I’m SUPER! Thanks for asking.
It has been nine months since NVIDIA launched its next generation Turing architecture GPUs, starting with the GeForce RTX 2080. The GeForce RTX 2080 was launched on September 20th, 2018. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti followed on September 27th and then the GeForce RTX 2070 followed on October 17th, 2018. The TITAN RTX was released on December 18th, 2018 and lastly the GeForce RTX 2060 was released on January 15th, 2019. Therefore, it’s been only six months since the last RTX model video card was released. It’s time for a refresh! Says NVIDIA.
Today NVIDIA is announcing three new video cards, but availability won’t be for a week, until July 9th, 2019 for two of them, and July 23rd, 2019 for the third one. NVIDIA has gone SUPER, as it is announcing the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (available 7/9), GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER (available 7/9) and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (available 7/23) video cards. There will be add-in-board partner custom video cards built around these GPUs with factory overclocks, but don’t expect those for a few weeks.
Important to note is that the SUPER video cards are all built around the same Turing architecture as the original RTX video cards that these will basically replace over time. That means full NVIDIA ray tracing support, RT Cores, Tensor Cores and all the other goodies of NVIDIA’s 12nm FinFET Turing architecture. These upgrades are more than just faster memory as well, these video cards have real tangible core count upgrades and clock speed upgrades in addition to memory upgrades.
In today’s review we have the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition video cards. These are the video card we’ll focus on today.
We are going to start by showing you how the video card lineup by pricing, this will make it more clear what NVIDIA is thinking.
In this pricing table you can see how the original release RTX video cards compare to the SUPER video cards compared by the original MSRP. This shows you what NVIDIA is thinking and what cards might replace the others. The RTX 2060 SUPER FE is more expensive than the RTX 2060, but it is also $100 cheaper than the RTX 2070 and $200 cheaper than the RTX 2070 Founders Edition. The RTX 2070 SUPER FE is more expensive than the regular RTX 2070, but it is also less expensive than the RTX 2070 Founders Edition. It is also cheaper than last generations GeForce GTX 1080 Ti which was $699. I mention this video card for a specific reason you’ll see below.
In this pricing comparison this is NVIDIA’s new pricing structure for its SUPER cards when the RTX 2070 and 2080 are taken out. This is what will eventually be the new lineup as original release RTX 2070 and 2080 video cards dry up. The SUPER cards will eventually replace them, while the RTX 2060 will remain.
As you read through our review make sure to look at the performance provided, and come back to these prices and make comparisons. Spoilers: You are going to find that these SUPER video cards provide more performance, at a lower price.