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NVIDIA RTX 3090 Super, RTX 3080 Super, RTX 3070 Super, RTX 3060 Super Specifications [Rumor]

NVIDIA is expected to launch its Ampere refresh (RTX 30 Super series) sometime in early 2022. Retaining the same microarchitecture as the existing 30 series parts, this is going to be a mid-generation upgrade of sorts. Samsung’s 8nm process node will be retained for the Super refresh with better yields. The last time, only the RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080 got Super refreshes, and the 2080 Ti and 2090 were left alone. This time we’re looking at a refresh of the might RTX 3090 as well.

GPUDieCUDA Cores (FP32)Boost ClockMemoryMemory BusB/w (Gbps)SMs: RT CoresTensor CoresTDP (W)Price ($)
GeForce RTX 3060GA1063,5841.77GHz12GB GDDR6192-bit36028112170329
GeForce RTX 3060 SuperGA1063,840~1.75GHz12GB GDDR6192-bit36030120200349?
GeForce RTX 3070GA1045,888 1.72GHz 8GB GDDR6256-bit44846184220499
GeForce RTX 3070 SuperGA1046,1441.7GHz16GB GDDR6X 256-bit 60848192390599?
GeForce RTX 3070 TiGA1046,1441.7GHz8GB GDDR6X256-bit60848192390599
GeForce RTX 3080GA1028,7041.71GHz10GB GDDR6X320-bit76068271320699
GeForce RTX 3080 SuperGA1028,960~1.7GHz12GB GDDR6X384-bit91270279350699?
GeForce RTX 3080 TiGA10210,2401.65GHz12GB GDDR6X384-bit912803203501,199
GeForce RTX 3090GA10210,4961.7GHz24GB GDDR6X384-bit936823283501,499
GeForce RTX 3090 SuperGA10210,752~1.7GHz24GB GDDR6X384-bit93684336400+~2,000?
Speculation (not official figures)

Starting from the bottom of the stack, we have the RTX 3060 Super. There aren’t many options here. The only one that makes sense is a full-fledged GA106 die with 3,840 FP32 cores, 30 RT, and 120 Tensors. NVIDIA could also opt to use the GA104 die, with a 256-bit bus and a higher core count, but that’s unlikely.

A step above we have the RTX 3070 Super. This is mere speculation on my part, but I believe this SKU will replace both the RTX 3070 as well as the 3070 Ti. The latter is hard to buy (harder than the rest, anyway) and will be phased out by early 2022. We’re looking at the full-fledged GA104 die paired with 16GB of GDDR6X memory (this is hard to predict) through a 256-bit bus.

The RTX 3080 Super can’t go many ways either. A GA102 die with 70 SMs enabled, and a 384-bit bus connected to 12GB of GDDR6X memory is the most likely configuration. This should offer a decent upgrade over the vanilla 3080, all the while keeping the 3080 Ti relevant (sort of).

At the top, we have the RTX 3090 Super. This will be the first SKU to feature the full-fledged GA102 die with a total of 10,752 cores and 84 SMs, resulting in a TDP of 400W+. Accordingly, the price should be on the high side as well.

Finally, by the end of 2022 or in early 2023, we should see the RTX 40 series graphics cards based on the Ada Lovelace architecture, and fabbed on TSMC’s 5nm EUV process. These parts (due to their large dies and expensive process node) should be as expensive as Turing, if not more. It would seem those core counts of up to 18,000 and a TDP of nearly 500W will come at a steep cost.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.
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