a step up from the base rtx lINE; sTILL BELOW 2080 Ti
Nvidia hit July with a new update to their graphics cards line-up; introducing a new ceiling of power. While the power of the RTX series, as in, 2060, 2070 and 2080, remains reputable, Nvidia have decided to step things up with a subsequent series of graphics cards under the audacious name of ‘Super’. Is this naming justified?
“Now the new GeForce RTX SUPER™ Series has even more cores and higher clocks, bringing you performance that’s up to 25% faster than the original RTX 20 Series. It’s time to gear up and get super powers. “Nvidia on Social Media – YouTube
While the original iterations of the current RTX 20 Lineup released last year allowed for real-time ray tracing and new visual potential, the ‘Super’ versions will basically offer roughly 17 per cent increases in speed and power. Also, ‘Super’ versions will be decked out with more RAM depending on the base model and improved memory speed. Overall, these versions will handle ray-tracing technology more easily; an idea captured in our article discussing this form of graphics here.
With a bump in power, price follows suit. The 2060 and 2070 versions will retail for $399 and $499 respectively, releasing on the 9th of July. Meanwhile, the 2080 Super sits pretty at $699 to be released later on this month on the 23rd of July. Do note, however, that the RTX 2080 Ti remains Nvidia’s most powerful card – these ‘Super’ cards will offer intermediates between base models themselves and the 2080 Ti.
Purchasing the ‘Super’ graphics cards comes along with a deal involving games that support ray-tracing, such as Wolfenstein: YoungBlood to encourage the use of this technology. Nvidia is trying to make ray-tracing technology more accessible to PC Gamers and Developers with these products – let us know in the comments section below whether you’ll be picking one of these up or sticking to your own for now!