NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 Super GPUs are expected to launch on the 8th of January during NVIDIA’s CES Special Address. A mild refresh of the existing RTX 40 series lineup, they will reinforce NVIDIA’s position in the midrange and upper midrange market. The RTX 4080 Super will be a smidge faster than the RTX 4080 and cost $200 less. The RTX 4070 Super and 4070 Ti Super will tackle the Radeon RX 7700 XT and 7800 XT with more cores, cache, and faster memory.
The specifications of these GPUs leaked a few days back, and now we have the prices as well (via: Moore’s Law is Dead). The GeForce RTX 4080 Super will allegedly be priced $200 cheaper than the RTX 4080 while offering slightly more performance. It will leverage the full-fledged AD103 GPU with 10240 cores, a couple hundred more than the RTX 4080. It is also expected to use faster 24 Gbps memory chips, up from 22.4 Gbps on the vanilla 4080.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super will feature 8,448 cores across 66 SMs, paired with a 16GB GDDR6X memory buffer via a 256-bit bus. It can essentially be thought of as a slightly cut-down RTX 4080, as it uses the same AD103 GPU. In comparison, the RTX 4070 Ti is based on the AD104 die with 7,680 cores paired with a 12GB VRAM buffer via a 192-bit bus. The shader and memory upgrades should make it 15-22% faster than the 4070 Ti.
The RTX 4070 Super will be the most important of the three, forming the most sought-after midrange offering. It will use (almost) fully enabled AD104 die with 7,186 cores while the memory and bus remain unchanged. It will offer a paltry 3-6% more performance than the RTX 4070. It is expected to cost $599, while the 4070 Ti Super should retail at $799. The RTX 4070 should also get a price cut to under $550.