Nvidia RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super Review

Introduction and RTX 2060 Super Specifications

Nvidia RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super Review

Introduction

The Nvidia RTX cards brought Ray Tracing and improved Super Sampling to the market and there is no doubting at all that they have proved to be a roaring success.

The RTX 2060 in particular has been flying off the shelves almost as fast as Nvidia can produce the Turing GPUs that power them. It's  an absolute monster at the most popular gaming resolution, 1920x1080 without costing a kidney. That isn't to say that it can't handle the higher resolutions, merely that it is a fit and forget option at 1080P, letting you put every game settings up to the maximum without a moments consideration as to the impact upon your frame rate. Add in the benefits to image quality that Ray Tracing brings in supported titles, and the ability of the Tensor cores to give you amazing image fidelity with Deep Learning Super Sampling - DLSS - and actually gain you frames per second rather than cost you them as most anti-aliasing technologies do, and it's a clear winner. The RTX 2070 is a little more expensive but a little more powerful, otherwise having all the benefits of the RTX 2060 but with better performance at the higher resolutions. There is also an RTX 2080 Super available, but for today we're just looking at the two more mainstream priced models.

Nvidia are never one to rest on their laurels and whilst in the old days an updated card was usually given the Titanium - Ti - branding, the newest additions to the Nvidia RTX range have the suffix of Super. Hearing the word Super we either start thinking of Mario, or singing songs from South Park. With slightly more hardware to push even higher frame rates, we have both the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super for review today. Below and on the next page we'll look at the changes on the RTX 2060 Super, then move on to the RTX 2070 Super, before finding out through our benchmarking suite how much extra performance you can expect to get from these new graphics cards.

RTX 2060 Super Specifications

As you would hope to find on any product update, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is bigger and faster than its stablemate. The RTX 2060 Super has 4 extra Shader Modules, which bring 256 extra CUDA Cores to bear. CUDA Cores are the primary technical sledgehammer with which the Nvidia cards crack the nut of high image quality whilst retaining high frame rates, so giving the card some more to play with should give a nice boost to performance. Certainly if you look at the improvements to both the calculative ability of the Tensor Cores and amount of Giga Rays the card can handle they are big steps in comparison to the abilities of the regular RTX 2060. 0.7 TFLOPS (Trillion Floating Point Operations Per Second) for the INT32 and FP32 calculations, whilst the Tensor Cores see an even bigger boost leaping up from 51.6 TFLOPS to 57.4 TFLOPS. With an additional Giga Ray (up to 6 from 5) alongside faster Texel fill rate and more, faster memory the RTX 2060 Super is almost a match for the current RTX 2070. Impressive improvements. 

 GeForce RTX 2060GeForce RTX 2060 Super
SMs 3034
CUDA Cores 19202176
Base Clock 1365 MHz1470 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1680 MHz1650 MHz
FLOPS 6.5 TFLOPS (INT32/FP32)7.2 TFLOPS (INT32/FP32)
Tensor FLOPS 51.6 TFLOPS57.4 TFLOPS
Rays Cast 5 Giga Rays6 Giga Rays
Texture Units 120136
Texel Fill-Rate 201.6 GT/s224.4 GT/s
Memory Interface 192-bit256-bit
Memory Data Rate 14 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 336.1 GB/s448 GB/s
Memory Size 6 GB8 GB
Max L1 Cache Size 1920 KB2176 KB
TGP 160 W175 W

Now let's see what the Super additions have brought to the RTX 2070 Super.

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03-07-2019, 05:56:25

Gothmoth
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that have set the market alight with their excellent combination of performance and price point
are you trolling us or did you say that with a straight face?

the performance increase (compared with other generational updates) was not good and the price was certainly not good.

you might want to watch what other youtubers and people who are not nvidia fanboys had to say about the initial RTX release.

i know OC3D was back then all hyped about RTX and these overpriced cards.
when others were way more critical.

but reality must set in at some point!?

not to mention that RTX is still a gimmick barely used in games.



the super cards are what should have been release in the first place (for the asked price).
i feel bad for the people who bought a 2060, 2070 or 2080 RTX card.

this update makes them look like guinea pigs.... or better say cows to be milked.


yes they had RTX for a few month now (and i am sure would not have missed it).


kudos to nvidia... their marketing department sure knows how handle the majority of gamers.





