We’re just two days away from AMD’s reveal of its Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, most notably the Navi 21 lineup, otherwise known as Big Navi. We’ve already seen a lot of data, including boost clocks, 3DMark benchmarks, and rumored gaming performance, but have yet to see any concrete numbers. However, NVIDIA isn’t taking any chances. As per a reputed Twitter source, kopitekimi, Jensen and Co. are working on another GA102 based GPU (the same die that powers the RTX 3080 and 3090) which will also feature 10GB of GDDR6X memory and a TBP of 320W.
This mystery GPU will likely be called the RTX 3070 Super/Ti and perform more or less the same as the RTX 3080 while costing $50-100 less. The only difference will be in terms of the core counts. While the RTX 3080 packs 8,704 cores, the Super/Ti will include 7,427 cores and possibly a lower boost clock. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about this part. We’ve seen similar reports earlier as well:
- NVIDIA Prepping RTX 3070 Ti w/ 7,424 Cores and 320-bit to Tackle AMD’s RX 6800XT
- NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti Spotted in SilverStone Support List
The interesting part will be whether NVIDIA is able to come up with enough stock for both the RTX 3070 and 3070 Super/Ti to actually justify the new product. As the present situation stands, all AMD needs to do is offer the market enough Big Navi graphics cards, and gamers will be all over them. Even if they’re slightly slower than the RTX 3080, a good price point and strong supply will be enough to choke NVIDIA’s Ampere launch.