Nvidia RTX Series was the first series of graphic cards which came with real-time ray tracing, which opened a completely new dimension of video gaming. The RTX 2080 Ti is the highest-end card of the Nvidia RTX 2000 series.
The company introduced the 2080 Super after some time which was more powerful than the 2070 but slightly less powerful than the 2080 Ti. It was the 2nd most powerful card by Nvidia when it was launched.
Today we will look at 2080 Super vs 2080 Ti and will see if the 2080Ti is worth spending more money on or if there is not a huge difference to spend the extra amount. We will be looking at the hardware, productivity software performance, and of course, gaming performance.
2080 Super vs GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: The Difference
Both cards are very different in specifications and performance. The Ti edition card gives considerable more fps in games than the 2080 Super. Productivity performance is also very different for both cards. We will have a look at the specifications of both cards to get an idea if the difference justifies the performance difference.
The Geforce RTX 2080 Ti comes with around a thousand more CUDA core than the Super edition. It has 4352 CUDA cores compared to 3072 CUDA cores on the Super edition. This much difference in the number of CUDA cores will differentiate their performance a lot in gaming and also in productivity.
The 2080 Super has 63 T RTX-OPS compared to 78 T RTX OPS of 2080 Ti. The base clock of 2080 Super is 1650 MHz compared to the base clock of 1350 MHz on the 2080 Ti. Boost clocks are 1815 MHz and 1635 MHz on the Super edition and Ti edition, respectively.
There’s one thing to keep in mind that lower clock speed on the Ti edition does not mean that it is slower than the Super edition. The Super edition has 8 Giga Rays/s compared to the 10 Giga Rays/s on the Ti edition.
Now let’s have a look at the difference in memory specifications of both cards. The 2080 Ti has 11 gigabytes of GDDR6 memory, while the Super has 8 GB of GDDR6 memory. 8 GB memory is usually enough for most modern games, but having 3 GB more memory on the Ti edition is a nicer part.
The memory interface width on the 2080 Ti is 352-bit compared to the 256-bit on the Super version. This difference with memory interface width will cause some performance differences in both cards.
The memory bandwidth of the Ti edition is 616 GB/s compared to the 496 GB/s of the Super edition. This is also a big difference that impacts the performance of both cards.
Who Is The winner?
The winner is obviously the 2080 Ti as it has everything better than the 2080 Super edition. But it obviously comes at a higher cost. If you have a 2K monitor and you want to play all the latest games at ultra quality, the 2080 Super should be enough for you.
But if you want to go further and play games at 4K resolution and enjoy them to the fullest, 2080 Ti should be your choice.
So basically, it depends on how much money do you want to spend, if you have enough budget, you can get the 2080Ti for more fps and smooth 4K gaming.
2080 Super Vs GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: The Performance
The Nvidia 2080 Ti and 2080 Super perform exceptionally well in gaming. Both cards can easily handle all the latest games on ultra settings and 2K resolution. Most games are also playable on 4K settings as well. Both cards are faster than the last generations’ fastest card, the GTX 1080 Ti.
As we know very well that the 1080 Ti was the beast of a card, and it could handle all games on ultra without a hassle. Both of these cards are faster than the 1080 Ti, and that too with Ray Tracing, which the 1080 Ti did not support.
Let’s take the example of a famous game, “Control”. It was one of the first games which came with ray tracing support. On ultra settings and 2K resolution, Control gives just around 15-20 fps with Ray Tracing turned on, on the GTX 1080Ti as it does not support hardware ray tracing.
On the other hand, the RTX 2080 Super gives around 60-70 fps on the same settings, which is a huge leap in Ray Tracing games. And the 2080 Ti gives more than 80+ fps with the same settings.
This comparison very well shows the difference between the two generations and the power of hardware ray tracing.
Now let’s take the example of another game.
“The Division 2” gives around 55-60 fps on ultra settings and 2K resolution while on the same settings, the RTX 2080 Super gives around 80 fps which is a nice jump as 2080 Super is not the highest-end card of its generation while the 1080 Ti was the top-end card.
The 2080 Ti takes another jump forward and gives 100+ fps with the same settings as the above two.
The 2080 Ti comes with 11 GB of memory which is enough for all modern games even at 4K settings. On the other hand, the Super edition has 8 gigabytes of memory which is also good for modern games.
The memory speed on 2080 Ti is 14 Gbps compared to the 15.5 Gbps on the super edition. But that does not mean that the Super edition is better than the other one in discussion.
