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Today, NVIDIA's brand new "SUPER" series has been officially released, along with a new Linux driver.

Available now are both the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, with the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER due to release later on July 23rd.

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Both cards are based on the Turing architecture, come with 8GB GDDR6 as standard, they also both have a 14Gbps listed Memory Speed, a 256-bit listed Memory Interface Width and 448GB/sec listed Memory Bandwidth. As for the rest, I've listed some of the specifications for each below:

GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

  • 2176 "NVIDIA CUDA Cores"
  • 1470Mhz Base Clock + 1650Mhz Boost Clock

GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER

  • 2560 "NVIDIA CUDA Cores"
  • 1605Mhz Base Clock + 1770Mhz Boost Clock

More info on the cards can be found on the official NVIDIA website.

As for the brand new 430.34 driver release, it's a pretty small and focused update to add in support for the new cards. It adds support for the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, Quadro RTX 4000 with Max-Q Design and Quadro RTX 5000 with Max-Q Design and nothing else is noted for it.

Find the details on the new driver here.

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Ehvis 9 July 2019 at 6:30 pm UTC
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g000hSeeing as they're using Titanium (Ti) for their high end cards, maybe Strontium (Sr) would have been a good name for these souped-up ones.

Maybe that's exactly what they did. SupeR.
iiari 9 July 2019 at 6:48 pm UTC
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Comandante ÑoñardoThe RTX 2060 SUPER should be called RTX 2060ti...

agree, but i think its because they can't make another 2080 Ti
Hey, don't you think 2080 TiTi (i.e. 'tie'-'tie') has a nice ring to ie?

XpanderSuper is such a stupid name though. but whenever i see that name, somehow the voice of SuperHot (Game) level completion comes into my brain
I was thinking the same thing!!! That game ruined the word "super" for me forever... BTW, I bought that during the Steam sale and while I can't see myself playing it a ton, it's SO well done, and perhaps the only game I've ever played that truly made me feel like a Jedi-Matrix level superhero...
Shmerl 9 July 2019 at 7:03 pm UTC
lunixNvidia: releases the driver with the hardware on the same day, even for linux.
AMD: "We are targeting a launch day driver [for Linux] but Windows obviously takes priority"(https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/07/02/will-amd-radeon-rx-5700xt-graphics-cards-support-linux-gaming/#4e6d19043af9)

Actually amdgpu / radeonsi were same day. Only amdvlk wasn't, and radv developers pushed theirs like right after release.


Last edited by Shmerl on 9 July 2019 at 7:03 pm UTC
Thormack 9 July 2019 at 8:23 pm UTC
Any signs of full support to Optimus system?

(I mean, change integrated to dedicated card without reloging).
dvd 9 July 2019 at 8:59 pm UTC
Shmerl
lunixNvidia: releases the driver with the hardware on the same day, even for linux.
AMD: "We are targeting a launch day driver [for Linux] but Windows obviously takes priority"(https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/07/02/will-amd-radeon-rx-5700xt-graphics-cards-support-linux-gaming/#4e6d19043af9)

Actually amdgpu / radeonsi were same day. Only amdvlk wasn't, and radv developers pushed theirs like right after release.

Also, getting stuff into the kernel and distributions is going a way above putting out a blob that may or may not work with your version of a kernel. (Plus they made an effort to incorporate most of their software (aside the firmware) to the larger linux ecosystem).
danniello 9 July 2019 at 9:16 pm UTC
lunixNvidia: releases the driver with the hardware on the same day, even for linux.
AMD: "We are targeting a launch day driver [for Linux] but Windows obviously takes priority"(https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/07/02/will-amd-radeon-rx-5700xt-graphics-cards-support-linux-gaming/#4e6d19043af9)

You are looking on it in bad way. nVidia is not supporting open-source at all - for example Pascal cards could only display 2D graphics without 3D support... Yes, there is extremely proprietary nVidia driver that in theory "just works". In reality yes - it "just works" with games, but meantime it is creating many weird glitches/errors in many, many applications and situations (like glitches after resume from hibernation). I know what I'm saying because I still have nVidia GeForce 1070, but definitely my next GPU will be AMD (or Intel Xe if it will be good enough), because they are supporting open-source and EVERYTHING on Linux - not only 3D and games...

With AMD is very different story. They have their own proprietary and open drivers and yes - they did not managed to prepare it on time for distributions today used by users (like Fedora 30, Ubuntu 9.04, etc). But Red Hat and Valve did it with RADV, so drivers are available but at this point not with "user friendly" install. Yes, it is unfortunate, but - at least if someone really need it - it is already accessible. "Normal users" need to wait for next edition of distributions like Fedora 31, etc.

