NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition – Pricing and Availability
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition is now available and it comes with a retail price of $699. That’s right! There’s no more premium price on this graphics card. The previous RTX 2080 Founders Edition was priced at $799; so this time, not only that the RTX 2080 Super card offered a small performance bump from its predecessor, it’s also hundred dollars cheaper as well. $699 is also the suggested retail price for a base RTX 2080 Super graphics card. Expect custom cards from partners will be priced higher than the Founders Edition.
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NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition Review – Conclusion
There you have it guys! You have seen the numbers on the previous pages and generally speaking the new GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition is just around 7% to 10% faster than its predecessor; give or take depending on the game. That’s basically the TL;DR if you want to know how fast the new RTX 2080 Super graphics card. Is it a bad product? I guess not! But it’s not a very exciting product.
The RTX 2080 Super doesn’t really have any competition at this time, just like the RTX 2080 Ti. Even the outgoing or discontinued RTX 2080 doesn’t have a competition. Well, the Radeon VII was supposed to be its competitor, but the RTX 2080 was more efficient than the Radeon VII; not to mention the Radeon VII lacks ray-tracing capabilities. I don’t think that the new RTX 2080 Super is a bad product at all. In fact, it’s better than its predecessor since it is a hundred dollars cheaper than the RTX 2080 FE while offering a bit of extra performance. It’s just that we didn’t see the same performance increase that we saw in the RTX 2060 Super and perhaps the RTX 2070 Super from their respective predecessors.
So, who is the RTX 2080 Super graphics card for? This graphics card is great for people who are using a 1440p high refresh rate to 4K UHD monitor. Well, perhaps if you are playing graphics intensive game at 4K, I’d still recommend the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti over the RTX 2080 Super if your budget allows it. Also, if you plan to play games with ray tracing, the RTX 2080 Super and the RTX 2080 Ti will offer a better gaming experience with ray tracing enabled compared to their little brothers.
Aesthetically speaking, I love the design of the RTX Founders Edition graphics card. It’s an all-metal build with dual axial fans. They run very silent, but if you want a much lower GPU temperature, you’ll have to get those big chunky custom-designed graphics card with triple fans from NVIDIA’s partners. The only problem is, they tend to cost more than the Founders Edition. Seriously, if you want a good RTX 2080 Super at base price, the Founders Edition is your best choice. If you want a much cooler and gaming-looking / gaming-centric version (with RGBs) of this graphics card, check out the custom design from the partners. But expect to pay north of $700 USD.
At the end of the day, the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition is still a good solid graphics card, with no competition and offers a better price/performance than its bigger brother the RTX 2080 Ti. If the RTX 2080 Ti is simply way out of your budget, then this is currently the best option after the RTX 2080 Ti.