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Supercharging Turing? RTX Goes SUPER! – NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER & RTX 2060 SUPER Review

RTX Goes SUPER!

We all knew eventually Nvidia would have to make a big move with RTX, with all of the commotions around new RYZEN and Radeon Navi arriving soon. It is here and it’s the RTX SUPER series.

But wait, let’s take a look where it all started, it was with a teaser right before Computex 2019 in Taipei Taiwan. The metallic super icon simply teasing a SUPER announcement. Computex came and went with nary an official mention of what SUPER would be. Then, AMD announced and showcased not only their new Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 GPUs, the first to use the new 7nm GPUs based on NAVI Arch. With this, AMD gave a sneak peek behind the curtain with rough baselines of expected performance. Then came the release date announcement of market availability on 7/7.

Fast forward to the present day it is now 7/2 as of the time of NDA life for Nvidia RTX SUPER and you may notice this is just mere days before the launch and review release of the aforementioned Radeon RX 5700 series cards. To nobodies surprise, since the 7nm NAVI powered RX 5700 XT is claimed to take on and beat the RTX 2070, of course, one of the SUPER models is an RTX 2070 SUPER. The others are RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2080 SUPER. The latter of those will not be covered in today’s review as it is slated for market availability on 7/23 which is still a few weeks away. Today we are looking at the RTX 2070 and 2060 SUPER model cards and seeing how they perform against all of the other cards thus far since we cannot share new NAVI performance for another few days.

 

The RTX SUPER series joins the RTX Stable with the following price points for direct Nvidia based models..

  • GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER $ 699 (Source: Nvidia)
  • GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER $ 499 (Source: Nvidia)
  • GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER $ 399 (Source: Nvidia)

for that eagle-eyed among us may notice that the top SUPER model the RTX 2080 SUPER is listed at $699 which is $100.00 lower than the regular RTX 2080 was at launch, which in essence means if it performs better than the FE model which it should, will be the first time we have seen RTX model cards move toward defending a price/perf position by shifting both the 2080 and 2070 models south of their standard FE counterparts by $100. The RTX 2060 SUPER, however, raises the pricing bar by $50.00 but includes some added benefits over the standard FE model.

Features

  • New Turing based GPU featuring hardware-based acceleration and hybrid rendering capabilities
  • New Streaming Multiprocessor (SM)
  • Turing Tensor Cores
  • Real Time Ray Tracing (RTX)
  • New shading enhancements
  • Deep Learning Features for Graphics (DLSS and more)
  • All new dual fan Founders Edition cooler
  • Integrated VirtualLink port on the rear I/O (USB Type C)
  • GDDR6 High-Performance memory
  • GPU Boost 4

Specifications

Graphics CardNvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
Graphics EngineNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Core TU104
Bus PCI Express 3.0
Video MemoryGDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC)GPU Boost Clock: 1815 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1650 MHz
CUDA Cores3072
GIGA Rays/s8
Memory Clock15500 MHz 
Memory Interface256-bit
ResolutionMax Resolution:7680×4320
InterfaceHDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 3 (Native) (Regular DP)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Accessories1 x Displayport to DVI Adapter
2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions10.5″ x 4.556″
266.74 x 115.7 Millimeter

 

Graphics CardNvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
Graphics EngineNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Core TU104
Bus PCI Express 3.0
Video MemoryGDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC)GPU Boost Clock: 1770 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1605 MHz
CUDA Cores2560
GIGA Rays/s7
Memory Clock14000 MHz 
Memory Interface256-bit
ResolutionMax Resolution:7680×4320
InterfaceHDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 3 (Native) (Regular DP)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors1 x 6-pin, 1 x 8-pin
Accessories1 x Displayport to DVI Adapter
2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions10.5″ x 4.556″
266.74 x 115.7 Millimeter

 

Graphics CardNvidia GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
Graphics EngineNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Core TU106
Bus PCI Express 3.0
Video MemoryGDDR6 8GB
Core Clock (OC)GPU Boost Clock: 1650 MHz, GPU Base Clock: 1470 MHz
CUDA Cores2176
GIGA Rays/s6
Memory Clock14000 MHz 
Memory Interface256-bit
ResolutionMax Resolution:7680×4320
InterfaceHDMI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (HDMI 2.0b)
Display Port: Yes x 1 (Native) (Regular DP)

DVI-DL: Yes x 1 (Native)

VirtualLink (USB Type C) : Yes x 1 (Native)

HDCP Support: Yes

Power Connectors1 x 8-pin
Accessories2 x Instruction Guides
Dimensions9.0″ x 4.435″
228.60 x 112.6 Millimeter

 

Here we see one major change which is the RTX 2070 SUPER now jumps from a smaller TU106 based GPU and PCB to a TU104 based GPU and PCB which means this is basically a lower tier RTX 2080 model GPU at this point. It now switches from a single 8-pin power connector to an 8+6 power arrangement moving the RTXX 2070 SUPER into a total board power of 215W.

The RTX 2060 SUPER stays on the same shorter PCB with TU-106 GPU. The RTX 2060 SUPER also still uses a single 8-pin connector for supplied power. However, the RTX 2060 SUPER now has more enabled cores and 2GB more memory with a wider 256-bit memory bus. The RTX 2060 FE uses a 192-bit memory bus with 6GB framebuffer, so this should really give the 2060 SUPER a nice boost beyond the extra GPU horsepower.

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