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Gigabyte RTX 4080 Super Gaming OC Review

Rating: 7.5.

Alongside our launch day review of the new Nvidia RTX 4080 Super Founders Edition, we also have a couple of partner cards in for testing. The Gigabyte Gaming OC is one such model, featuring a near quad-slot cooler, dual-BIOS and factory overclocked core. The Gaming OC lineup has impressed us in the past, so let's find out how this new 4080 Super model stacks up…

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It was just over a year ago that we reviewed Gigabyte's RTX 4090 and 4080 Gaming OC models and the RTX 4080 Super Gaming OC picks up where those two cards left off. It features a gargantuan cooler, with the addition of some RGB lighting, a metal backplate and a modest 45MHz factory overclock. Landing with an MSRP of £1059.99, Gigabyte is charging a 10.5% premium over the £959 baseline, so let's find out if it's worth buying.


RTX 4090 RTX 4080 Super RTX 4080 RTX 4070 Ti Super RTX 4070 Ti
SMs 128 80 76 66 60
CUDA Cores 16384 10240 9728 8448 7680
Tensor Cores 512 320 304 264 240
RT Cores 128 80 76 66 60
Texture Units 512 320 304 264 240
ROPs 176 112 112 96 80
GPU Boost Clock 2520 MHz 2550 MHz 2505 MHz 2610 MHz 2610 MHz
Memory Data Rate 21 Gbps 23 Gbps 22.4 Gbps 21 Gbps 21 Gbps
L2 Cache 73729 KB 65536 KB 65536 KB 49152 KB 49152 KB
Total Video Memory 24GB GDDR6X 16GB GDDR6X 16GB GDDR6X 16GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface 384-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 1008 GB/Sec 736 GB/Sec 716.8 GB/Sec 672 GB/Sec 504 GB/Sec
TGP 450W 320W 320W 285W 285W

First, a quick spec recap. Unlike the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 Ti which use cut-down versions of the AD103 GPU, the new 4080 Super is a full implementation of AD103 silicon, with the die measuring in at 379mm2. This means the RTX 4080 Super offers a total of 80 Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), each housing 256 CUDA Cores, for a total of 10240. We also find 80 RT cores, 320 Tensor cores, 320 Texture Units, and 12 ROPs.

TSMC's N4 node has Nvidia cranking up the clock speed significantly this generation, with the RTX 4080 Super sporting a 2550MHz rated boost. That's 45MHz faster than the rated clock speed of the RTX 4080, but Gigabyte has pushed things even further, with the Gaming OC sporting a 2595MHz boost clock.

The memory configuration is almost identical to the RTX 4080, too. The 4080 Super comes equipped with a 256-bit memory interface, paired with 16GB GDDR6X running at 23Gbps, putting total memory bandwidth at 736 GB/s. L2 cache remains unchanged at 65536KB.

Considering the slightly increased core-count, it's interesting that power draw remains the same as the RTX 4080, with the new Super model still boasting a 320W TGP. This is something we focus on closely in this review, using our enhanced GPU power testing methodology, so read on for our most detailed power and efficiency testing yet.

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