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Nvidia announces the RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 Super graphics cards, FrameView monitoring tool

As folks may remember, Nvidia announced its GeForce 20 series GPUs in August of last year, sporting the RTX denomination and bringing real-time ray tracing capability as the headline feature. Now, the company has announced its RTX Super refresh, with a claimed 25% performance increase.

Since the graphics card maker is announcing all three models at the same time, it's worth splitting them into distinct sections for comparison to their "regular" equivalents.

GeForce RTX 2060 Super

Back in January, the RTX 2060 was announced, a mid-range card from the 20 series which brought ray tracing capability to a lower price point. The company claimed it was 60% more powerful than the GTX 1060, and it also came in at $349, a full $100 lower than the GTX 1070Ti - at the time.

As part of today's announcement, the firm's Super edition is claimed to be faster than the GTX 1080. Here are the specs, as compared to the regular 2060:

Specifications RTX 2060 RTX 2060 Super
Memory config 6GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory speed 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory interface width 192-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 336GB/s 448GB/s
CUDA Cores 1920 2176
Base Clock / Boost Clock 1,36GHz / 1,68GHz 1,47GHz / 1,65GHz
Giga Rays/s 5 6
Price $349 $399

Here are some benchmark results in a comparison between the GTX 1080, RTX 2060, and RTX 2060 Super:

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super will be available July 9 for an MSRP of $399.

GeForce RTX 2070 Super

The next step up is the 2070, which of course got a number of enhancements too. As a reminder, the original was announced in August of 2018, alongside the more powerful RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti, though it was made available for purchase on October 17.

Although it launched later, this card had two pricing options, just like the more powerful 2080: $499 for the regular variant, $599 for the Founders Edition (purchased straight from Nvidia). Here's how the newly released Super variant - which Nvidia claims is faster than the GTX 1080Ti - compares to the non-Super one:

Specifications RTX 2070 RTX 2070 Super
Memory config 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory speed 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory interface width 256-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 448GB/s 448GB/s
CUDA Cores 2304 2560
Base Clock / Boost Clock 1,41GHz / 1,62GHz 1,6GHz / 1,77GHz
Giga Rays/s 6 7
Price $499 $499

Please keep in mind that the differences betwee the regular RTX 2070 and the Founders Edition are minimal: 45T RTX-OPS instead of the regular 42T, and a boost clock of 1,71GHz instead of the regular 1,62GHz.

For this one, Nvidia has provided benchmarks at both 1080p and 1440p:

The GeForce RTX 2070 Super will have an NVLINK SLI connector, and be available July 9 for an MSRP of $499.

GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Finally there's the top-of-the-line graphics card Super variant, the 2080 Super. The regular version, as mentioned previously, was announced back in August, and again, was available in regular and Founders Edition iterations, each priced differently. What further complicated matters was that Nvidia elected to release both the 2080 and 2080Ti at the same time.

The RTX 2080 was priced at $699 ($799 for the Founders Edition), while the 2080Ti set folks back $999 (or $1,199 for the Founders Edition). Here's how the specifications for the two initial versions compare to the soon to be available Super variant:

Specifications RTX 2080 RTX 2080Ti RTX 2080 Super
Memory config 8GB GDDR6 11GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory speed 14Gbps 14Gbps 15.5Gbps
Memory interface width 256-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory bandwidth 448GB/s 616GB/s 496GB/s
CUDA Cores 2944 4352 3072
Base Clock / Boost Clock 1,51GHz / 1,71GHz 1,35GHz / 1,54GHz 1,65GHz / 1,81GHz
RTX-OPS 57T 76T 63T
Giga Rays/s 8 10 8
Price $699 $999 $699

There are some differences worth noting between the regular and Founders Edition 2080 and 2080Ti cards. For the former, you get 60T RTX-OPS (instead of 57T) and a boost clock of 1,8GHz (versus 1,71 for the regular variant). As far as the RTX 2080Ti is concerned, the Founders Edition is capable of 78T RTX-OPS (instead of 76T), and has a boost clock of 1,63GHz instead of 1,54GHz for the regular one.

The company claims that the RTX 2080 Super is actually more powerful than its $1,200 TITAN Xp released in 2017, however, the latest card doesn't outperform the 2080Ti.

The GeForce RTX 2080 Super is set to be available July 23 for an MSRP of $699.

FrameView and related announcements

In addition to the graphics cards above, come July 9, Nvidia will also make available an app called FrameView. This will be used for monitoring things like framerates, frame times, performance-per-watt, and power, presented in a configurable overlay. At this time, all that is known is that FrameView supports "all major graphics APIs and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps."

Also starting July 9, "qualifying" pre-built desktops with GeForce RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super graphics cards (as well as the individual cards themselves) will receive the "Super Fast. Supernatural" bundle. Said bundle will include the MachineGames-developed and Bethesda-published title Wolfenstein: Youngblood - set to launch July 26 -, as well as the Remedy-developed Control - coming August 27. It's not clear what "qualifying" means in this context, though more details will presumably be available on July 9.

Images via Nvidia

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