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2020 HP OMEN 15 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

2020 HP OMEN 15 Gaming Laptop : What You Need To Know!

The new 2020 HP OMEN 15 offers better gaming performance, and a 15.6-inch display with a phenomenal 300 Hz refresh rate!

Here is what you need to know about the latest OMEN gaming laptop from HP!

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : What You Need To Know!

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop, built around the 10th Gen Intel processor, and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q GPU.

It features a new redesigned chassis, with a smaller footprint over the last generation, and a new OMEN diamond logo in a blue to green gradient.

Gaming Performance

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with two 10th Gen Intel processor options :

  • Core i7-10750H – a 6-core, 12-thread processor with a 12 MB L3 cache
  • Core i5-10300H – a 4-core, 8-thread processor with an 8 MB L3 cache

Graphics-wise, you have a lot more options to choose from, albeit all NVIDIA GPUs :

OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with the industry’s first IR thermopile sensor optimise cooling performance and reduce noise levels.

And its OMEN Tempest Cooling Technology features enlarged vent openings and up to a 12 V fan with three-sided venting for five-way airflow!

15.6-inch Display With 4K or 300 Hz Options!

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 has a 15.6-inch display, with different panel options to suit your requirements.

Those who want to work and game on the OMEN 15 can opt for the 4K AMOLED display, with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and HDR 400 support.

HP Fast Charge

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with either a 3-cell or a 6-cell battery, which supports HP Fast Charge.

If you are in need of a fast charge, just power it down and you can go from 0% to 50% in just 45 minutes!

RGB vs Red Backlit Keyboard

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 comes with a full-sized keyboard, with 26-key rollover, and anti-ghosting technology.

You can opt for either a simple dragon red backlight, or a 4-zone RGB backlight, to complement its shadow black keys.

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : Specifications + Options

Specifications 2020 HP OMEN 15
OS Options Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
CPU Options Intel Core i7-10750H
Intel Core i5-10300H
Chipset Intel HM470
Display Size 15.6-inch
Display Options 4K AMOLED display, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, HDR400
4K IPS display, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, 120 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 100% sRGB, 300 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 72% NTSC, 144 Hz
FHD IPS display, 300 nits, 72% NTSC
FHD IPS display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC, 144 Hz
FHD IPS display, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
GPU Options Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX GTX 1650
Memory Options 2 x SDRAM slots (dual channel)
Up to 32 GB DDR4-2933
Storage Options Up to 512 GB Intel SSD + 32 GB Intel Optane
Up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSD
Up to 2 x 512 GB PCIe NVMe TLC M.2 SSDs (RAID 0)
1 x SD card reader
Networking 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX-201 (2×2) + Bluetooth 5
I/O Ports 1 x USB Type C (GTX 1650 and 1650 Ti only)
1 x Thunderbolt 3 (all other models)
1 x USB Type A with HP Sleep and Charge
2 x USB Type A
1 x RJ-45
1 x headphone / microphone combo
1 x power port
1 x Mini DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0a
Keyboard Options Red backlit with / without numeric keypad
4-zone RGB backlit with / without numeric keypad
Touchpad HP Imagepad with multi-touch support
Camera + Mic HD webcam + dual-array digital microphones
Audio Dual speakers by Bang & Olufsen
HP Audio Boost with DTS:X Ultra support
Battery Options 6-cell, 70.29 Wh Li-polymer battery
3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-polymer battery
Power Adaptor 200 W power adaptor
150 W power adaptor
Dimensions 357.96 mm wide
239.7 mm deep
22.5 mm thick
Weight From 2.36 kg

 

2020 HP OMEN 15 : Price + Availability

The 2020 HP OMEN 15 is available with immediate effect, with a starting price of RM4,439 – approximately US$1,089 / £816 / A$1,469 / S$1,459.

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 Availability Not The BIG Problem…

The availability of GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards is not really the BIG problem for most gamers…

There are actually many RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards for sale… if you can afford them!

 

RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 Availability Not The BIG Problem…

Together with the newly-launched Radeon RX 6800 XT, the GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 are the most popular gaming upgrades this holiday season.

Many gamers are gripping about how difficult it is to buy one, but a quick check reveals that there are really quite a lot of RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards for sale.

Sure, they are not as abundant as the RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER when they were launched; but you can still find quite a few of them online.

Here is a list of RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards available online, as of 27 November 2020 :

MALAYSIA

SINGAPORE

UNITED STATES

United Kingdom

AUSTRALIA

 

RTX 3070 / 3080 / 3090 : Their Price Is The BIG Problem!

As the list above shows, there are many shops selling all three cards. The only country where there appears to be some shortage would be the UK.

The bigger problem really is the absurd prices some of these cards are selling for at these online shops.

The GeForce RTX 3070 has a starting price of $499, while the GeForce RTX 3080 has a starting price of $699. Yet they are both selling for 2-3X that in the US and the UK, and 50-100% more in other countries.

Only the GeForce RTX 3090, with its astronomical starting price of $1,499, has not seen ridiculous price scalping. It is only 20-30% more expensive around the world.

Of course, price is highly-dependent on supply and demand, but that is partly because NVIDIA and their partners appear to be closing an eye on scalping.

Until there is some price control, it appears to be profitable for some retailers to hold onto their cards, and offer them at high price points.

The only way around this is for consumers to hold off on buying overpriced cards, and opt for older cards with far better value instead.

What’s wrong with the RTX 2080 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER? Absolutely nothing.

So they are not the fastest cards in the world, but they are still very powerful graphics cards in their own right. Heck, are you buying a graphics card to play games, or to show off?

Instead of getting frustrated at scalpers, buy the best value graphics card you can afford and go play some games!

 

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Review : RDNA 2 Rocks!

Thanks to the new RDNA 2 architecture, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is a killer graphics card, with serious raytracing chops!

Find out why we gave the Radeon RX 6800 XT our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Powered By RDNA 2!

  • DirectX 12 Ultimate – offering support for the next-generation games with DirectX Raytracing and Variable Rate Shading.
  • New Ray Accelerator – delivers real-time lighting, shadow and reflection realism through DirectX Raytracing.
  • Variable Rate Sharing (VRS) – dynamically reduces shading rate for better performance at little to no loss in image quality.
  • DirectStorage Support – delivers faster load times and high-quality textures in the future.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Price + Availability

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT has a RRP of US$649, and will be available for sale starting 18 November 2020.

Custom boards will be available from brands like ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte starting in November 2020.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Specifications

This table summarises how the RX 6800 XT compares against the RX 6900 XT and the RX 6800.

Specifications Radeon RX
6900 XT
Radeon RX
6800 XT
Radeon RX
6800
Transistors 26.8 billion
Fab Process 7 nm
Die Size 519 mm²
Total Graphics Power 300 W 250 W
Compute Units 80 72 60
Ray Accelerators 80 72 60
Stream Processors 5120 4608 3840
Game Clock 2015 MHz 2015 MHz 1815 MHz
Boost Clock 2250 MHz 2250 MHz 2105 MHz
TFLOPS 23.04 20.74 16.17
TMUs 320 288 240
Max. Texture Rate 720 GT/s 648 GT/s 505 GT/s
ROPs 128 96
Max. Pixel Rate 288 GP/s 202 GP/s
Infinity Cache 128 MB
Graphics Memory 16 GB GDDR6 (16 Gbps)
Bus Width 256-bit
Bandwidth 512 GB/s
PCIe Interface PCIe 4.0 x16

 

Unboxing The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT!

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT comes in a large and heavy cardboard box. Very heavy duty, with thick foam packaging.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Hands-On Experience!

Let’s take a closer look at the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT in our hands-on video, and pictures.

Be careful when you handle it, because it is a rather bulky and heavy card.

That’s partly because it comes with a large (and heavy) 2.5-slot cooler with triple axial fans.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is kept cool by a really thick heatsink, covered by a shroud with triple axial fans.

Part of the reason why it’s so heavy – it has a full-length die-cast aluminium backplate at the back.

Here you can see its thick heatsink, and how its cooler is designed to suck in air from the front of the card, and exhaust the hot air from the top and the bottom of the card.

It has four display connectors. From left to right : one USB Type C port, two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, and one HDMI 2.1 port.

The card uses up to 300 watts of power, and comes with two 8-pin PCI Express power connectors.

It should work with two 6-pin power cables though – both 8-pin and 6-pin cables deliver 150 watts.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT supports PCI Express 4.0, which offers double the bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0.

However, that requires you to use a PCI Express 4.0 motherboard, like the recommended AMD X570 motherboards.

