NVIDIA may be working on an RTX 40 “Super” Refresh, offering more cores, memory, and bandwidth at existing price points. According to @hongxing2020 (X), four RTX 40 Super GPUs are being prepped for launch in the near future. These include the GeForce RTX 4070 Super, RTX 4070 Ti Super, and RTX 4080 Super. Personally, I’m a little skeptical about this leak but never know what Jensen has in mind.
A while back, it was rumored that an RTX 4080 Super or 4080 Ti will launch in early 2024 at the same price as the RTX 4080. This GPU would supposedly leverage the AD102 die (same as the RTX 4090) and draw around 400W of power. An RTX 4080 Ti fits this description perfectly, and it’s usually around this time that NVIDIA rolls out its final high-end Ti GPU.
NVIDIA’s RTX 5090 and 5080 “Blackwell” cards are expected to land in the third or fourth quarter of 2024. That gives the chipmaker at least two quarters (if the Super launch happens in Q1’24) for the sale and marketing of a potential Ada Lovelace Refresh.
With the current lineup and pricing, competition from AMD’s RDNA 3 GPU is mild at best, and absent in the enthusiast segment. An RTX 40 “Super” Refresh for the 60 and 70-class cards would make the most sense. An RTX 4060 Super to tackle the Radeon RX 7700 XT, and an RTX 4070 Super to tackle the RX 7800 XT. The RTX 4070 Ti and 4080 hold up well against the RX 7900 series, but if needed a Refresh of the former wouldn’t be a bad idea. The RTX 4080 just needs a price cut.