Nvidia Could Be Gearing Up To Launch The RTX 3080 Super And RTX 3070 Super
We’re still in the midst of a video card shortage as we enter into 2021, and that’s not expected to change for the immediate future. However, those shortages are expected to improve as we get further into the spring and summer, which means more and more PC gamers will be able to get their hands on a next-gen video card.
If you haven’t already acquired your new Nvidia RTX GPU, you might want to hold off just a bit longer. There are reports that Nvidia is gearing up to launch the Super versions of both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 in the coming months.
Twitter user kopite7kimi was the first to report two new SKUs at Nvidia that haven’t been identified. We know that these SKUs are definitely not related to the already announced GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060, which should be launching before the spring. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti was previously announced and then canceled by Nvidia, so that just leaves the Super versions of the new Ampere cards so long as Nvidia maintains its current naming conventions.
We don’t have any defined specs to provide, but wccftech reports that it is widely expected both the RTX 3080 Super and 3070 Super will have between 12 and 16 GB of VRAM. This far exceeds the current 10 GB VRAM on the RTX 3080, which many view as a bottleneck to ideal 4K graphics.
A lack of RAM modules made Nvidia settle on smaller VRAM values in their current RTX cards, but those shortages are expected to resolve themselves later in the year allowing for beefier cards with greater VRAM counts.
We’re also still not sure when the new Super cards might launch or if they’ll mean cheaper prices for Nvidia’s current batch of RTX graphics cards. Wccftech said to expect a larger announcement later this summer.
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