But do not fret if you are on the Intel platform. It is backward-compatible with PCI Express 3.0, and will work just fine with PCIe 3.0 motherboards.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at its gaming performance (with and without Smart Access Memory), and compare it to seven other graphics cards :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications:

Min. Texture
Fill Rate
Min. Pixel
Fill Rate
Graphics
Memory
Memory
Bandwidth
Radeon RX 6800 XT 580.3 GT/s 257.9 GP/s 16 GB GDDR6 512 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 331.5 GT/s 130.2 GP/s 11 GB GDDR5X 484 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 316.8 GT/s 105.6 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 496 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 XT 256.8 GT/s 102.7 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce GTX 2070 SUPER 256.8 GT/s 102.7 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 224.3 GT/s 102.8 GP/s 8 GB GDDR5 256 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 211 GT/s 93.8 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 199.9 GT/s 94.1 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Graphics Drivers NVIDIA GameReady Driver 457.30
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.45.01.12-11.6 Beta

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : In Action!

Our testbed pairs the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor with the ASUS CROSSHAIR VIII Hero (AMD X570) motherboard, with 32 GB of DDR4 memory.

Take a look at the Radeon RX 6800 XT in action, and listen to how quiet it sounds… even when it revs up during the strenuous part of the test!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Peak Exhaust Temperature

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

Rated for 300 watts, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is definitely a hot card, blowing out really hot air like a hairdryer. The good news is – its triple axial fans are quiet even during the most strenuous tests.

But please make sure your case is well-ventilated, as the hot air is expelled from the top and bottom of the card, and will recirculate within the case.

It will get really, REALLY hot inside the chassis if you don’t ventilate well!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

Look at that! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was about 52% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 73% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER!

In the overall gaming score, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT ends up about 42% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 58% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER. Very impressive!

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT did even better – it was about 56% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 77% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER!

In the overall score, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was about 48% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 65% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER!

Port Royal (Ray Tracing)

Nice! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was about 29% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 49% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER in ray tracing!

DirectX Raytracing Test

We ran the standalone DirectX Raytracing test too, and it confirmed that the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was about 22% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 47% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER in ray tracing!

PCI Express Bandwidth

The AMD cards all support PCI Express 4.0, which gives them an edge over the NVIDIA cards.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : F1 2019

F1 2019 is a racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Very impressive! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was about 48% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 53% faster than the RX 5700 XT!

When we turned on Smart Access Memory, it was about 58% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 62% faster than the RX 5700 XT!

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT pulled further ahead – it was about 57% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 64% faster than the RX 5700 XT!

When we turned on Smart Access Memory, it was about 74% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 82% faster than the RX 5700 XT!

2160p Gaming Resolution

Look at that! It was far ahead of the competition at 4K!

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was about 61% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 77% faster than the RX 5700 XT!

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was about 84% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 2X faster than the RX 5700 XT!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was only 11% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 21% faster than the RX 5700 XT and RTX 2070 SUPER.

Smart Access Memory did not make much of a difference – it was about 13% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 23% faster than the RX 5700 XT and RTX 2070 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

But when we ramped up the resolution, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT showed its real mettle!

With or without Smart Access Memory, it was 52% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER70% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 75% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT further extended its lead at the 4K resolution.

It was now 69% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER92% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 2X faster than the RX 5700 XT.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 76% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER2X faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 2.1X faster than the RX 5700 XT.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Nice! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 49% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER68% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 74% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At the higher 1440p resolution, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 49% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER75% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 85% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 44% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER71% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 97% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : Dirt 5

Dirt 5 is a brand new off-road racing game by Codemasters, released on 6 November 2020.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game appears to be highly-optimised for AMD graphics cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

 

Look at that! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 70% faster than the RX 5700 XT72% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 97% faster than the RX 5700 and RTX 2070 SUPER.

Smart Access Memory gave it a small boost, making it 77% faster than the RX 5700 XT79% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 2X faster than the RX 5700 and RTX 2070 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At this higher resolution, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 64% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER73% faster than the RX 5700 XT, and 87% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 80% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER91% faster than the RX 5700 XT, and 2X faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was the only card capable of delivering frame rates in excess of 60 fps with maximum image quality.

It was 65% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 88% faster than the RX 5700 XT and the RTX 2070 SUPER.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 69% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 93% faster than the RX 5700 XT and the RTX 2070 SUPER.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is a first-person shooter game released in February 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

Nice! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 44% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 63% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 71% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti and the RX 5700 XT.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 45% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 67% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER72% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 77% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 45% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, and 60% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER68% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 78% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics is a turn-based tactical combat game, released on 28 April 2020.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 10% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER19% faster than the RX 5700, and 26% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER25% faster than the RX 5700, and 33% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 2% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER14% faster than the RX 5700, and 18% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 12% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER25% faster than the RX 5700, and 30% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

That changed at the 4K resolution. Suddenly, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER managed to edge out the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 5% slower than the RTX 2080 SUPER22% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 30% faster than the RX 5700 and the RTX 2060 SUPER.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 2% slower than the RTX 2080 SUPER27% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 35% faster than the RX 5700 and the RTX 2060 SUPER.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : Star Control : Origins

Star Control : Origins is a procedurally-generated action adventure game, released on 20 September 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Great Graphics settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 27% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 38% faster than the RX 5700 XT, 41% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 42% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 30% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 43% faster than the RX 5700 XT, 44% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 48% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 34% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 51% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 53% faster than the RX 5700 XT, and 55% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an action adventure game released on 14 September 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 22% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 40% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 55% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 67% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 32% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 51% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 67% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 80% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 34% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 52% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 69% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 82% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 41% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 60% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 78% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 92% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 40% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 63% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 75% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 96% faster than the RX 5700 XT and the RTX 2060 SUPER.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 43% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 67% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 79% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 2X faster than the RX 5700 XT and the RTX 2060 SUPER.

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Performance : Total War Saga : TROY

Total War Saga : TROY is a new turn-based strategy game released on 13 August 2020.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Ultra settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 20% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 26% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, 32% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 47% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 39% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 46% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, 53% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 71% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 34% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 43% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, 48% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 58% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 48% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 57% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, 62% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 74% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT was 36% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 40% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, 53% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 69% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

With Smart Access Memory enabled, it was 42% faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER, 46% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, 59% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 76% faster than the RX 5700 XT.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Our Verdict + Award!

The new RDNA 2 architecture delivered what AMD promised – a serious threat to NVIDIA’s dominance in gaming performance.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is an impressive piece of work, offering seriously good gaming performance, with really competitive ray tracing performance.

Pundits may have been worried about its relatively narrow 256-bit memory bus, but the new Infinity Cache appears to have solved that problem.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say… and our benchmarks have shown that the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is a leap forward in gaming performance!

Here is a quick summary of its gaming performance over the last-generation Radeon RX 5700 XT.

  • Time Spy | Time Spy Extreme : +91%
  • The Division 2 : +82%
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider : +77%
  • Metro Exodus : +75%
  • Dirt 5 : +75%
  • F1 2019 : +61%
  • Total War Saga TROY : +55%
  • World War Z : +53%
  • Star Control Origins : +44%
  • Gears Tactics : +27%

And here is how it compares against NVIDIA’s last-generation GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.

  • Dirt 5 : +68%
  • Time Spy | Time Spy Extreme : +55%
  • F1 2019 : +54%
  • The Division 2 : +49%
  • Metro Exodus : +45%
  • World War Z : +36%
  • Star Control Origins : +30%
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider : +29%
  • Total War Saga TROY : +28%
  • Gears Tactics : +12%

As you can see, we are talking about a completely new level of gaming performance. Significant enough that it’s worth upgrading from the last-generation cards, never mind older cards!

But we do have to caution you about one thing – its considerable heat output. With a board power of 300 watts, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT produces A LOT of heat.

Fortunately, the triple axial fans are more than capable of keeping it cool… while remaining very quiet.

However, the heat it produces may interfere with CPU performance, if you are pairing it with powerful but hot 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor.

If you do not ensure that there is adequate ventilation inside the case, the heat build-up could result in thermal throttling of the CPU and/or graphics card.

That issue aside, we would like to applaud AMD for a job well done! The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT is an awesome graphics card, and it deserves no less than our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT : Price + Availability

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT has a RRP of US$649, and will be available for sale starting 18 November 2020.

Custom boards will be available from brands like ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte starting in November 2020.

 

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2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 : What You Need To Know!

Acer just launched the 2020 Predator Helios 700, with the latest 10th Gen Intel processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics.

Here is what you need to know about the refreshed Acer Predator Helios 700 gaming laptop!

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 : What You Need To Know!

The newly-refreshed 2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 is available in two variants, differing in their processor and graphics choices.

The base model comes with the Intel Core i7-10875H processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics.

The top-of-the-line model, on the other hand, has the Intel Core i9-10980HK processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics.

They both come with a large 17.3-inch Full HD IPS display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, with NVIDIA G-SYNC support for tear-free gaming.

The Core i9 model comes with two 512 GB SSDs in RAID 0, while the Core i7 model comes a 512 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD.

They both come with Killer AX1650i for fast Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, and Killer E3100G for Gigabit LAN connectivity with Killer DoubleShot Pro capability.

