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NVIDIA's mysterious GPUs are looking increasingly less "Super"

NVIDIA may disappoint fans with its Super series lineup. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA may disappoint fans with its Super series lineup. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The NVIDIA "Something super is coming..." video has been watched over 325,000 times in just over two weeks. Unfortunately, multiple sources have pointed towards the Super series being little more than a minor RTX 20 series refresh.

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.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-06- 7 (Update: 2019-06- 7)
Alex Alderson
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I got my first smartphone aged 11, my first PC aged 12 and I have been tinkering with electronics ever since. I like to keep abreast of the latest news and technology, which inevitably leads me to switch my laptop and phone every few months. When I'm not writing for Notebookcheck, you will find me seeking out new coffee shops, bars and trying to find some hidden gems in record stores.