Nvidia Launches Upgraded RTX Super Cards, Starting at $399

Nvidia’s RTX line of graphics cards is getting three new additions which the chipmaker is calling “Super”.  It currently includes the RTX Super 2060, the RTX Super 2070 and the RTX Super 2080.

The RTX Super is an upgraded version of the company’s existing RTX series of graphics cards, which was launched last year. The cards offer noticeable upgrades while maintaining the same price point as the models they are replacing.

RTX 2060 Super

The GeForce RTX 2060 has received an extra 2 GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM, a Memory Bandwidth increase of 33.2%, plus an additional 256 CUDA Cores, 32 Tensor Cores and 4 RT Cores.

It features up to 22% improved performance in some titles and around 15% average improvement overall in frame rate compared to the standard RTX 2060. Nvidia claims the new model is also faster than the GTX 1080 from the previous generation.

The RTX 2060 Super is going to be priced at $399 and will be available starting July 9.

RTX 2070 Super

The GeForce RTX 2070 Super features an extra 256 CUDA Cores, 32 Tensor Cores, and 4 RT Cores, that together with a 150 MHz increase in Boost Clock increase game performance by up to 24%, compared to the original GeForce RTX 2070.

Nvidia claims that this one is faster than the GTX 1080 Ti from the previous generation.

The RTX Super 2070 will be replacing the current RTX 2070 and is priced at the same $499. It will also be available starting July 9.

RTX 2080 Super

The RTX 2080 Super is Nvidia’s fastest Super GPU, outpacing the previous-gen NVIDIA TITAN Xp, and every other GeForce GPU apart from the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which remains the king of the hill.

It has its memory speed increased to 15.5 Gbps and GPU Boost Clock increased by 105 MHz to 1815 MHz. It’s going to replace the current RTX 2080 and will be available for $699 on July 23rd.

The RTX 2080 Ti did not get a Super version and remains unchanged, available for $999. As usual, all prices listed here are the starting prices.

Nvidia’s Response to AMD?

The RTX Super series seems to be the company’s answer to AMD’s newly announced RX 5700 cards, or it may just be that they’re trying to wing out more performance out of the existing GPUs.

For Pakistani buyers, with the ongoing rupee devaluation and rising taxes, you can’t really hope to see these cards being anything but affordable here in Pakistan.