NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition – TU104 In Full Force
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition07/23/2019
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER ($699 USD) – The High-End GeForce Turing Graphics Card
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 features the full TU104 GPU core which comprises of 3072 CUDA cores. NVIDIA’s 12nm FinFET architecture allows higher core count while retaining faster clock speeds which we have already seen on Pascal cards. The chip houses 13.6 Billion transistors which are a nice jump compared to the 7.2 billion transistors on the Pascal GP104 GPU.
The card delivers much higher performance due to enhanced core design that adds incremental IPC gains. The actual clock speeds are maintained at an increased 1650 MHz base and 1825 MHz boost. The chip features 8 GB of GDDR6 (next-gen) memory featured across a 256-bit bus and clocked at a blistering 15.5 GB/s. This leads to a total bandwidth of 496.1 GB/s.
Coupled with a very smooth power delivery system to avoid leakage, the chip is one of the most efficient GPU architecture ever designed for gamers. The display outputs for the card include 3 Display Port 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), 1 HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz) and USB Type-C connector for the Virtual link which means that it is capable to support all next-gen displays with new standards. Power is fed through an 8 and 6 pin connector configuration.
When it comes to the cooler design, NVIDIA took a major departure from its blower styled cooler from previous reference designs and going for a strong dual-fan cooling system that offers better cooling performance and acoustics, and they have stuck with that cooler for the updated SUPER lineup as well. The cooler comprises of dual rotatory fans that push cool air towards a large heatsink block that is made up of several aluminum fins and interconnects via heat pipe technology. The cooler has a high-performance vapor chamber underneath the hood which uses a copper base to effectively dissipate heat from the GPU and surroundings such as the VRAM.
All of this is packed beneath an elegant looking cooler that doesn’t use the same design pattern as the GeForce 10 series founders edition cards. Those went with a more polygonal texture but this is more of a plain design featuring an aluminum shroud with a mirror finish in the center.
The RTX logo is seen on the side and has LEDs to glow when the card is operational. The shroud engulfs the entire card, leading from the top and even the back which acts as a backplate and looks very neat. In addition to the cooler, the RTX 20 series cards rock a single NVLINK connector, capable of offering dual way multi-GPU functionality. The RTX 2080 cards will operate at (x8/x8) mode.
|RTX 2080 Founders Edition||RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition|
|Memory Capacity||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Graphics Card Power||225w||250w|