In this comparison we are not going to assess which of the two graphics cards is better, since by definition the RTX 2080 SUPER GPU is superior to the RTX 2070 SUPER GPU. What we are going to do is put them face to face and assess whether the price premium that the RTX 2080 SUPER has is worth it.
RTX 2070 SUPER vs RTX 2080 SUPER – Currently, these are the prices they have in stores, selecting a Gigabyte model that is the cheapest in this case in both models.
As you can see there is a price difference of about 215 euros between these graphics cards, something that more or less coincides with the $ 200 difference in their launch prices according to NVIDIA, so now what you have to assess is, does it deserve Is it worth paying more for what the RTX 2080 SUPER will give you in exchange? Let’s see it in the technical comparison.
Based on the technical specifications, it is quite clear that the RTX 2080 SUPER is a graphic that will give us better performance, especially in games. Not only is it faster, but it has more Shaders, VRAM bandwidth and has more RT and Tensor Cores for Ray Tracing. Of this there is no doubt.
As for the heatsink, both use the same in the case of reference models as well as custom models, such as the one we have given as an example of Gigabyte. Here the TDP of the graphics comes into consideration, since the RTX 2070 SUPER has a theoretical consumption of 35 W less, so it will consume less energy, will heat less and therefore the heatsink fans will make less noise.
In terms of relative performance, the RTX 2080 SUPER is on average 13% higher than the RTX 2070 SUPER.
As we indicated at the beginning the price difference between the two graphics cards is just over 200 euros, and the performance difference is on average 13% in favor of the RTX 2080 SUPER.
We are talking about graphics that already belong to the high range, so it really is not too much difference in money to pay.
If we had to choose one of these two graphics cards, we believe that the RTX 2070 is a better option since the performance difference between the two does not justify the price increase, except that you intend to play at 4K resolution with everything at maximum, in which case it would be more worth investing in the RTX 2080 SUPER since we will need every FPS we can squeeze for this resolution.