The new GeForce RTX Super cards will replace the standard RTX cards over time.
Nvidia promised us that something super was coming well over a month ago, but now the wait is finally over. On Tuesday 2nd July 2019 Nvidia revealed three ‘super’ variants of their existing GeForce RTX 20-series graphic card range. The RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080 will all have super versions. Something else to get excited about is that the Nvidia GeForce RTX Super cards are going to be available for a super price as they won’t cost much more than their slower counterparts. Nvidia also revealed a brand new FrameView tool which has been designed to give reviewers a deeper insight into the performance of GPUs. Now that is super!
We will see the 2060 Super and 2070 Super cards launch on July 9th, and the 2080 Super launch on July 23rd.
Nvidia says that the new GeForce RTX Super cards will offer, on average, about a 15 percent increase in speed compared to their non-super versions. However, this percentage can reach as high as 25 percent depending on your PC. The RTX 2060 Super has had a significant memory increase from 6BG to 8GB, while the RTX 2080 Super now has a memory speed of 15.5Gbps over the standard’s 14Gbps.
Nvidia are keeping the prices the same for the 2070 and 2080 versions, so we will see the Super versions of those cards retail for £475 and £669, while the 2060 Super will be priced at £379.
Nvidia Game Bundle
Nvidia are also offering a great bundle with all GeForce RTX Super cards. The bundle includes two games that take full advantage of ray tracing: Remedy Entertainment’s Control and Bethesda’s Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Both games are due to launch towards the end of summer.
Will the new GeForce RTX Super cards replace the current non-Super cards?
Nvidia says the RTX 2070 Super and 2080 Super will replace the current non-Super versions over time. The company plans to keep the standard 2060 around as a low-end alternative for those who want to experience the benefits of RTX but want to avoid spending upward of £300 on a new GPU. Therefore, the non-Super version of the 2060 will remain around the same price.
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Nvidia have also announced a brand-new GPU performance monitoring tool. The tool sounds like it will be similar to AMD's OCAT tool, but with additional features. FrameView is currently only available for Windows 10. Here is how Nvidia have described FrameView in a guide provided to reviewers:
“FrameView is a software tool designed to capture and measure performance and power utilization of PC-based graphics hardware. It’s especially useful for measuring frame rates and GPU power usage when running stressful “real world” PC gaming scenarios. FrameView captures performance and power data with minimal overhead so as not to impact frame rates or gameplay. FrameView includes an overlay that shows performance and power metrics as a game is being played. It also allows benchmark runs to be captured and charted in detailed reports.
“FrameView captures game performance metrics including average and percentile frame-per-second (FPS) data for both single- and multi-GPU configurations. Percentile FPS data is valuable for illustrating the severity and frequency of stutters that can interrupt gameplay. FrameView has been optimized particularly for detailed frame time, present, and display scheduling metrics for measuring stutter.
FrameView captures real-time power measurements for both total board power (including graphics memory) and GPU chip-only power through application programming interfaces (APIs), which is publicly available software that communicates with the hardware and returns data. This removes the need for additional, and sometimes costly frame capture and power measurement hardware.”
Fierce PC will be stocking all the new Nvidia GeForce RTX Super cards and they will be available to purchase from July 9th with selected PCs.
We look forward to performing our own benchmarks on the new GeForce RTX Super cards to see just how good they really are.
In the meantime, why don’t you check out our range of Gaming PCs which include a copy of Wolfenstein Youngblood?