Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB gaming performance - First benchmarks

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Jul 2, 2019 4:59 PM

The cat’s out of the bag then, and the GeForce RTX 20 Super refresh will begin rolling out from the July 9th. At the bottom of the heap will be the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, although it happens to be the bottom of a mighty fine looking heap.

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 Super has rocked up and made vanilla RTX 2060 owners feel very sad indeed. Those great but overpriced cards have now effectively been replaced by a performance heavy successor which appears to be everything we’d hoped for in the first place.

RTX 2070 Super 8GB First Benchmarks

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB Specs

Specs-wise, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB slots in snugly between the RTX 2060 and the RTX 2070. However, it's been gifted with an extra couple of GB of GDDR6 memory which should help at higher resolutions, as well as a higher core clock than both its neighbours, helping nudge the RTX 2060 Super into the realm of the RTX 2070.

Check out the rest of the RTX Super lineup

  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
GPU Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing
GPU TU106 TU106 TU106 TU104 TU104 TU104 TU102
Process Node 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
CUDA Cores 1920 2176 2304 2560 2944 3072 4352
Tensor Cores 240 272 288 320 368 384 544
RT Cores 30 34 36 40 46 48 68
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 Speed 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 15.5 GHz 14 GHz
Memory Interface 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth 336GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 496GB/s 616GB/s
TDP 160W 175W 175W 215W 215W 250W 285W
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
Founders Price $349 $399 $599 $499 $799 $699 $1199
Normal Price $349 $399 $499 $499 $699 $699 $999


Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Performance

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 1080p


Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 1440p


Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 4K

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super offers almost identical performance to the current GeForce RTX 2070. It's also $100 cheaper, so it's obvious where the benefits lie here. At $50 cheaper, the RTX 2060 still has its place but you're now getting a very decent jump in performance for making that leap from a $350 RTX 2060 up to a $400 RTX 2060 Super. That extra couple of gigs of VRAM is sure to come in handy down the line as well.

Performance at 1080p is, predictably, fantastic for the RTX 2060 Super 8GB. This is a graphics card which will just breeze through the latest AAA games at this resolution, although we'd still expect one or two snags once ray tracing's involved.

The RTX 2060 Super is also an incredibly strong 1440p video card and does a fantastic at aping the RTX 2070's performance for just $399. That's still a price that a lot of folks will balk at but the value proposition is certainly better than it once was. If I'd bought an RTX 2060 in the last few weeks I'd be feeling livid.

The higher the resolution, the more the Super card can stretch its legs over the bog-standard RTX 2060. That extra 2GB GDDR6 is certainly going to come in handy. 4K gaming is arguably a bridge too far for this graphics card though, and you should certainly be aiming higher if you want to reliably game at 4K.

On paper, at least, it looks as if Nvidia has rocked up and delivered a graphics card which could well go toe-to-toe with AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT with a 20% cheaper price tag. Gulp. Until we find out the actual 5700 XT performance that's all ifs and maybes though, and the here and now the RTX 2060 Super shows all the hallmarks of a satisfying yet hardly groundbreaking refresh.

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00:02 Jul-03-2019

Im getting those Avengers: Endgame re-release vibes here, with those "supercharged" nvidia gpus.

14:15 Jul-03-2019

True, let's see if AMD delivers something good. Based on their initial presentation, things aren't looking great for AMD's Navi at launch.

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19:55 Jul-02-2019

Seeing this review second:
The RTX 2060 Super Edition(SE) makes all GPUs above it really irrelevant, like the RTX 2080ti is 3x times(300%) the price for 28% more performance? No way

The RTX 2070 SE is almost as good of a value, so I'd say it's the only one above it worth considering, 9% better for 25% more money, it's good value, but this is golden.

And to top it all off, the moment they drop the price to 350-365$ this GPU becomes golden king of value at the 300-400$ price point.

AMD better drop Navi prices fast or they are DOA.

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19:58 Jul-02-2019

When the RTX Super Edition GPUs were announced, I jokingly siad that Nvidia might save us from Nvidia, instead of AMD, how right I was. XD

These are the RTX GPUs that should have launched before in 2018, but as I said in the RTX 2070 SE review, 12/16nm recieved a big price cut in 2019 of unknown amount, so chances are that they are overpriced, but since I don't know the amount, I will go by Q4 2018 prices of 12/16nm and by the Q4 2018 prices, the RTX 2060 SE and RTX 2070 SE GPUs are priced amazingly, especially the RTX 2060.

Once the 12/16nm price cuts become known, if at all, the verdict might change, but for now, good job Nvidia, you killed Navi before it was even launched. XD

17:21 Jul-02-2019

"Specs-wise, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB slots in snugly between the RTX 2060 and the RTX 2060."

Made me giggle

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17:19 Jul-02-2019

Haha I just posted this stuff. Great minds think alike.
2070 and 2080 are discontinued. The general gaming performance wasn't enough for people to upgrade with only the hope of rt-rt and no clue about dlss. Now that there is more stuff coming out to use rt cores and the impending AMD cards, Nvidia needs an uptick in performance to get people to actually want to upgrade. No sidegrade with some added hardware that might get used.


Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 3X OC 8GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz GeForce RTX 2060 MSI Gaming Z 6GB 16GB
| Ultra, 1080p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte Windforce OC 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]