Over the last few weeks, we have focused almost exclusively on AMD’s Navi-based graphics cards. Today, we step over to Team Green, with a look at Palit’s RTX 2080 SUPER WGRP. WGRP stands for ‘White GameRock Premium’, and this is a limited edition model with the white shroud. You can, however, pick up a regular GRP in black if you prefer. As Palit’s flagship 2080 SUPER card, just how well does it perform?
The Palit RTX 2080 SUPER WGRP isn’t just a pretty face, though – it is rocking a custom PCB with enhanced power delivery, a factory overclocked core and a beefy 2.7-slot cooler as well. Priced at £749.99 here in the UK – though currently on sale for £709.99 at Overclockers UK – you’re certainly paying a fair premium over the £669 price of the Founders Edition, so has Palit done enough to justify the extra expense?
|GPU||RTX 2080 SUPER||RTX 2080 (FE)||RTX 2070 SUPER||RTX 2070 (FE)||RTX 2060 SUPER|
|Rays Cast||8 Giga Rays||8 Giga Rays||7 Giga Rays||6 Giga Rays||6 Giga Rays|
|GPU Boost Clock||1815 MHz||1800 MHz||1770 MHz||1710 MHz||1650 MHz|
|Memory Data Rate||15.5 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Total Video Memory||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||496.1 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||448 GB/sec||448 GB/sec|
As a quick refresher of the core spec of RTX 2080 SUPER, it is based on the same TU104 GPU as the vanilla RTX 2080 but the difference is the 2080 SUPER uses a full implementation of that GPU – so it has an extra 2 SMs, or 128 CUDA cores, versus the TU104 found in RTX 2080.
Touching on clock speed, reference RTX 2080 SUPER ships with an 1815MHz boost clock, but Palit has upped that by 45MHz. It may not sound like much, but we do also have to factor in GPU Boost so the card will likely be running faster than 1860MHz anyway, but that is something we look at later in this review.
On top of that, while there is still 8GB GDDR6 memory as per vanilla RTX 080, 2080 SUPER has memory modules rated at 15.5Gbps, up from 14Gbps from the card’s predecessor. Total graphics power is rated at 250W, which is the same as the Founders Edition.