Finally, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20 Super series has been revealed. Nvidia’s new stack of products has arrived just in the nick of time, poised to steal the limelight from AMD’s imminent Radeon RX 5700 launch. The GeForce RTX 20 Series is a refresh in the purest terms, but the end result is prospective Nvidia customers are getting more bang for their bang. If you bought an RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 in the past month, it’s safe to say you may feel a little stung.
The GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will remain on the market, while the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 will be getting consigned to the scrap heap. They're a performance bump over what's gone before, yet under the hood, it's much of the same tech powering these things.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 Super Series Graphics Card Specs
|GeForce RTX 2060||GeForce RTX 2060 Super||GeForce RTX 2070||GeForce RTX 2070 Super||GeForce RTX 2080||GeForce RTX 2080 Super||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
|Process Node||12nm NFF||12nm NFF||12nm NFF||12nm NFF||12nm NFF||12nm NFF||12nm NFF|
|Core Clock||1365 MHz||1470 MHz||1410 MHz||1605 MHz||1515 MHz||1650 MHz||1350 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1680 MHz||1650 MHz||1620 MHz||1770 MHz||1800 MHz||1815 MHZ||1545 MHz|
|Memory||6GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6||11GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||14 GHz||14 GHz||14 GHz||14 GHz||14 GHz||15.5 GHz||14 GHz|
|Power Input||1x 8-pin||1x 8-pin||1x 8-pin||1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin||1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin||1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin||2x 8-pin|
Performance-wise, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is neck and neck with a GeForce RTX 2070, while the GeForce RTX 2070 Super is just a few percentage points shy of the GeForce RTX 2080.
For AMD, this becomes a real head in hands moment. While we have now is only half the story, the shine has certainly been taken off of AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 launches on Sunday. Nvidia isn't pushing boundaries here but it's certainly offering a much stronger package compared to this time yesterday. The GeForce Super series is effectively the same price as the graphics cards it's replacing, with a handy performance boost on top. Where once the RTX series seemed a bit of a rip-off, the first sprouts of genuine value are beginning to appear.
If you happen to already own a GeForce RTX graphics card, this probably won't be enough to tempt you into an upgrade anytime soon. If you're a GTX 10 series owner and you haven't upgraded yet, then odds are good this probably isn't enough to make you feel the itch just yet. However, anyone with an older graphics card will probably be giving this latest crop their full attention. These are the performance gains we were originally hoping for when the GeForce RTX 20 series was announced, papering over the cracks of what was a rather lacklustre GPU gen from Nvidia in terms of price to performance.
Both the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super are out on July 9th, with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super to follow on July 23rd. AMD's Navi-powered RX 5700 graphics cards are out on July 7th.
Gaming performance of these graphics cards can be found...