ZOTAC GAMING announces the first-ever World of Warships Bundle for Indian Market

ZOTAC, a global manufacturer of innovation, performance, and technology, has announced the launch of the first-ever India Bundle for World of Warships (WoWS), the hugely popular naval-warfare themed MMO from Wargaming. Launched under the ZOTAC GAMING umbrella, ZOTAC’s gamer-focused movement, the bundle will give Indian players on the World of Warships platform access to incredible value bundles featuring NVIDIA GPUs from the ZOTAC portfolio.

The special India bundle is available with all new purchases of the GT and GTX range of ZOTAC Gaming GPUs on both retail and e-commerce channels. Buyers will need to sign up for a new account on www.warships.in to receive a code that they can then use to unlock a host of exciting WoWS benefits up to INR 2,250. Customers will also have access to ZOTAC’s comprehensive five-year extended warranty once they register the product online.

BUNDLE DETAILS

GPUs Included in Bundle INR Value (Bundle)
GT 730, 1030 Ships: Aurora, Campbeltown

Ship Captains: 2×10 Point

Premium Doubloons: 600

In-game Credits: 10,00,000

Port Slots : 5 Total

Camo: 25x Brilliant Ray

Flags: 25x Economy Flags

WoWS Premium Account: 7 Days

INR 1,000
GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1650 Ships: Yūbari, König Albert, Campbeltown

Ship Captains: 3×10 Point

Premium Doubloons: 1,500

In-game Credits: 15,00,000

Port Slots : 6 Total

Camo: 40x Brilliant Ray

Flags: 40x Economy Flags

WoWS Premium Account: 30 Days

INR 1,700
GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti Ships: Yūbari, König Albert, Marblehead

Ship Captains: 3×10 Point

Premium Doubloons: 2,400

In Game Credits: 25,00,000

Port Slots : 6 Total

Camo: 80x Brilliant Ray

Flags: 80x Economy Flags

WoWS Premium Account: 30 Days

INR 2,250

Speaking about ZOTAC’s commitment to drive value for customers across the spectrum, Deepak Gupta, Country Head – Southeast Asia, ZOTAC Technology, said, “ZOTAC has been the market leader in India for several years now, and I am very excited to be able to offer our fans and customers an exclusive India only bundle for the first time by teaming up with a publisher like Wargaming for World of Warships. The nature of the game allows us to drive extreme value to even our entry-level customers for the first time with GT 730, GT 1030 and GTX 1050Ti cards also a part of this exclusive offer!”

The bundle announcement comes on the back of Wargaming’s India relaunch of WoWS where the company launched India-specific content for the iconic war-based free to play MMO title. In addition to the content launch, the company also announced partnerships with leading players in the Indian gaming industry, including ZOTAC, ACT Fibernet, ANT Esports, and LG.

Addressing the importance of key partnerships to their India market strategy, Rajeev Girdhar, Regional Publishing Director for World of Warships and India Operations Lead, stated, “Our India expansion was always about reaching out to the players and working with the right partners in India. ZOTAC is the perfect fit for us, and we’re very excited to be offering these customized experiences to our Indian audience. We see the exponentially growing appetite for immersive gaming in the country getting even bigger, and that’s great news for new genres. Our belief that this is a substantial market set to explode has led us to build and develop a whole new range of immersive content that augments the already exceptional gameplay World of Warships has to offer.”

In just four years since launch, WoWS has added over 30 million registered players to its platform, drawn to the game by its attention to detail and focus on history, military, and engineering enthusiasts. One of the most successful games in this genre on the planet, WoWS is also the perfect game for entry-level GPUs, like those in the ZOTAC bundle, playable at 1080p on high graphic settings, a fact that is sure to add to the game’s already fervent following.

GeForce Cup Esports Competition to Kick Off in Asia’s Largest iCafe Network

GeForce Cup, the pinnacle of NVIDIA-owned esports competitions, will kick off next month in GeForce®-certified iCafes across the Asia-Pacific region.

NVIDIA launched the first GeForce-certified iCafe in 2015 to deliver the ultimate GeForce gaming experience to iCafe customers. Since 2018, the number of GeForce-certified iCafes in operation has doubled to 1,000, with recently opened iCafes spread across Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam.

