Nvidia announces three RTX Super Series graphics cards

NVIDIA has just announced three new Super Series RTX graphics cards: the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super.

These are the first three graphics cards are improved iterations of previous RTX graphic cards. These graphics cards are gaming-focused and should offer modest speed bumps while costing the same as the current line of RTX cards. According to NVIDIA, the Super cards offer about 15 percent gains in speed over non-Super iterations.

Let’s see what the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super is packing:

This is NVIDIA’s trailer for the Super Series graphics cards

RTX 2060 Super

The RTX 2060 Super comes in at $399. That’s $50 more than the regular edition. The biggest change to the 2060 Super is its 8 GB memory. Before, it offered 6 GB of memory. This essentially increases bandwidth by 33-percent to 448 GB/sec when used with its improved 256-bit memory interface.

What’s also new is that it has an extra 256 CUDA cores. That gives it a total of 2,176. There are also 16 extra texture units, as well as an improvement to its base clock of 1,470MHz (versus 1,365MHz before). However, there’s a light reduction to the boost clock. It comes in at 1,650MHz, down from 1,680MHz.

Other improvements include an extra 15 percent of performance, and 6 Giga Rays (up from 5).

RTX 2070 Super

RTX 2070 Super Series graphics cards
RTX 2070 Super. Image courtesy NVIDIA.

The RTX 2070 Super is priced the same as its original iteration, coming in at $499. The original hasn’t received a price reduction either, so it is likely it’s being phased out. The new version has a slight speed bump and has an extra four SMs, with 256 CUDA cores and 16 more texture units.

There is no change to the memory, but there is a slight bump to L1 cache. Its clock speed did get a big boost, however. It now offers a base of 1,605MHz and a boost of 1,770MHz, up from a base clock of 1,410MHz and a boost clock of 1,620MHz.

NVIDIA says the RTX 2070 Super is 16-percent faster and can handle “7 Giga Rays.”

RTX 2080 Super

RTX 2080 Super Series graphics cards
RTX 2080 Super. Image courtesy NVIDIA.

Like the RTX 2070 Super, the RTX 2080 Super’s price is the same as the original. It’s priced at $699. There aren’t many major changes to the hardware. You get two extra SMs, which means an additional of 128 CUDA cores, 16 Tensor cores, eight texture units and two RT cores.

The 2080 Super’s memory data rate has increased from 14Gbps to 15.5Gbps. The total memory bandwidth will increase to 496.1 GB/s.

Pricing and availability of the RTX Super Series

The RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Super are priced at $399, $499 and $699 respectively. The 2060 and 2070 Super will be out July 9th and the 2080 Super will be out July 23rd.

Image courtesy NVIDIA

Sean Berry
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