EVGA SUPER RTX SERIES

The new EVGA Super RTX cards are now slowly becoming available. Stocks should be in stores by Friday. The new cards offer more shaders and GDDR6 which will boost performance over the previous selection.

The RTX 2060 MSRP is $349 while the RTX 2060 SUPER will be $399. The RTX 2070 SUPER MSRP will be $499 and the RTX 2080 SUPER MSRP will be $699.

Immediately after after the RTX Super cards were announced, the average selling price for new Radeon RX 580 8GB cards fell to below $180. AMD probably will continue to manufacture the Polaris cards into the mainstream market as the RX 5700 is expected to launch at $379.

Prices on eBay have also fallen substantially in response to the new market realities. For budget conscious games this is a very good time to upgrade assuming you have an adequate PSU to handle the higher power cards.

Given the performance of the rival AMD Radeon VII its clear that nVidia and their partners needed a refresh to fend it off. The Radeon VII is made on the TSMC 10nm EUV line marketed as 7nm line while all of nVidia’s cards are made on the TSMC advanced 16nm FinFET line marketed as 12nm.

The RTX SUPER lineup is largely a stop gap pending Ampere. Samsung has been contracted to manufacture Ampere. Most likely nVidia will discuss the Ampere architecture during the SIGGRAPH conference in August 2019. Expectations for Ampere are for a 2020 release.

nVidia is also concerned that AMD may release some new Radeon RX cards this year into the lower price points with big performance jumps. Speculation that a RX 3030 at $129 with RX 580 performance would really disrupt pricing across the board.

Major features include:

  • Adjustable RGB LED
  • All-Metal Backplate, Pre-Installed
  • EVGA iCX2 Technology
  • Real-Time Ray Tracing
  • Built for EVGA Precision X1
  • Game Ready Drivers
  • NVIDIA® Ansel
  • NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ Compatible
  • NVIDIA® GeForce Experience
  • NVIDIA® GPU Boost™
  • NVIDIA® Highlights
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5
  • DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b
  • HDCP 2.2
  • Designed for USB Type-C™ and VirtualLink™

The new coolers are now programmable so that customization can be done for any theme. Many custom jobs will appreciate the new glowing logo on the cards as well.

POWER PIGS

Be alert that the entire SUPER lineup have across the board bigger power requirements. For that reason it’s almost mandatory to have at last a respectable 650W PSU or larger. Focus on 12V current, ideally at least 40A is needed.

The AX860i in the studio is admirably capable of handling even the RTX Titan which is why it is installed in the R5 2400G box. Never cut corners on the power supply. For that reason we consider 850W as a minimum so that dual video cards can be used.

RTX 2060 SUPER

PART NUMBERPRODUCTBOOST CLOCKFANSCOOLING TYPELEDBIOSCOOLER SIZEBACKPLATE
08G-P4-3163-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC ULTRA1695 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingRGB12.75 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3162-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC1695 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingRGB12 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3161-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER XC BLACK1650 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingRGB12 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3067-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER SC ULTRA1680 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingN/A12 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3065-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER SC ULTRA BLACK1650 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingN/A12 SlotsYes

RTX 2070 SUPER

PART NUMBERPRODUCTBOOST CLOCKFANSCOOLING TYPELEDBIOSCOOLER SIZEBACKPLATE
08G-P4-3277-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA1815 MHz3iCX 2 TechnologyRGBW22.75 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3273-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FTW31770 MHz3iCX 2 TechnologyRGBW22.75 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3173-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC ULTRA1800 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingRGB12.75 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3172-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC1800 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingRGB12 SlotsYes
08G-P4-3071-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER BLACK1770 MHz2iCX 2 CoolingN/A12 SlotsNo
08G-P4-3070-KREVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING1770 MHz1BlowerRGB12 SlotsNo

The Super RTX 2060 and Super RTX 2070 will see 256 additional CUDA cores which will make the cards markedly more powerful than the previous models. Both are 10½” in length which has been standard for many years for enthusiast class graphics cards. Both also have 256-bit memory so bandwidth is improved over the Pascal series.

The Super RTX 2060 and Super RTX 2070 cards will also all have 8GB of VRAM which will improve the gaming at higher resolutions. Cards with less VRAM have run into issues with some games using the VULKAN API.

The RTX 2060 SUPER is using the binned TU104 while the RTX 2070 SUPER will be the binned TU102.

RTX 2080 SUPER

PART NUMBER PRODUCT BOOST CLOCK FANS COOLING TYPE LED BIOS COOLER SIZE BACKPLATE
08G-P4-3287-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 ULTRA 1845 MHz 3 iCX 2 Technology RGBW 2 2.75 Slots Yes
08G-P4-3283-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 1815 MHz 3 iCX 2 Technology RGBW 2 2.75 Slots Yes
08G-P4-3187-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC2 ULTRA 1845 MHz 2 iCX 2 Technology RGB 1 2.75 Slots Yes
08G-P4-3185-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC2 1815 MHz 2 iCX 2 Technology RGB 1 2.75 Slots Yes
08G-P4-3183-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC ULTRA 1845 MHz 2 iCX 2 Cooling RGB 1 2.75 Slots Yes
08G-P4-3182-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER XC 1830 MHz 2 iCX 2 Cooling RGB 1 2 Slots Yes
08G-P4-3081-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER BLACK 1815 MHz 2 iCX 2 Cooling RGB 1 2 Slots No
08G-P4-3080-KR EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING 1815 MHz 1 Blower RGB 1 2 Slots Yes

The more powerful cards are using a bigger 2.75x wide cooler. The new three fan coolers are designed to handle the increased thermal load from the new super RTX cards. These cards are well suited for 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and even 3840×2160 gaming.

The RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2080 SUPER both have an available blower version of the cooling system if desired. The dual the triple fan solutions tend to be less noisy with maximum workloads.

4K PANEL CONSIDERATIONS

While even the lower cost RTX 2060 SUPER can handle a 4K panel, realistically many recent games are becoming a tad too demanding. For that reason the RTX 2070 SUPER may be a better choice as it has a lot more CUDA cores to work with.

JULY 9, 2019 AVAILABILITY

nVidia will launch the RTX 2060 SUPER and the RTX 2070 SUPER on July 9, 2019. The RTX 2080 SUPER will be available on July 23, 2019. Prices may vary depending on available stock and market demand.

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The chart shows the RTX 2060 can beat a GTX 1080 and the GTX 2060 SUPER is even more powerful. The more powerful RTX 2070 SUPER is not much more powerful, instead the RTX 2080 SUPER is needed to see a big jump in game performance.