Nvidia RTX 4080 Super review: one of the fastest GPUs I've used

Thinking of upgrading from a Nvidia 30 Series? This is the GPU you need.

Nvidia RTX 4080 Super; a black GPU
(Image: © Nvidia)

Our Verdict

If you already have a 40 Series graphics card there’s little to warrant the upgrade. But if you’re still rocking a 30 Series then you’ll notice a huge difference, as this is one of the fastest GPUs on the market.

For

  • Excellent build quality
  • Great ray-tracing performance
  • Support for up to four displays

Against

  • Non-ATX 3.0 workstations need to use supplied power adapter

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Nvidia releases cards at a fairly rapid rate, with each successive series being a leap forward over the last. This has been no different for its 40 Series cards, and the new Nvidia RTX 4080 Super. The jump in performance over the Nvidia 30 Series is impressive (and remain some of the best Nvidia graphic cards), although those older cards are still excellent options.

That said, the updates within the Nvidia 40 Series have been more incremental. Both the 4080 and 4090 are exceptional performers for gaming and content creation, with suitably impressive benchmark results.

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The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super

If you already have a 40 Series graphics card there’s little to warrant the upgrade. But if you’re still rocking a 30 Series then you’ll notice a huge difference, as this is one of the fastest GPUs on the market.

Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.