Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB gaming performance – First benchmarks

The cat’s out of the bag then, and the GeForce RTX 20 Super refresh will begin rolling out from the July 9th. At the bottom of the heap will be the GeForce RTX 2060 Super, although it happens to be the bottom of a mighty fine looking heap.

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 Super has rocked up and made vanilla RTX 2060 owners feel very sad indeed. Those great but overpriced cards have now effectively been replaced by a performance heavy successor which appears to be everything we’d hoped for in the first place.

RTX 2070 Super 8GB First Benchmarks

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB Specs

Specs-wise, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB slots in snugly between the RTX 2060 and the RTX 2070. However, it’s been gifted with an extra couple of GB of GDDR6 memory which should help at higher resolutions, as well as a higher core clock than both its neighbours, helping nudge the RTX 2060 Super into the realm of the RTX 2070.

Check out the rest of the RTX Super lineup

  GeForce RTX 2060 GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070 Super GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 Super GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing Turing
GPU TU106 TU106 TU106 TU104 TU104 TU104 TU102
Process Node 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
CUDA Cores 1920 2176 2304 2560 2944 3072 4352
Tensor Cores 240 272 288 320 368 384 544
RT Cores 30 34 36 40 46 48 68
Core Clock 1365 MHz 1470 MHz 1410 MHz 1605 MHz  1515 MHz  1650 MHz 1350 MHz
Boost Clock 1680 MHz 1650 MHz 1620 MHz 1770 MHz  1800 MHz  1815 MHz 1545 MHz
Memory 6GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6  8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6  11GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz 15.5 GHz 14 GHz
Memory Interface 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth 336GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s 496GB/s 616GB/s
TDP 160W 175W 175W 215W 215W 250W 285W
Power Input 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin 2x 8-pin
Founders Price $349 $399 $599 $499 $799 $699 $1199
Normal Price $349 $399 $499 $499 $699 $699 $999

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Performance

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 1080p

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 1440p

 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super 4K

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super offers almost identical performance to the current GeForce RTX 2070. It’s also $100 cheaper, so it’s obvious where the benefits lie here. At $50 cheaper, the RTX 2060 still has its place but you’re now getting a very decent jump in performance for making that leap from a $350 RTX 2060 up to a $400 RTX 2060 Super. That extra couple of gigs of VRAM is sure to come in handy down the line as well.

Performance at 1080p is, predictably, fantastic for the RTX 2060 Super 8GB. This is a graphics card which will just breeze through the latest AAA games at this resolution, although we’d still expect one or two snags once ray tracing’s involved.

The RTX 2060 Super is also an incredibly strong 1440p video card and does a fantastic at aping the RTX 2070’s performance for just $399. That’s still a price that a lot of folks will balk at but the value proposition is certainly better than it once was. If I’d bought an RTX 2060 in the last few weeks I’d be feeling livid.

The higher the resolution, the more the Super card can stretch its legs over the bog-standard RTX 2060. That extra 2GB GDDR6 is certainly going to come in handy. 4K gaming is arguably a bridge too far for this graphics card though, and you should certainly be aiming higher if you want to reliably game at 4K.

On paper, at least, it looks as if Nvidia has rocked up and delivered a graphics card which could well go toe-to-toe with AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT with a 20% cheaper price tag. Gulp. Until we find out the actual 5700 XT performance that’s all ifs and maybes though, and the here and now the RTX 2060 Super shows all the hallmarks of a satisfying yet hardly groundbreaking refresh.

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