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NVIDIA RTX SUPER lineup is SUPER EFFECTIVE — destroys the RTX series’ resale value and maybe the Radeon RX 5700 Series
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NVIDIA RTX SUPER lineup is SUPER EFFECTIVE — destroys the RTX series’ resale value and maybe the Radeon RX 5700 Series

by Vyncent ChanJuly 3, 2019
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If you have been holding out on getting the NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards, well lucky you. The GeForce RTX SUPER series has just been launched yesterday, and it quite literally staves off any threat the Radeon RX 5700 series had against the Turing-powered GeForce RTX cards. But, anyone who got an older GeForce RTX card would be cursing the wind.

For starters, remember how I was complaining that the Turing generation represented a smaller leap in raster performance from Pascal, as compared to Pascal from Maxwell? Well, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER lineup solves my grouse. The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER is faster than a GeForce GTX 1080, the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is faster than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti… Exactly the same generational leap as Pascal vs Maxwell. The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is currently unmatched, only bested by the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.

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Faster than the RTX 2060 by 22%, also faster than the GTX 1080.

I think the above information is best summed up in a table though:

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
CUDA Cores 1920 2176 2304 2560 2944 3072 4352
Boost Clocks (MHz) 1680 1650 1620 1770 1710 1815 1545
RTX-OPS 37T 41T 42T 52T 57T 63T 76T
Memory 6GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 11GB GDDR6
Memory speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory interface 192-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
NVLink (SLI) No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability Now 9th July Now 9th July Now 23rd July Now
Price $349 (~RM1445) $399 (~RM1652) $499 (~RM2066) $499
(~RM2066)
$699
(~RM2894)
$699 (~RM2894) $999 (~RM4136)

*italicized variants are discontinued

NVIDIA RTX SUPER lineup is SUPER EFFECTIVE — destroys the RTX series' resale value and maybe the Radeon RX 5700 Series 24

Obsolete so soon…

So yeah, the older cards just lost their value. Anyone holding on the a GeForce RTX card right now hoping to sell it, would probably better stick it back into a running system and just make the best of it. You aren’t going to be able to sell it at without making a huge loss. I wonder how are NVIDIA’s partners going to clear their inventory of old stock too, now with GeForce RTX SUPER out. How much is the difference? While we didn’t get any of the new cards to test, NVIDIA claims the following:

“The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER is up to 22% faster than the RTX 2060, on average 15% faster”

“GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is up to 24% faster (16% on average) than the RTX 2070

“GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is faster than the TITAN Xp

Essentially they have just refreshed the GeForce RTX lineup. For better or worse. Better for people who have yet to upgrade to a Turing GPU, worse for people who have just gotten their GeForce RTX 2070 or GeForce RTX 2080. Aside from accidentally committing cannibalism, the GeForce RTX SUPER cards should also tide PC enthusiasts over theRadeon RX 5700 series hype.

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A preemptive strike against an imminent Radeon RX 5800 series?

Overall, I consider it a win. But then again, that’s probably because I have yet to get a GeForce RTX GPU. :P

Pokdepinion: Well, I guess SuperDaddy made the right choice going for a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti rather than anything less… Also, I think I spoke ahead of time

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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