NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition Review: Page 7 of 9

Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:00am

Game Testing

Ashes of the Singularity

Planet by planet, a war is raging across the galaxy. The technological singularity has given humanity the power to expand further than they ever have before. Now, they compete with each other and their sentient artificial intelligence adversaries for control of newfound worlds.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Even with extremely high graphical settings, the 2080 Super does a great job, even at 4K.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Interestingly, the 2080 Super doesn’t really overtake its 2080 predecessor. This is likely down to driver optimizations or Windows vulnerability mitigations.  

Far Cry 5

Anything can happen. Everything will.

Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community's freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed, and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Super has exactly zero issues with plowing through a fictitious version of Montana at high frame rates at max settings at lower resolutions, or maximum settings at 4K.

 NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

We see a notable gain over the previous generation at higher resolutions, but both 2080’s come in at 130 FPS at 1080P.


Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
In the epic sequel to the award-winning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, go behind enemy lines to forge an army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Shadow of War is no match for the 2080 Super, it manages 72 FPS average in 4K and kills it at lower resolutions.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

As expected, the 2080 Super holds a noticeable lead over the former 2080 cards.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is very demanding but the 2080 Super does excellent here.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Only the 2080 Ti cards lead the 2080 Super here.


Tom Clancy's The Division
We live in a complex world. The more advanced it gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. We’ve created a house of cards: remove just one, and everything falls apart.

Black Friday – a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society.

When society falls, we rise.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

The 2080 Super slots in nicely right behind the 2080Ti Founders Edition and actually leads an AiB 2080Ti.



Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Civilization VI offers new ways to engage with your world: cities now physically expand across the map, active research in technology and culture unlocks new potential, and competing leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical traits as you race for one of five ways to achieve victory in the game.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

The Super shaves a few milliseconds off of the former 2080’s frame times and slots in right behind the 2080Ti.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Metro Exodus is an incredibly demanding game and maximum settings but the 2080 Super is able to provide playable frame rates at up to 1440P. 4K clears the 21 FPS mark on average but dips from time to time to very choppy levels.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands is the very first military shooter in a massive open world that you can play entirely solo or in four-player co-op.


A few years from now, Bolivia has become the largest cocaine producer in the world. The Santa Blanca cartel has turned the country into a narco-state. As a Ghost, you must stop the cartel by any means necessary.


Create and fully customize your Ghost, weapons, and gear. Enjoy total freedom of playstyle. Lead your team and take down the cartel, either solo or with up to three friends.


Journey through Ubisoft's largest action-adventure open world. Discover the stunning diverse landscapes of the Wildlands both on and off-road, in the air, on land and at sea with over 60 different vehicles.

NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition

Again, the 2080 Super holds the middle ground between the 2080Ti and the older 2080 while providing great frame rates at any resolution. 4K users may want to drop the eye candy one notch though to hug that 60 FPS mark.