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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Review: $399 Performance Beast (Page 2)

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 2, 2019 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

It's Still TU106, But Now It's SUPER

The new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER uses the same TU106 GPU that was found inside of the normal RTX 2060, but it features some more of its Turing GPU goodness unlocked and an important tweak to the GDDR6 memory: there's now 8GB of it, instead of 6GB.

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Before we get into the GDDR6 memory difference, the TU106 GPU itself inside of the RTX 2060 SUPER is changed in all the right ways. We have 2176 CUDA cores versus the 1920 CUDA cores found in the original RTX 2060, while the new SUPER offering increases its SMs to 34 versus 30 SMs on the original RTX 2060. We have base GPU clocks of 1470MHz on the RTX 2060 SUPER comapred to 1365MHz on the non-SUPER, while GPU boost clocks are at 1650MHz versus 1680MHz on the OG RTX 2060.

NVIDIA making the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER more, uh, SUPER, results in 7.2 TFLOPs over the 6.5 TFLOPs on the original RTX 2060. The Tensor TFLOPs also increase with the new RTX 2060 SUPER packing 57.4 TFLOPs of performance versu the 51.6 TFLOPs of the original RTX 2060, while the RTX 2060 SUPER has 6 Giga Rays versus 5 Giga Rays on the original RTX 2060.

GDDR6 Upgrades

The largest change to the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER is that NVIDIA has offered gamers 8GB of GDDR6 over the 6GB of GDDR6 on the RTX 2060, as well as putting it on a much faster 256-bit memory bus which offers up a huge increase in overall memory bandwidth over the RTX 2060.

NVIDIA ships the GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 at 14Gbps on a 192-bit memory bus that offers 336GB/sec of bandwidth, the wider 256-bit memory bus and the same 14Gbps GDDR6 sees memory bandwidth skyrocket up to 448GB/sec. If we compare the 448GB/sec from the RTX 2060 SUPER against the GTX 1080 and its 8GB of GDDR5X when it dropped, on the same 256-bit memory bus the GTX 1080 only had 320GB/sec of memory bandwidth. Impressive stuff for a 'mid-range' graphics card, eh?

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