NVIDIA halted the supply of its AD102 chips in August to keep the pricing of the GeForce RTX 4090 in check. It’s been roughly three months, and shipments of the top-end GeForce GPU have remained scant. According to @Zed__Wang, it’s unclear whether the supply of the AD102 for the RTX 4090 will ever return to normal. As reported, prices of the Ada Lovelace flagship are rising, with the cheapest SKUs now starting at $1,700, up from the initial $1,600.
Last week, it was reported that RTX 4090 prices are expected to remain high through the holiday season and return to normality after the launch of the “Super” refresh. Three SKUs are planned: The RTX 4080 Super 16GB, the RTX 4070 Ti Super 16GB, and the RTX 4070 Super 12GB. The first two will leverage the AD103 GPU, while the latter will be based on the AD104.
The GeForce RTX 4080 Super will likely adopt the fully-enabled AD103 die with 10,240 cores across 80 SMs and (maybe?) faster 24Gbps memory. It should be up to 15% faster than the RTX 4080, with a price tag of $999 to $1,199. Depending on how Jensen feels, that’s a smidge more performance for the same price or less.
The RTX 4070 Ti Super will get a VRAM upgrade (from 12GB to 16GB). A cut-down AD103 die with slightly fewer cores than the RTX 4080 should do the trick. Expect the same memory and bus configuration as well. The resulting GPU should be as fast as the RTX 4080 with a market price of $799-$899.