NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 & 2070 SUPER Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅03-07-19

It’s highly likely that the introduction of this new refresh from NVIDIA is a strategic plan to upstage AMD and the upcoming Radeon RX 5700 release. This is made obvious by the fact that the RTX 2080 SUPER, (which will sit at the upper-end of the stack) has been given a staggered launch.

NVIDIA has a clear advantage in the GPU race. It’s almost been a year since we were introduced to their next-gen RTX 20 series and in this time, they’ve been able to refine an already powerful lineup which boasts real-time ray tracing capabilities and significant horsepower under 12nm Turing architecture.

It remains to be seen whether NVIDIA has ruined AMD’s plans but what we can say is that the new SUPER lineup brings pleasing performance benefits for a similar pricepoint to that of their RTX counterparts. One of the major talking points about the RTX 20-series last year was the disparaging price bump from the previous-gen. Rather than a price-drop, we are instead faced with a shift in performance across the board, which still improves the price-to-performance ratio.

Those moving up from the likes of a GTX 9XX series GPU will see more value in upgrading to SUPER than those currently residing with the GTX 10-series. The reality of today’s SUPER variants is that in terms of performance, the RTX 2060 SUPER shifts up to the RTX 2070 and the RTX 2070 SUPER shifts to the realms of RTX 2080.

Such a refresh is never intended to bring anything revolutionary to the table, so we aren’t exactly blown away by the release of SUPER but nevertheless, the improvements that have been made to memory capacity, clockspeeds and SM counts are good and very much welcomed.

For gamers and enthusiasts, competition is always a good thing. AMD is causing NVIDIA to act and could possibly be threatening their position at the high-end. A clearer picture will be visible in the coming days, so stay tuned. Both 2060 and 2070 will go on sale next week, along-side partner/custom cards.

Lowering prices to steal the thunder is nothing new in the world of tech, but we’re pleased to see that heated rivalry is supplying better value in the GPU market.

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