RTX. IT’S ON.

Following the launch of the GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Platinum-certified iCafes are converting to GeForce. Powered by the new NVIDIA® Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX™ platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading – enabling a whole new gaming experience. Numerous GeForce-certified iCafes in Australia, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam have already added the latest GeForce RTX GPUs to their armory.

GeForce Cup Pacific Starts in October

GeForce Cup Pacific by NVIDIA and Colorful will kick off in October and feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) battles in Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the successor to the highly popular GeForce Xtreme Tournament (GEXT), GeForce Cup Pacific is expected to draw thousands of gamers from the region, with winners taking home more than US$20,000 in prizes from the regional finals in January, 2020.

“The stunning growth of the number of GeForce-certified iCafes is a reflection of the vibrancy of the gaming community and the ultimate PC experience that gamers enjoy with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in Asia,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of sales and marketing for APAC at NVIDIA. “GeForce Cup Pacific will take regional gamers to another level. The tournament will be streamed live to allow gamers and esports enthusiasts around the world to follow the development online.”

“The cooperation with Colorful and NVIDIA in 2018 was a great success and Colorful is thrilled to join GeForce Cup again in 2019.  We dedicate to build a great platform for esports qualifiers, to help them become professional esports players and win pride and honor. On behalf of Colorful Group, I give my best wishes to GeForce Cup to achieve success again in 2019!” said Mr. Wan Shan, CEO of Colorful Technology.

NVIDIA Announces New RTX Bundles with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

NVIDIA and Activision today announced the GeForce RTX Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Bundle , where for a limited time, gamers will receive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is scheduled to release on October 25, with the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 SUPER, 2080, 2070 SUPER, 2070, 2060 SUPER or 2060 GPU-equipped graphics card, laptop or desktop.

Call of Duty – Like You Have Never Seen it Before

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the most anticipated first-person shooters in history, and GeForce RTX gamers will be able to experience it with immersive ray-traced graphics. As the Official PC Partner for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, NVIDIA is working side by side with Activision and Infinity Ward to bring real-time ray tracing, and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading to the game. NVIDIA, Infinity Ward and Activision are working together to take the graphics in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to never before seen levels which you can see in our ray tracing reveal trailer from Gamescom 2019.

Open Beta This Week 

If GeForce gamers can’t wait until October 25 to jump into the fight they can participate in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC  open beta which kicks off September 19th and have a great experience thanks to our NVIDIA Game Ready Driver optimized for the PC open beta.

The Ray Tracing Revolution

Real-time ray tracing is changing the way games are created and dramatically increases the image quality they can achieve. Ray tracing is built upon a robust ecosystem that includes industry standard application programming interfaces (APIs), support in an array of popular and private game engines, and games from the biggest publishers for their most anticipated titles. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is yet another huge AAA title that is using ray tracing to create stunning visuals. This announcement illustrates the momentum that ray tracing is building in the gaming ecosystem.

NVIDIA RTX On: New Wave of Blockbuster Games Showcase Ray Tracing at Gamescom

Marking the ray-tracing revolution sweeping across the video game industry, NVIDIA and its partners kicked off Gamescom 2019 on Monday by premiering blockbuster games that support ray tracing and giving a first look at ray-traced effects in a series of previously announced, highly anticipated
AAA titles.

The games, which include established mega-franchises, highly anticipated sequels, new franchises and more, were showcased at a special invitation-only event in Cologne.

“In the year since NVIDIA made it possible to achieve real-time ray tracing in games, this revolutionary technology has been embraced across the industry,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “Looking at the number of games, the big-name franchises and the breathtaking visuals at our  Gamescom 2019 event, it’s clear that ray tracing has arrived and
is truly the way forward for game development.”

New games supporting ray tracing include:

● Dying Light 2 – The highly anticipated open world action RPG Dying Light 2, the next installment to the franchise with over 17 million players, will feature real-time ray tracing, taking immersion in the world of the infected set within a Modern Dark Age to the next level.