In the future there will be another GPU 3D capable with open-source support - Intel Xe. It looks like Intel will manage to prepare drivers many months before GPU premiere, so situation should be much better than with AMD today.
x_wing 9 July 2019 at 9:31 pm UTC
lunixNvidia: releases the driver with the hardware on the same day, even for linux.
AMD: "We are targeting a launch day driver [for Linux] but Windows obviously takes priority"(https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/07/02/will-amd-radeon-rx-5700xt-graphics-cards-support-linux-gaming/#4e6d19043af9)

If you like to buy hardware on the release date, that's definitely a problem (that can be fixed, though). In the other hand, for almost 99% of the Linux users AMD hardware is 100% plug and play.

As a Linux user I don't see any reason to buy Nvidia hardware...
lunix 9 July 2019 at 10:00 pm UTC
dvdAlso, getting stuff into the kernel and distributions is going a way above putting out a blob that may or may not work with your version of a kernel. (Plus they made an effort to incorporate most of their software (aside the firmware) to the larger linux ecosystem).

Then I was very lucky that it always worked for me, even with the betas on arch. Mesa on the other hand was VERY buggy with native linux games not so long ago - your kernel didn't matter.

dannielloYou are looking on it in bad way. nVidia is not supporting open-source at all

Our games are closed-source using a lot of closed-source components. Open-source is not a religion anyway. The nvidia driver is an optional component and nvidia itself is not critical for gaming - it's just good value for gamers. On the other hand, AMD piggy-backing on the OSS community doesn't help me in practice.

dannielloYes, there is extremely proprietary nVidia driver that in theory "just works". In reality yes - it "just works" with games, but meantime it is creating many weird glitches/errors in many, many applications and situations (like glitches after resume from hibernation).

Same true for mesa+amd/intel: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=395421

dannielloI know what I'm saying because I still have nVidia GeForce 1070, but definitely my next GPU will be AMD (or Intel Xe if it will be good enough), because they are supporting open-source and EVERYTHING on Linux - not only 3D and games...

Nvidia supporting a niche wayland window manager: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-KDE-KWin-EGLStreams-POC

Btw, we buy nvidia and amd for 3d games and this is a linux gaming forum, not an amd-evangelist hub.

dannielloWith AMD is very different story. They have their own proprietary and open drivers and yes - they did not managed to prepare it on time for distributions today used by users (like Fedora 30, Ubuntu 9.04, etc). But Red Hat and Valve did it with RADV, so drivers are available but at this point not with "user friendly" install. Yes, it is unfortunate, but - at least if someone really need it - it is already accessible. "Normal users" need to wait for next edition of distributions like Fedora 31, etc.

They should just release binary packages for binary distros.

x_wingIf you like to buy hardware on the release date, that's definitely a problem (that can be fixed, though). In the other hand, for almost 99% of the Linux users AMD hardware is 100% plug and play.

It's really not. A lot of linux users on steam experience issues with amd(vulkan drivers missing, glitches, bad perf. etc) and there are games which don't support amd.

x_wingAs a Linux user I don't see any reason to buy Nvidia hardware...

Because you're ignoring facts and concentrating on useless things.

Nvidia provides a better performance for a good value. It also has the best high-end cards, its cards consume less electricity and have better heat management(the new navi cards have cooling issues according to the users).

Unless you're obsessed with wayland, there's no point in getting an amd gpu other than the 5700xt(assuming that the card's price will drop soon and it can deliver).
jarhead_h 9 July 2019 at 10:22 pm UTC
Averages less than 5% faster than a RX5700XT for 25% more money - thanks, I'll pass.
MayeulC 9 July 2019 at 10:43 pm UTC
lunixNvidia: releases the driver with the hardware on the same day, even for linux.
AMD: "We are targeting a launch day driver [for Linux] but Windows obviously takes priority"(https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/07/02/will-amd-radeon-rx-5700xt-graphics-cards-support-linux-gaming/#4e6d19043af9)

Didn't AMD have launch-day driver support? Only the Vulkan bits weren't (and still aren't) open source yet (AMDVLK), but RADV devs are taking care of that.

Open source integration often means release cycles decoupled from hw releases, which can sometimes lead to support delays, but I'm not buying HW (or software) on day 1, anyways.

ThormackAny signs of full support to Optimus system?

(I mean, change integrated to dedicated card without reloging).

Note: if anyone wants to do that with the full open stack (might require Wayland as well?), prefixing the command with DRI_PRIME=true should be enough to launch it on the dedicated GPU.
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