The brand new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER bring signficiantly more performance to the gamers over the original versions in all our or tests. This makes sense as the GeForce RTX SUPER Series has more cores and higher clocks. NVIDIA said that these cards would be up to 25% faster than the original RTX 20 Series and we certainly saw that in our benchmark results.
At $349 the entry-level RTX 2060 series card remains, so the RTX 2060 SUPER at $399 will cost you an additional $50. If you are looking to spend around $350 on a graphics card you might want to consider saving up another $50 for the 2060 SUPER. The 2060 SUPER is much faster and the additional 2GB of GDDR6 memory will help it stay relevant longer. It will be interesting to see how this card fares against the Radeon RX 5700 that comes out in a few days. NVIDIA launched this card ahead of AMD for a reason with availability on July 9th, so it feels like they were trying to spoil AMD’s launch just a bit.
When it comes to the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER we again see a significant performance jump from the RTX 2070 albeit not as large. The RTX 2070 SUPER has an MSRP $499 and that means it will be positioned against the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT models.
We should also point out that for a limited time, starting on July 9, qualifying purchases of a GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, or GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER – based graphics card or desktop PC will include a copy of two games that support real-time ray tracing, Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. A value of $90. We should also point out that NVIDIA is touting that the time of ray tracing is here and some of the biggest games around take advantage of the feature.
At the end of the day the GeForce RTX SUPER series shows that NVIDIA is still here pushing the performance envelope. AMD was hoping to win the price versus performance battle with the release of their 7nm NAVI GPUs on the Radeon RX 5700 series and then this happened. AMD is about to get a second helping as the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER card is still still a number of weeks away and we expect to see the same performance jump from that card! The RTX 2080 SUPER is priced at $699 and is aiming to squash the Radeon VII once and for all when it comes to gaming performance.
As we mentioned in the introduction the GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 models are no longer being produced and will be phased out once inventory has been bought up.
Legit Bottom Line: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER look solid and are ready to do battle with the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series.