The memory interface width is 352-bit on the Ti edition and 256-bit on the Super edition.
The memory bandwidth speed is also an important part of memory which is 616 GB/s on the Ti edition and is 496 GB/s on the Super edition.
Overall, both cards have excellent memory configuration. There are obviously some differences which we can see in performance and price of both cards.
Ports selection varies on different editions of both cards. We know that different companies rebrand these cards and add some tweaks to them. But most of these cards come with at least 2 Display Ports and 2 HDMI ports with a USB-C port for VR experience.
Some variants also come with up to 4 Display Ports and a single HDMI port. So you should first research the variant you are getting and finalize that how many monitors of what resolution you are going to use with your card, and then you should make your final decision.
The RTX 2080 Ti was the first graphics card to come with hardware Ray Tracing. It totally opened a new dimension of gaming. The 2080 Super also features the same Ray Tracing to give you a better experience in gaming.
The RTX 2000 series is based on Nvidia Turing architecture which, Nvidia claims, is 6 times faster than the previous generation, along with the real-time ray tracing power, which was not possible on the previous generation.
The hardware ray tracing cores enables the card to deliver fast, real-time ray tracing with physically accurate shadows, reflections, and refractions to give you a gaming experience like never before.
Both cards also feature Nvidia DLSS 2.0, which is an AI-powered technology advancement that improves gaming performance significantly.
The series also has a Variable Rate Shading feature which focuses the processing power on the area of rich details, which boosts overall performance without affecting perceived image quality.
They also have a feature called Mesh Shaders which is an advanced geometry processing, and it allows the creation of rich graphical scenes overall.
Concurrent Processing is another feature that allows simultaneous floating-point and integer processing which allows the GPUs to compute modern heavy games efficiently.
Who Is The Winner?
The question here is again that how much money do you want to spend on a card. If you have more budget, get the 2080 Ti as it will allow you to play 4K games even at 60fps.
But if you are not a 4K fan or you don’t like to spend too much money, you can go for 2080 Super as both cards have the same features. The difference is just in the performance and memory.
2080 Super Vs 2080 Ti: The Hardware
Externally, The 2080 Super is almost identical to the 2070 Super. We get a dual-fan arrangement and a mirror reflective treatment for excellent looks. Under the hood, we are dealing with the Turing architecture and TU104 GPU, which is based on the 12 nm production process.
On the original, non-Super RTX series Nvidia used the mate black material, while the super series has the highly reflective silver coating, including the 2080 Super.
No graphics card is complete without a tough of lighting nowadays, and both of our cards in the discussion have a subtle approach to it as there is a glowing green logo on the top side of the GPU when mounted horizontally.
There are numerous adjustments to certain attributes which improve the performance compared to previous-generation GPUs.
Let’s compare the 2080 Super hardware to the 2080 and 1080 first to see that where does this card stand and does it provide the performance it promised. We’ll also compare all of them with the beat, 2080 Ti.
The 1080 had 2560 CUDA Cores compared to the 2944 CUDA cores in 2080, and the Super edition has 3072 cores which does not seem like a big jump from 2080, but it does affect the performance a lot. The 2080 Ti has a 4352 CUDA core, on the other hand.
The Core Clock was 1607 MHz on 1080, 1515 MHZ on 2080, and is 1650 MHz on the Super edition. On the other hand, the Ti version has a 1350MHz base clock, which can be boosted to 1635MHz.
1080 featured a GDDR5X memory with 10Gbps speed, while the 2080 and 2080 Super have 14 Gbps and 15.5Gbps GDDR6 memories, respectively. The Ti also has 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory.
There are 2 similarities in these three cards. One is the memory, as all of these three cards have 8 GB memory, and all of them have a 256-bit Memory Bus Width.
On the other hand, the Ti version has 11 GB memory with 352-bit bus width, which is more than all the other 3 cards. 1080 had a TDP of 180 W, 2080 had 215 W, while the 2080 Super consumes 250 W of power.
Both 2080 Ti and Super have a metal plate on the backside, which protects them from dust and unwanted damage. Both cards have over 30 screws of different sizes, but they are easy to remove.
They have a double-capacity vapor chamber design with embedded Heatpipe baseplates for excellent cooling.
Who Is The Winner?
The 2080 Ti is the obvious winner in the hardware department, and it also gives more performance in every game. But again, these features come at a price as the Ti is much more expensive than the Super edition.
RTX 2080 vs RTX 2080 Super: In-Game Performance & Benchmarks
Now it is time to test these cards in real-world games and see how big is the difference between these two cards and does the RTX 2080 Ti justify its price.
