Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Tremendous and RTX 2060 Tremendous Evaluation

The longstanding GeForce RTX Super graphics cards are there and without wasting time, let's take a look at the specifications and prices to see what we're dealing with.

The new RTX 2060 Super costs $ 400, a small price premium over existing non-Super models. For this 14% price hike, you'll get a significant upgrade in terms of specs, though at first glance this may not seem to be the case. We get a small 13% increase in CUDA cores, but also a massive 33% increase in ROPs. This extends the 192 bit wide memory bus of the original RTX 2060 for the super version to 256 bit wide.

Since the same 14 Gbit / s GDDR6 memory is used, the bandwidth has increased by 33% to 448 GB / s. Therefore, the RTX 2060 Super has the same memory subsystem as the RTX 2070 and 2070 Super, which means that it gets 8 GB of VRAM. Essentially, it's a slightly reduced version of the 2070, since both use TU106 silicon.

The new RTX 2060 Super is a slightly reduced version of the original RTX 2070, as both use TU106 silicon. Meanwhile, the RTX 2070 Super is an improved version of the original at the same price.

The RTX 2070 Super ships for the same price of $ 500 as the original and effectively replaces this part. You can expect the Vanilla 2070 to expire soon. For the same money, we get an 11% upgrade to the CUDA cores and 28% more texture units, while the ROP number remains the same.

We see a reasonable 9% increase in core clocks, but since most cards are overclocked at the factory, this has little impact on performance. Finally, the memory configuration remains unchanged: 8 GB GDDR6 memory with a data rate of 14 GBit / s with a bandwidth of 448 GB / s. In contrast to the standard 2070, which uses TU106 silicon, the super version has been updated to TU104, the same silicon that is used by the RTX 2080.

The RTX 2060 Super appears to be a fairly extensive upgrade from the base model, but you pay a little more. While the 2070 Super appears to be a similar upgrade to the 2070, in this case you get this extra performance at no extra cost. I think it's the extra memory that Nvidia stands out for with the 2060 Super.

There will also be an RTX 2080 Super, and this model will be used for the same price of $ 700 (as the original) and will arrive later, on July 23. Nvidia has teased that it will have a GDDR6 memory with 15.5 Gbit / s is faster than the Titan Xp. We don't expect it to reach 2080 Ti, but overall it should be a nice boost for the same price again.

We used a Core i9-9900K to test the RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2060 Super, which is clocked at 5 GHz and 32 GB DDR4-3400 memory. The latest drivers available at the time of testing were used and all data was freshly collected for this review. We need to watch 12 games before we experience the usual performance degradation and cost per frame data. Let's get to the results.

Benchmarks

First we have Battlefield V and here we see how the 2070 Super closes the gap between 2070 and 2080, not a massive performance boost, but not bad either. The Radeon VII is still 18% faster in this title, but costs at least 36% more. I suspect the 2070 Super of AMD's current flagship GPU will cause more pain.

Meanwhile, the RTX 2060 Super … looks reasonable. It was 9% faster than the RTX 2060 in this title, and although it had pinched the 2070 and pre-Vega 56 heals, it's not exactly an exciting result since it costs 14% more, but I think it does have some Use the additional VRAM.

This time the RTX 2070 Super is closer to 2080 than 2070 when testing with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and also beats the older GTX 1080 Ti comfortably, which is a very solid result here. We should also note that it also clearly outperforms AMD's Radeon VII.

With an average of 111 fps, the 2060 Super was 16% slower than the 2070 Super and was thus slightly behind the standard 2070. Another example of a good but not particularly impressive result in view of the price increase.

It continues with Metro Exodus, here the 2070 Super was on the heels of the Radeon VII and only fell back by a few frames per second. This also meant that it was much closer to the RTX 2080 than the 2070. Then we see the 2060 Super outperforming the 2060 standard by 10% to achieve 2070-like performance.

When testing with Resident Evil 2, the RTX 2070 Super sits right at the rear of the Radeon VII and sits exactly between 2070 and 2080. The 2060 Super is slightly slower than the 2070, but faster than the Vega 64, so that the performance by another 10% the standard 2060 is increased.

