In-Gaming Benchmarks

Now we finally get into the in game performance and that is the main reason people pick up a new video card. To test things out I ran through our new benchmark suite that tests 8 games at three different resolutions (1080p, 1440p, and 4k). Most of the games tested have been run at the highest detail setting and a mid-range detail setting to get a look at how turning things up hurts performance and to give an idea of if turning detail down from max will be beneficial for frame rates. In total, each video card is tested 42 times and that makes for a huge mess of results when you put them all together. To help with that I like to start off with these overall playability graphs that take all of the results and give an easier to read the result. I have one for each of the three resolutions and each is broken up into four FPS ranges. Under 30 FPS is considered unplayable, over 30 is playable but not ideal, over 60 is the sweet spot, and then over 120 FPS is for high refresh rate monitors.

So how did the RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition perform? Well at 1080p it handled everything I threw at it with all of the tests coming in over 60 FPS and 6 of the 14 tests being over 120 FPS. 1440p was similar as well with 11 out of 14 being over 60 FPS and 2 of those being over 120 FPS with just three tests in the 30-59 FPS range. 4K on the other hand, you can tell it starts to fall off. All of them were playable which is great at 4 were up over 60 FPS. But it's clear the 270 SUPER Gaming OC really excels at 1440p or at high refresh rate 1080p.

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Diving into the details I have all of the per game results as well of course. Comparing the Gaming OC with the Founders Edition RTX 2070 SUPER there weren’t any big surprises. The Gaming OC edges out a little lead in all of the games. I put the numbers together and at 1080p the extra overclock was worth 2 FPS, 2 FPS at 1440p as well, and just 1 FPS at 4k. For reference, I went ahead and did the same with the reference RX 5700 XT and the Gaming OC came in 6 FPS higher at 1080p 2 at 1440p, and 4 at 4k. Beyond that the Radeon VII trades blows with the 2070 SUPER depending on the game and like in our synthetic benchmarks, the Gaming OC with its overclock inches even close to the performance of the original RTX 2080.

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