● Metro Exodus – The Two Colonels downloadable content (DLC) – Metro Exodus’ use of global illumination made it a showcase title for ray tracing. Now, NVIDIA, 4A Games and Deep Silver are adding ray-traced global illumination with emissive lighting via the upcoming The Two Colonels DLC. Attendees can play the upcoming The Two Colonels DLC for the first time.

● Minecraft – Minecraft is the world’s best-selling video game. Together, NVIDIA and game developer Mojang are adding a form of ray tracing known as path tracing for the Windows 10 version of the game. Upon release of the game update, Minecraft players will be able to build, create and explore their Minecraft worlds in stunning realism with real-time ray tracing. They can immerse themselves in realistic lighting and vibrant colors enabled by global illumination, realistic water that reflects and refracts naturally and emissive textures that now light up their world. Attendees can play Minecraft with real-time ray tracing at Gamescom and capture their gameplay to share.

● SYNCED: Off-Planet – Tencent’s flagship games development studio has partnered with NVIDIA to unveil its inaugural AAA game featuring ray-tracing technology. Previously unannounced, SYNCED: Off-Planet is a brand new franchise that will use ray-traced reflections and shadows in a new twist on PvPvE that has players fighting each other while surviving 1,000+ “Nano Zombies.” Attendees can play the game and capture their gameplay to share.

In addition, NVIDIA and its development partners are premiering several ray-traced games that are unveiling ray-traced effects for the first time, including:

● Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® – One of the most critically acclaimed, best-
selling game franchises of all time, the Call of Duty team at Activision revealed
that the newest installment in the fan-favorite Modern Warfare series will
feature real-time ray tracing on PC. Awarded “Best Online Multiplayer” by Game Critics Best of E3 2019, the new blockbuster title launches worldwide on Oct. 25. Attendees of the Gamescom NVIDIA event can finally get hands-on play with the highly anticipated game, and capture PC gameplay featuring ray-traced shadows to share.

● Control – A showcase for ray-traced graphics, Control ships Aug. 27 and is a
GeForce RTX™ bundle title. Control was nominated for Game Critics Awards in the Best Original Game, Best PC Game and Best Action/Adventure Game
categories. The game supports NVIDIA DLSS technology as well as ray-traced
reflections, shadows and global illumination, and will be one of the first games
to support multiple ray tracing effects. Attendees can play the game and
capture gameplay to share.

● Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – Considered one of the five biggest announcements at GDC 2019 by IGN, attendees to NVIDIA’s event receive a guided presentation of the highly anticipated Vampire RPG that features ray-traced reflections.

● Watch Dogs: Legion – With more than 60 awards and nominations received at E3 2019, including Game Critics Best Action/Adventure Game, the newest
installment in the Watch Dogs series will feature ray tracing. Attendees get a
chance to experience the GeForce RTX title first-hand with ray-traced
reflections.

● Wolfenstein®: Youngblood™ – Nominated for E3 Game Critics’ Awards in the
Best PC Game, Best Online Multiplayer game and Best Action Game categories, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the second GeForce RTX bundle title at Gamescom. Attendees can experience the game with the addition of ray-traced reflections.

Ray tracing is also featured in can’t-miss demos at Gamescom 2019, including Cyberpunk 2077, winner of hundreds of awards, and a game Gamespot calls “one of the most anticipated games of the decade.” Cyberpunk 2077’s Gamescom demo features real-time ray tracing. Gameplay presentations happen every 30 minutes throughout the day in the CD PROJEKT RED booth in the Gamescom Entertainment Area (Hall 6, Booth C049). Attendees can watch the game being played live by members of the dev team.

Real-time ray tracing is changing the way games are created and dramatically increases the image quality they can achieve. Ray tracing is built upon a robust ecosystem that includes industry-standard application programming interfaces, support in an array of popular and private game engines, and games from the biggest publishers for their most anticipated titles.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs are the only GPUs capable of playing games with real-time raytracing.

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Nvidia Announces Their RTX Studio Laptops

NVIDIA today announced that 10 new NVIDIA RTX™ Studio laptops and professional-grade mobile workstations are being released by major partners, delivering real-time ray tracing, advanced AI and ultra-high-resolution video editing to the world’s 40 million creatives.

