Nvidia only recently launched the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, but there are now rumors that two more high-end graphics cards will be launched in 2022: the GeForce RTX 3080 Super and the GeForce RTX 3070 Super.
VideoCardz originally reported that the two GPUs are mobile processors rather than desktop PC cards and will be available early next year. However, this report was quoted by a well-known leaker kopite7kimiwho claimed the GeForce RTX 3080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 Super didn’t just come to laptops.
Of course, none of this has even come close to being officially confirmed, although kopite7kimi is one of the most reliable high profile leakers out there; In February you correctly pointed out that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has arrived and had dropped from 20 GB or 12 GB of video memory. Therefore, this rumor may be worth paying attention to.
Nvidia introduced “Super” branding on the previous generation GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards with models such as the GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super, which offered modest performance improvements over their non-super equivalents, without the the underlying technology will change dramatically. The GeForce RTX 30 series was made with Problems with lack of storage since launch, but instead of focusing on its next-gen cards, Nvidia could potentially repeat the launch of more powerful super models.
VideoCardz’s report suggested that both the GeForce RTX 3080 Super and GeForce RTX 3070 Super, or at least the supposedly mobile versions, could potentially use a new Nvidia GA103 graphics processor. Both will supposedly stick with the GDDR6 VRAM amounts of the existing non-super cards: 8 GB for the GeForce RTX 3070 Super and 16 GB for the GeForce RTX 3080 Super.
If desktop versions really come along, they might pose a mystery to anyone who’s still waiting GeForce RTX 3080 warehouse. Especially if, like many PC owners, they are already on a waiting list for one of the current cards: stay on track and wait for the original purchase, or cancel the order and bet on getting one can the newer, more powerful Super GPUs?
It would be a difficult dilemma if the PC hardware market is still plagued by storage bottlenecks in a few months’ time. It’s hard to say if that will be the case as the signs are pointing in the opposite direction: there are a few ex-cryptocurrency miners in China sell their graphics cards at or below MSRPwhile in Vietnam a retailer was selling extremely rare, limited GPUs as ready-made mining setups.