The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Temperatures:
At idle we were sitting at around 28C at idle with minimal fan noise despite the cards two fans running at 1500 RPM. After playing PUBG for over an hour at 1440P we found that the temperatures topped out in the 73C range. The fans were running around 1825 RPM at full gaming load, which isn’t bad at all.
For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For load numbers we ran Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable. We are dropping our idle numbers as all the cards are 1-2 Watts off of 53W at idle.
The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER used just 9 Watts more power than the RTX 2080. This is a welcomed surprise as we were expecting to see a higher power draw!
Let’s try overclocking the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Founders Edition card!