Nvidia GeForce RTX Super Replaces Previous Flagships for Less Money
New RTX 2080 Super is a good GPU for 4K gaming for only $699
Three video cards of Turing family — GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce RTX 2070, and GeForce RTX 2080 — have received the Super prefix and several improved features. Apparently, they will have to compete with the latest Radeon RX 5000. And beside them, last year’s versions of the line, which are noticeably cheaper before the release of new products.
On average, the performance gain is about 15%, compared to the standard GeForce RTX 2000. For instance, the updated RTX 2060 with the Super prefix received the core of RTX 2070 and 2 additional gigabytes of video memory, making it 8 in total. As a result, in gaming it is ahead of not only its predecessor but also the GTX 1080. The rest of the models have only been added more shading units. But this alone made the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super a cheaper replacement for the “old” RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti, respectively. The latter still has more video memory — 11 gigabytes against the standard 8 in the RTX 2080 Super. But in real tasks, it is not so critical.
Recommended prices for current Nvidia RTX video cards are as follows (in order of performance):
- GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB) — $349,
- GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB) — $399,
- GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB) — $449,
- GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB) — $499,
- GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB) — $629,
- GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8 GB) — $699,
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11 GB) — $1199.
Offers from Nvidia partners like Asus, Gigabyte or MSI for the Super line are expected to be 15-20% cheaper by the end of the summer. As this already happened with all the models produced in the original RTX 2000 line.