Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super Review
The long time coming GeForce RTX Super graphics cards are here and without wasting any time, let’s take a look at the specs and pricing to see what we’re dealing with.
The new RTX 2060 Super is coming in at $400, a small price premium over existing non-Super models. For that 14% bump in price you receive a significant upgrade in terms of specs, though at first glance that may not appear to be the case. We’re receiving a small 13% boost in CUDA cores, however we also see a massive 33% increase in ROPs and this extends the 192-bit wide memory bus of the original RTX 2060 to 256-bit wide for the Super version.
Because the same 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory is used, the bandwidth has increased by 33% to 448 GB/s, so then the RTX 2060 Super has the same memory subsystem as the RTX 2070 and 2070 Super, and this means it gets 8GB of VRAM. Essentially it’s a slightly cut down version of the 2070 as both use TU106 silicon.
The new RTX 2060 Super is a slightly cut down version of the original RTX 2070 as both use TU106 silicon. Meanwhile, the RTX 2070 Super is a boosted version of the original for the same price.
The RTX 2070 Super comes in at the same $500 price point as the original, effectively replacing this part and you can expect vanilla 2070s to be phased out shortly. For the same money we’re getting an 11% upgrade in CUDA cores and 28% more Texture Units while the ROP count remains the same.
We see a reasonable 9% increase in boost clocks for the core, but given most cards are factory overclocked this will have little impact on performance. Finally, the memory configuration remains the same, 8GB of GDDR6 memory with data rate of 14 GBps for a bandwidth of 448 GB/s. Unlike the standard 2070 which uses TU106 silicon, the Super version has been upgraded to TU104, the same silicon used by the RTX 2080.
The RTX 2060 Super looks to be a rather substantial upgrade over the base model, but you’re paying a bit more. While the 2070 Super looks to be a similar upgrade over the 2070, but in this case you’re getting that extra performance at no added cost. I guess it’s the extra memory that Nvidia’s stinging gamers for with the 2060 Super.
There will also be an RTX 2080 Super and that model is going to slot in at the same $700 price point (same as the original) and arrive later, in July 23. Nvidia has teased it’ll have 15.5 Gbps GDDR6 memory and it will be faster than the Titan Xp. We don’t expect it to reach 2080 Ti levels of performance but it should be a nice boost overall nonetheless, again, for the same price.
For testing the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super we’ve used a Core i9-9900Kclocked at 5 GHz with 32GB of DDR4-3400 memory. The latest drivers available at the time of testing have been used and all the data was gathered fresh for this review. We have 12 games to look at before the usual performance breakdowns and cost per frame data. Let’s get into the results.