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NVIDIA today revealed their new lineup of graphics cards, a refresh of the current series called the “GeForce RTX SUPER Series” which includes the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.

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Coming as a result of what NVIDIA said is "nearly a year of architectural and process optimizations", you can see some of the details on each below:

  • GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GPU - Starting at $399, Available July 9
    • Up to 22% faster (average 15%) than RTX 2060
    • 8GB GDDR6 - 2GB more than the RTX 2060
    • Faster than GTX 1080
    • 7+7 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 57 Tensor TFLOPs
  • GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU - Starting at $499, Available July 9
    • Up to 24% faster (average 16%) than RTX 2070
    • Faster than GTX 1080 Ti
    • 9+9 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 73 Tensor TFLOPs 
  • GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU - Starting at $699, Available July 23
    • Memory speed cranked up to 15.5Gbps
    • Faster than TITAN Xp
    • 11+11 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 89 Tensor TFLOPs

This is all making my current 980ti seem a little antiquated, given that it was released way back in 2015 but it’s still a pretty good GPU. When I finally come to upgrade, it’s nice to see even more options on the table. Especially nice, that NVIDIA are pricing these new "SUPER" units at around the same as the existing cards. They could have come up with a better name though!

NVIDIA also announced the FrameView application designed to let you measure framerates, frame times, power, and performance-per-watt on a wide range of graphics cards. Only Windows was mentioned with this though, sadly.

You can see their official announcement here and also here.

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Tags: Hardware, NVIDIA
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Shmerl 2 July 2019 at 7:07 pm UTC
callciferUnless you are a time traveller, this is merely wishful thinking. AMD might become competitive, it might not.

AMD claim they did, and I don't see why they would make that up. If you want more details, see overview of their new microarch. They basically put people who worked on optimizing Zen to work on RDNA. Their focus was to optimize power consumption explicitly. So Nvidia lost their edge now, but as with Zen vs Intel, it will take a few iterations to polish stuff. With Zen it took them 3 generations to start beating Intel point blank.

QuoteYeah, with the exception of best performance, best power consumption and a decade plus history of Linux (and BSD!) support, there is no point.

Are you even answering my comment? I already said it above. Nvidia has a bad history of support when it comes to drivers. I don't need to explain to you why, you should know it already. Performance of the hardware - yes, their microarch was the best, until today. But unlike AMD they don't have a new one to show, while AMD do. This SUPER release is not a new hardware, it's them squeezing the current one. So competition is going to kick in for real now.

I doubt though Nvidia will be so pressured as to open up their drivers. So I'll repeat what I said - no need for Linux gamers to use it, until they do. Next year there will be more options than just AMD with Intel making high end GPU with open drivers.


callciferTo me there is only one downside: it's a blob. There, that's it.

It's pretty much the source of most of the problems that Nvidia driver has on Linux. Total lack of upstream integration. All the rest of its dysfunctions are just consequences of the above. So yeah, that's it. It's the root cause. Until it's fixed, Nvidia experience on Linux will remain subpar, with support always lagging behind. Come back to this topic, once they'll cover XWayland use case. Though at that point, they'll be behind 10 other new things.


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Schattenspiegel 2 July 2019 at 7:27 pm UTC
Let me quickly grab a roll or two of my SUPER-money from the restroom (I like to keep it stored in handy rolls there) to pay for one of these SUPER-cards...
Hal_Kado 2 July 2019 at 7:38 pm UTC
I kinda like the naming scheme, using "super" feels like a throwback to when I was kid with a SNES, everything was super back then ;) And I'll take super over them rebranding the cards as a 2100/3000 series. Overall this is a good mid generation refresh, brings a lot more value to the 2060/2070 skus and keeps them in the clear lead in terms of raw performance over AMD.
sr_ls_boy 2 July 2019 at 7:47 pm UTC
According to this this phoronix benchmark, Radeon is very competitive over nVidia.
You get more for your dollar.. So, I agree with shmerl.


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Shmerl 2 July 2019 at 7:50 pm UTC
sr_ls_boyAccording to this this phoronix benchmark, Radeon is very competitive over nVidia.
You get more for your dollar.. So, I agree with shmerl.

Drivers wise sure, AMD/Mesa has been very competitive for a while already. However Nvidia still has hardware edge, especially in power consumption. That's what RDNA was supposed to address in part. So let's wait and see how Navi will fare. The fact that Nvidia rushed out their SUPER release shows they see RDNA as formidable competition.


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EMO GANGSTER 2 July 2019 at 8:07 pm UTC
do the higher AMD cards work better with DirectX to Vulkan then Nvidia cards in steam play
Shmerl 2 July 2019 at 8:22 pm UTC
EMO GANGSTERdo the higher AMD cards work better with DirectX to Vulkan then Nvidia cards in steam play

Do you mean general performance or bugs? Not sure about bugs, but AMD actually often beats comparable Nvidia cards in Wine+dxvk case.


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dibz 2 July 2019 at 8:33 pm UTC
ShmerlNvidia has a bad history of support when it comes to drivers

I'm rather curious about this, can you qualify your statement? I've avoided AMD/ATI gpus for quite a few years for two reasons:

  • Build Quality -- it seemed like no matter what the build or price range of card, I'd have issues after a year, give or take.
  • The drivers were buggy on both windows and linux, and the linux support in particular was bad.

Now, while I like open source, what I really care about is that it works. Maybe it's just my distro choices over the years but I've always found Nvidia support to be excellent in that the official drivers just worked.

That said, it's been quite a while since I've revisited that.


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Shmerl 2 July 2019 at 8:43 pm UTC
dibzI'm rather curious about this, can you qualify your statement?

Basically tons if issues due to Nvidia not providing upstream driver (so it had no functional DRM/KMS for years, and even today it is barely working). That caused a whole list of problems, from defunct Optimus (no PRIME) to defunct Wayland / XWayland scenario support. I call it horrible, not excellent. Remember Linus showing them the middle finger? While that's the wrong way to send the message, he reacted exactly on these kind of issues.


Last edited by Shmerl on 2 July 2019 at 8:45 pm UTC
EMO GANGSTER 2 July 2019 at 8:52 pm UTC
Shmerl
EMO GANGSTERdo the higher AMD cards work better with DirectX to Vulkan then Nvidia cards in steam play

Do you mean general performance or bugs? Not sure about bugs, but AMD actually often beats comparable Nvidia cards in Wine+dxvk case.


the performance, thanks for the info, see I made windows host pc to play games I can't play on Linux through steam play and I wanted to get a new card for the main system and move 1060 to host pc I connect to though steam streaming and want to find the best card for the money that works best with my Linux system.
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