What you need to know
- NVIDIA's RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super are now on sale.
- Each card has at least a 15 percent performance improvement over its predecessor.
- The RTX 2080 is not for sale yet.
NVIDIA's RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super are now both on sale through NVIDIA's website and Newegg (opens in new tab). The latest RTX 20 series cards increase performance by at least 15 percent when compared to their predecessors. The NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super is available for $399 (opens in new tab) and the NVIDIA 2070 Super is available for $499 (opens in new tab).
The RTX 2060 Super comes with a TU106 GPU and has 2176 CUDA cores, and now boasts 8GB of GDDR6 memory — versus 6GB on the standard RTX 2060 — over a 256-bit interface. The TDP has increased from 160W on the standard card to 175W, and the card features a single 8-pin power connector. NVIDIA says the card is 15% faster on average over the RTX 2060, and faster than the GTX 1080.
The RTX 2070 Super, meanwhile, features a TU104 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores and has the same 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The TDP is now at 215W — 30W over the RTX 2070 — and the card is claimed to be 16% faster than the standard variant and faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.
There's also a deal right now in which you get Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood for free when you purchase one of NVIDIA's latest cards.
The more powerful RTX 2080 Super is listed on the same website, but instead of listing a purchase price the website prompts you to receive a notification for when the card is available.
In addition to the reference versions of the cards available on NVIDIA's website, you can also purchase the partner cards through Newegg (opens in new tab), though they're currently listed as out of stock.
Better value GPU for gaming
The GTX 1070 was a great mid-range GPU, and the RTX 2060 is the spiritual successor with a few additional features, including ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS. You'll be able to play PC games at 1440p without issues.
Step it up
Better value GPU for gaming
The RTX 2070 has at least a 15 percent performance improvement over its predecessor and features support for ray tracing..
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank (opens in new tab) ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (opens in new tab) (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger (opens in new tab) fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad (opens in new tab) ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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