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 : Specifications

For your convenience, we compare the two 2020 Predator Helios 700 variants in this table :

Specifications Predator Helios 700
(Intel Core i9)
Predator Helios 700
(Intel Core i7)
Model PH717-72-944E PH717-72-76GW
Display 17.3-inch G-SYNC IPS display (144 Hz)
– Full HD resolution
(1920 x 1080)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i7-10875H
Memory 1 x 16 GB DDR4-2933 (upgradable to 64 GB)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 2080 SUPER
NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 2070 SUPER
Storage 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD
(512 GB x 2 in RAID 0)
512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
+ 1TB HDD (7.2K RPM)
Connectivity Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
Killer Ethernet E3100G
Bluetooth 5.1
Card Reader NA
Ports 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2
1 x HDMI 2.0 with HDCP
1 x Display Port 1.4
1 x Microphone
1 x Headphone
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet
Audio DTS X Audio + Acer TrueHarmony
Webcam Acer Full HD Webcam (1920 x 1080)
Dimensions 430 mm wide
299 mm deep
41.7 mm thick
Weight 4.8 kg

 

2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 : Price + Deal

The 2020 Acer Predator Helios 700 is available for PRE-ORDER in August 2020, with the following recommended retail price in Malaysia :

  • Intel Core i9 : RM 17,999 (about US$4,246 / £3,244 / A$5,962 / S$5,828)
  • Intel Core i7 : RM 12,999 (about US$3,066 / £2,343 / A$4,305 / S$4,209)

If you pre-order them during Acer Day 2020 (2 – 4 August 2020), you will receive these free gifts :

  • Acer Predator RGB Mousepad / Redmi TV Soundbar
  • Acer Predator Gaming Chair
  • Acer Predator Gaming Utility Backpack

 

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Death Stranding : How To Get It FREE With GeForce RTX!

Death Stranding is about to launch, and you can get it FREE with GeForce RTX for a Limited Time! Here are the details!

 

Death Stranding : What Is It?

From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience, starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.

 

Originally released for Sony PlayStation 4, this open-world action game will be released for the Windows platform on 14 July 2020.

Additional PC features include HIGH FRAME RATE, PHOTO MODE and ULTRA-WIDE MONITOR SUPPORT, as well as cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series.

 

Death Stranding : How To Get It FREE With GeForce RTX!

From now until 29 July 2020, you will receive a Steam code for the PC digital download edition of Death Stranding with the purchase of these selected GeForce RTX graphics card, laptop or desktop!

After you purchase from a participating retailer, you will receive the bundle code in an email. Follow these instructions to redeem Death Stranding :

  1. Install your qualified graphics card
  2. Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience.
  3. Open and log into GeForce Experience.
  4. Go to the Account drop-down menu on the top-right, and select REDEEM.
  5. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to redeem Death Stranding. You will need to link your Steam account.

 

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Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Premium Desktop PC!

The Dell XPS Desktop (8940) is a premium desktop PC, designed to offer the most powerful performance with massive expandability options.

Here is everything you need to know about the new Dell XPS Desktop PC!

 

Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Premium Desktop PC!

Designed for maximum performance with massive expandability options, it comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel processor and both AMD and NVIDIA graphics options.

Latest 10th Gen Intel Processors

Dell offers a variety of 10th Gen Intel processors, from the Core i3-10100 all the way to the Core i9-10900K.

AMD + NVIDIA Graphics Options

You can rely on the built-in Intel UHD Graphics processor graphics, or opt for an AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics upgrade.

Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity

Built into the Dell XPS Desktop is the Killer AX1650i, which offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, which is nearly 3X faster than the previous generation WiFi-AC connectivity.

Smaller With The Same Expandability

Despite being smaller than the last generation (19L vs 23.7L), the XPS Desktop 8940 offers the same expansion options – four storage drives, three tool-less backplane slots, etc.

 

Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Specifications

Here are the specifications and configuration options for the Dell XPS Desktop (8940) :

Specifications Dell XPS Desktop (8940)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Options Intel Core i3-10100
Intel Core i5-10400
Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel Core i7-10700
Intel Core i7-10700K
Intel Core i9-10900
Intel Core i9-10900K
Memory Options 8 GB DDR4-2666
16 GB DDR4-2666
32 GB DDR4-2666
64 GB DDR4-2666
128 GB DDR4-2666
Graphics Options Intel UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER (4 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (6 GB GDDR6)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5300 (3 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 (6 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
Storage Options 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drive
2 TB 7200 RPM SATA hard disk drive
128 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
256 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
512 GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
1 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
2 TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD
Optical Drive (Optional) DVD-RW Drive
Blu-ray Drive
Expansion Slots Up to 2 HDDs
Up to 2 SSDs
3 PCIe slots (x1, x4, x16)
Four DIMM slots (up to 128 GB)
Connectivity Options Dell Wireless 1810 (1×1) 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
Killer AX1650i (2×2) 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.0
Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet
Audio Integrated 5.1 Channel Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Card Reader SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Front Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x Headset jack
1 x SD card slot
Rear Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI 1.4 (Intel UHD Graphics)
1 x DisplayPort 1.2 (Intel UHD Graphics)
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
3 x audio ports (5.1-channel)
Keyboard Dell KB216 Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse Dell MS116 Optical Mouse
PSU Options 360 W PSU
500 W PSU
Dimensions 367 mm high
169 mm wide
308 mm deep
Weight 6.3 kg
Colour Options Mineral White
Night Sky

 

Dell XPS Desktop (8940) : Price + Availability

The Dell XPS Desktop (8940) PC will be available in two colour options – Mineral White or Night Sky.

You can purchase it in the US and Canada effective immediately – 9 July 2020, with a rollout through Europe and Asia in July 2020.

In the US and Canada, it has a starting price of US$649.99 (about £515 / A$934 / S$905 / RM 2,771)

 

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2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 : What You Need To Know!

The 2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 promises to deliver the best possible desktop gaming performance.

Let’s dive into its key features and specifications, as well as its starting price and availability!

 

2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 : Ultimate Gaming Desktop

The 2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 (Model P09-920) has been refreshed, with a bunch of upgrades to ensure that it remains Acer’s ultimate gaming desktop.

Ultimate Gaming Performance

The 2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 is designed for extreme gaming performance, packing a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, and up to two NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in SLI mode.

You can also equip it with up to 128 GB of DDR4 memory, with quad-channel memory support. For super-fast boost and game loading, it comes with an NVMe PCIe SSD.

Keeping Things Cool

The Intel Core i9 processor is kept cool by a Cooler Master liquid cooler, with dual 240 mm fans, which can be upgraded with 360 mm fans.

On top of that, the chassis features three 4.7-inch Predator FrostBlade fans, that provide up to 16% more airflow, and 550% increased static pressure.

Always Connected

To ensure you are always connected for online games, the 2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity.

But if you want the absolute lowest possible lag, use its integrated Killer E3100G Gigabit Ethernet to your LAN network!

Looking Good

The Acer Predator Orion 9000 chassis comes with an EMI-compliant edge-to-edge tempered glass side panel that showcases the ARGB lighting on its FrostBlade fans.

It also has a tool-less design to simplify upgrades, and comes with a convenient headset cradle, handles and wheels.

 

2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 : Specifications

Specifications 2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000
Model P09-920
OS Options Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Processor Options Intel Core i9-10980XE
Intel Core i9-10940X
Intel Core i9-9900X
Memory Options Up to 64 GB of DDR4-2933
– 8 GB / 16 GB (up to 4 DIMMs)
Up to 128 GB of DDR4-2666
– 8 GB / 16 GB (up to 8 DIMMs)
Graphics Options NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Storage Options Up to 3 x 3.5-inch HDD (3 TB)
Up to 1 x 2.5 inch SSD (512 GB)
Up to 1 x USB-C SSD
(512 GB)
M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD (256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB)
Cooling System 3 x 120 mm Predator FrostBlade fans
Cooler Master CPU liquid cooler with 2 x 240 mm fans
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 with 160 MHz channel support
Bluetooth 5.1
Killer E3100G Gigabit Ethernet
Expansion Options PCIe x16 Slots : 3
M.2 Slot for SSD : 2
M.2 Slot for WLAN : 1
Chassis EMI-compliant tempered glass side panel
ARGB Predator Frostblade fans
Vertical Light Strips
2.5-inch USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C hot swap bay
2 x Carry Handles
Rear Travel Wheels
Headset Cradle
Dimensions 225.0 mm wide
651.7 mm deep
617.5 mm tall
Weight NA

 

2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 : Price + Availability

The 2020 Acer Predator Orion 9000 (Model P09-920) will soon be available for purchase at these regions :

  • EMEA : October 2020, starting from EUR 2,799 (around $3,137 / £2,523 / A$4,569 / RM 13,421)
  • China : September 2020, starting from RMB 20,999

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

NVIDIA just unleashed GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops, as part of over 100 new designs featuring new Max-Q technologies!

Here is what you need to know about the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops!

 

Over 100 NVIDIA GeForce Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, NVIDIA is introducing over 100 laptop designs from every major OEM out there, offering both GeForce GTX graphics starting at $699, and GeForce RTX graphics starting at $999.

