With AMD’s announcement of 7nm Ryzen and RDNA based Radeon GPUs at Computex and AMD’s launch of RX5700 and RX5700XT at E3, it looked like AMD had it all. But then, Nvidia flipped another one of their Ray Tracing cards.
Every place is now full of rumors about the Nvidia’s new Nvidia GeForce RTX SUPER lineup of cards. According to information by Igor Wallossek from Tom’s Hardware Germany and VideoCardz.com, and supposed launch date provided by Wccftech.com, these RTX Super cards will be somewhat of a successor to base RTX 2060, 2070, 2070TI and 2080 with much changes.
It’s pretty exciting what this Super series might provide the usual consumer with. Also, considering the MSRP would be the same as the non-Super cards, that are still amazing, regardless of Super’s existence, would receive an MSRP price cut. According to many, this “Super” series is even confirmed and would launch on 21st June, according to Wccftech.
Mock-up image of the 20xx Super series. Source and Credit: Videocardz
RTX 2080 SUPER
Starting from the top, the RTX 2080 “Super” would come with an unlocked Turing TU104-450 chip (2080TI chip) with 8GB VRAM and 3072 CUDA cores. This would also come with a higher memory speed at 16Gbps, compared to default 14Gbps. We are hoping for 2080 Super to get an upgraded PCIe Gen4 support for that sweet high bandwidth.
RTX 2070TI SUPER and 2070 SUPER
2070TI Super is the one we know least about, as of writing this article, all we know is this card will feature an 8GB VRAM at maybe 356-bit bus. 2070 Super, on the other hand, will sport an unlocked non-OC chip from a base 2080. Again with 8GB VRAM and probably on a 356-bit bus. The 2070 Super would reportedly have 2560 CUDA Cores.
RTX 2060 SUPER
2060 Super would sport a non-OC base 2070 chip and, again, would sport 8GB VRAM, but on a bigger 256-bit bandwidth bus. The 2060 Super supposedly would have 2176 CUDA cores.
An explanatory chart created by Videcardz. Credit: Videocardz
Now, at this point, all of this information is still just rumors and people speculating stuff on “sources” that nobody would reveal, so take all of this with a pinch of salt.
What does it all mean?
Well, it certainly won’t affect sales of base RTX cards. If anything, this would instead increase the sales as the prizes of base RTX cards would drop by $50-100 considering these SUPER cards would come at same MSRP as the base cards. This can be a devastating blow to AMD’s new RX GPUs as their target audience would probably change their minds in favor of team Green.
These Nvidia GeForce RTX SUPER cards are also expected to come with better Ray Tracing and DLSS performance. It should be pretty exciting to see what these would offer.
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