Benchmark Settings = Ultra Quality (3840×2160)
Let’s check the games first on 4K resolution and ultra settings. There is one thing to keep in mind that when we use the word “respectively” in this article, it means that 2080 Ti and 2080 Super respectively.
In Assassins Creed Odyssey, the 2080 Super gives an average of 54 fps while the Ti gives 64 fps on 4K resolution and every setting at ultra.
On Dirt Rally 2.0, the Ti gives an average of 85 fps compared to the 65 fps average of the Super. This game was also tested on the 4K and ultra settings.
In Battlefield 5 4K ultra settings, the Ti gives an average of 75 fps compared to the 52 fps of Super edition.
Metro Exodus was a heavy game for these cards, and the 2080 Super could only give an average of 30 fps while the Ti edition managed to give 40 fps average, which is also not good for a flagship card.
Witcher 3 is an older game, but it also put these cards to their limits. The Ti only managed to produce 70 fps on average at 4K resolution, while the Super edition could only produce 55 fps.
Hitman 2 gave 70 frames per second on 2080 Ti and 60 frames per second on the other one. This is again the difference of only 10 fps on average.
Rainbow Six Siege is a competitive game, and fps matter a lot in competitive games for most gamers. The game gave around 110 fps on average on the Ti version and 90 frames per second on the other one. Which is, again, not a big difference.
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the Ti gave around 76 fps, and the Super version managed to produce 67 frames per second.
In Forza Horizon 4, the difference in fps was again around 10 frames per second, with 90 fps on the higher end version and 80 fps on the Super one.
The difference was even less in the highly competitive “Fortnite” as the average frames per second were 70 and 66 on both cards, respectively.
Counter-Strike Global Offensive is another popular competitive game and the average frames per seconds were 346 and 319 on both cards, respectively.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 managed to produce around 159 and 144 frames per second on both cards, respectively.
The difference was also not very big in Project Cars 2. It gave 93 and 86 frames per seconds, respectively, on both cards respectively.
In Assassin’s Creed: Origin, on 4K Ultra settings, both cards were managed to give 79 and 71 frames per second, respectively.
Benchmark Settings = Ultra Quality (1440p, 2560×1440)
For most games, the story is no different in 1440p ultra settings as well. In the popular game “Control” 2080 Ti was able to produce 110 frames per second on average, while on the other card, the average fps was 101. Which is, again, not a big difference.
World War Z is another amazing co-op game in which the average frames per second were 160 on the Ti version and 145 on the Super version.
Any benchmark testing is incomplete without testing GTA 5, right? Well, Grand Theft Auto 5 gave 143 fps on the higher-end card and 130 frames per second on the Super version.
Fortnite gave around 122 fps at 1440p epic settings on the Ti and 111 frames per second on average on the Super version.
In Counter-Strike Global Offensive, at 1440p resolution, the average frames per second were 421 on the Ti version and 386 on the 2080 Super.
In Assassin’s Creed: Origin, average frames per second were 119 and 108 on both cards, respectively, and in Assassin’s Creed: In Odyssey, average frames were 90 and 80 frames per second.
Both cards were able to produce 168 and 149 frames per second, respectively, in Battlefield V. And Witcher 3 managed to produce 159 and 142 frames per second.
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the Ti gave around 127 fps, and the Super version managed to produce 115 frames per second.
In Project Cars 2, both cards were able to give 141 and 129 frames per second, respectively.
Benchmark Settings = Ultra Quality (1440p, 3440×1440)
There was is not a major difference when playing games at 2560×1440 and 3440×1440. The former settings only gave 10-15 more frames in every game we tested above.
So you can get the idea of where both of these GPUs stand-in playing games in these graphics settings.
Benchmark Settings = Ultra Quality (1080p)
1080p is the setting where most gamers play their games, as most gamers like to play games at higher frames per second, even on the lower resolution.
And 1080p is the setting where both of these cards shine at. Let’s have a look at some major games at 1080p setting on both of our cards under discussion today.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 gave around 230 frames per second and 215 frames per second on 2080 Ti and 2080 Super, respectively. This is a very respectable and enjoyable frame rate and specifically beneficial if you have a high refresh rate monitor.
In Forza Horizon 4, the Ti managed to give 200 frames per second, and Super also did not lag too much behind with 185 frames per second average.
In World War Z, both cards were able to give 219 and 202 frames per second, respectively.
Far Cry New Dawn is also a very demanding game, but it managed to give 195 frames per second and 180 frames per second on both GPUs, respectively.
