Originally Posted by tpi2007
Yes, and the 1060 6 GB performs about equal to a 980 and has more memory, so this RTX 2060 Super is the actual successor to the 1060 6 GB as it is supposed to perform a bit better than the 1080 (and has the same amount of memory, not a regression like the non Super 2060).
Anyway, AIB models will be $400+ and if some leaks are to be believed, they will go all the way up to $500, which is the base price of the RTX 2070. Nvidia knows that these prices are too high for a mainstream GPU, that's why we got the 'x60 distractions' with Turing, where we now have no less than four different x60 cards at the same time.
That's exactly my sentiment.
It should have been GTX 980 4GB (165W) ---> GTX 1060 6GB (120W) ---> GTX/RTX 2050 (TI) below 100W but what we have instead is the GTX 1650 4GB and GTX 1660 6GB so performance per watt hasn't really improved as much due to tensor cores and neither has performance per dollar
GTX 980 Ti 6GB (250W) ---> GTX 1070 8GB (150W) ---> GTX 1660 Ti 6GB (120W) isn't as convincing due to pricing of the 1660 Ti and the VRAM
Instead we have these 1060 3GB successor hackjobs masquerading as "60" level cards. Maybe part of that is due to the power requirements upped from fp16 on the GTX cards & tensor cores on the RTX cards. Most of the time the "50" level cards were 75W TDP (GTX 950 failed here , didn't fully replace GTX 750 Ti/GTX 650 in that regard), "60" level cards were around 120W (8800GT was a ~120W card), "70" level cards around 150W, "80" level cards around 180-200W , the top tier card 250-300W.
On AMD's side the cards have completely destroyed the TDP structure due to introduction of RX 580/RX 590 as well as the rebrands that upped power requirement for performance only (negating any overclocking headroom). RX 470 adhered to that basic outline at 120W , RX460 at 75W officially, and so did HD 7850 at 130W and HD 7750 at 75W. Even before that the HD 4850 was 110W and HD 4870 was 150W (HD 5850 was 150W).
Also EVGA failed on RTX 2060 Super. Why would you make a "midrange" card triple slot? Maybe that's only for XC Ultra version but it seems odd.
There's a RTX 2070 XC with dual slot: https://www.evga.com/products/produc...08G-P4-2172-KR