The latest designs from Dell, HP, Lenovo and BOXX bring the number of RTX Studio models to 27 — including 17 that are now available. These laptops power more than 40 creative and design applications that have turned “RTX On,” enabling tens of millions of creatives to harness ray tracing and AI in their workflows. NVIDIA RTX features are being shown at SIGGRAPH this week in software from a diverse set of independent software vendors, including Adobe, Autodesk and Blackmagic Design.

NVIDIA also announced the availability of a new NVIDIA Studio Driver, which provides optimizations for popular creative apps updating around SIGGRAPH, including OTOY Octane Render, Blender, Autodesk Arnold, Maxon Cinema 4D, Substance Painter by Adobe and Magix VEGAS Pro. The latest Studio Driver adds an often-requested feature – support for 30-bit color in OpenGL apps such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere for all GPUs. With this feature, creators can work with their HDR photos and videos with full accuracy and without the banding typical of 24-bit color.

“RTX Studio laptops and mobile workstations are moving rapidly to the center of the creative industries,” said Jason Paul, general manager of GeForce software and technology at NVIDIA. “They put real-time ray tracing, advanced AI and video editing in ultra-high resolution within easy reach of creators, delivering capabilities in a mobile form factor that once required an entire studio.”

The new configurations, which range from consumer laptops with GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPUs to professional-grade mobile workstations with Quadro RTX™ 5000 graphics, include:

“Dell Precision 7740 and 7540 mobile workstations, available with Quadro RTX GPUs, provide customers with the best possible experience when using the latest design, engineering and creative applications,” said Tom Tobul, vice president of Specialty Products, Client Solutions at Dell. “In addition to workstation-grade performance, reliability and ISV certifications, professionals can now integrate advanced RTX ray-tracing and AI capabilities into their workflow, even when on the go.”

“From real-time rendering to VR development and AI-enhanced video production, NVIDIA RTX Studio laptops enable creators and designers to tackle any creative workflow with amazing performance,” said Carol Hess, vice president of Z by HP Products at HPI. “With Z by HP laptops, like boosted ZBook 15 and 17, our customers can carry the latest RTX capabilities with them to create their best work, whether in the field, at a client meeting or anywhere inspiration strikes.”

“Based on Lenovo’s customer feedback and user insights, we know our laptops are being used for daily work and heavy-duty digital content creation,” said Jun Ouyang, vice president of Consumer PC Business, Intelligent Devices Group, at Lenovo. “In fact, Lenovo research reveals that graphics is ranked as one of the most critical features for high performance. That’s why it was a natural fit for us to collaborate with NVIDIA, a leader in GPU technology, to launch the new Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition. Featuring up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design, the new Lenovo Legion laptop will offer content creators powerful performance in both work and play, all in a sleek and stylish design.”

“We’re enormously proud to feature the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPU in our ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations. By supporting the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 card, our new ThinkPad P53 is now the most powerful 15-inch mobile workstation available,” said Rob Herman, general manager of the workstation and client AI business unit at Lenovo. “The ability to support real-time ray tracing, virtual reality and artificial intelligence on a 15-inch mobile workstation is a huge step for our users who don’t want to compromise mobility for top performance.”

RTX Studio laptops and mobile workstations are part of the NVIDIA Studio platform, which combines RTX GPUs with the NVIDIA Studio Stack of specialized SDKs and dedicated Studio Drivers. They meet the hardware and software requirements needed to receive the new RTX Studio badge, allowing creators to easily identify the right systems to power their creative workflows.

The systems and drivers are supported with rigorous hardware and software testing for top creative applications and workflows. RTX Studio mobile workstations based on Quadro RTX GPUs provide additional enterprise-level benefits, such as ISV certifications, IT management tools and advanced video and display features.

RTX Studio systems feature GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs, as well as Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 and 3000 GPUs. The RTX GPUs accelerate content creation from video editing to 3D rendering, with performance up to 7x faster than that of the MacBook Pro(1). Quadro RTX 5000 GPU-based models include 16GB of graphics memory, the largest available in a mobile form factor, enabling advanced multi-app creative workflows and the use of large 3D models that are otherwise not possible on the go.

