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NVIDIA RTX 4080 Ti/Super 20GB, RTX 4070 Super 16GB to Tackle the AMD RX 7800 XT?

NVIDIA is supposedly working on an RTX 40 “Super” Refresh with an expected Q1 or Q2 2024 launch. According to rumors, a 20GB variant of the GeForce RTX 4080 based on the AD102 is on the horizon. It’ll allegedly feature a 320-bit bus and additional SMs, slotting it between the RTX 4080 and 4090. From what I can surmise, this is likely the RTX 4080 Ti rather than an RTX 4080 Super. There’s only room for one SKU in there.

GPUNvidia RTX 4060 TiNVIDIA RTX 4070AMD Radeon RX 7800 XTAMD Radeon RX 7700 XT
GPU DieAD106GA104Navi 32Navi 32
SMs34466054
Cores4,3525,8883,8403,456
RT Cores34466054
Base clock2,310 MHz1,920 MHz1,295MHz2,171MHz (Game)
Boost clock2,535 MHz2,475 MHz2,430MHz2,544MHz
Bus Width128-bit192-bit256-bit192-bit
Bandwidth288GB/s504GB/s624GB/s432GB/s
Memory8GB GDDR612GB GDDR6X16GB GDDR612GB GDDR6
Memory Clocks18Gbps21Gbps19.5Gbps18Gbps
TBP160W200W263W245W
LL Cache32MB L236MB L264MB L348MB L3
MSRP$399$599$499$449

Two new variants of the GeForce RTX 4070 are in the pipeline: A Super based on the AD103 GPU with 16GB memory and a 256-bit bus and a downgrade with GDDR6 memory (instead of GDDR6X). It is unclear whether the RTX 4070 Super will feature an increased core count over the existing model. Regardless, a memory bus upgrade should provide an ample uplift at higher resolutions.

There’s no word on a potential RTX 4060 Super, but I reckon the downgraded GDDR6 variant of the 4070 may take its place. Out of all the Ada Lovelace GPUs, the GeForce RTX 4070, and the RTX 4090 have been the most successful. With the launch of the Radeon RX 7800 XT, AMD has intensified the competition in the midrange segment. Consequently, we’re getting two variants of the RTX 4070 to tackle the two newcomers.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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