In light of the new trend of working from home, NVIDIA is pushing the tagline – Worker By Day, Warrior By Night.

The new GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops will be available worldwide starting in the week of April 15, with more in May 2020.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptops Unleashed!

In addition to new GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops, NVIDIA is also introducing new GeForce RTX SUPER gaming laptops for the first time.

With RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER options, they promise to deliver up to 25% faster gaming performance than the original GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs. This is what the new line-up looks like :

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER Gaming Laptop Specifications

The new gaming laptops will be using the same RTX 2080 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER GPUs as their desktop brethren, but with slightly different specifications. Check them out in this comparison :

 

New Max-Q Technologies

NVIDIA is offering these new Max-Q technologies for all new 2020 GeForce RTX SUPER, GeForce RTX and GeForce GTX gaming laptops :

  • Dynamic Boost
    – Intelligently and automatically balances power between the GPU and CPU on a per-frame basis, boosting overall in-game performance.
    – Dynamic Boost is automatic, adaptive and always working to deliver more performance without increasing system power consumption. 
  • Low-Voltage GDDR6
    – NVIDIA worked with its memory partners to increase memory efficiency while delivering high performance with new lower voltage GDDR6 memory. 
  • Advanced Optimus
    – A breakthrough display innovation that delivers long battery life and immersive, stutter-free gameplay from NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.
    – Advanced Optimus controls which GPU is driving the display and intelligently determines the right GPU for the right workload at the right time, dynamically switching on the fly without needing a system reboot.
  • Next-Generation Regulator Efficiency
    – Next-generation voltage regulators help optimise system design so the GPU runs more efficiently while delivering higher overall performance. 
  • Deep Learning Super Sampling 2.0
    – Powered by dedicated AI processors on RTX GPUs called Tensor Cores, DLSS 2.0 is an improved deep learning neural network that boosts frame rates while generating beautiful, sharp images for games.
    It boosts a game’s performance headroom while maximizing ray-tracing settings with increased output resolution and extending battery life by up to 20 percent. 

NVIDIA promises that these new Max-Q technologies will double efficiency over previous designs :

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER | RTX | GTX For Laptop Presentation Slides

Here are the complete set of NVIDIA presentation slides for your perusal :

 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 : Use These AMD + NVIDIA Drivers!

Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC is out, and both AMD and NVIDIA have new drivers to deliver Day 1 support!

This is important, because RDR2 apparently refuses to run properly with older drivers. So make sure you use these AMD and NVIDIA drivers for Red Dead Redemption 2!

 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the best selling games in 2018, and the PC edition with enhanced graphics, uncapped frame rates, new content and a raft of enhancements has just been released!

Here are some online purchase options for PS4 and Xbox One :

Here are the online purchase options for PC :

We will have more PC purchase links up shortly.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 Issues

Once it was unlocked for the PC, gamers immediately encountered issues with Red Dead Redemption 2.

The most common problems – the launcher not initialising, or the game crashing with the vacuous error message

Red Dead Redemption 2 Exited Unexpectedly

The solution? Update your graphics driver, which was what we have been trying to tell you guys for a whole day now! 😀

 

AMD Day 1 Driver For Red Dead Redemption 2

AMD just released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.11.1 to support Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as new Vulkan Extension Support and a slew of other fixes :

New Game Support

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

New Vulkan Extensions

  • VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore
  • VK_KHR_shader_clock
  • VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types
  • VK_KHR_pipeline_executable_properties
  • VK_KHR_spirv_1_4
  • VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control
  • Clustered Subgroup Operations

Fixed Issues

  • Some users may be unable to connect their Twitch account through the Connect page in Radeon Settings for live streaming.
  • The Outer Worlds may sometimes experience an application crash when opening the characters inventory screen.
  • The Outer Worlds may experience character models being rendered incorrectly on the inventory screen.
  • Frame Rate may cap or remain limited to 60 fps in some Vulkan API games.
  • OBS streaming may experience heavy frame drops when using AMF encoding

Download Links

 

NVIDIA Day 1 Driver For Red Dead Redemption 2

NVIDIA just released their Game Ready 441.12 driver, which not only supports Red Dead Redemption 2, but also new optimisations for Need for Speed Heat and Borderlands 3.

NVIDIA also shared their recommended graphics cards that will deliver 60+ fps in Red Dead Redemption 2 :

It also adds G-SYNC support for the LG B9, C9 and E9 4K OLED TVs.

Download Links

 

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Here Are The CHEAPEST RTX Super Deals In Malaysia!

Prices of NVIDIA RTX Super cards are currently high in Malaysia, probably due to high demand. To help you get the best prices possible, here are the CHEAPEST deals for the RTX Super cards!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER – A Quick Review!

NVIDIA announced three RTX Super models, two of which replaces existing GeForce RTX models :

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the top-of-the-line RTX graphics card that money can buy.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU106 GPU with 136 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 224 GT/s and 106 GP/s.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 283 GT/s and 113 GP/s.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has the full NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 192 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 349 GT/s and 116 GP/s.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a higher speed speed of 1937.5 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 496 GB/s.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

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The CHEAPEST RTX 2060 Super Deals In Malaysia!

Here are the cheapest RTX 2060 SUPER deals we found, as of 21 August 2019.

GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Models Lazada Shopee
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060 SUPER EVO OC
RM 2,050 RM 2,020 | RM 2,049
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER OC
RM 2,200 RM 2,188 | RM 2,199
GALAX RTX 2060 SUPER EX
RM 1,888 RM 1,883 | RM 1,888
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2060 SUPER
RM 2,299 RM 2,199
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming OC
RM 2,179 RM 2,043
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce OC
RM 2,089 RM 1,935 | RM 1,939
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus OC
RM 1,890 RM 1,889 | RM 1,889
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X
RM 1,989 RM 1,979 | RM 1,989
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Armor OC
RM 1,889 RM 1,879
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER AMP Extreme
RM 2,089 RM 2,025 | RM 2,029
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Mini
RM 1,849 RM 1,819 | RM 1,829
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Twin Fan RM 1,899 RM 1,936.98

 

The CHEAPEST RTX 2070 Super Deals In Malaysia!

Here are the cheapest RTX 2070 SUPER deals we found, as of 21 August 2019.

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Models Lazada Shopee
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070 SUPER EVO OC RM 2,750 RM 2,730
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced RM 2,999 RM 2,999
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX
RM 2,348 RM 2,343
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070 SUPER
RM 2,929 RM 2,747 | RM 2,747
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC White RM 2,699 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC
RM 2,699 RM 2,519
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Windforce OC
RM 2,559 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus OC
RM 2,389 RM 2,379
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio
RM 2,590 RM 2,590
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP Extreme RM 2,599 RM 2,498 | RM 2,499
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP
RM 2,379 RM 2,399
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan RM 2,369 RM 2,329 | RM 2,334

 

The CHEAPEST RTX 2080 Super Deals In Malaysia!

Here are the cheapest RTX 2080 SUPER deals we found, as of 21 August 2019.

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Models Lazada Shopee
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Advanced OC RM 3,999 RM 3,983
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC RM 3,750 RM 3,720
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
RM 3,288 RM 3,259
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
RM 3,939 RM 3,900 | RM 3,900
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
RM 3,699 RM 3,470 | RM 3,470
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio RM 3,790 RM 3,790
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme RM 3,599 RM 3,499
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP
RM 3,399 RM 3,319
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan RM 4,089.59 NA

 

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Minecraft Ray Tracing : Everything You Need To Know!

Microsoft and NVIDIA just announced at Gamescom 2019 that Minecraft will get a FREE real-time ray tracing upgrade!

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Minecraft ray tracing upgrade – how it works, the official trailers, and comparisons!

 

Minecraft Gets FREE Ray Tracing Upgrade!

Mojang will soon release a free update for the Windows 10 version of Minecraft, which adds real-time ray tracing support using Microsoft DXR.

Players will get to enjoy photorealistic renders of their worlds, with more realistic shadows, lighting and colours… without resorting to complicated mods.

 

How Ray Tracing Will Work In Minecraft

Working with NVIDIA, Mojang is adding a form of real-time ray tracing called path tracing to Minecraft.

Path tracing simulates the way light travels throughout a scene, and offers a unified lighting model that replaces the different lighting effects that have traditionally been implemented using rasterised or hybrid renderers.

Here are some of the traditional lighting effects that path tracing in Minecraft will replace :

  • Direct lighting from the sun, sky and various light sources, including emissive surfaces such as glowstone and lava
  • Realistic hard and soft shadows depending on the size, shape and distance of the light source
  • Per-pixel emissive lighting
  • Indirect diffuse illumination (diffuse global illumination)
  • Indirect specular illumination (reflections)
  • Transparent materials with reflection, refraction and scattering (stained glass, water, ice)
  • Atmospheric scattering and density (volumetric fog, light shafts, realistic sky)

There is one caveat though – you will need a GeForce RTX graphics card to run Minecraft with real-time ray tracing. Like the new GeForce RTX SUPER cards.

