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Nvidia today introduced 3 gaming GPUs, its new GeForce RTX Super series. These graphics processing units are aimed at delivering best-in-class gaming performance and real-time ray tracing for the latest games.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

Here are the 3 new Super series gaming GPUs, along with some of Nvidia’s specs:

> GeForce RTX 2060 Super:

- Up to 22% faster (average 15%) than current RTX 2060

- 8GB GDDR6 - 2GB more than the RTX 2060

- Faster than GTX 1080

- 7+7 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 57 Tensor TFLOPs

- Shipments begin July 9

- Retail prices start at $400

> GeForce RTX 2070 Super:

- Up to 24% faster (average 16%) than current RTX 2070

- Faster than GTX 1080 Ti

- 9+9 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 73 Tensor TFLOPs

- Shipments begin July 9

- Retail prices start at $500

> GeForce RTX 2080 Super:

- Memory speed up to 15.5 Gbps

- Faster than TITAN Xp

- 11+11 TOPs (FP32+INT32) and 89 Tensor TFLOPs

- Shipments begin July 23

- Retail prices start at $700

Ray tracing?

What’s the big deal with ray tracing? It’s an advanced graphics technique that creates those highly realistic visual effects that are so important to high-end gaming.

What’s more, ray tracing is supported by several standard APIs, including Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) and Vulkan. It’s also supported in several gaming developer engines, including Unreal Engine, Unity, Frostbite, id Tech, Northlight and 4A Engine.

Nvidia says its newest GPUs use a hybrid architecture of advanced shading, programmable ray tracing and compute cores to deliver ray-traced games in real time. The new GPUs also deliver greater processing of AI and deep learning with up to 130 Tensor TFLOPS of power.

Nvidia’s latest GPUs will be available as custom boards from card providers. They’ll also be built into new gaming rigs from both the big guns — Acer, Alienware, Dell, HP and Lenovo — and smaller gaming system builders.

Worth noting: Nvidia plans to continue selling two current models of the GeForce line, the high-end RTX 2080 Ti ($1K) and entry-level RTX 2060 ($350).

Buy soon, and your customers could also enjoy an Nvidia limited-time offer: Qualifying purchases of these GPUs will include free copies of 2 games that support ray-tracing: “Control” and “Wolfenstein: Youngblood.”

 

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