GeForce RTX 2060 and 2070 Super Review: Nvidia Preemptively Strikes Navi

Performance Results: 2560 x 1440

According to Nvidia, the sweet spot for its GeForce RTX 2060 and 2070 Super is 2560 x 1440. Dipping down to 1920 x 1080 doesn’t seem likely at such a steep price point, while pushing to 3840 x 2160 is asking a bit much from either one of these cards.

The company claims that GeForce RTX 2070 Super averages 16% faster than the vanilla 2070. Across our benchmark suite, the 2070 Super actually achieved 12.7 percent-higher frame rates on average. That’s not bad when you consider we’re comparing the $600 GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition to a $500 GeForce RTX 2070 Super. Nvidia struggled right out of the gate with Turing’s value story, particularly from the 2070 and 2080. But a little nudge from AMD’s upcoming Navi-based Radeons has the company re-thinking its positioning.

GeForce RTX 2060 Super enjoys a slightly larger advantage against its predecessor. In our tests, its average frame rate was 13.5 percent higher than the GeForce RTX 2060. You have to pay $50 more for that speed-up, though. GeForce RTX 2060 Super slots into Nvidia’s existing lineup to counter Radeon RX 5700.

Comparing the GeForce RTX 2070 Super to Radeon RX Vega 64 may be a little irrelevant at this point, given the impending Navi launch. You can still find Vega 64s selling for $400 though, so it’s worth mentioning that the 2070 Super averages 23.1 percent-higher frame rates. In other words, don’t bother with Vega-based cards at this point. Their replacements are right around the corner.

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