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Minecraft Ray Tracing Comparisons

 

Minecraft Ray Tracing Availability

Mojang and NVIDIA did not give an exact date, only that the ray tracing upgrade will be available in 2020.

However, attendees at the special NVIDIA Gamescon 2019 event will be able to play-test the beta version for themselves, and even capture and share their game play!

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics cards are here, and here is everything you need to know about these new SUPER edition cards!

Find out if these are the graphics cards you are looking for!

 

NVIDIA SUPER Teasers + Briefing

The new SUPER graphics cards are designed to extend NVIDIA’s performance lead against the new AMD Navi-based graphics cards.

NVIDIA actually started teasing us about its impending launch with this video from 26 May 2019, before Computex 2019 :

That was followed up on 28 June 2019, with another teaser NVIDIA Super video called “The wait is almost over…” with the hashtag #RTXon

Finally, just hours before they unveiled the new SUPER graphics cards, they gave us a cursory briefing :

As you can tell – they were basically not telling us much. That’s partly because the new cards are basically cut-down versions of more powerful but existing GeForce RTX models.

It’s okay. We have everything you need to know about the new SUPER graphics cards!

 

The NVIDIA RTX SUPER Graphics Cards

NVIDIA announced just three models, two of which replaces existing GeForce RTX models :

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the top-of-the-line RTX graphics card that money can buy.

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Price + Availability

First, these were the official launch and availability dates :

  • 2 July 2019 (6 AM PST) : Soft launch – the NVIDIA SUPER series announced.
  • 9 July 2019 :  The 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER available for sale. Custom cards revealed.
  • 23 July 2019 : The 2080 SUPER and custom cards available for sale.

The new cards will cost the same, or a little more, than current RTX cards…

NVIDIA dropped the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 because they were no longer competitive, so this is what the new GeForce RTX 20 line-up will look like :

  • RTX 2080 Ti : $999 / ~£801 / ~€897 / ~RM 4,114
  • RTX 2080 SUPER : $699 / ~£551 / ~€620 / ~RM 2,486
  • RTX 2070 SUPER : $499 / ~£394 / ~€442 / ~RM 2,079
  • RTX 2060 SUPER : $399 / ~£314 / ~€351 / ~RM 1,649
  • RTX 2060 : $349 / ~£275 / ~€309 / ~RM 1,454

Yes, there will only be FIVE GeForce RTX 20 series cards, when it all shakes out…

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Custom Cards

At launch, ASUS, EVGA, GALAX, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY and ZOTAC released 32 RTX 2060 SUPER custom card models. You can check them all out in this article.

At launch, ASUS, EVGA, GALAX, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY and ZOTAC released 30 RTX 2070 SUPER custom card models. You can check them all out in this article.

At launch, ASUS, EVGA, GALAX, GIGABYTE, MSI, PNY and ZOTAC released 28 RTX 2080 SUPER custom card models. You can check them all out in this article.

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Best Deals! New!

For your easy reference, we created these tables of the most recent SUPER custom cards available in the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060S EVO
$419.99 £423.74 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060S EVO OC
$429.99 £439.99 NA RM 2,050
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060S OC
$469.99 £473.88 $869.37 RM 2,200
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060S Advanced
$464.99 £479.99 $847.98 NA
EVGA RTX 2060S XC Gaming
$439.99 £439.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060S XC Ultra Gaming
$449.99 £449.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060S SC Ultra Gaming
$409.00 £389.99 NA NA
GALAX RTX 2060S EX
NA NA $689.00 RM 1,888
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2060S
$449.99 £449.98 $845.99 RM 2,299
GIGABYTE RTX 2060S Gaming OC
$419.99 £428.85 $749.00 RM 2,179
GIGABYTE RTX 2060S Windforce OC
$445.00 £421.19 $749.00 RM 2,089
MSI RTX 2060S Ventus OC
$409.99 £411.59 $756.33 RM 1,890
MSI RTX 2060S Gaming X
$429.99 £424.99 $785.23 RM 1,989
MSI RTX 2060S Armor OC
$419.99 £451.28 NA RM 1,889
MSI RTX 2060S AERO ITX NA NA $738.18 NA
PNY RTX 2060S Dual Fan
NA £409.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2060S XLR8 OC Dual Fan
NA £454.74 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060S AMP Extreme
$439.99 £438.99 $989.98 RM 2,089
ZOTAC RTX 2060S AMP
$574.99 £419.00 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060S Mini
$399.99 £389.94 NA RM 1,849
ZOTAC RTX 2060S Twin Fan NA NA NA RM 1,899

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2070S EVO NA NA $1018.02 NA
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070S EVO OC $1044.23 £569.79 NA RM 2,750
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070S Advanced $584.99 £683.64 $1121.06 RM 2,999
EVGA RTX 2070S XC Ultra Gaming $549.99 £539.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070S XC Gaming
$629.99 £656.18 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070S Black Gaming NA £569.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070S Gaming $519.99 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2070S EX
NA NA $890.02 RM 2,348
GALAX RTX 2070S EX Gamer Black NA NA $912.09 NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070S
NA £599.99 $1059.89 RM 2,929
GIGABYTE RTX 2070S Gaming OC White $749.99 £569.99 NA RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070S Gaming OC
$529.99 £548.99 $984.44 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070S Windforce OC
$579.00 £548.99 $950.71 RM 2,559
MSI RTX 2070S Ventus OC
$519.99 £529.99 $946.63 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070S Gaming X Trio
$722.79 £578.99 NA RM 2,590
PNY RTX 2070S XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £579.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2070S Blower 8G NA £559.99 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2070S AMP Extreme NA £559.99 NA RM 2,599
ZOTAC RTX 2070S AMP
NA £509.00 NA RM 2,379
ZOTAC RTX 2070S Twin Fan $549.99 £489.00 NA RM 2,369

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080S EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080S EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080S Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080S EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080S Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080S Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080S Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080S Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85 NA
NVIDIA RTX 2080S Founders Edition $789.99 $1,455.00 NA
PNY RTX 2080S XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £790.25 NA NA
PNY RTX 2080S Blower 8G $2,050.41 £751.98 $2,050.41 NA
ZOTAC RTX 2080S AMP Extreme NA £739.00 NA RM 3,599
ZOTAC RTX 2080S AMP
$739.99 £709.99 NA RM 3,399
ZOTAC RTX 2080S Twin Fan NA £699.98 NA RM 4,089.59

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

 

The NVIDIA SUPER Game Bundle

All three models will come bundled with two free gamesWolfenstein : Youngblood and Control.

You will be able to install and play Wolfenstein : Youngblood with immediate effect, but 505 Games will only release Control on 27 August 2019.

 

NVIDIA SUPER Specifications Compared!

To make it easier to compare the new Super cards against current models, we created this table to compare their specifications and launch prices.

Specifications RTX
2080 Ti
RTX
2080
SUPER
RTX
2080
RTX
2070
SUPER
RTX
2070
RTX
2060
SUPER
RTX
2060
GPU TU102
-300
TU104
-450
TU104
-400
TU104
-410
TU106
-400
TU106
-410
TU106
-200
CUDA Cores 4352 3072 2944 2560 2304 2176 1920
Base Clock 1350 MHz 1650 MHz 1515 MHz 1605 MHz 1410 MHz 1470 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1815 MHz 1710 MHz 1770 MHz 1620 MHz 1650 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 272 192 184 160 144 136 120
Min. Texture Fill Rate 367.2 GT/s 316.8 GT/s 278.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 203.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s 163.8 GT/s
Max. Texture Fill Rate 420.2 GT/s 348.5 GT/s 314.6 GT/s 283.2 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 224.4 GT/s 201.6 GT/s
ROPs 88 64 64 64 64 64 48
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 118.8 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 97.0 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 90.2 GP/s 94.1 GP/s 65.5 GP/s
Max. Pixel Fill Rate 136.0 GP/s 116.2 GP/s 109.4 GP/s 113.3 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Tensor Cores 544 384 368 320 288 272 240
RTX-OPS 76 T 63 T 57 T 52 T 42 T 41 T 37 T
Giga Rays/s 10 8 8 7 6 6 5
Memory Size 11 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 616 GB/s 496 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 336 GB/s
TGP 250 watts 250 watts 215 watts 215 watts 175 watts 175 watts 160 watts
Launch Price $999 $699 $699 $499 $499 $399 $349

 

Increased TDP Across The Board!

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The new cards not only have more CUDA cores, and higher clock speeds, they also have a higher TDP.

The 2060 SUPER has a 175 watt TDP – a 15 watt (9.4%) increase

The 2070 SUPER has a 215 watt TDP – a 30 watt (16.2%) increase

The 2080 SUPER has a 250 watt TDP – a 35 watt (16.3%) increase

Recommended : The Exclusive NVIDIA DLSS Tech Briefing + Demos

 

The Correct RTX 2070 SUPER TMU Count

It looks like everyone posted the wrong TMU count for the RTX 2070S graphics card, giving it an unfair performance lead over the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT on paper.

