GeForce RTX 2060 & 2070 Super: The Summary And Verdict
Performance Summary: NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super offered strong performance throughout our entire battery of tests. Generally speaking, both cards are significant upgrades over the originals. Their performance upticks were roughly 10 – 20 percent, depending on the resolution or application, and those performance increases allowed the cards to better compete with or overtake competing cards. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super was often faster than the pricier AMD Radeon VII, especially at 1440p. At 4K, however, the Radeon VII’s memory bandwidth advantage often gave it an edge. And the new GeForce RTX 2060 Super was faster than the Radeon RX Vega 64 more often than not.GeForce RTX Super cards may not be earth-shattering updates, but they do significantly shake up the high-end GPU landscape as we inch closer to AMD's Radeon RX 5700’s release in a few days. The GeForce RTX 2060 Super will be arriving with an MSRP of $399, while the GeForce RTX 2070 Super has an MSRP of $499. Considering where AMD positioned the Radeon RX 5700 series in terms of price / performance, these new Super card could throw a wrench in the works, but we’ll know more in a few days. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super also puts significant price pressure on the AMD Radeon VII, if gaming is your sole use case.
As for NVIDIA’s line-up, the GeForce RTX 2060 will remain available, but the GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super will eventually supplant the original RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, once inventory dries up. We should mention that the GeForce RTX 2080 Super will have an MSRP of $699 when it arrives, but we are still a few weeks out from its release.
NVIDIA is also offering some free games with these new cards for a limited time. Starting on July 9, qualifying purchases of a GeForce RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, or later an RTX 2080 Super, or a new desktop PC powered by one of the cards, will include a copies of two ray tracing-enabled games, Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
In the end, NVIDIA’s has made an aggressive, strategic move with these new GeForce RTX Super GPUs. They up the ante in terms of performance per dollar and put some significant pressure on the competition a few days out from the debut of a new architecture.