For a while now there have been rumors that Nvidia is launching a ‘Super’ refresh for their RTX 30 series, similar to what they did with the RTX 20 series. However, there hasn’t been a lot of substantial credibility behind them until now, and we even have some potential early specs revealed as well.
Previous rumors had nothing more than just ‘heard they are coming’, which is not terribly exciting. But now we have two interesting sources: first of all, credible leaker kopite7kimi has revealed some early specs for the RTX 30 Super series; and secondly, HP seems to have accidentally confirmed the existence of an RTX 3080 Super.
HP accidentally leaks RTX 3080 Super GPU in AIO PC
In terms of the latter, HP revealed their new Envy 34-inch all-in-one PC that was spotted with an option for an RTX 3080 Super graphics card. Granted, this could have been a simple mistake (or possibly even a placeholder), but it does add some credibility to the idea of an RTX 30 Super series launching sometime soon.
RTX 30 Super series early rumored specs
In a tweet by kopite7kimi, who has been very accurate on previous leaks regarding Nvidia hardware before, they listed what seemed like early specifications of the RTX 30 Super series, including an RTX 3090 Super, an RTX 3080 Super, an RTX 3070 Super, and an RTX 3060 Super.
Whilst there are definitely some oddities in the rumored specs, they do sound familiar to what happened with the RTX 20 Super series. If Nvidia follows the same path as back then too, then we could see the RTX 30 Super series take over the base versions of the GPUs, and with little stock left of them that transition could be pretty easy this time round.
Hopefully MSRP prices will remain the same (theoretically anyway, as they will be inflated either way), as was the same with the RTX 20 Super series. The rumored specs provide a fairly big or small jump depending on the model, hence why we mentioned the small oddities (RTX 3060 seemingly gets a massive boost, whilst the RTX 3070 gets barely anything).
|GPU||CUDA Cores||Memory||Bus Width||TDP||Price|
|RTX 3090 Super||10,752||24 GB GDDR6X||384-bit||400W?||$1499?|
|RTX 3080 Ti||10,240||12 GB GDDR6X||$1199|
|RTX 3080 Super||8,960||320W?||$699?|
|RTX 3080||8,704||10 GB GDDR6X||320-bit||320W||$699|
|RTX 3070 Ti||6,144||8GB GDDR6X||256-bit||290W||$599|
|RTX 3070 Super||5,888||192-bit||290W?||$499?|
|RTX 3070||8GB GDDR6||220W||$499|
|RTX 3060 Super||5,632||12GB GDDR6||200W?||$399?|
|RTX 3060 Ti||4,864||8GB GDDR6||256-bit||200W||$399|
|RTX 3060||3,584||12GB GDDR6||192-bit||170W||$329|
It is still worth noting that these specs can change every so slightly before launch, and the leaker (kopite7kimi) casts their doubts over the naming for an RTX 3090 Super. So with that, take this information with grain of salt, but it certainly sounds like Nvidia is gearing up for some sort of refresh next year.
Of course, Nvidia hasn’t said anything official yet. The current rumors also suggest a January 2022 launch, most likely coinciding with CES 2022. If this is the case then we shouldn’t have to wait long until Nvidia makes an official announcement.
What do you think? Are you interested in an RTX 30 Super series? Do you think it will help or hinder the GPU situation overall? And how do you feel about the rumored specs? Let us know!