Ahead of this week’s E3, it seemed really likely that NVIDIA would be unveiling a new GeForce series called “SUPER” at the event, but as it happens, that didn’t happen. Word is that some people got briefed at the event, but since we bowed out of Los Angeles right after AMD’s Next Horizon Gaming event, we missed out on that supposed opportunity.
As was proven well during AMD’s event this past week, nothing remains a secret for long. After NVIDIA first teased its SUPER, the rumor mill went wild, but it now seems likely that what SUPER will become is upgraded GPUs in the Turing RTX lineup, with the 2060 to 2080 affected.
Leaks have been rampant at VideoCardz lately (with some new details from igorsLAB), and SUPER has not avoided it. We’ve ultimately learned that the RTX 2080 SUPER will have a 16Gbps memory speed, which is 2Gbps higher than the current-gen of Turing, and upcoming gen of Radeon Navi. In addition to that, core count boosts are also going to be seen, but no GPU sees a serious jump. Surely, clock speeds will also experience some polish.
Since AMD divulged all of the details about its Radeon Navi earlier this week, people began to speculate about NVIDIA’s answer almost immediately. That’s partly fueled by the fact that not many have found themselves impressed with AMD’s chosen SRPs. Ultimately, the answer that matters will come after reviewers can give the new hardware a good test (“SOON”).
If we had to speculate, NVIDIA will drop current GeForce RTX prices once SUPER gets here, save for the 2080 Ti, while SUPER will inherit the same price points as the succeeded cards. If it’s true that a card like the RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 gets knocked down in price a bit, then AMD’s challenge with Navi will only grow stronger.
One thing’s for certain: we have a lot of benchmarking to do over the next few weeks.