NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super: Early Benchmark Leaks Don’t Promise Much

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The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super, the latest addition to Nvidia’s GPU lineup, has been making waves in the tech community. However, not all of these waves are positive. The new GPU has been met with a mixed response, with some users questioning whether the upgrade is worth it. And the early leaks, dont speak much grace either.

Much like the 4070 Ti Super, this one’s going to be a bummer too.

Initial benchmarks for the RTX 4080 Super have been released, and the results are… underwhelming. A reviewer, utilizing a high-end Z790 platform equipped with an Intel Core i9-14900K, put the RTX 4080 Super through three Geekbench compute tests, covering three out of four available graphics APIs: Vulkan, OpenCL, and CUDA. The scores were as follows:

  • Vulkan: 100378
  • OpenCL: 264806
  • CUDA: 309554

However, these scores have raised eyebrows in the tech community. Some users on Reddit have pointed out that Vulkan’s score is suspiciously low, and similar issues were observed with 4070 Ti Super’s leaked test scores.

RTX 4080 Super Price Factor

One of the main selling points of the RTX 4080 Super is its price. Nvidia has confirmed that the new GPU will retail for $1,000, which is $200 lower than the original RTX 4080’s launch price. However, this price cut has not been enough to convince everyone.

On Reddit, users have been debating whether the RTX 4080 Super is worth the investment. Some argue that the performance uplift over the normal 4080 is barely noticeable, and the main advantage of the Super variant is its lower price. Others suggested opting for the 4070 Ti Super instead, speculating that it might offer a similar performance to the standard 4080 at a lower price point.

In conclusion, the RTX 4080 Super appears to be a superficial upgrade over its predecessor. While it does offer a slight performance boost and a lower price point, these factors may not be enough to sway potential buyers. As always, it’s recommended to wait for more comprehensive reviews and real-world testing before making a purchase decision. I will post a full review article once more data shows up.