As the GPU rumor season heats up, the well-known leak channel Moore’s Law is Dead brings exciting news. This time, it’s about the pricing and full specifications of the much-anticipated RTX 40 Super GPUs from Nvidia. Let’s delve into what these revelations might mean for the market and tech enthusiasts.
We start with the RTX 4080 Super, which, according to another leak, retains the AD103 chip instead of upgrading to the AD102 “monster” behind the RTX 4090. Thus, the 4080 Super reaches an impressive 10,240 cores, operates with a 256-bit memory interface, and comes equipped with 16GB of GDDR6X memory – a step up from the regular RTX 4080’s 9,728 cores. The best part? It’s expected to launch at $999, a significant saving of $200 compared to the initial price of the RTX 4080.
Next, we have the intriguingly named RTX 4070 Ti Super. This GPU jumps from the AD104 chip to the AD103, resulting in an increase to 8,448 cores, up from 7,680 of the non-Super model, and an improvement from a 192-bit to a 256-bit memory interface, accompanied by 16GB of memory. With a suggested price of $799 (potentially reaching $849), it presents more as a light version of the RTX 4080 than a mere evolution of the 4070 Ti.
Finally, the RTX 4070 Super retains the AD104 chip and the 192-bit, 12GB memory configuration but increases the core count to 7,168 from the non-Super’s 5,888 cores.
In terms of performance, the RTX 4080 Super is predicted to offer a modest 6-9% increase. The 4070 Ti Super, on the other hand, could deliver up to 22% more performance for about the same price as the previous model at launch. Meanwhile, the 4070 Super is positioned to rival the 4070 Ti but at a significantly lower price.
Market Impact and Final Thoughts
As we await Nvidia’s official announcement, likely during next year’s CES presentation, these leaks provide a solid basis for speculation. Although the improvements in performance per dollar are not revolutionary, they represent a welcome advancement. It’s interesting to note that the non-Super variants are still available in the market and will likely continue to be so in the near future. This raises a crucial question: how will the introduction of the Super models affect the pricing of regular RTX 4070 GPUs?
Currently, you can find an RTX 4070 for around $550, a price that’s likely to decrease with the arrival of the 4070 Super at $599. Therefore, the biggest advantage of these new releases might be the positive impact on the prices of current RTX 40 GPUs.
In summary, Nvidia’s Super lineup promises to shake up the market, offering more affordable and powerful options for gamers and digital creation professionals. We continue to keep an eye on the news, eager to see how these technological advancements will unfold in the current hardware landscape.