Remember Nvidia GeForce’s “Something Super is coming” tease from a few weeks back? Well, Computex Taipei came and went without a whisper from Team Green.
It turns out we may have been getting a little ahead of ourselves. Fresh rumours point to Nvidia preparing to showcase a trio of new graphics cards during E3 next week. The so-called ‘Super’ range is set to be a trio of refreshed models of GeForce RTX graphics cards.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti owners have no fear - your $1400 GPUs will still be top of the heap. The refreshed ‘Super’ models are rumoured to be inbound for the GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce RTX 2070, and GeForce RTX 2080. This would be an unusual move, particularly when we consider the RTX 2060 is still just a handful of months old.
In terms of what these revamped graphics cards could have in store for us, it’s unlikely to be any groundbreaking improvements. Faster GDDRR6 memory is touted, alongside some slightly higher clock speeds. It’s not the sort of thing to us rushing out any buying an upgrade, although Nvidia will surely be attempting to ensure it has a concrete performance advantage over AMD’s Radeon 5000 series. Whether that justifies attaching a ‘Super’ tag to these GPU refreshes is a different story.
For now, it’s all conjecture. Nvidia obviously has something ‘Super’ coming, it’s just a question of what and when. E3 seems as good a time as any, particularly with AMD trying to hog the limelight for its 7nm Navi range.
As for the very top-end, it sounds as if the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will remain the top dog for some time to come. It’s Nvidia’s most expensive gaming-focused graphics card (with performance to match) and it should stay that way for at least another year.