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Title    Nvidia Refreshes RTX 2000-Series GPUs With "Super" Branding
Date    Wednesday July 03 2019, @11:07PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the super-hyper-ultra-turbo dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/07/03/2158250

takyon writes:

The GeForce RTX 2070 Super & RTX 2060 Super Review: Smaller Numbers, Bigger Performance

NVIDIA is launching a mid-generation kicker for their mid-to-high-end video card lineup in the form of their GeForce RTX 20 series Super cards. Based on the same family of Turing GPUs as the original GeForce RTX 20 series cards, these new Super cards – all suffixed Super, appropriately enough – come with new configurations and new clockspeeds. They are, essentially, NVIDIA's 2019 card family for the $399+ video card market.

When they are released on July 9th, the GeForce RTX 20 series Super cards are going to be sharing store shelves with the rest of the GeForce RTX 20 series cards. Some cards like the RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 are set to go away, while other cards like the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2060 will remain on the market as-is. In practice, it's probably best to think of the new cards as NVIDIA executing as either a price cut or a spec bump – depending on if you see the glass as half-empty or half-full – all without meaningfully changing their price tiers.

In terms of performance, the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 Super cards aren't going to bring anything new to the table. In fact if we're being blunt, the RTX 2070 Super is basically a slightly slower RTX 2080, and the RTX 2060 Super may as well be the RTX 2070. So instead, what has changed is the price that these performance levels are available at, and ultimately the performance-per-dollar ratios in parts of NVIDIA's lineup. The performance of NVIDIA's former $699 and $499 cards will now be available for $499 and $399, respectively. This leaves the vanilla RTX 2060 to hold the line at $349, and the upcoming RTX 2080 Super to fill the $699 spot. Which means if you're in the $400-$700 market for video cards, your options are about to get noticeably faster.

Also at Tom's Hardware, The Verge, and Ars Technica.

Previously: Nvidia Announces RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070 GPUs, Claims 25x Increase in Ray-Tracing Performance
Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 GPU
AMD and Nvidia's Latest GPUs Are Expensive and Unappealing

Related: AMD and Intel at Computex 2019: First Ryzen 3000-Series CPUs and Navi GPU Announced
AMD Details Three Navi GPUs and First Mainstream 16-Core CPU


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  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "The GeForce RTX 2070 Super & RTX 2060 Super Review: Smaller Numbers, Bigger Performance" - https://www.anandtech.com/show/14586/geforce-rtx-2070-super-rtx-2060-super-review
  3. "Tom's Hardware" - https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2060-super-geforce-rtx-2070-super,6207.html
  4. "The Verge" - https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/2/20677478/nvidia-rtx-super-geforce-graphics-cards-2060-2070-2080-ti-price-release-date-announce
  5. "Ars Technica" - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/07/nvidia-refreshes-rtx-line-super-gpus-add-performance-at-same-msrp/
  6. "Nvidia Announces RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070 GPUs, Claims 25x Increase in Ray-Tracing Performance" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/08/21/0148251
  7. "Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 GPU" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/01/08/0336220
  8. "AMD and Nvidia's Latest GPUs Are Expensive and Unappealing" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/02/08/1828257
  9. "AMD and Intel at Computex 2019: First Ryzen 3000-Series CPUs and Navi GPU Announced" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/05/27/0457225
  10. "AMD Details Three Navi GPUs and First Mainstream 16-Core CPU" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/06/11/0148205
  11. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=34817

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