Nvidia Introduces Upgraded RTX GPUs With New SUPER Line

Posted on July 2, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 11 Comments

If you brought a new RTX GPU recently, I have some bad news for you. Nvidia has just gone ahead and launched a new line of RTX GPUs. The company is launching its new RTX SUPER GPUs today, and it’s claiming to offer up to 25% increases in performance.

The new SUPER line comes with the RTX 2060 SUPER, the RTX 2070 SUPER, and the RTX 2080 SUPER. Here’s what’s new:

  • RTX 2060: At $399, the new GPU is 22% faster than the original RTX 2060, with new 2GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM, a memory bandwidth increase of 33.2%, and additional 256 CUDA Cores, 32 Tensor Cores and 4 RT Cores. The new GPU will apparently offer a 15% performance advantage on average over the original RTX 2060.
  • RTX 2070: At $499, the new RTX 2070 SUPER is 24% faster, with a 16% performance advantage on average over the original RTX  2070. The GPU also features extra 256 CUDA Cores, 32 Tensor Cores, and 4 RT Cores. It also comes with a NVLINK SLI connector.
  • RTX 2080: At a whopping $699, the new RTX 2080 SUPER comes with memory speeds of up to 15.5 Gbps. The new GPU comes with 15.5 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM, increasing the memory bandwidth to 496.1 GB/s, a 10.7% improvement, according to Nvidia. The new RTX 2080 SUPER is apparently faster than every other GeForce GPU, apart from the $1,099 RTX 2080 Ti.

Nvidia upgrading the RTX GPUs in such a short period could be a real bummer to those who only purchased the original RTX 20-series GPUs recently. These upgrades are still very impressive, though, with Nvidia promising massive performance games in a lot of popular titles. The new SUPER GPUs will be available for purchase this month, with the RTX 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER coming on the 9th of July, followed by the RTX 2080 Super on the 23rd of July.


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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Nvidia Introduces Upgraded RTX GPUs With New SUPER Line”

  1. martinusv2

    This will hurt AMD Radeon 5700xt sadly.

  2. Stooks

    So glad I moved my gaming to the Xbox One X. Chasing this hardware BS is not fun. Game developers never fully take advantage of the extra features in these cards so if you need a speed bump its a brute force bump of the next generation, costing more than a Xbox One X console most of the time.

    MY 1080GTX will last a long time, especially since the only PC game I still have on my computer is DCS and my 1080 crushes that game in 1440p.

    • evox81

      In reply to Stooks:

      I think it's good to have options. I don't know too many people who "chase this hardware BS" every time something is released (such people exist, but they're really pretty rare)... but when we look to upgrade every 4 or 5 years, it's nice to have steadily improved options.

      • Stooks

        In reply to evox81:

        I have never gotten 4-5 years out of a gaming rig. Video cards are 3 years at the most before I start dropping settings in new games. CPU/Motherboard memory upgrades can wait longer but if you need to upgrade any of that you can get to a point where a CPU upgrade needs new chipset/motherboard or a RAM upgrade does the same around the 3 year mark.

        • evox81

          In reply to Stooks:

          Of course, everyone has their own tolerances, but even if we say 2 or 3 years, the point still stands... I'd rather have options than not. I went cheap 3 years ago on a 3GB 1060... I've been considering an upgrade and I'm glad these refreshes came out so soon. If they hadn't I don't know that I'd have justified a purchase of the original 2070 (or higher) at the price they were charging.

        • pargon

          In reply to Stooks:
          if you buy the higher end GPUs they usually will resale for a good bit.
          Nvidia and AMD cannibalize their low end parts all the time and when those are obsolete no one wants them. But the features on the upper tier trickle down and the margins are so much higher so they still remain higher priced than the mid-range gear. You can enjoy a better experience longer and recoup much of your money for the next upgrade.
          Sold a GTX 1070 for about $250 that I paid $470 and used for 2.5 years.
          Sold some Radeon 7950s for over half of what I paid for them and had used them for 4 years. eBay is your friend!
  3. codymesh

    the RTX 2060 was released only 6 months ago and they've already bumped it. This is awful. Nvidia is shafting loyal customers

    • spacein_vader

      In reply to codymesh:

      Being a loyal customer lets you be shafted. Loyalty shouldn't play a part in purchasing decisions.

      That said, these cards only exist as a response to AMDs launch later in the week. Your have to be mad to preorder these or the new Radeons until both are reviewed and can be directly compared.

    • Stooks

      In reply to codymesh:

      Nvidia has a long history of doing this. They hold back stuff, waiting for AMD to catch up, drop something faster, lower the price of the current models to under cut AMD.

      Honestly at this point I would go with AMD a certain price point/performance bracket even it cost a tad more and was not as fast on a benchmark just to stick it too Nvidia. My next PC upgrade will be a AMD 3000 series CPU and AMD GPU.

  4. bsd107

    This is GOOD. Nvidia really milked their 9x0 and 10x0 lines for a long time due to lack of competition. I am GLAD they they are reving parts and trying to move faster now.