Many of these laptops feature 4K precision displays and NVIDIA Max-Q technology, enabling incredible performance and longer battery life in sleek, thin-and-light designs.

RTX Studio models available now include Acer ConceptD 7, Gigabyte AERO 15 OLED and AERO 17 HDR, BOXX GoBOXX SLM 15 and 17, Dell Precision 7540 and 7740, HP ZBook 15 and 17, Lenovo ThinkPad P53, MSI P65 Creator, P75 Creator, WS65, WS75 and WE75, and Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. Additional RTX Studio laptops are shipping later this year from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Razer.

More information on NVIDIA Studio is available at https://www.nvidia.com/studio.

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RTX 2080 Super Review: More Super Goodness

NVIDIA caught AMD by surprise, by announcing the RTX Super line up a week before the RX Navi cards. But while the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super hit the shelves earlier this month, the 2080 Super is coming out today. We’ve already reviewed the 2070 Super, so today we’re checking out the new RTX 2080 Super. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

The RTX 2080 Super is the upgraded version of the RTX 2080, and will be replacing it in NVIDIA’s GPU line-up. Much like the other Super versions, it receives a boost in core counts, clock speeds and more. CUDA core count is up, to 3072, compared to the 2080’s 2944. The base clocks get a nice jump too,  from the 2080’s 1515 MHz to 1650 Mhz in the 2080 Super. Not only that, at 15.5 Gbps, the RTX 2080 Super also boasts of the fastest GDDR6 memory in the RTX line up, which was earlier capped at 14 Gbps. All this leads to a power increase of 25W, with the 2080 Super now having a TDP of 250W. 

Much like the 2070 Super, the RTX 2080 Super looks quite similar to the original RTX series, with the same dual fan design and form factor. The difference here is in the middle, where it now sports the “super branding” on a reflective, glossy surface. I still like the original look, but as I said before, to each their own.

The 2080 Super comes with the now-standard options for display, 3 DisplayPorts, one HDMI and one USB Type-C.

But let’s talk real numbers. I mean, how better is the 2080 Super when compared to the original 2080 in actual gaming performance? Let’s find out.

As you can see from the graphs, the 2080 Super definitely has an edge over the 2080. It’s just a matter of how much.

It maintains a comfortable lead in the 3D Mark tests, but when we move on to real game tests, the gap becomes narrower. It’s certainly better than the 2070 Super when it comes to 1440p performance, but still not good enough to provide smooth 4K 60FPS experience at max settings. The cheapest RTX 2080 we can find right now is about INR 59,000, so at the price point of INR 61,400, it’s not bad at all. And the launch price is a lot more reasonable as well, considering the 2080 launched at about INR 70,000.

Now, we can still argue about the real reason NVIDIA launched the RTX Super cards when they did, but one thing we can agree upon is that the Super GPUs have a much better value proposition than the original RTX cards.

We have more games with ray tracing support than we did, and more are on the way. I mean, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Control are coming really soon, and they are being included with the cards in a nice bundle. 

I still feel that the 2070 Super is a better buy in terms of price to performance gains, but the 2080 Super is outmatched only by NVIDIA’s own RTX 2080Ti, and the price difference there is considerable. So, if you want the best gaming GPU experience but don’t really have the money to get the 2080 Ti, this is the card for you. 

RTX 2070 Super Review

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RTX 2080 Super Available Now along with Wolfenstein: Youngblood Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA today released a Game Ready Driver for Wolfenstein: Youngblood that also provides support for the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs that are available today. This is also the best driver to use for Madden NFL 20 and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. In addition, it adds support for three new G-SYNC compatible displays.

All NVIDIA Game Ready Drivers are Microsoft WHQL-certified. They are available on or before launch day for most major titles and are tuned for the best performance and flawless gameplay.

GeForce 2080 SUPER Available now

Our new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs are now available worldwide, Founders Edition boards direct from NVIDIA, and custom boards from ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER is loaded with advanced tech and has the hardware to deliver cutting-edge ray-traced effects to upcoming blockbusters such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Select models, and other RTX GPUs, desktops and laptops, are bundled with Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a value of $90 USD/INR 3585.

