GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, A Familiar Card For $200 Less
My God, It’s Full of SKUs
Today we meet NVIDIA’s RTX 4080 SUPER, a card very similar to the original RTX 4080 but with an MSRP of US$1000 which is $200 less than the original launched at. The reference RTX 4080 SUPER looks a bit better on paper, 2550 MHz Boost GPU versus 2505 and memory of 1438 MHz as opposed to 1400 MHz and with 512 more cores for a total of 10240. Apart from those small bumps it is still the same AD103 that the original RTX 4080 had at it’s heart. Sebastian’s review showed a 2% increase in performance on the RTX 4080 SUPER compared to the original, which is not terribly impressive. Really, this launch is about cutting $200 from the obnoxious pricing that the RTX 4080 has.
If you are wondering if there might be a bit more headroom, considering the astounding number of SKUs below, the impressively Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 Super AMP Extreme Airo has a Boost of 2610 MHz out of the box. With a little extra power and a bit of work TechPowerUp were able to get the card to average 2986 MHz core and 1608 MHz memory in game. That jump does help performance a bit, around a 5% boost but does nothing to close the gap with the RTX 4090. The thing is that this card is an extra $100, which is hard to justify spending for such a small boost. Then again, maybe you need the RGBs Zotac added?
The Zotac GeForce RTX 4080 Super AMP Extreme AIRO elevates your gaming setup with mesmerizing ARGB lighting. Its sizable triple-slot, triple-fan cooler ensures low temperatures, complemented by a factory overclock for added performance.