NVIDIA GeForce Rtx 2070 Super vs GeForce Rtx 2080 – Comparison

As a gaming aficionado what you want most is to enhance your gaming experience. The crisp graphics and snappy gaming videos are what every gamer desires. To enable you to share your best gaming moments with your pals, many graphics brands are at the cut-throat competition with each other.

The latest release of the AMD RX 5700 by AMD stirred the crowd with its awesome specifications. Designed to dominate the NVIDIA graphic cards, especially RTX 2060 and RTX 2070, the NVIDIA brand just couldn’t let it go and hence announced the launch of their “super” cards. This lead to the birth of what you all now know as the RTX 2070 super, RTX 2060 super, and RTX 2080 super.

Now, the confusion which most consumers face is the difference between the super version and the non-super Nvidia graphic cards especially between RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080. They both share plenty of features. Their similarities run deep. But what’s the difference? Does having a super version is better than non-super series? Which one takes the lead?

Technical Spec’sGeForce RTX 2070 SuperGeForce RTX 2080
Pipelines25602944
Core clock speed1605 MHz1515 MHz
CUDA cores2,5602,944
Boost Clock1770 MHz1710 MHz
Transistor count13,600 million13,600 million
Tensor cores288368
Manufacturing process technology12 nm12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)215 Watt215 Watt
Texture fill rate283.2314.6
Bandwidth448GBps448GBps

To find out the answer to all these questions, first, you need to have a run over on what exactly is GeForce RTX 2070 super and GeForce Rtx 2080.

NVIDIA GeForce Rtx 2070 super

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BrandNVIDIA
Series2070 SUPER Founders Edition
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Video Output InterfaceDisplayPort, HDMI
Chipset BrandNVIDIA

The NVIDIA brand is best known for developing graphic cards that guarantee to provide you with spectacular graphics and optimized speed. The RTX 2070 super was launched shortly after the AMD RX 5700 and RX 5700 Xt went on sale.

The AMD brand declared their graphic cards to be cheap and about 10 times faster than the RTX 2070. Just when the AMD newly launched graphic cards were about to take the lead, NVIDIA launched the RTX 2070 super which out-classed the RTX 2070 and at the same time stopped the AMD RX 5700 and RX 5700XT to dominate it.

Features:

The latest RTX 2070 super dominates the RTX 2070 with its speed and superior performance. With the beefy CUDA cores and similar turing architecture, the RTX 2070 super comes at a reasonable price. With the TU 104 chip, the RTX 2070 super dominates the small TU 106 chip of the RTX 2070.

When it comes to its streaming multiprocessor, the RTX 2070 super sports about 40 of them. These streaming multiprocessors feature plenty of RT cores, tensor cores, and CUDA cores. This amazing RTX 2070 super 40SMs sport about 40 RT cores, 2560 CUDA cores, and 320 Tensor cores.

If we do the math, then it means that 1 streaming multiprocessor has 1RTcore, 64CUDA cores, and 8Tensor cores. These beefy cores add to their great performance and hence make this beast about 10 to 15% faster as compared to the RTX 2070.

This is because it shows off with a base clock of 1605Mhz which is great as compared to the 1410Mhz of the RTX 2070. Similarly, in terms of boost clock speed, it dominates with the 1770Mhz whereas the RTX 2070 sports only a 1620Mhz boost clock.

However, its memory bandwidth is similar to the RTX 2070 which is 448 Gb/s. Similarly, its Video RAM is 8 GB like RTX 2070 sporting a speed of about 14000 MT/s. With good  Thermal design power of 215 Watts, this device surely aims to provide you with good power efficiency and great performance.

NVIDIA GeForce Rtx 2080

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BrandNVIDIA
Model Name2080 TI Founders Edition
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Video Output InterfaceDisplayPort, HDMI
GPUNVIDIA

Among the variety of graphic cards launched by NVIDIA, the RTX 2080 was the most popular one. This graphic card boasted a great performance and outranked its predecessors with its spectacular specifications. However, this was all before the announcement of RTX 3080.

The RTX 2080 still is known to provide good GPU performance. With it, you can seriously have a spicy gaming moment. Its specifications made it dominate the GTX 1080. However, this dominance is not only in terms of its superior performance but also in terms of price. It’s way more expensive than the GTX 1080 but its performance makes it worth it.

Features:

The RTX 2080 is an excellent performance graphic card that is sported by plenty of cores and provides you with good graphics. Just like its predecessors, the RTX 2080 hosts a similar turing architecture which is designed on a 12nm process. This TU 104 chip boasts 13.6 billion transistors and a die size of 545 mm2.

In terms of its streaming microprocessors, it possesses about 46 SMs. These Streaming microprocessors show off with tons of CUDA cores, beefy RT cores, and plenty of tensor cores. The RTX 2080 contains a total of 2944 CUDA cores, 46 RT cores, and 368 tensor cores.

If we do the maths, it means each streaming microprocessor shows off with 1 RT core, 64 CUDA cores, and 8 tensor cores. It supports a spectacular Ray tracing feature and provides you with incredible performance.

In terms of its speed, it has a 1515Mhz base clock speed and has an overall boost clock speed of about 1710Mhz. Thanks to this, the RTX 2080 is about 5 to 10% faster than the RTX 2070 super. It’s even faster than the RTX 2070 and GTX 1080 but not when it comes to RTX 2080 super.

In terms of its video memory, it sports the super fast 8GB GDDR6 memory boasting a memory speed of 14000 MT/s. Its bus width is 256 bits similar to the RTX 2080 super. Similarly, they both feature the same 64 ROPs. In terms of the memory bandwidth, it features 448GB/s but the RTX 2080 super is way ahead with 496 GB/s. RTX 2080 features 215-watt TDP.

