MSI is the first Nvidia board partner to equip a Geforce RTX 2080 Ti with faster video memory modules. This increases the memory bandwidth and consequently the performance. Is the MSI Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio the long-awaited RTX 2080 Ti Super?
What exactly was changed?
In principle, the MSI Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio hardly differs from the MSI Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio. Clock rates, amount of memory and cooling are identical, only that GDDR6 video memory increased from 14 Gbps to 16 Gbps.
RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio
RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio
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How does that affect performance?
This cannot be said with absolute certainty without tests. However, the YouTube channel TecLab already gave a first indication of how much more power can be generated by faster VRAM on an RTX 2080 Ti a few months ago:
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Modders build the world's first »Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Super«
The team independently transplanted 11 GB 16 Gbps VRAM from two RTX 2080 Super into an RTX 2080 Ti. By overclocking, they even increased the speed to 17.2 Gbps, bringing the memory bandwidth from 616 GB / s to almost 757 GB / s grew – at 16 Gbps and a 352 bit wide Memory interface result in 704 GB / s.
In the Unigine Superposition Extreme Benchmark, TecLab's “Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Super” scored 11,460 points. Typically, the normal RTX 2080 Ti scores 8,600 to 9,200 points.
Is MSI's Gaming Z Trio really an RTX 2080 Ti "super"?
According to Nvidia's official nomenclature, it counts MSI Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Z Trio not part of the RTX Super series. Nevertheless – of course with a wink – you can see it that way, because Nvidia has done something similar with the GTX 1660, for example.
The GTX 1660 Super only received a memory upgrade, but a relatively larger one from 8 Gbps GDDR5 to 14 Gbps GDDR6.