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their excellent combination of performance and price point
nah you sure must be trolling us.....Quote

03-07-2019, 06:17:08

tgrech
Despite the controversy in the usual overly angry circles, Turing cards performed well on market and past the RTX2060's release had a pretty warm reception amongst the mainstream. They've without a doubt had a significant impact on increasing the penetration of DXR amongst both developers and consumers with every modern game engine now in the process of implementing realtime-raytracing, all those who called raytracing a gimmick that would go the way of PhysX or whatever were flatly wrong(But those comparisons were way off the mark anyway).Quote

03-07-2019, 06:28:34

Gothmoth
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Originally Posted by tgrech View Post
Despite the controversy in the usual overly angry circles, Turing cards performed well on market and past the RTX2060's release had a pretty warm reception amongst the mainstream.

yeah kudos to the nvidia marketing as i wrote.

but sure not because the RTX cards are such great value.
the RTX 2060 be the best out of the bunch i agree with that.


90% i know who have a clue about GPU´s in the press had some critical words to say about the RTX release.



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They've without a doubt had a significant impact on increasing the penetration of DXR amongst both developers and consumers with every modern game engine now in the process of implementing realtime-raytracing
i could buy a tesla years ago.
unfortunately there was no supercharger to be seen here.
i did not want a car that i can only charge in my own garage.


did i buy a tesla and put it my garage without any real use for it.... no.

it made no sense to buy a tesla back then when there was no infrastructure to support electric cars.


today that changed. it is still not perfect but my tesla know makes way more sense.
and i even got a better model.

raytracing cards are a bit like that.

the people who bought into the hype sure paved the way for me to enjoy RTX next year.

but that does not change a thing about the cards being overpriced.
people may not care about that and i understand, i pay way too much for some stuff too.
but i am not searching for excuses. i know it´s kind of a rip off.Quote

03-07-2019, 06:43:15

tgrech
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Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post
yeah kudos to the nvida marketing as i wrote.

but sure not because the cards are such great value.
the RTX 2060 be the best out of the bunch i agree with that.



90% i know who have a clue about GPU´s in the press had some critical words to say about the RTX release.
Most of those dissipated after launch I think once the cards started dropping in price. Lets not forget the GTX1660/Ti are also Turing cards that have been incredibly popular.


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i could buy a tesla years ago.
unfortunately there was no supercharger to be seen here.
raytracing is a bit like that.

the people who bought into the hype sure paved the way for me to enjoy RTX next year.

but that does not change a thing about the cards being overpriced.
You're describing literally every revolutionary(IE requiring infrastructure changes) piece of technology ever made, new tech is expensive, Turing cards were expensive to produce, on a per-mm^2 of silicon/raw materials basis Turing was actually better value than Pascal. People who paid a lot for a Tesla years ago didn't get bad value on their purchase, because there was nothing comparable for that money at the time.

You can't use future tech to say current tech is bad value(Nor can you use current tech that doesn't actually do the same things), because then literally all tech ever made is bad value because something in the future will be better. "Just wait", but how long for till it "makes sense"? Time is invaluable to some people, particularly tech enthusiasts, if everyone waited till things became mainstream, progressive tech would never actually become mainstream. Catch 22.Quote

03-07-2019, 06:52:44

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Gothmoth View Post

i could buy a tesla years ago.
unfortunately there was no supercharger to be seen here.
i did not want a car that i can only charge in my own garage.


did i buy a tesla and put it my garage without any real use for it.... no.

it made no sense to buy a tesla back then when there was no infrastructure to support electric cars.



today that changed. it is still not perfect but my tesla know makes way more sense.
and i even got a better model.

raytracing cards are a bit like that.

the people who bought into the hype sure paved the way for me to enjoy RTX next year.

but that does not change a thing about the cards being overpriced.
Then clearly you have not looked outside your own country. Buying a tesla back when it was uncommon was a genius move. No tax, no toll prices, free parking, the list goes on. Governments had no idea how to treat them in that respect and so they paid for themselves in such a short time, as well as held their value strongly.

Now, they are more expensive, yes but and Govs have found ways to tax them. As well as being popular enough that they lose value more than ever. So not the greatest example there... sorry.

New tech is new tech. its costly and wasn't mature. But there was an infrastructure here for sure.

I get your point, but the example just wasn't the greatest to use.Quote
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