The GeForce RTX 2070S actually has a TMU count of 160, not 184. This makes it slightly slower than the Radeon RX 5700 XT on paper, instead of being significantly faster in texture fill rate.

Recommended : Read our full report and analysis!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER Reviews + Performance

For in-depth reviews and game benchmarks and analyses, check out these articles :

Recommended : How & Why NVIDIA Calculates RTX-OPS For GeForce RTX!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER vs. AMD RX 5700 Series

Here is a quick and dirty price-performance comparison from our comparison article.

Specifications RTX
2080
SUPER
RX 5700 XT
(50th)
RX 5700 XT RTX
2070
SUPER
RX 5700 RTX
2060
SUPER
Launch Price $699 $449 $399 $499 $349 $399
Min. Texture Fill Rate 316.8 GT/s 268.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 211.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s
$ Per GT/s $2.206 $1.670 $1.554 $1.943 $1.654 $1.996
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 105.6 GP/s 107.5 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 93.8 GP/s 94.1 GP/s
$ Per GP/s $6.619 $4.177 $3.885 $4.859 $3.721 $4.240
AVERAGE
$ / (GT/s + GP/s)
$4.413 $2.924 $2.720 $3.401 $2.688 $3.118

 

Gaming Performance Comparison

Here is a quick summary of their gaming performance :

 

Price-Performance Value Analysis

Here is a quick summary of their price-performance value :

 

Power Efficiency

Here is a quick summary of their power efficiency :

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER?

The rumoured 2080 Ti SUPER card will use a brand new Turing GPU. However, with no AMD Navi graphics card posing a direct challenge, it’s possible this card may never see the light of day.

If NVIDIA eventually brings it out, it will definitely have more CUDA Cores, more TMUs and probably more ROPs than the current TU102 that the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti uses.

This new GPU will also be “unlocked”, so card manufacturers will have carte blanche to go crazy with it. It will be possible for them to design a card with a 300 watt TDP!

We also expect it to have faster GDDR6 memory, probably 16 Gbps. That would give it a memory bandwidth of 704 GB/s, assuming NVIDIA sticks with a 352-bit bus width.

Recommended : NVIDIA Ray Tracing Techniques – Showcase + Explanation!

 

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Update History

Updated @ 2019-08-18
– Updated the best deals for the RTX 2060S, RTX 2070S and RTX 2080S cards.
– Added various other updates.

Updated @ 2019-08-06
– Added the RTX 2080 SUPER custom card price list.
– Added various other updates.

Updated @ 2019-07-26
– Added the RTX 2070 SUPER custom card and RTX 2060 SUPER custom card price lists.

Updated @ 2019-07-25
– Added the gaming performance, price-performance and power efficiency summaries.

Updated @ 2019-07-24
– Added all three in-depth reviews (RTX 2080 SUPER | RTX 2070 SUPER | RTX 2060 SUPER), as well as other articles and guides.

Updated @ 2019-07-03
– Added the correct GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER TMU count and performance.

Updated @ 2019-07-02
– Added the official NVIDIA SUPER tech briefing and first look videos.
– Added a new NVIDIA SUPER vs AMD RX 5700 comparison section.
– Added details of new GIGABYTE SUPER custom cards.
– Updated the specifications.

Updated @ 2019-07-01
– Updated the price list.
– Added a new section on the NVIDIA SUPER game bundle

Updated @ 2019-06-30
– Updated the specifications of the NVIDIA Super cards.
– Updated details of their availability and custom cards
– Added a new Increased TDP section.

Updated @ 2019-06-28
– Added details about ASUS and GIGABYTE Super cards.
– Added the CONFIRMED announcement date and time!
– Added a new NVIDIA Super video teaser!

Updated @ 2019-06-27 : Added the first-ever picture of the NVIDIA SUPER graphics card, and RTX-OPS calculation.

Updated @ 2019-06-21 : Added new shocking rumours about their launch prices, and dates.

Updated @ 2019-06-14 : Added new details to various sections, including price and launch date.

Originally posted @ 2019-06-13

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Price Comparison!

To help you get the best deal for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, here is our price comparison for the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Primer

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has an NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 2560 stream processors.

This gives it 160 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 283 GT/s and 113 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 1750 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s.

By offering significantly better performance than the RTX 2070 at the same price point, it’s probably going to sell well as the RTX 2060 SUPER!

For more details on RTX SUPER, we recommend these articles :

 

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Price Comparison

Here is a price comparison of the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY) custom cards that are available, as of 17 August 2019 :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2070 SUPER EVO NA NA $1018.02 NA
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070 SUPER EVO OC $1044.23 £569.79 NA RM 2,750
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced $584.99 £683.64 $1121.06 RM 2,999
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $549.99 £539.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER XC Gaming
$629.99 £656.18 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Black Gaming NA £569.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming $519.99 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX
NA NA $890.02 RM 2,348
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX Gamer Black NA NA $912.09 NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070 SUPER
NA £599.99 $1059.89 RM 2,929
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC White $749.99 £569.99 NA RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC
$529.99 £548.99 $984.44 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Windforce OC
$579.00 £548.99 $950.71 RM 2,559
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus OC
$519.99 £529.99 $946.63 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio
$722.79 £578.99 NA RM 2,590
PNY RTX 2070 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £579.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2070 SUPER Blower 8G NA £559.99 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £559.99 NA RM 2,599
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP
NA £509.00 NA RM 2,379
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan $549.99 £489.00 NA RM 2,369

Currently, the price of the average RTX 2070 custom card is significantly higher than the RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition. So it might make a lot more sense to get that instead, or wait until prices drop a little.

Recommended : Here Are The First GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Custom Cards!

 

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The NVIDIA RTX Super Price + Game Bundle Guide!

Let’s take a look at the official NVIDIA RTX Super price list, and the free games they will be bundled with!

We will also share with you the latest price guide for the RTX 2080 Super, RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 custom cards!

 

NVIDIA RTX SUPER RTX Primer

Designed to extend NVIDIA’s performance lead against the new AMD Navi-based graphics cards, the NVIDIA RTX SUPER graphics cards are based on cut-down versions of existing GeForce RTX models.

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the most powerful RTX graphics card that money can buy.

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER : Everything You Need To Know!

 

The NVIDIA RTX Super Price List

The NVIDIA RTX Super cards cost the same, or a little more, than current RTX cards. Here is what their launch price list looks like, compared to their predecessors :

  • RTX 2080 Ti : $999 / ~£801 / ~€897 / ~RM 4,114
  • RTX 2080 SUPER : $699 / ~£551 / ~€620 / ~RM 2,486
  • RTX 2080 : $699 / ~£551 / ~€620 / ~RM 2,486
  • RTX 2070 SUPER : $499 / ~£394 / ~€442 / ~RM 2,079
  • RTX 2070 : $499 / ~£394 / ~€442 / ~RM 2,079
  • RTX 2060 SUPER : $399 / ~£314 / ~€351 / ~RM 1,649
  • RTX 2060 : $349 / ~£275 / ~€309 / ~RM 1,454

NVIDIA naturally dropped the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 because they were no longer competitive, so this is what the new GeForce RTX 20 line-up will look like :

  • RTX 2080 Ti : $999 / ~£801 / ~€897 / ~RM 4,114
  • RTX 2080 SUPER : $699 / ~£551 / ~€620 / ~RM 2,486
  • RTX 2070 SUPER : $499 / ~£394 / ~€442 / ~RM 2,079
  • RTX 2060 SUPER : $399 / ~£314 / ~€351 / ~RM 1,649
  • RTX 2060 : $349 / ~£275 / ~€309 / ~RM 1,454

Yes, there will only be FIVE GeForce RTX 20 series cards, at the end of the day.

Recommended : How & Why NVIDIA Calculates RTX-OPS For GeForce RTX!

 

NVIDIA RTX Super Game Bundle

All three Super RTX models will come bundled with two free games – Wolfenstein : Youngblood and Control.

You will be able to install and play Wolfenstein : Youngblood with immediate effect, but 505 Games will only release Control on 27 August 2019.

Recommended : Control : What You Need To Game With Ray-Traced Graphics!

