NVIDIA’s RTX Super GPUs: Australian Price And Release Date

NVIDIA’s RTX Super GPUs: Australian Price And Release Date

News had leaked out prior to the intended announcement, but in an embargoed briefing on Tuesday afternoon, NVIDIA finally unveiled the next prong in their RTX generation of GPUs: Super.

The company has teased the Super GPUs since Computex, and finally they revealed three new GPUs: the 2080 Super, 2070 Super and 2060 Super, with the 2060 Super designed to be faster than the GTX 1080. The RTX Super 2060 and 2070 are expected to be available worldwide from July 9, two days after AMD’s 7nm Ryzen and Radeon 5700 XT cards go on sale, while the RTX 2080 Super will go on sale worldwide from July 23. All three cards will have 8GB of RAM.

The Super cards — at least the 2070 and 2080 versions — are designed to eventually phase out the RTX 2070 and 2080. The RTX 2080 Ti will remain the premium offering for gamers, and the RTX 2060 will remain in market as well. The Super cards are expected to have a 10 percent to 22 percent bump over their non-Super variants, although Nvidia wasn’t able to provide any expectations on the performance gap between the 2080 Super and the RTX 2080 Ti.

In the embargoed briefing, Nvidia explained that there weren’t any architectural changes with the Super cards, but more a matter of adopting learnings from the RTX rollout. “It’s just fine tuning the chip; in some instances we were able to get more out of a different chip,” Jeff Yen, Nvidia’s technical marketing director, explained.

The Australian pricing for each of the cards is as follows:

  • GeForce RTX 2080 Super: $1209
  • GeForce RTX 2070 Super: $860
  • GeForce RTX 2060 Super: $690

Some other small changes between the models:

  • RTX 2060 Super will have 8GB RAM instead of the 6GB on the non-Super RTX 2060, and will nearly match the RTX 2070 in performance;
  • Nvidia claims the RTX 2070 Super will surpass the GTX 1080 Ti in performance for the same price as the RTX 2070;
  • Memory speed on the RTX 2080 Super has been increased to be 15.5GBps, and the card will be faster than the Titan Xp (but not the RTX 2080 Ti)

Review samples of the cards are expected to go out later this month. With new GPUs from Nvidia, and new CPUs and GPUs from AMD, it’s become a busy month for hardware.


    • Yeah, it would have been better to get 2065, 2075, 2085 or similar. Make it obvious where each model is in relative performance terms rather than trying to guess whether a 2060S is better than a 2070 or a 2070Ti (or for that matter a 2060 or 2060Ti).

  • Can we, like, get the source for this info? The one thing you guys need to do with stuff like this is to post your goddam source.

    • It’s literally in the first sentence mate

      but in an embargoed briefing on Tuesday afternoon

      Like, I understand healthy scepticism and all but maybe dial it back a fraction. I’m not going to start inventing GPU prices or something.

      • Hey just wanted to chime in, I like your work and trust your stories but in his defence I remember the final reason I stopped going to Gizmodo was because Campbell literally invented Australian GPU prices and was completely unapologetic when it turned out he’d been just making a weird guess.

        Again, you’ve done nothing wrong and you did correctly mention the source in the article just wanted to give some context as to why some people might find this stuff a bit of a sore subject and be slightly touchy.

        • Good points. I’d also say that speculating on prices and release dates is also fine – as long as it’s clearly indicated as such. Guessing (estimating) what an upcoming product is likely to cost can still be useful to readers, they just need to know it’s a guess.

          • Again speculation is fine if marked as such, as is first hand accounts of official sources like this.

            Honestly last time the mess was from a whole load of different issues, it seems the initial information was probably off handedly given by an official Nvidia source as “just do a currency conversion and that will be our price” but shortly afterwards were lots of leaks suggesting that we would in fact be paying a lot more.

            I remember regularly trying to google for new sources to find out just how much they were going to cost at release, but the SEO of the Gizmodo page was so good that it was the only thing that came up with it’s long since debunked fantasy prices.

