Alleged Nvidia RTX 30 SUPER series specifications leak
It looks like Nvidia has faster RTX 30 series GPUs on the horizon
Published: 22nd September 2021 | Source: @kopite7kimi - Twitter |
Four RTX 30 SUPER series GPU SKUs leak with confusing specifications
Rumour has it that Nvidia is working on RTX 30 SUPER desktop graphics cards alongside a reported RTX SUPER Mobile refresh. Some have claimed that these new products will be revealed in early 2022, launching in the same timeframe as Intel's ARC series graphics cards.
If these SKU names and specifications from @kopite7kimi are accurate, most of Nvidia's RTX 30 SUPER series will only offer gamers minor performance upgrades over their RTX 30 series counterparts, primarily offering gamers more or faster memory and a moderate increase in CUDA core count. The only major exception being the RTX 3060 SUPER, which features a massive rise in CUDA core count over the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti.
Below are the specifications of Nvidia's rumoured RTX 30 SUPER lineup,
|CUDA Cores||Memory Config|
|RTX 3090 Super||10,752||24GB of GDDR6X on a 384-bit bus|
|RTX 3090||10,496||24GB of GDDR6X on a 384-bit bus|
|RTX 3080 Ti||10,240||12GB of GDDR6X on a 384-bit bus|
|RTX 3080 Super||8,960||12GB of GDDR6X on a 384-bit bus|
|RTX 3080||8,704||10GB of GDDR6X on a 320-bit bus|
|RTX 3070 Ti||6,144||8GB of GDDR6X on a 256-bit bus|
|RTX 3070 Super||5,888||8GB of GDDR6X on a 256-bit bus|
|RTX 3070||5,888||8 GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit bus|
|RTX 3060 SUPER||5,632||12GB of GDDR6X on a 192-bit bus|
|RTX 3060 Ti||4,864||8GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit bus|
|RTX 3060||3,584||12GB of GDDR6 on a 192-bit bus|
Nvidia's RTX 3060 SUPER is Nvidia's killer RTX 30 SUPER series GPU
With Intel's ARC Alchemist series GPUs allegedly targeting Nvidia's RTX 3070 graphics card and AMD's RX 6700 XT (leaked slides here), it makes sense for Nvidia to strengthen that area of their RTX 30 series product line.
Nvidia's RTX 3070 Super appears to be designed to allow the company's partners to utilise GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory to create RTX 3070-class products, potentially allowing Nvidia to create more RTX 3070 series stock for consumers. Beyond that, Nvidia's RTX 3060 SUPER should deliver performance that's within the same ballpark at a lower price, potentially undercutting Intel's ARC series graphics cards.
We have already seen Nvidia use similar tactics in the past, launching their GTX 1070 Ti in response to AMD's RX Vega 56 and their RTX 20 SUPER series after AMD's RDNA 1/Navi product launch. If the tactic works, why wouldn't Nvidia reuse it against Intel?
With 5632 CUDA cores, Nvidia's RTX 3060 SUPER will become a popular product for many gamers, offering users plenty of VRAM with its 12GB frame buffer and almost as many CUDA cores as an RTX 3070. Assuming that this graphics card isn't bandwidth limited, this product will be the highlight of Nvidia's RTX 30 SUPER series.
The downside of Nvidia's RTX 30 Super plans would make Nvidia's product stack even more confusing. PC gamers already have to decide between Ti and non-TI GPU models, and soon Nvidia might be adding new SUPER series SKUs into the mix. What's worse is that many of these new SKUs will deliver nigh-identical performance to their predecessors.
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