NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER Pictured – SUPER Series Will Be Announced On 2nd July
Looks like Videocardz.com has done it again and revealed the first picture of the upcoming RTX SUPER series: in this case the RTX 2080 SUPER. They have also confirmed the timeline I wrote about earlier which means you can expect SUPER details on the 2nd of July and a launch by the 9th. Reviewers are working with their samples right now and the leaks should start happening soon enough.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER series pictured - launching soon
Interestingly, Videocardz added an additional detail to the timeline that the embargo for custom cards is also going to lift on the 9th of July - around the time we expect the RTX 2060 SUPER and 2070 SUPER cards to hit the shelves. We expect the 2080 SUPER to launch tentatively around the 23rd of July - depending on some internal decision making as well as how NVIDIA reacts to the Navi launch.
We have also been told that the AICs are negotiating rebates for vanilla RTX series stock - which they will have to sell at a considerably decreased margin and even loss in some cases. With Navi and Zen 2 embargo dates also ending in the first week of July, things are about to get exciting again for the hardware enthusiast
Here is a recap of the things we know so far:
- July 2: Planned announcement day for all graphics cards (RTX 2060 SUPER, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2080 SUPER). AKA soft launch.
- July 9: GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER arrive on shelves.
- July 23: GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER planned to hit the shelves. [Tentative]
We have also talked about tentative pricing before that has been giving to us by a major AIC and interestingly there weren't a lot of price cuts involved for the vanilla RTX series. Keep in mind all these cards are going to be shipped to AICs without the obligatory (vRAM + power phase) kit that was there before. This allows AIBs to use superior power phases and vRAM and lower their own cost while increasing performance. Considering all of these chips are unlocked, they will also be able to drive more TDP to these GPUs to push out higher clock rates. It’s even possible that AIBs will be able to reduce their own cost enough to actually beat NVIDIA’s MSRP – although I wouldn’t hold my breath for it.
Here’s a breakdown of the pricing levels and the chips in question, all of which I was able to independently verify:
NVIDIA RTX SUPER Series Graphics Cards MSRP
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||TU102A||$1199.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||TU102||$999.99|
|NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 SUPER||TU104-450||$799.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080||TU104A-400||$799.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080||TU104-400||$699.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER||TU104-410||$599.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070||TU106A-400||$599.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070||TU106-400||$499.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER||TU106-410||$429.99|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060||TU106A-400||$349.99|