature, the graphical core operates in the range between 1,920Mhz and 1,995Mhz with no problem at all and without interference and speed. These are quite high frequencies for the core Turing Such.
In your possession, I want to momentarily make names of graphic cards To prices, to illustrate a certain point.
So the ratio between what you pay and what you get is big. I took Metro as a heavy game that can illustrate this perhaps in the most extreme way. Notice the logical and reasonable increase between 270 dollars, 330 dollars and 350 dollars. Another increase to RX 5700 XT in 400 dollars brings more Performence, And then something happens that is part of a very problematic effect today in the video card world.
NVIDIA created the SUPER cards to sell, and I have a feeling something went wrong with a simple sell plan to maintain a price category that still has no competition. Between 350 and 450 dollars, the cost-benefit ratio for serious performance seems to be at its peak, and something has completely broken there above the 500 dollar threshold. With an 740 dollar price tag for Gigabyte's RTX 2080 SUPER, it looks likeNVIDIA Its name makes it easier for manufacturers to promote such a product.
It is unlikely that there is a performance difference of only 20% between a video card that costs 400 dollars and one that costs over 700 dollars. I think, and even appreciate thatNVIDIA You will inevitably lower prices to RTX 2080 SUPER. He just has to get down, with or without competition, to start getting off the store shelves. There seems to be competition from the side AMD It is inevitable and it will probably happen again this year.
If and when theGeForce RTX The 2080 SUPER has dropped to a slightly more convenient price point, or you just want to ignore the cost-benefit ratio and go for a video card like this right now - I can highly recommend the Gaming OC 8G. This is one of the most balanced, quiet, cold and inexpensive video cards that has a sample RTX 2080 SUPER.
Don't think at all that tens of dollars are needed for more advanced models as this model excels in everything an advanced video card should excel at. Straight to Gigabyte, and hit on hand toNVIDIA Which should give a better cost-benefit ratio over the $ 500 line. I expect she'll probably have to do it soon, thanks to the competition.