 

NVIDIA RTX Super Custom Card Price Lists

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060 SUPER EVO
$419.99 £423.74 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2060 SUPER EVO OC
$429.99 £439.99 NA RM 2,050
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER OC
$469.99 £473.88 $869.37 RM 2,200
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2060 SUPER Advanced
$464.99 £479.99 $847.98 NA
EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER XC Gaming
$439.99 £439.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming
$449.99 £449.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2060 SUPER SC Ultra Gaming
$409.00 £389.99 NA NA
GALAX RTX 2060 SUPER EX
NA NA $689.00 RM 1,888
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2060 SUPER
$449.99 £449.98 $845.99 RM 2,299
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming OC
$419.99 £428.85 $749.00 RM 2,179
GIGABYTE RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce OC
$445.00 £421.19 $749.00 RM 2,089
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Ventus OC
$409.99 £411.59 $756.33 RM 1,890
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Gaming X
$429.99 £424.99 $785.23 RM 1,989
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER Armor OC
$419.99 £451.28 NA RM 1,889
MSI RTX 2060 SUPER AERO ITX NA NA $738.18 NA
PNY RTX 2060 SUPER Dual Fan
NA £409.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2060 SUPER XLR8 OC Dual Fan
NA £454.74 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER AMP Extreme
$439.99 £438.99 $989.98 RM 2,089
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER AMP
$574.99 £419.00 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Mini
$399.99 £389.94 NA RM 1,849
ZOTAC RTX 2060 SUPER Twin Fan NA NA NA RM 1,899

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS DUAL RTX 2070 SUPER EVO NA NA $1018.02 NA
ASUS TURBO RTX 2070 SUPER EVO OC $1044.23 £569.79 NA RM 2,750
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2070 SUPER Advanced $584.99 £683.64 $1121.06 RM 2,999
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $549.99 £539.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER XC Gaming
$629.99 £656.18 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Black Gaming NA £569.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming $519.99 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX
NA NA $890.02 RM 2,348
GALAX RTX 2070 SUPER EX Gamer Black NA NA $912.09 NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070 SUPER
NA £599.99 $1059.89 RM 2,929
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC White $749.99 £569.99 NA RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming OC
$529.99 £548.99 $984.44 RM 2,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2070 SUPER Windforce OC
$579.00 £548.99 $950.71 RM 2,559
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Ventus OC
$519.99 £529.99 $946.63 RM 2,389
MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio
$722.79 £578.99 NA RM 2,590
PNY RTX 2070 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £579.99 NA NA
PNY RTX 2070 SUPER Blower 8G NA £559.99 NA NA
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £559.99 NA RM 2,599
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER AMP
NA £509.00 NA RM 2,379
ZOTAC RTX 2070 SUPER Twin Fan $549.99 £489.00 NA RM 2,369

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Custom Card Price List (18 August 2019)

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85 NA
NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition $789.99 $1,455.00 NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £790.25 NA NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER Blower 8G $2,050.41 £751.98 $2,050.41 NA
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £739.00 NA RM 3,599
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP
$739.99 £709.99 NA RM 3,399
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan NA £699.98 NA RM 4,089.59

Recommended : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

 

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Revision History

Updated @ 2019-08-16 : Updated the RTX 2080 Super, RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super price lists

Updated @ 2019-07-27 : Added the RTX 2080 Super custom card price list

Updated @ 2019-07-26 : Added the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super custom card price list

Updated @ 2019-07-02 : Added the leaked RTX Super custom card price list

Updated @ 2019-07-01 : Added the confirmed Super RTX price list + free game bundle

Updated @ 2019-06-22 : Added new shocking rumours about their launch dates.

Originally posted @ 2019-06-21

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition Review!

Of the three NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is the one true SUPER card.

Instead of using cut-down versions of existing cards, it boasts a full TU104 GPU, higher clock speeds and faster GDDR6 memory!

Find out how the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER matches up against the competition, including the flagship AMD Radeon VII graphics card!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Primer

Designed to extend NVIDIA’s performance lead against the new AMD Navi-based graphics cards, the NVIDIA RTX SUPER graphics cards are based on cut-down versions of existing GeForce RTX models.

The GeForce RTX 2060 survives to remain the cheapest RTX card you can buy, while the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti remains the most powerful RTX graphics card that money can buy.

This is how the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER series compares to the older NVIDIA GeForce RTX series.

Specifications RTX
2080 Ti
RTX
2080
SUPER
RTX
2080
RTX
2070
SUPER
RTX
2070
RTX
2060
SUPER
RTX
2060
GPU TU102
-300
TU104
-450
TU104
-400
TU104
-410
TU106
-400
TU106
-410
TU106
-200
CUDA Cores 4352 3072 2944 2560 2304 2176 1920
Base Clock 1350 MHz 1650 MHz 1515 MHz 1605 MHz 1410 MHz 1470 MHz 1365 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1815 MHz 1710 MHz 1770 MHz 1620 MHz 1650 MHz 1680 MHz
TMUs 272 192 184 160 144 136 120
Min. Texture Fill Rate 367.2 GT/s 316.8 GT/s 278.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 203.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s 163.8 GT/s
Max. Texture Fill Rate 420.2 GT/s 348.5 GT/s 314.6 GT/s 283.2 GT/s 233.3 GT/s 224.4 GT/s 201.6 GT/s
ROPs 88 64 64 64 64 64 48
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 118.8 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 97.0 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 90.2 GP/s 94.1 GP/s 65.5 GP/s
Max. Pixel Fill Rate 136.0 GP/s 116.2 GP/s 109.4 GP/s 113.3 GP/s 103.7 GP/s 105.6 GP/s 80.6 GP/s
Tensor Cores 544 384 368 320 288 272 240
RTX-OPS 76 T 63 T 57 T 52 T 42 T 41 T 37 T
Giga Rays/s 10 8 8 7 6 6 5
Memory Size 11 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 6 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Bandwidth 616 GB/s 496 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 336 GB/s
TGP 250 watts 250 watts 215 watts 215 watts 175 watts 175 watts 160 watts
Launch Price $999 $699 $699 $499 $499 $399 $349

Recommended : How & Why NVIDIA Calculates RTX-OPS For GeForce RTX!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Price + Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER has a launch price that starts at $699 / ~£560 / ~€623 / ~RM 2,875. This makes it $100 more expensive than the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.

Here are some direct purchase links and prices of various AIB custom cards (prices accurate as of 18 August 2019) :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85 NA
NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition $789.99 $1,455.00 NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER XLR8 OC Triple Fan
NA £790.25 NA NA
PNY RTX 2080 SUPER Blower 8G $2,050.41 £751.98 $2,050.41 NA
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Extreme NA £739.00 NA RM 3,599
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER AMP
$739.99 £709.99 NA RM 3,399
ZOTAC RTX 2080 SUPER Twin Fan NA £699.98 NA RM 4,089.59
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Unboxing The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) comes in a large cardboard box that doubles as a stand. Let’s take a quick look around, before we unbox it and see what we find inside!

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) package is rather basic, but for those who are still using monitors with DVI ports, the bundled DP-to-DVI dongle will be very useful.

Next Page > NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER : Hands On + Key Features

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Hands On!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has the full NVIDIA TU104 GPU with 3072 stream processors.

This gives it 192 TMUs and 64 ROPS, delivering a peak output of 349 GT/s and 116 GP/s, thanks to its higher clock speeds.

Its 8 GB of GDDR6 memory runs at a higher speed speed of 1937.5 MHz, giving it a peak memory bandwidth of 496 GB/s.

Even though the TU104 GPU is fabricated on the 12 nm process technology, the card only needs 250 watts of power.

 

NVIDIA Turing

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER series continues to use the NVIDIA Turing microarchitecture, the first to introduce real-time ray tracing capabilities and new Tensor Cores.

It also continues to benefit from NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super-Sampling), which can be used to deliver better than TAA quality with a significantly lower performance penalty, or much better image quality – equivalent to 64X super sampling.

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RTX 2080 SUPER Power Requirements

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) is a true SUPER version of the GeForce RTX 2080.

It uses the full TU104 GPU with additional 256 stream processors, so it comes to no surprise that it would require 250 watts of power as well.

Like the GeForce RTX 2080 and the RTX 2070 SUPER, you will need a power supply with both 6-pin and 8-pin PCI Express power cables.

 

RTX 2080 SUPER Display Ports

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) has three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, each supporting up to 8K HDR resolution at 60 Hz, or 4K HDR at 120 Hz or more.

There is also a tiny USB-C VirtualLink port, which allows you to connect a VR headset. But guess what – it works like a standard USB-C port, so you can also connect any USB-C device to it!

For compatibility with older displays, there is a HDMI 2.0b port, which supports up to 4K HDR displays at up to 60 Hz… as well as a DP-to-DVI dongle, which allows you to hook it up to older monitors with a DVI port.

Next Page > RTX 2080 SUPER : Thermal Output, Noise Level + 3DMark Results

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Benchmarking Notes

In this review, we will take a look at its gaming performance, in comparison to 7 other graphics cards :

Here is a quick comparison of their key specifications :

Min. Texture
Fill Rate
Min. Pixel
Fill Rate
Memory
Size + Type
Memory
Bandwidth
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 331.5 GT/s 130.2 GP/s 11 GB GDDR5X 484 GB/s
Radeon VII 336.0 GT/s 89.6 GP/s 16 GB HBM2 1028 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 316.8 GT/s 105.6 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 496 GB/s
Radeon RX Vega 64 319.2 GT/s 81.5 GP/s 8 GB HBM2 484 GB/s
GeForce GTX 2070 SUPER 256.8 GT/s 102.7 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
Radeon RX 5700 211 GT/s 93.8 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 199.9 GT/s 94.1 GP/s 8 GB GDDR6 448 GB/s
GeForce RTX 2060 163.8 GT/s 65.5 GP/s 6 GB GDDR6 336 GB/s

Here are the specifications of the AMD testbed we used.

