NVIDIA's mysterious GPUs are looking increasingly less "Super"
NVIDIA got plenty of people talking with the release of its "Something super is coming..." video on May 23. The 16-second long clip has edged 326,000 views on YouTube and has received nearly 3,000 comments. The company is not slated to bring 7 nm Ampere GPUs to market until next year, while some websites have previously speculated that E3 will see the arrival of the GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 Super editions.
Now, several sources have confirmed that NVIDIA will bring not only Super editions of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080 but also the RTX 2060. Apparently, the RTX 2070S will match the current GeForce RTX 2080 on performance, with the RTX 2060S effectively replacing the GeForce RTX 2070. By contrast, the RTX 2080S will be the first full specification TU104 chip. Below is a summary of what has been floated so far:
|GPU||Chipset||CUDA Cores||VRAM||VRAM speed|
|GeForce RTX 2060S||TU106-410||2,176||8 GB||14 Gbps|
|GeForce RTX 2070S||TU104-410||2,560||8 GB||14 Gbps|
|GeForce RTX 2080S||TU104-450||3,072||8 GB||16 Gbps|
So, all three will offer higher clocked VRAM than the current RTX 20 series generation, but only the entry level will see an increase in the volume of VRAM. Moreover, the RTX 2060S and RTX 2070S will seemingly have 256 more CUDA cores than their predecessors, while NVIDIA will only increase the CUDA core count by 128 for the RTX 2080S compared to the current GeForce RTX 2080.
The current crop of RTX 20 series GPUs will likely drop in price following the announcement of the RTX 20S series, which will be a good thing for consumers. We would not hold our breath for these GPUs being more talked about AMD Navi next week, though.