NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER leaked with larger GPU, faster GDDR6X memory

Vyncent Chan
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER leaked with larger GPU, faster GDDR6X memory

NVIDIA may have a GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER (or GeForce RTX 3090 Ti) in the works, if these rumors are to be trusted. As the name implies, the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER will slot in above the already overkill GeForce RTX 3090, although it might not really make GeForce RTX 3090 owners feel too bad for splurging on what was NVIDIA’s top GeForce RTX card.

For one, the rumored GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER is slated to pack the full GA102 GPU. That would entail 10752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores and 336 Tensor cores, or a mere 2.4% more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 3090. This will reportedly be paired up with faster 21Gbps GDDR6X memory, which is about 7.7% faster than the 19.5Gbps memory on the GeForce RTX 3090.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition Review-7

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition Review-7

However as we have seen, the gaming performance gap between the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 is extremely small, so we might not see much gains to be had in terms of framerates between the GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3090 SUPER. The GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER is probably going to be an option for those who have too much money to spend wisely.

If you plan on upgrading to the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER, you might also need a power supply upgrade, as it is slated to pull in excess of 450W. And apparently you can’t run two GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER with NVLink, despite the GeForce RTX 3090 supporting NVLink. This is probably to differentiate the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER from the NVIDIA RTX A6000 that it shares its full GA102 GPU with.

nvidia RTX a6000

nvidia RTX a6000

Prices are also going to be eye-wateringly high, especially with the reportedly low yields of Samsung 8N. The full GA102 is a huge die, and to be able to obtain one with all cores working is going to be quite difficult, especially when dealing with suboptimal yields. Or you can also take it as a hint that yields are improving. It isn’t unheard of for yields to improve as a manufacturing process node matures.

On another note, rumors are hinting towards it being dubbed the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER, but as you might have noticed, we do not have any GeForce RTX 30 series SUPER cards yet, but what we do have is NVIDIA fleshing out their entire lineup with Ti variants. Speaking of which, ZOTAC did leak a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti via their overclocking software, FireStorm. So maybe we will see it called the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti instead? In any case, we wish you good luck at scoring one of them, if they were to be launched.

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Pokdepinion: I wonder who will need that many CUDA cores?

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