Nvidia RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super Review

Conclusion

Nvidia RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super Review

Conclusion

The release of the Super upgrade to both the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 - and RTX 2080 but we haven't got one for review - are the exact thing that makes us grateful right now. Firstly, the cards promise to be upgraded models of the RTX 2060 and 2070 that have set the market alight with their excellent combination of performance and price point, and the Super most definitely is a good extra performance step. Secondly, and we don't think we're giving away any secrets, the launch of the latest AMD Zen 2 is very close and so we're absolutely working flat out which means that the simplicity of our conclusion regarding the newest RTX graphics cards is quick and to the point.

The RTX 2060 was designed to absolutely smoke games at 1080P but have enough performance to run at higher resolutions with some careful settings tweaks, and it totally nailed that remit. If you ever doubt that for the majority of people gaming at 4K on a flagship £1000+ graphics card is the stuff of dreams then you only need to look at the sales figures for the RTX 2060. It's been a rampaging success. Naturally, there are the enthusiast gamers too who have a little more spare cash, or perhaps gaming is their primary hobby and thus are willing to designate a larger part of their finances to that endeavour and they have been making the RTX 2070, with its 1440p performance target, a big seller too.

When Nvidia announced that there would be Super versions of these cards we found it slightly a curious thing. Usually the updated model has come under their Titanium banner, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti are perfect examples of this, so we expected the upgraded RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 to be Ti models, but instead they have the Super brand. So far, fair enough. But there is a Super model of the RTX 2080, which means there are three RTX 2080s available. An odd choice for Nvidia to make.

Thankfully what it all boils down to is a nice clean improvement of the current cards, free from any caveats. Whilst we might have seen one or two results where a heavily overclocked partner model might have still had the edge of these new Nvidia cards, as a general rule of thumb the RTX 2060 Super bridges the gap between a good 2060 and a base 2070, and sometimes makes itself known in the thick of the RTX 2070 cards too, like a wolf in sheep's clothing. The RTX 2070 Super has similar performance levels to recommend it, regularly appearing at the top of the RTX 2070 pile and in a few, F1 2018, Deus Ex, Far Cry 5 abutting the RTX 2080. If you wondered whether the extra hardware is making a difference too in the Ray Tracing benchmark Port Royal the RTX 2070 Super scores a mere 60 points shy of the RTX 2080. Only 1% behind.

Price wise they are about £20 more than the original cards were at launch and we are hearing that those versions will get a price drop while stocks last because they are all going 'EOL' - End of Life. This probably has a lot to do with the dodgy memory at launch and the fact everything they make now seems to have Samsung on board meaning no/much less RMA's.

If you've been waiting to see what the future held for the RTX cards as they matured and the technological advantages bled into the mainstream AAA gaming marketplace then these are a step in the right direction. The originals were great cards but these new Super iterations of them round off the few rough patches and give you the slightly better take on the formula. Both the Nvidia RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super are fantastic graphics cards and utterly deserving of our OC3D Gamers Choice award. 

 

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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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