            In truth I might be remembering it a lot more purely because I was building my first PC at the time and had been waiting on the 1080s for ages but the long delays left me plugged too deep into that news cycle for too long.

      • It’s not that I don’t trust what you’re saying, it’s just that I feel like Kotaku, and all news outlets should be providing the Sources, if possible, at the bottom of the articles so people can easily see where the info is from.

        Also, why the hell is your comments system set up to make people moderated if they get so many negs? I don’t understand why that’s a thing, as it is basically censorship-by-mob.

        • Was a system put in place to combat spam bots, basically. Was more necessary when the site was getting thousands of comments a day, with only two or three people to manage all of it.

  • This is confusing,

    I literally feel like this is a cash grab. or similar marketing tactics of apple eg iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+

    In saying this, it may be worth getting the RTX 2060S upgraded from my GTX 1060

    • It’s not quite the same as the ‘Plus’ variants of iPhones, as those were generally larger sizes of the same basic phone.

      This is more like a PS4 Pro situation, where it’s a spec-bumped version of the original model.

    • How can it be a cash grab? Nobody is going to upgrade from a 2070 to a 2070 Super, they’re for new buyers into the generation.

    • It’s not a cash grab in the usual sense, it’s more of a market counter to AMDs products. Happens pretty regularly. Nvidia holds the lead, AMD catch up so Nvidia release a revamp to maintain their hold on the market.

      The annoying things is there are legit reasons for improved cards, like better yields, minor tweaks to the process/die, better components etc. It’s just frustrating that rather than just implementing those improvements quickly they hold them back to counter the competition.

  • Would highly recommend gamers nexus’ latest video on the 2060 super and 2070 super for people wanting a more in depth info on these cards. From that video I would say it sucks to be one of the early adopters of these rtx cards and the price to performance is more in line with what we wanted from nvidias rtx cards.

  • Wow thats some shit prices tbh.
    2+ years ago you could get the GTX 1080 for a decent bit less than that 2060S. Pretty sure the 2060S might only maybe just come close in performance, cost slightly more (though will be even when this goes on sale i suppose), have waited 2 years longer and still not even have a useable amount of RTX tech.
    RTX 2000 series is absolute garbage, hope big Navi and RTX 3000 series are a little more exciting.

    • I’ve been around since the 6800 days, we all know the exciting stuff happens every second generation more or less, to expect otherwise is silly. Prices are pretty insane though, I got two 9800GTX’s back in the day for the same price as my single 1080Ti now.

      • kepler to maxwell was great, maxwell to pascal was great. So really i think its just pretty random whats gonna be a big leap (not actually random but i certainly don’t think its a nice 2 release pattern).

        But yeah its really prices that are what makes it garbage now.
        You could argue the slight performance increases and addition of interesting things (RTX) are a nice generation jump. IF the price didn’t simultaneously skyrocket each card nearly 2 levels up the market segment from where it should be.

    • From what I’ve read, if you take ray tracing out of the equation, performance between the 10 and 20 series isn’t much. If i was loomimg to buy a new card as ray tracing is still in it’s early days I’d be buying a 10 series, way cheaper now.

    • I’m a bit disappointed with the prices too. I mean the 2070 has been available for under $700 for awhile now, and most of them are in the 700-750 price range, not the $860 listed in the article. So if that’s the 2070S price, then they’ve tacked a $100 premium onto it, at least for Aussies 🙁

      Though, I must admit, I’m not terribly upset. RT is too early to be mainstream so I wouldn’t be looking to upgrade cards (from a 1070) for another generation or two. Fingers crossed the card doesn’t die and force my hand.

      • Yeah these are releasing for basically another rung up the price ladder.
        If the prices come down a decent amount like 2000 series kinda has, then maybe these will finally be price/performance improvements over the 3 year old 1000 series. But even then its still pretty boring.

        You are certainly right RTX is nowhere near worth it yet, i doubt even next gens will be. But i hope with the next one they can at least pair it alongside good regular price/performance increases

  • Hopefully there’ll be some deep discounts on cards being sunsetted (?) – I’m already seeing 2080 cards dipping below $900.

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