Palit GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GamePRO OC
We review the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GamePRO OC from Palit. The super card has been customized including a new three fan cooler and more advanced phase power design. The "Super" cards have been has been beefed up and is one of the faster graphics cards on the globe currently. Only the 2080 Ti series hold that green-colored crown. Armed with a Turing TU104 chip the GeForce RTX 2080 Super is based on a is paired with some faster GDDR6 graphics memory running 15.5 Gbps as effective data-rate. So then, worth it? Let's find out.
Super-charged and super clocked, yet armed with a silent and cool looking cooling solution. It has been an interesting year for NVIDIA as the GeForce RTX 2060, 2070 2080 and 2080 Ti became available. People had been very interested and were warmed up for DLSS (Tensor) and the ability to play Battlefield V in that hybrid Raytraced way. NVIDIA initiated massive internet virals to gain media coverage. But then it all kinda exploded in their face as end-users looked the other way when they learned about the very steep price level. There is no audience more critical than a PC Gamer, and when they have to pay a large sum of money for visual differences that are often hard to spot and cost a lot of FPS, you bet that can (and did) backfire. None the less, NVIDIA chose a direction that in my opinion was the right course to follow, and something they cannot back away from. So what to do in the meantime to satisfy the budget-conscious PC gamer? Well, with the help of the RT and Tensor-less GTX 1650, 1660 and 1660 Ti NVIDIA got the noses of many gamers pointed in the right direction again. However, graphics cards anno 2019 has become seriously expensive, that fact alone and all by itself is increasingly endangering the GPU related industry, as to why pay 500 to 1000 bucks for just a graphics card when you can buy a complete console for less? That is the core and rudimental essence of the root problem that NVIDIA and AMD are fighting right now. None the less, a few weeks ago, NVIDIA started teasing a new Super series, which we still like to refer to as a supercharged product. With AMD's NAVI based Radeon RX 5600/5700 series, NVIDIA figured that it was important enough to release a new series smack down in the middle of vacation time, the summer of 2019.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super
The GeForce RTX 2080 Super is based on the familiar TU104 graphics processor. It has 3072 activated shader processors enabled for the Super edition. With 64 ROP units and 192 texture units, it will not be a slouch. It has an 1815 MHz boost clock for the founders' (reference) version. This card has also been fitted with even faster 15.5 Gbps GDDR6 memory, 8GB of it. This card will get a 250 Watt TDP. This product (founders edition) will be priced at 699 USD. The card offers one HDMI port and three DisplayPorts and a Virtual link (USB) connector. Alongside the 128 extra shader processors, the GDDR6 memory runs an effective 15.5 Gbps.
Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Super GamingPro OC
Honestly, it was a little surprising to see Palit launch a new 2080 Super SKU so late in the season. Rumors of Hopper/Ampere are gradually increasing making purchasing decisions more difficult. None the less the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GP OC features an 1845 MHz Boost clock and memory at 15.5 Gbps. There's also a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GP PREMIUM that clocks in at an 1815 MHz boost clock with 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory, we'll review that one soon as well. The comes customized with higher-factory clocks (1845 MHz Boost), a triple-fan solution, as well as a new RGB, enabled design (albeit very limited with only a top side logo). This card in it's tweaked configuration runs just over 70 Degrees C, which is nice for a product of this caliber. The new cooler is 2.7 PCIe slots thick, but we don't see that as an issue with SLI pretty much extinct. The graphics card comes has two power connectors, one 6 the other 8-pin. Included is a totally closed back-plate. Palit fits the card with one HDMI ports and three DisplayPort outputs. There's no Virtual link (USB) connector. This Turing 104 GPU empowered product was paired with Samsung GDDR6 ICs that clock stock at 15.5 GHz (effective data-rate) on a 256-bit wide bus. Have a peek and then lets dive deep into this review.