The 2060 Super is slightly more impressive in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and beats the 2060 by 13%. It was significantly faster than the Vega 64. In the meantime, the 2070 Super matched the GTX 1080 Ti and was only a few frames slower than the RTX 2080, making it a very solid result.

Fortnite is not a great title for AMD. The RTX 2060 Super is only 5 fps less than the much more expensive Radeon VII. The 2070 Super was slightly slower than the RTX 2080, but it had no problem pushing the Radeon VII aside and outperforming it by 11%.

Division 2 results look pretty typical given the results so far. The 2060 Super is 10% faster than the standard model and the 2070 Super is 14% faster than the standard model. This made the 2070 Super faster than Vega 64, while the 2070 Super was faster than the Radeon VII.

The Radeon GPUs are much better in DiRT Rally 2 and here the 2060 Super can only keep up with Vega 64 and was only 5% faster than Vega 56, which is now sold for around $ 300. The 2070 Super was only 7% slower than the Radeon VII, so it does better in this comparison.

Here we have another racing simulator in Forza Horizon 4 and it just so happens to be another great title for AMD. The Radeon VII grazes before the 2070 Super and slows Nvidia's new $ 500 price by 17%. The 2060 Super is also taken over by Vega 56 and loses by 10%.

If we move on to some Far Cry New Dawn tests, we see the 2060 Super just behind the 2070, while the 2070 Super is just behind the 2080. This means that the 2060 Super could keep up with Vega 64, but the 2070 Super was 8% slower than the Radeon VII.

During the Second World War, the RTX 2060 Super could not keep up with Vega 56, while the Radeon VII was significantly faster than the 2070 Super. Compared to Nvidia's own product stack, these new super versions performed quite well.

Finally we have Assassin's Creed: Odyssey … here the 2060 Super was 11% faster than the standard 2060, which is typical of what we've seen so far. In the meantime, the 2070 Super was 10% faster than the standard 2070 and therefore directly at the rear of the 2080 and 1080 Ti. So that will do it for the gaming benchmarks. Now let's check the power consumption.

power consumption

If we first look at the GPU consumption, we see that the RTX 2060 Super is very efficient and uses only 5% more power than the standard 2060 and only 2% or 4 watts more than the Radeon RX 590.

The RTX 2070 Super jumped to 198 watts and was 11% more power hungry than the 2060 Super. Nevertheless, it was much more economical than the Radeon competition and consumed 20% less electricity than the Radeon VII.

However, as soon as we consider the entire system, these margins will be reduced significantly. Now the 2070 Super uses only 10% less electricity than the Radeon VII. There are some interesting changes in the measurement of electricity consumption from the wall. Vega 64 is far ahead of the RTX 2080 Ti, using slightly less power in the GPU test.

The reason for this change is that we are now taking into account the power consumption of the graphics card as well as other components such as the CPU, which has to work harder in connection with certain GPUs, usually the more powerful models. However, the Super variants fit exactly where you would expect them to be in terms of power consumption.

Overclocking

Continue to operating frequencies, temperatures, fan speeds and some overclocking. The RTX 2060 Super Founders Edition immediately ran at 70 ° C and a fan speed of only 1650 rpm, making it practically noiseless. The GPU maintained an average operating frequency of 1815 MHz after a one-hour loop of the F1 2018 benchmark.

Overclocked, our sample was able to maintain 2010 MHz after the one-hour test, and this resulted in an increase in operating temperature to 75 ° C with a fan speed of 1900 rpm, which is a fairly typical overclocking of 11 for a Turing-based GPU % represents.

When we move to the 2070 Super, we immediately see that the Founders Edition model peaked at only 68 degrees at a fan speed of 1600 rpm, which allowed an operating frequency of 1890 MHz to be maintained.

Overclocked, our sample maintained an operating frequency of 1980 MHz. It ran at over 2 GHz for the first few minutes of the test, but after about 5 minutes it started throttling and maintained 1980 MHz at the end of the hour, which is only 5% overclocking. The card only ran at 71 ° C with a fan speed of 1700 rpm, so it was incredibly quiet.

Service summary

With all of this performance data, let's make full sense of it. To do this, we have some performance breakdown charts, head-to-head comparisons and then we will check our cost per frame graphic.