More G-SYNC Compatible Displays

NVIDIA also announced three new displays have passed G-SYNC Compatible testing and validation — the AOC AG272FCX6, AOC AG272FG3R, and the HP 24X.

The G-SYNC Compatible program expands the G-SYNC ecosystem, brings a mark of quality to Adaptive-Sync displays and educates consumers on which displays provide a good entry-level variable refresh rate (VRR) gaming experience.

Under the G-SYNC Compatible program, NVIDIA works with monitor OEMs to validate the experience on monitors that support the Adaptive-Sync protocol. Those that pass are designated as “G-SYNC Compatible”.

For a full listing of G-SYNC Compatible displays, please click here.

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Nvidia RTX Super Availability, Game Bundles, Drivers and FrameView Release

SUPER

Our new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics cards are now available worldwide. They’re up to 25% faster in games than our previous GPUs, and with numerous custom versions available from partners such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac, you’ll be able to find a SUPER GPU for your budget, needs, and aesthetic tastes. Models are widely available today from leading e-tail and retail location, and Founders Editions are available on GeForce.com as well.

CONTROL AND WOLFENSTEIN: YOUNGBLOOD BUNDLE EXTENDED

Don’t forget, select models come with copies of Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, two ray-traced titles that will take full advantage of the performance and features of the new SUPER GPUs. In addition, the bundle promotion is also being extended across our RTX product lineup. So other RTX GPUs, including RTX-based desktops and laptops from our worldwide partners, are also eligible for this promotion.

NEW GAME READY DRIVER DELIVERS MORE DX12 PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

NVIDIA also released a new Game Ready Driver the delivers significant performance improvements for the DirectX 12 versions of Metro ExodusStrange Brigade, and Tom Clancy’s Division 2.  Check out the GeForce.com article for details on how these DX12 titles have improved over time.

This driver also adds support for the new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and GeForce 2070 Super GPUs as well as 3 new G-SYNC compatible displays (LG 34GL750HP 25mx, and HP Omen X 25f).

NVIDIA FRAMEVIEW NOW PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

Today also marks the launch of NVIDIA FrameView, our performance and power benchmarking application. Graphics cards are investments, bought on the promise of delivering excellent performance in that card’s class for at least 2 to 3 years. It’s therefore important that the benchmarks of these cards are accurate and cover all the bases, showing frame rates, frame times, power usage, performance per watt, and more.

To date, no single tool or app has accurately delivered these results, which is why we’ve created FrameView, an all-in-one benchmarking app that everyone can download and use for free.

FrameView can capture data from all major APIs and virtually all games thanks to support for DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12, OpenGL, Vulkan, and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

It has a minimal, lightweight impact on performance while benchmarking, its integrated overlay enables you to view performance and stats during gameplay, and it’s vendor agnostic, too, enabling the collection of detailed, comparative data. One exception: AMD’s GPU power consumption API reports a value in-between chip power and board power, rather than the true values. So you’ll have to contact AMD and ask them to provide accurate results in their API.

In short, if you want to view or collect real-time GPU performance and power data in games, FrameView delivers more of it with a higher degree of accuracy than many other tools and methods, making it the go-to app for benchmarking.

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RTX 2070 Super Review: The Perfect Card For 1440p Gaming

You know, I can’t help but feel bad for AMD. Every time they go to announce a new GPU, the green team is ready, waiting to pounce. It’s like that friend everyone has, who likes to make everything about themselves. You know the type. When the red team announced the Vega GPUs, NVIDIA was quick to reveal the GTX 1070Ti. And this year seems to be no different. Just a week before the Navi launch, the green team was ready with its RTX Super line up. And today we’re playing around with the RTX 2070 Super. 

