As I mentioned this is the first RTX 2080 Super card that we’ve got our hands on. The biggest thing to take-away from the Super series from NVIDIA is that it gives gamers more performance / value for their money compared to the original 20-series. With that said do these cards really even need to be here? The Super series really is just a reaction to AMD’s RX 5700 series. While the RTX 2070 Super really seemed like an upgrade over the RTX 2070, the RTX 2080 Super just does not seem as exciting. In our testing it was only really around 5% faster than the RTX 2080. So again we beg the question does this card even need to exist?
The Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Super AMP comes with a slight factory overclock (1845 MHz vs 1815 MHz) and a very nice dual-fan custom cooling solution. The card looks great and you even get some RGB lighting on the side of the card. The slight overclock will get you a couple more FPS in games, but it is not going to be noticeable. The cooling solution did a great job keeping the maxed out TU104 nice and cool and it was not all that loud, although a little louder than some of the other cards we’ve tested lately. The card also has a very nice metal full-cover backplate, which not only helps with stability, but it is going to look quite nice in your system.
So what type of performance can you expect from the RTX 2080 Super? When gaming in 1080p you’ll get super-high (120+) frame rates in most titles with the settings turned all the way up. If you move up to 1440p gaming you get very-high (70-100) frame rates in most titles with the settings turned all the way up. Finally if you plan on gaming at 4K expect frame rates around 60 FPS in most titles with the settings turned all the way up. Obviously those numbers will increase if you turn down the settings a little. So we can definitely recommend this card for gaming in all three major resolutions.
Zotac has this card priced at $729.99 at our favorite online retailer, which is only around a 4% premium over the reference card. The extra $30 gets you a factory overclock, custom cooling solution, and some RGB lighting. This premium seems about right for this card. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Super AMP Graphics Card a 9 out of 10 score.
– Factory overclock
– Pretty good cooling solution
– Sleek design
– Firestorm app works quite well
– Capable of 4K60+ gaming
– Does the RTX 2080 Super even need to exist?
– Fans are a little loud compared to other cards we’ve tested lately