RTX 2060 Super vs. RTX 2070

As you can guess now, the RTX 2060 Super is only slightly slower than the original GeForce RTX 2070. For the most part ~ 4% slower, the only game where the performance was a match was Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

RTX 2060 Super vs. RTX 2060

Compared to the 2060 standard, the new Super Duper version was 9% faster on average, although we compare it with the Gaming Z version from MSI. Nvidia suggests that the supermodel should be 15% faster than a regular clocked version, although in either case it's not an overly impressive boost, as you also have to pay 14% more for it.

RTX 2060 Super vs. Radeon Vega 56

A less favorable scenario for the new 2060 Super is compared to the AMD Vega 56, which is now available for less than $ 300. Certainly this GPU is on the way out, but at least in the short term it delivers a good value.

RTX 2070 Super vs. RTX 2080

The 2070 Super was on average only 7% slower than the much more expensive RTX 2080, which effectively eliminated this part as the 2070 Super is almost 30% cheaper. At least compared to existing RTX parts, the 2070 Super looks like good business.

RTX 2070 Super vs. RTX 2070

On average, you get 12% more performance at the same price. It's not an amazing offer, but it revives the RTX 2070 as a real competitor.

RTX 2070 Super vs. Radeon VII

The 2070 Super is on average only 4% slower than the 7 nm Radeon. When you consider that this will make you fall far less (26% savings), the 2070 Super effectively kills the Radeon VII, as it has never been more than 17% slower. At this point, the Radeon VII can be declared dead without a price cut.

Cost per frame and final remarks

Analyzing the actual cost per frame can be a bit difficult at launch, as cards can be more expensive to get things done, and full discounts on older models are only realized later. For this reason, we carry out an EIA comparison before we look at the current offer prices. Do not focus too much on this data as this can be misleading. However, we wanted to compare the RRP first, as this shows where we come from with the Pascal generation.

Here we see that the 2060 Super costs $ 4.59 per frame, making the GTX 1070 24% more expensive, which sounds good for Turing. However, keep in mind that the GTX 1070 is a 3 year old product. This is a step forward, but not a great step forward. We should note that the 2060 Super is 30% faster than the GTX 1070, but also 5% more expensive.

The 2070 Super, on the other hand, costs $ 4.90 per frame. It is 16% faster than the 2060 Super, but only costs 7% more per frame, making it the cheaper option. This also means that the GTX 1080 Ti costs 33% more per frame, which is not a bad result for the 2070 Super compared to a product that is now 2 years old.

Let's now compare the MSRP of the 2060 Super and the 2070 Super with the current market prices of competing products. We removed the end of the production of Pascal parts because new models are overpriced.

Here we see that the 2060 Super remains inferior to the 2060 since you can buy some models for a slight discount at $ 330. Worse, you can now buy Vega 56 for just $ 270, making the 2060 Super 35% more expensive per frame. However, please note that these Vega 56 offers are not available in all regions.

Fortunately, the 2070 Super is cheaper than the 2070. An 8% discount per frame isn't exactly a reason to celebrate, but the Radeon VII and RTX 2080 graphics cards can be turned off at once.

Wrap up

If it's not obvious, this is Nvidia's attempt to steal AMD's thunder when they start navigating next week. We think they could have given us a lot more, but maybe they don't need it.

We are required to ignore AMD's satnav from the equation because we are currently under NDA and maps are under review. So if we ignore satnavs, it's fair to say that this ~ 12-month update from Nvidia is a bit overwhelming, but maybe we won't really know how pricing will develop until GPUs from both camps are on the way in the coming weeks Fight the street against it.

The RTX 2070 Super is good, it kills the Radeon VII at the current price and does the same with the RTX 2080. So you get almost $ 700 performance for $ 500, almost. There's no better deal at that price, so we need AMD to add a point or ten.

We are definitely more excited about the prospects of the RTX 2070 Super than the 2060 Super. Value for money The 2060 Super is technically cheaper, but that's what you expect from lower end sections. The new 2060 Super is more expensive than the original to slightly increase performance, although you get this extra 2 GB of VRAM.

The Founders Edition cards we tested ran cool and very quiet, the build quality is excellent and they look good. But perhaps the most exciting thing is that you don't have to pay a premium for the FE models this time. You can get them at the basic MSRP, so they are worthy of our recommendation.

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