Tech Specs

Specs RTX 2070 Super RTX 2070 FE RTX 2080 FE
CUDA Cores 2560 2304 2944
RT Cores 40 36 46
Base Clock 1770 1710(OC) 1515
Boost Clock 1605 1410 1800(OC)
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Config 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Ports DP, HDMI, USB Typ-C DP, HDMI, DVI, USB Type-C DP, HDMI, USB Type-C
Power Connector 8-pin + 6 pin Single 8-pin 8-pin + 6 pin
Recommended Power Supply 650W 550W 650W

The RTX 2070 Super is an upgraded version of the 2070, with a bump in core counts, clock speeds and much more. In a way you can also consider it as a shaved down version of the original 2080, as it uses the same TU104 die as the RTX 2080. CUDA core count is up to 2560 from the 2070’s 2304. The base clock speed in the 2070 Super is 1605 MHz, which is pretty close to the 2070’s boost clock speed. Tensor cores are up too, from 288 in the 2070 to 320 in the 2070 Super. Understandably, these boosts also result in a TDP increase of 40W, from the 2070’s 175W to 215W in the 2070 Super. This also means that the 2070 Super now requires an additional 6-pin power connector, like the 2080.

Visually, the RTX 2070 Super looks quite similar to the original RTX series, with the same dual fan design and form factor. The difference here is in the middle, where it now sports the “super branding” on a reflective, glossy surface. Personally, I prefer the matte black finish on the original RTX cards, but hey, to each their own. 

On the display front, the 2070 Super display ditches the DVI port found on the 2070 in the favour of another DisplayPort, bringing the count to 3 DisplayPorts, one HDMI port and one USB Type-C. But the real deal, and the frankly, the one thing that care about the most is performance, and how well the card holds up against the 2070 and the 2080. So, take a look at the scores.

Performance and Benchmarks

Right off the bat, it’s hard not to be impressed by the 2070 Super’s performance. The card gives really solid numbers at 1440p throughout the benchmarks, and in some cases is pretty viable for 4K too, if you don’t mind turning down the graphics settings. Overall, the performance gap between the 2070 Super and the 2080 was less than 10%. The cheapest RTX 2080 we could find was worth 59,000 INR, so at the launch price of 43,600 INR, that makes it amazing value for money. Compared to the 2070 is where the price gap is a little close, as the cheapest RTX 2070 we found costs 38,000. The 2070 Super outperforms the 2070 by a little over 10% on the average at 1440p, so even here it doesn’t sound like a bad option. 

Now, the big question is, what prompted the release of the Super cards? NVIDIA claims that it was the tech improvements and tweaking that’s allowed them to obtain better yields, which certainly sounds plausible. But the timing of this launch, just a few days before the release of AMD’s Navi GPUs can lead one to believe otherwise. I mean, we did see the RX 5700 cards competing closely with the 2070 in the leaked benchmarks. So it wouldn’t be completely off base for one to think that NVIDIA, with their Super cards are trying to get ahead of the competition before the Navi cards are even out. In that case, you know who to thank for the Super’s sensible pricing. I mean, it has been a long time coming. This is what RTX pricing should have been from the beginning, especially considering the serious lack of ray tracing support in games when it launched. But as they say, better late than never.

All said and done, with its competitive pricing, the RTX 2070 Super is an amazing card for 1440p gaming. At 43,600 INR, you get considerable gains for a small increase in price, and a good ray tracing experience too. People who have already bought the 2070 will feel bad, but for those who were still waiting to get their hands on an RTX GPU, this is it. 

Nvidia RTX 2080 Price and Specs Revealed

The RTX Super line-up of cards was announced earlier yesterday with the price and specs of the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super being revealed. Today, we have the specs and price of the RTX 2080 Super.

RTX 2080 Super RTX 2080
Base Clock 1650 MHz 1515Mhz
Boost Clock 1815Mhz 1800Mhz
CUDA Cores (single precision) 3072 2944
Tensor Cores 384 368
RT Cores 48 46
Memory Data Rate 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps
L2 Cache Size 4096K 4096K
Total Video Memory 8192MB GDDR6 8192MB GDDR6
Memory Interface 256-bit 256 bit
Connectors 3 x DisplayPort 3 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 1 x HDMI
1 X USB Type-C 1 X USB Type-C
Power Connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 250 Watts 225W

The RTX 2080 Super improves in the clock speed region as well as an increased CUDA Core count. Tensor cores and RT Cores have also seen a small increase and memory data rate is faster in the RTX Super card.

All this comes with a slightly higher TDP as the RTX 2080 Super consumes 25 Watts more power than the RTX 2080.

The RTX 2080 Super launches on 23rd July and will be available at the price of Rs 61,400.

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