NVIDIA RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Super GPUs make a big bet on ray tracing

Eric Abent - Jul 2, 2019, 10:42 am CDT
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NVIDIA RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Super GPUs make a big bet on ray tracing

We’re sorry to say it, but if you recently purchased an RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080, then NVIDIA just made an announcement that’ll likely make you regret that purchasing decision. Today, NVIDIA announced its new line of RTX Super graphics cards. Comprised of “Super” versions of the three cards we just named, this new line promises more performance at price points that are either similar or just straight up the same as existing cards in the RTX 20-series.

For instance, NVIDIA is slotting in the RTX 2060 Super at $399 – $50 more expensive than the standard 2060. However, the 2070 Super and 2080 Super are priced at $499 and $699 respectively, the same prices as the standard 2070 and 2080. NVIDIA says that the standard 2060 will remain the entry-level card in the RTX line, while the RTX 2080 Ti will keep its spot at the top of the heap at $999.

Though they’re priced the same, the three RTX Super cards offer a decent boost in performance over their predecessors. Have a look at a quick rundown of each card below, along with some additional specifications:

GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GPU
• Up to 22% faster (average 15%) than RTX 2060
• 8GB GDDR6
• Faster than GTX 1080
• 7+7 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 57 Tensor TFLOPs
• 2176 CUDA cores, 1.47GHz base clock, 1.65GHz boost clock

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU
• Up to 24% faster (average 16%) than RTX 2070
• Faster than GTX 1080 Ti
• 9+9 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 73 Tensor TFLOPs
• 2560 CUDA cores, 1.6GHz base clock, 1.77GHz boost clock
• 8GB GDDR6

GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU
• Memory speed cranked up to 15.5Gbps
• Faster than TITAN Xp
• 11+11 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 89 Tensor TFLOPs
• 3072 CUDA cores, 1.65GHz base clock, 1.82GHz boost clock
• 8GB GDDR6

Of course, these cards will all boast ray tracing, which has been a major focus at NVIDIA ever since it introduced the RTX 20 line last year. The company even brought support for ray tracing to some GeForce GTX cards back in April, though that seemed more like a way to tempt players into upgrading to RTX 20-series cards than anything else.

Though ray tracing is at the core of NVIDIA’s RTX efforts, the company also reminds us that these cards are good choices for virtual reality as well. If you want to pick up one of these cards, you’ll soon have your chance – the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super will be out next week on July 9th, while the RTX 2080 Super will be available on July 23rd. You can read more about these cards (along with seeing full specifications) over on NVIDIA’s store.


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