Nvidia Unveils Its New Line Of GeForce RTX Super Graphics Cards

The lineup will launch at roughly the same price point as its non-Super counterparts.
The RTX Super lineup of cards has been officially unveiled by Nvidia.
The RTX Super lineup of cards has been officially unveiled by Nvidia. Nvidia

After months of teases and leaks from various outlets, Nvidia finally unveiled its new line of ‘Super’ GeForce RTX cards yesterday, which will supplant the standard RTX cards we have now.

The high-end RTX line-up from Team Green will get three new additions, formed collectively under the new variant which Nvidia calls ‘Super.’ What is unsurprising about this announcement is that the cards, like most of Nvidia’s current lineup, will focus on performance gains while gaming. The GeForce RTX 2060, 2070 and 2080 are the three cards which will get the ‘Super’ treatment, offering modest speed bumps. In a surprising move, Nvidia will also offer these cards at the same exact price point as the current lineup of RTX cards. The current lineup first hit the market last fall, finally introducing gamers to higher levels of visual fidelity and ray tracing.

Expect to see some pretty nice gains on these Super cards as well, as Nvidia boasts that, on average, these cards can offer about 15 percent faster performance than their non-Super counterparts. Going even higher, Nvidia promises between 20 and 25 percent more, depending on the other components of your rig. As an added bonus, the RTX 2060 Super now boasts 8GB of memory instead of the usual 6GB, while the RTX 2080 Super boasts a memory speed of 15.5Gbps, versus the regular 2080’s 14Gbps.

The RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super will go for $499 and $699 respectively, following the pricing of the previous RTX cards. The RTX 2060 Super, on the other hand, will see a price bump of about 50 bucks from the regular 2060, for a launch price of $399. This is to be expected, though, as the 2GB boost in memory is a clear upgrade.

With the release of these RTX Super cards, one problem that comes to mind is how complicated Nvidia’s lineup is as of now. To help consumers understand where the cards fall in the hierarchy, the company has issued this statement:

  • The RTX 2080 Ti is still the top-of-the-line GPU you can buy.
  • The RTX 2080 Super is better than the RTX 2080 and the Titan Xp.
  • The regular RTX 2080 is better than the RTX 2070 Super.
  • The RTX 2070 Super is better than a GTX 1080 Ti.

Expect the regular RTX cards to sell for lower prices following the release of these RTX Super cards, with the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super going on sale on July 9. The 2080 Super will follow suit on July 23.


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