Alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super, 4070 Ti Super, 4070 Super Specs Revealed

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It seems like every few days we're getting interesting tidbits about NVIDIA's possible upcoming graphics card lineup. No, we're not yet at the GeForce RTX 50 series, but instead looking at the rumored "Super" variants. The well-known leaker kopite7kimi has revealed a potentially interesting set of specs for these GPUs. 

If you're unfamiliar with the "Super" moniker for NVIDIA's GPUs, that's because they skipped it for GeForce RTX 30 series products. While "Ti" is more well-known than "Super" to many, GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs saw this performance bump in both variants. They typically were merely evolutionary upgrades that bumped performance up slightly.

More importantly, this also allows NVIDIA to switch up some pricing of its product stack, a strategy that can certainly be beneficial now in a depressed consumer market. NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 20 series did not sell nearly as well as expected due to the popularity of the previous GPUs such as the GeForce RTX 1080 Ti. Likewise, we're seeing some slowing sales in general for GeForce RTX 40 series, an indicator that a shake up is needed.

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Let's breakdown what kopite7kimi, a well-known leaker on X, tells us: The GeForce RTX 4080 Super appears to be the AD103-400 GPU, which was rumored previously instead of the AD102 GPU that lives in the GeForce RTX 4090. We'd expect it to use the full potential of this chip, and give us the 16GB of GDDR6X VRAM that the existing GeForce RTX 4080 has. 

While that's more than sufficient, gamers surely would like to see a bump to 20GB if the AD102 GPU was used instead for such a high-end product. Sticking with AD103 also restricts the memory interface to a maximum of 256-bit width instead of a potential of up to 384-bits as found in the beefier AD102.

A potential GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super is mentioned, but with low confidence. We've never seen both a "Ti" and "Super" variant rolled into one, and the product segmentation may not make sense either. NVIDIA still has to manage the existing GPUs that will still be available across retail outlets, such as the GeForce RTX 4080 which may require a price drop. 

More interestingly, we have the GeForce RTX 4070 Super with the AD104-350 or AD103-175 GPU. While it would still pack only 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM on a 192-bit memory bus, we'd expect a sizable increase in core counts. This would make it a more attractive offering in the highly competitive realm where NVIDIA has to contend with AMD's Radeon RX 7800 XT and its own GeForce RTX 4070.

Looking at the potential specs from top-to-bottom, the GeForce RTX 4080 Super certainly seems the least exciting on paper. What we'd really like to see is a refresh to the pricing, which would potentially be an even bigger motivator for consumers over the spec bumps. In contrast, the GeForce RTX 4070 Super does seem to hold the most potential for disruption since it's in a more contested price bracket.