Nvidia’s rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU

Nvidia's rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU

Nvidia’s rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to release new RTX series graphics cards, GPUs which are designed to enhance their existing RTX lineup and hammer down their competition before AMD’s Navi architecture has an opportunity to take hold within the PC market.  

To do this, Nvidia is reportedly working on an RTX “Super” series of graphics cards, updated versions of their existing offerings which utilise more of Nvidia’s Turing silicon and make use of refined GDDR6 memory modules. 

In the case of the RTX 2080, Nvidia may be planning to release a new SUPER model which offers 16Gbps GDDR6 memory, providing a memory bandwidth boost of around 14%, and utilises the remaining cores on the company’s TU-104 silicon. This change ups Nvidia’s CUDA core count from 2944 to 3072, an increase of about 4.3%. This information comes via kimi7kop on Twitter. 

While these specifications make sense, given what we know about Nvidia’s Turing GT-104 core and GDDR6 memory technology, it is worth reiterating that these are merely rumours. Take this information with a large helping of salt, as given what AMD has revealed about Navi, Nvidia seems to have little need to update their RTX 2080 lineup. 

  

Nvidia Founders Edition Graphics  Geforce RTX 2080 Ti Geforce RTX 2080 Super (Rumoured) Geforce RTX 2080 Geforce RTX 2070
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Turing
CUDA Cores 4,352 3072 2944  2304
Base Clock
1350MHz ???MHz 1510Mhz 1410MHz
Boost Clock 1635MHz ???MHz 1800MHz 1710MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Capacity 11GB 8GB 8GB 8GB
Memory Speed 14Gbps 16Gbps 14Gbps 14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 616GB/s 512GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s
Memory Bus Size 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
SLI Via NVLink Via NVLink Via NVLink N/A

Nvidia's rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU  

Nvidia released their RTX 2080 graphics card without fully utilising their GT104 silicon, making the idea of a refined RTX 2080 “Super” series graphics card more than feasible, especially given the availability of faster GDDR6 memory modules. Whether Nvidia feels the need to release such a graphics card remains to be seen. 

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