Recently, Nvidia teased that they would be unveiling something “super”, leading to speculation as to what it could be. It’s obviously going to be some sort of addition to their RTX Turing line of graphics cards, but what?
I myself speculated in a recent video that it could be one of three things – the RTX 2070Ti, a new Titan card, or the rumoured RTX 2080Ti with 16gbps. Now it seems that Nvidia have not one, but two new graphics cards in store for us.
This is all according to a report from Vonguru, who apparently got this information from some big manufacturers while attending Computex 2019. According to their information, Nvidia are going to release two more Turing GPUs as part of this “super” announcement.
So the question still remains – what does Nvidia have planned for their Turing SKUs? Well, as I posited in my video above, I still think that the RTX 2070Ti (or whatever it ends up being called) is a solid option. It would be well within the realms of possibility for them to do this, given that the GTX 1070Ti exists. Paul has also heard from some of his sources that a RTX 2070Ti (or would it perhaps be called the RTX 2070 Super?) is quite probable.
It also makes sense if you look at the current SKUs logically – there’s a large enough gap in specs and price between the 2080 and 2070 for an upgraded 2070Ti to squeeze in.
But what about the second card? Well, given the rumblings we have heard about the “refresh” of the RTX 2080, that would also be a safe bet. But, in all honesty, I don’t know if you could really call this upgrade “super”. I’m probably reading too much into Nvidia’s marketing material here, but since their goal is obviously to try and steal the limelight from AMD’s RX Navi GPU, they’re going to have to release cards that are surprising and worth talking about.
So, could it possible that we see a bigger upgrade for the 2080? Something to squeeze in between the 2080 and 2080Ti? It’s certainly possible. Again, there is a sizable gap in both specifications and cost to argue that it would make sense to have something between the two of them. So, we might see that 16gbps upgrade alongside other improvements, such as increased clock speed or CUDA count.
Given that we are expecting to see AMD at E3 with their RX Navi announcement in tow, I would also think that whatever this “super” announcement is will be at E3, as well. Either way, it’s going to be very interesting to see what Nvidia have in store for us.