Nvidia responds to AMD with ‘Super’ gaming cards

Nvidia Corp. launched a new line of gaming cards Tuesday that seeks to normalize the arms race with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

On Tuesday, Nvidia NVDA, +1.18% announced a “Super” brand of its RTX line of Turing-based gaming cards, which allow real-time ray tracing, letting a computer render realistic-looking lighting and shading. Nvidia said it would launch its RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super cards on July 9, and its RTX 2080 Super card on July 23.

The 2080 Super, which Nvidia said is faster than its current top-of-the-line Titan Xp chipset, will retail for $699, while the 2070 Super will retail for $499 and the 2060 Super will cost $399.

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