Fortnite also gave around 185 and 175 fps on average on both cards, respectively. The Shadow of the Tomb Raider gave around 165 fps and 157 fps on average on both cards, respectively.
Metro Exodus is also a very demanding game, and it managed to give only 119 fps even on 1080p settings on the Ti and 112 fps on 2080 Super.
Grand Theft Auto 5 gave 177 and 165 fps on average, respectively. Battlefield V showed impressive results and gave around 220 fps and 198 fps on average on both cards.
RTX 2000 series was the first GPU series to support hardware Ray Tracing. This article will be incomplete without ray tracing benchmarks of the cards we are comparing. Let’s have a look at RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Super Ray Tracing benchmarks.
Battlefield V was one of the first games which supported Ray Tracing. And the benchmarks were impressive as on 1440p settings with Ray Tracing on, Battlefield V gave 70 fps average on 2080 Super and 80 fps on 2080 Ti.
In Metro Exodus with Ray Tracing on, both cards gave 55 fps and 65 fps on average, respectively. Keep in mind that this game was also tested on 1440p.
Control disappointed a little bit as it gave only 40 fps average on 2080 Super and 48 fps average on 2080 Ti. So it would be better to tweak down the settings to 1080p in Control to have a better gameplay experience.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider was also tested, and it gave 56 fps and 68 fps on average on both GPUs, respectively.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare showed an impressive performance with 82 fps average on 2080 Super and 100 frames per second on 2080 Ti.
Stay in the Light managed to give only 50 fps on the Super edition and 65 fps on 2080 Ti.
Wolfenstein Youngblood also showed impressive performance with 107 fps average on the RTX 2080 Super with ray tracing on and 123 fps on the RTX 2080 Ti with the same settings.
Deliver us to the Moon also managed to give around 100 fps on the higher-end card and 82 fps on the other one.
The lowest-performing game at 1440p and ray tracing on was Cyberpunk 2077, as expected. It only managed to give 35 fps average on the 2080 Ti and 25 fps average on the 2080 Super. So basically, the experience was not enjoyable at all on 1440p with ray tracing on.
Who’s The Winner
As you can see I have tested every kind of video game on both 2080 Ti and 2080 Super with RTX On and Off, after testing we can see that the clear winner is the 2080 Ti, the average difference between both cards is about 10-25 fps in most games.
Both of these cards are powerful and they can deliver an amazing gaming experience, it all ends with how much budget you have to spend, in the end. If you ask about the winner in simple words then the crown goes to 2080 Ti.
Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Vs Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti: Budget
Budget is the biggest deciding factor in RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Super. Due to global shortage, most GPUs are out of stock throughout the world, and it has become very difficult to get your hands on a GPU.
The price difference is around $400-$500 in both the GPUs. The conclusion below will help you decide which GPU should you get.
The Conclusion: Which Should You Buy?
As seen in the above benchmarks, there is not a huge difference in average fps when playing games. As we noticed, the frame rate difference was around 10 to 25 fps in most games.
Considering the above scenario, you might want to save some of your bucks and get the 2080 Super. But if budget is not the issue for you and you want to go with a higher-end GPU, go with the 2080 Ti.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: Is the Super better than the Ti?
The 2080 Super is obviously not better than the 2080 Ti. As we’ve seen in the benchmarks testing above, the 2080 Ti is better in every scenario and every game. As it the highest-end card of the 2000 series, it is the most powerful one as well.
Question 2: Is 2080 Super future proof?
Future-proofing depends on how far the future are we talking about? The 2080 Super is a very good card, and it will be good to go for another 2-3 years as it will be able to play most games on 1080p and 60fps with Ray Tracing on.
Question 3: Is 2080 Super overkill?
It is definitely not overkill as modern games are becoming more demanding each day, and as we’ve seen in the benchmarks above, some games are not even giving 40fps with ray tracing on. Even the 2080 Ti is not overkill when we turn ray tracing on in games.
Question 4: Is the 2080 TI worth it?
I think it is not worth its price as better cards are already in the market with a better price to performance ratio. The 2080 Ti is very expensive for its performance.
When considering RTX 2080 Super vs RTX 2080 Ti, the Super has a much better price to performance ratio.
Question 5: Is the RTX 2080 super good for 1440p?
When Ray Tracing is off, it is good for almost all modern games at 1440p settings. But as soon as we turn Ray Tracing on, some games give 40 fps or lower on this GPU. So the decision is yours if this GPU is good enough for 1440p gaming.