NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 & 2070 SUPER At 1080p, 1440p & Ultrawide

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by Rob Williams on July 6, 2019 in Graphics & Displays

The first Turing GeForce cards released almost ten months ago, so it’s time for an upgrade – perhaps even a “SUPER” one? With a new title to hit the GeForce line, we’re getting just that with updated RTX 2060 and 2070s, and promises of an updated 2080 coming SUPER soon. Let’s see what the first new cards are made of.

Gaming: Battlefield V, F1 2019, Far Cry 5, Metro Exodus

Battlefield V

Battlefield V
Battlefield V (1080p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
Battlefield V (1440p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
Battlefield V (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance

From the get-go, we can see some clear improvements SUPER brings to the table. Both respective models provide a nice boost to performance over the non-SUPERs, but ultimately, the entire collection here is suitable enough for either 1080p or 1440p. An exception might be with the RX 590, since its minimum falls a fair bit below 60, and since our benchmark doesn’t represent online play, we’d expect the going to get much tougher there.

All of NVIDIA’s GPUs listed here handle Battlefield V fine at ultrawide, but AMD’s cards struggle. Oddly, the Vega 64 gave us an almost crippled minimum FPS, of half its average. The RX 590 didn’t fare the same way, but its overall performance at that resolution is lacking.

F1 2019

Formula 1 2019
F1 2019 (1080p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
F1 2019 (1440p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
F1 2019 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance

The SUPER cards continue to outpace their predecessors to a fair degree, with the 146 FPS result of the 2070 SUPER at 1080p being quite attractive. It can be argued that a game like F1 doesn’t need super high-frame rates, and that might be true for competitive play, but if you have a 144Hz monitor, you definitely want to take full advantage of it.

As we move up the resolution ladder, the pain gets more real, but every GPU other than the RX 590 delivers suitable performance. These charts are going to look a lot more interesting once the RX 5700 series get added.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 (1080p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
Far Cry 5 (1440p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
Far Cry 5 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance

With the performance delivered by the RTX 2070 SUPER, it’s the most suitable 4K gaming card of this bunch. Admittedly, that resolution could have been tested on that GPU and the few below it, but testing all of the hardware we have on hand can’t get done quick enough. We’ll be sure to add 4K for a bunch of these games in time for the 2080 SUPER look.

Notably, this is the first game so far that puts the Vega 64 ahead of the original RTX 2060, so hopefully that bodes good things for Navi testing. With SUPER in particular, we’re continuing to see fair gains over the non-SUPERs, but the gains seen on the 2060 SUPER seem to be even more impressive than those on the 2070 SUPER. That’s all just SUPER.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus (1080p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
Metro Exodus (1440p) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance
Metro Exodus (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - NVIDIA RTX SUPER 2060 and 2070 Performance

“But can it run Metro Exodus?” should be a question anyone who enjoys this series asks, because like every other Metro title leading up to the latest, a secondary reason for this game’s existence is to punish unsuspecting graphics hardware. Even at 1080p, the minimums on the 2070 SUPER drop well below 60 FPS. Ignoring those harsh minimums, the averages are fair for the entire stack – again except for the RX 590.

It’s important to note that we’re using the Ultra profile for this testing, which is apparently quite aggressive. We may tone down the detail for the next round of testing, or go the manual route if we can score a save game. Either way, the game requires huge horsepower if you want to take advantage of all of its bells and whistles, and very few GPUs can even pull that off at 1080p!

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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