RTX 4080 SUPER Review

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$999 is a much lower price than the RTX 4080 MSRP- but the performance increase is minor

Overview: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER is a powerhouse graphics card, designed for high-end gaming and demanding creative applications. It excels in delivering top-notch performance, thanks to its advanced NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture.

The RTX 4080 SUPER sits above the RTX 4080 which did not have a great reception at launch due to its higher price point. Since launch, the price has come down but its still very high. The RTX 4080 SUPER is launching at an MSRP of $999 which makes it much more attractive – the only issue is if gamers can actually find it at this price at launch and we hope so. The RTX 4080 is being replaced by the SUPER variant in its current lineup. This is the 3rd and final refresh from Nvidia at $200 cheaper than its counterpart but the performance leap is surprisingly low here.

Key Features:

  1. New Streaming Multiprocessors: Enhanced performance and power efficiency, delivering up to 2x improvements.
  2. 4th Generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow: Powers AI technologies like NVIDIA DLSS 3 for improved frame rates.
  3. 3rd Generation RT Cores: Offers up to 2x ray tracing performance, creating highly detailed virtual environments.
  4. Ada Memory Subsystem: Increased L2 cache for better performance, reduced memory traffic, and power efficiency.
  5. Shader Execution Reordering (SER): Doubles the efficiency of ray tracing operations.
  6. DLSS 3.5: AI-driven graphics enhancement for higher performance and ray tracing quality.
  7. NVIDIA Studio: Optimal performance for 3D rendering, video editing, and live streaming.
  8. AV1 Encoder: 8th generation encoder providing 40% more efficiency than H.264, benefiting streamers, broadcasters, and video callers.

Let’s unbox this card and discuss it further on the next page.