While there are some differences between the 2080 Super and other RTX models (such as SM and shading later numbers, TMU, and ROP), all RTX 2080, 2080 Super and 2070 Super cards use the same TU104 silicon under the hood. . The TU104 mold is manufactured according to the TSMC 12nm FFN (FinFET Nvidia) process with 13.6 billion transistors on a 545mm square die. All three TU104 cards come with 8GB of GDDR6 installed in a 256-bit bus.
On the EVGA RTX 2080 Super Hybrid XC the clock speed is set at a base clock of 1,650MHz with a graduation clock of 1,830MHz. Unlike AMD cards, the boost hours listed on the Nvidia GPU are higher than the minimum while AMD’s push hours are maximum (they are very close to the game clock). The card’s memory speed is set to 1938MHz (15.5Gbps effective), resulting in a bandwidth of 496.1GB / s. This configuration is sufficient for games with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 or 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD).
The Nvidia Founders Edition model lists the Geforce RTX 2080 Super as 250W and recommends a 650W power supply. EVGA does not change the power draw or power supply recommendation for the Hybrid XC. Required 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connector.
The following table summarizes the specifications of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 TI, RTX 2080 Super, and RTX 2080 founders, as well as EVGA and Asus RTX 2080 super cards.
The EVGA RTX 2080 Super Hybrid XC is a two-slot video card measuring 10.4 x 4.4 x 1.6 inches (265.6 x 111.2 x 40 mm). The card is full-sized and is over an inch of the width of the ATX motherboard, making this card longer, although it is certainly not the largest we’ve tested. Height should not be a concern as it will fit on an I / O board, but due to the length it may not fit in small form factor (SFF) systems. Be sure to check the space inside the chassis before purchasing.
Like the air-cooled card, our EVGA hybrid cooler uses a sleek plastic lid called the GeForce RTX 2080 Super in its fumigated color shell. The designation “EVGA Hybrid” only shines through the RGBs we find. To the right is a single ~ 85 mm fan directly connected to a large heatsink, which blows cold air through voltage regulating units and from the rear and I / O side. The back of the card has a black matte powder coated metal back panel that protects the back of the printed circuit board and helps neutralize the voltage.
To cool the GPU and memory, the 120mm cooler attaches directly to the GPU core, while the dedicated motherboard connects directly to the water-cooled unit for optimal memory temperature. Cooler per inch (FPI) with high wings attached to it is an interchangeable 120 mm fan that does a great job of transferring air silently. Both fans have their own curves and can be controlled manually with EVGA Precision X1 software. The VRM fan turns off when working in idle and low load modes, which helps reduce noise.
The EVGA RTX 2080 Super Hybrid XC uses a reference PCB with an 8 + 2 (GPU and memory) VRM setting. The GPU VRM is controlled by the uP9512P 8-channel part, while the VRM is controlled by the uP9529P controller. The GDDR6 chipset is hidden under a motherboard manufactured by Samsung (P / N K4Z80325BC-HC16) and is intended to operate for 2.
The I / O ports on the EVGA card are a standard fare for Turing’s high-end and include three DisplayPort (1.4b), an HDMI (2.0b) port, and a virtual USB Type-C port for the VR version.
Our current graphics card testing system features an Intel Core i9-9900K, 8-core / 16-thread CPU that routinely ranks as the fastest gaming CPU. The MSI MEG Z390 Ace motherboard is paired with 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4-3200 CL16 (CMK32GX4M2B3200C16) memory. Keeping the CPU cool is the Corsair H150i Pro RGB AIO, as well as a Sharken 120mm fan for normal airflow through the test system. Our OS and game collection
Over the last few months, we have looked at several Turing-based Nvidia cards that are some of the best graphics cards available and are often rated near the top of the GPU hierarchy. None of them were like the EVGA RTX 2080 Super XC Hybrid, which consists of an air cooler and an integrated liquid-cooled solution to hold the GPU and memory tepid. In theory, this should lower the temperature and allow booster to work for hours compared to most air-cooled solutions with potential noise reduction.
The EVGA RTX 2080 Super Hybrid XC that we have reviewed comes with a smaller factory overclocking speed (+ 15MHz at reference speed) on the core and a similar 1938MHz (15.5Gbps) clock speed on the RAM. We will see how this card compares its hybrid cooling solution with the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition (FE), Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Super OC, RTX 2080 Super FE and Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Super FE. AMD is represented in this review as the ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi and Radeon VII and the reference RX 5700 and 5700 XT.
While performance was similar between the EVGA Hybrid XC and other Super 2080 cards, differences exist between them in cooling solutions, features, and price. At the time of writing, both the EVGA RTX 2080 Super Hybrid XC and Asus ROG Streaks are around $ 780, while the Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition is typically $ 700 (assuming you can find it in stock). ASRock’s RX 5700 XT Taichi is $ 439.99 by comparison, and the RTX 2070 Super nominal is $ 500 (again, when it’s in stock).
For this review, we’ll look at the performance difference per second (fps) in frames, how the hybrid coolant performs compared to traditional air-cooled cards, power consumption, and overall value.