RTX 2070 Super vs. RTX 2080 (Performance Comparison)

What’s the similarities!

Architecture

The RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080 both are designed on a 12nm processor and belong to the TU104 graphic processors. Based on the similar Turing architecture as other RTX series graphic cards, they both provide you with a 13.6 billion transistor count and have a die size of 545mm2.

Dimensions and ports

When it comes to dimensions, the RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080, are almost similar. They both are about 267mm long, 116mm wide, and show off with 35mm height. In terms of their beauty, no one is superior to another. Their construction and looks are almost the same.

Interface

When it comes to connecting with others, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 super both provide you connectivity with PCIe 3 x 16 interface.

Ports

For extensive connectivity, the RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080, both feature a single HDMI port, 3 Display Port, and a fast USB type C port. In terms of ports, they both are exactly similar.

Memory

With the name super, you may expect that the RTX 2070 super may provide you with memory greater than the RTX 2080, non-super series, but to your surprise, they both offer you similar GDDR6 memory and the same memory speed. Both the RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080 feature an 8 GB GDDR6 memory boasting a memory speed of 14000 MT/s. 

Even their memory bandwidth is the same which is 448 GB /s. Similarly, the bus width is the same as well which is 256 bits. To much surprise, the RTX 2080 super version also boasts an 8GB memory with 14000 MT/s speed. Its memory bus width is also 256 bits. But in terms of bandwidth, it shows off with 496 GB /s.

Render Output Unit

Rop is known as the render output unit. It’s another name is raster operational pipeline. In image rendering, this ROP is involved. Both RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 feature 64 ROP units.

The Thermal Design Power

The RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080, both feature 215-watt thermal design power. As TDP is usually in Watts, some people confuse it as the power required by this graphic card. It’s not the power, it’s the heat output that’s usually produced. It tells you about the amount of heat output the graphic card is expected to generate when operating.

By 215 watt TDP, it means that it can generate up to a maximum of  215-watt heat. But, with the given TDP, you can predict how much power it can draw. The less the TDP, the more power-efficient the graphic card would be.

What’s the differences!

Although RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080 are similar in many aspects, they are some differences in their speed, streaming microprocessors, and many other features. Let’s have a competition and see which is superior and hits the home run.

Performance: RTX 2080 takes the lead

The RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080 both provide spectacular performance but when it comes to choosing which is better than RTX 2080 is good as it’s 5 to 10% better in performance than the RTX 2070 super.

Streaming microprocessors: RTX 2080 takes the lead

In terms of streaming microprocessors, the RTX 2080 again hits the home run with 46 streaming microprocessors, while the RTX 2070 super offer only 40SMs.

Similarly, the CUDA cores, RT cores, and Tensor cores are more in RTX 2080 than RTX 2070 super. The RTX 2080, as mentioned above features beefy 2944 CUDA cores, 368 tensor cores, and about 46 RT cores. On the other hand, the RTX 2070 super falls short by 384 CUDA cores as it offers 2560 CUDA cores. It has 40 RT cores and 320 Tensor cores.

Therefore, you can expect the RTX 2080 to provide you with great performance since plenty of CUDA cores have been fitted in it. Hence, the RTX 2080 again takes the lead.

Clock speed: The RTX 2070 super takes the lead

The base clock rate is actually how the graphic card operates when under low tasks. While there is another boost clock rate which tells you how the graphic card will operate under heavy workloads.

In clock speed, the RTX 2070 super provides a 1605 MHz base clock and a  1770Mhz boost clock. Whereas the RTX 2080 is only 90 MHz behind in base clock and 60 MHz behind in boost clock. The RTX 2080 has a 1515 MHz base clock and a 1710 MHz boost clock.

Hence, the RTX 2070 super takes the lead here.

Texture Mapping Units: RTX 2080 takes the win

For those who don’t know what’s texture Mapping Unit, it’s involved in the resizing, rotation, and distortion of bit array images. For image rendering, it plays a vital role.  The RTX 2080 features 184 TMUs whereas the RTX 2070 super falls behind by 24 TMUs as it offers 160 TUMs. Therefore, the RTX 2070 super loses this one.

GFLOPs: RTX 2080 takes the lead

For measurement of the floating-point units, the GFLOPs are used. The GFLOPs are named gigaflops. Now, the gigaflops for RTX 2070 super is 9062. The GFLOPs of the RTX 2080 is 10068 boost. Therefore, the RTX 2080 takes the win.

Price: RTX 2070 super takes the lead

although, the RTX 2070 super and RTX 2080 both are expensive as compared to their competitors. But when it comes to deciding, which is the most expensive one, then RTX 2080 is the answer! The RTX 2070 super is cheap when compared with the RTX 2080.

Conclusion

After comparing the two, the RTX 2080 hits the home run with its advanced and amazing features. It was a close competition but finally, the RTX 2080 won the contest. The RTX 2070 super is closely similar to the RTX 2080 but still, the difference lies in the performance. The RTX 2080 provides you with 5 to 10% better performance than the RTX 2070 super.

In the end, the RTX 2080 is the top dog among the two. It’s also considered to be the best graphic card of 2020. So, if you are confused and can’t decide between the two, instead of going for the RTX 2070 super, go for the RTX 2080. It will provide you with good performance indeed!

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Nick Miller

It's Nick Miller a 25 year old tech enthusiast and senior editor at Flexgate, i try to make tech simple for the everyday person. You will find review about tech, tools and Computer hardware here.

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