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Motherboard ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Memory Speed G.SKILL Sniper X DDR4-3400 (8 GB x 2)
Corsair Vengeance LPX
DDR4-3200 (8 GB x 2)
Monitor Dell P2415Q Ultra HD Monitor
Storage Western Digital Black²
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Thermal Output

We recorded the peak exhaust temperatures of those cards, to see how much heat they throw out. Take a look…

Note that these are not the recorded temperatures, but how much hotter the exhaust air is above ambient temperature.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Noise Level

In case you are wondering how loud the cooler is, we recorded it running Time Spy Extreme benchmark at the 4K resolution.

The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) is quite a bit louder than the RTX 2070 SUPER (US | UK | MY), and much louder than the RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY).

But the two fans sure do keep it running cool, even during heavy loads!

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Synthetic Game Test – 3DMark

We used 3DMark’s Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme synthetic benchmarks, which offers a great approximation of gaming performance in general.

The Time Spy and Time Spy Extreme benchmarks support DirectX 12, and the latest features like asynchronous compute, and multi-threading support.

Time Spy – 2560 x 1440

In the Time Spy test, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was far ahead of the competition.

It was 14% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 24.5% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 33% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a whopping 50% faster than the Radeon RX 5700!

Let’s see how much of an effect they have on the overall gaming score…

It turned out to be 12% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 25% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 27% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a 41% faster than the Radeon RX 5700!

Time Spy Extreme – 3840 x 2160

At the higher 4K resolution, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) maintained its lead over the other cards.

It was 13.5% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 23% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 31% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and a whopping 53% faster than the new Radeon RX 5700!

And here were their overall gaming scores at 4K…

Its overall performance gap tightened a little at 4K.

It was now 11% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 19% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 26% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 44% faster than the Radeon RX 5700!

Next Page > RTX 2080 SUPER : F1 2019 + World War Z Performance

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F1 2019

F1 2019 is a really new racing game by Codemasters, released on 28 June 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was 11% faster than the Radeon VII, 13% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 32% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 34% faster than the the Radeon RX 5700 and Vega 64 graphics cards.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was now 13% faster than the Radeon VII, 16% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 38% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards.

2160p Gaming Resolution

When we bumped up the resolution to 4K, it was the only graphics card to deliver frame rates in excess of 60 fps at all times.

It was now 17% faster than the Radeon VII and RTX 2070 SUPER, and 41.5% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards.

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World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively new third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

Note : This game is known to be highly optimised for AMD Radeon cards.

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, World War Z was CPU-limited even with the new AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor. So these results do not accurately reflect the performance of the cards.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was just 2% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 9% faster than the Radeon VII and RTX 2060 SUPER, and 12% faster than the RX 5700 and GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

1440p Gaming Resolution

When we kicked up the resolution, it was now 7% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 8.5% faster than the Radeon VII, 10.5% faster than the Vega 64 and RX 5700 graphics cards.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) surprisingly lost to the Radeon VII by 4%.

On the other hand, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER and Vega 64, and 40% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and the Radeon RX 5700.

Next Page > RTX 2080 SUPER : The Division 2 + Strange Brigade Performance

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The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a new third-person shooter game released in March 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was 13% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 17.5% faster than the Radeon VII, 31% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 46% faster than the Radeon RX 5700.

1440p Gaming Resolution

When we bumped the resolution to 1440p, it was 17% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 22% faster than the Radeon VII, 41% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 53% faster than the Radeon RX 5700.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, it was 17% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 23% faster than the Radeon VII, 45.5% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and an astounding 60% faster than the Radeon RX 5700.

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Strange Brigade

Strange Brigade is also a third-person shooter game, released in August 2018.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the Ultra High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was 14-15% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER and Radeon VII, 34% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 44% faster than the Radeon RX 5700.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, it was 12.5% faster than the Radeon VII, 15% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, 34% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, and 43% faster than the Radeon RX 5700.

2160p Gaming Resolution

When we increased the resolution to 4K, it was just 2.4% faster than the Radeon VII, basically a tie.

On the other hand, it was 16% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER, and 34% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700.

Next Page > RTX 2080 SUPER : Metro Exodus + AOTS Performance

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Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is a relatively new first-person shooter game, released in February 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Ultra settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was 10-11% faster than the Radeon VIIGTX 1080 Ti, and RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards, and 27-29% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700.

1440p Gaming Resolution

At 1440p, it was 8.5% faster than the Radeon VII, 12% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2070 SUPER; 23% faster than the RX 5700, and 33% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and Vega 64.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, it was just 5% faster than the Radeon VII, but 14% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2070 SUPER; and 33% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and Vega 64.

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Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 realtime strategy game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, AOTS is CPU-limited. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) more or less tied with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Radeon VIIRadeon RX 5700 and RTX 2070 SUPER.

1440p Gaming Resolution

Even at 1440p, it was still CPU limited. It was just 3% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2070 SUPER, and 5% faster than the Radeon VII and Radeon RX 5700.

2160p Gaming Resolution

At 4K, we could finally see the performance difference between the eight cards.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was now 12% faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER and Radeon VII, 17% faster than the Radeon RX 5700, and 29% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER.

Next Page > RTX 2080 SUPER : Our Verdict, Game Bundle, Price + Availability

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER – Our Verdict!

Coming up with the RTX SUPER cards was easy for NVIDIA. They reused the same NVIDIA Turing GPUs that powered the RTX 20 series.

But of the three RTX SUPER cards they released, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) is the one true SUPER card.

While the RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER use cut-down versions of the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 cards respectively, the RTX 2080 SUPER uses the full TU104 GPU and came with higher clock speeds, and faster GDDR6 memory.

This allows it to be much faster than a regular RTX 2080, at the same price point!

NVIDIA naturally dropped the RTX 2080, offering consumers the choice of the much faster RTX 2080 SUPER, or the much cheaper RTX 2070 SUPER.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) far outclasses the RX 5700, and the RX 5700 XT. But we managed to get our hands on the Radeon VII, which arguably is its closest AMD rival. Here is a summary of their performance in our six real world game benchmarks :

  • F1 2019 : RTX 2080S is faster by 11% (1080p), 13% (1440p) and 17% (2160p)
  • World War Z : RTX 2080S is 9% faster at 1080p and 1440p, Radeon VII is 4% faster at 2160p
  • The Division 2 : RTX 2080S is 17.5% faster at 1080p, 22-23% faster at 1440p and 2160p
  • Strange Brigade : RTX 2080S is 15% faster at 1080p, 12.5% faster at 1440p, but ties with the Radeon VII at 2160p
  • Metro Exodus : RTX 2080S is 10% faster at 1080p, 8.5% faster at 1440p, and just 5% faster at 2160p
  • AOTS : RTX 2080S is 5% faster at 1440p, and 12% faster at 2160p

Generally, we would say that GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) is roughly 10-15% faster than the Radeon VII and the RTX 2070 SUPER.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (US | UK | MY) is not only the one true SUPER card, it is the only one that can reliably deliver 4K gaming performance at 60 fps and beyond.

It is therefore, the logical choice, for those who want to game at 4K with most, if not all, of the graphics bells and whistles turned on.

However, you must be prepared to pay a 40% price premium of $200 over the RTX 2070 SUPER for roughly 12.5% better performance.

If you plan to game at 1440p, or don’t mind turning down some graphics features, buy the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER instead.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Game Bundle

NVIDIA is bundling TWO GAMES – Wolfenstein : Youngblood and Control – with the RTX 2080 SUPER. They are worth at least $50, so that’s a really nice deal… if you like those games.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER – Where To Buy

Here are some direct purchase links and prices of various AIB custom cards (prices accurate as of 18 August 2019) :

Model US UK Australia Malaysia
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Advanced OC $789.99 £739.99 $1,535.21 RM 3,999
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming OC $739.99 £823.29 NA NA
ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080S Gaming NA £803.09 NA NA
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO OC $729.99 £731.55 NA RM 3,750
ASUS DUAL RTX 2080 SUPER EVO
NA £763.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Hybrid Gaming $789.99 £770.39 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Ultra Gaming $836.19 £769.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Ultra Gaming $789.99 £739.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER XC Gaming
$729.99 £729.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Black Gaming $699.99 £689.99 NA NA
EVGA RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming $849.93 NA NA NA
GALAX RTX 2080 SUPER EX
NA NA $1,234.80 RM 3,288
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080S WATERFORCE $839.99 £844.44 NA NA
GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2080 SUPER
NA £799.99 $1,419.00 RM 3,939
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming OC
$739.99 £734.99 $1,380.80 RM 3,699
GIGABYTE RTX 2080 SUPER Turbo NA £826.42 NA NA
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Gaming X Trio $759.99 £774.96 $1,398.06 RM 3,790
MSI RTX 2080 SUPER Ventus OC
$729.99 £778.67 $1,328.85