NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER, RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, RTX 2060 12GB rumored for January 2022 launch
NVIDIA is reportedly working on a GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER, a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, as well as a much rumored revival of the GeForce RTX 2060, but now with 12GB memory. Leakers are hinting that NVIDIA will be unveiling the new additions in January 2022, which are in line with some of the earlier rumors.
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Of course, take these rumors with a pinch of salt, as NVIDIA has yet to unveil a SUPER card for the Ampere series. They are apparently going to unveil a refreshed SUPER lineup for their mobile GPUs, but once again, these are currently still just rumors.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER?
NVIDIA will possibly offer a GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER featuring the full GA102 GPU die, which is currently only offered in the professional-oriented RTX A6000. Unless NVIDIA has an even larger die in the works, the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER will pack two additional SMs over the GeForce RTX 3090, for a grand total of 10752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores and 336 Tensor cores. As you might have noticed, that’s not all that much.
Games see relatively little scaling once you go beyond the GeForce RTX 3080, so the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER isn’t going to be a necessary upgrade from the existing GeForce RTX 3090. If NVIDIA is able to unveil a GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER though, it might be indicative of improving yields from the Samsung 8N process, as it is much harder to get fully-working dies, especially ones that can operate at the high frequencies of the GeForce RTX 30 series.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB
Along with the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER, the rumored GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB is probably going to be the same as the existing GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, albeit with double the memory. I have found that at 4K, some games do seem to need more memory than the 8GB you get with the current GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, but if you are really planning on making the jump to 4K, it would probably make more sense to put the extra money towards a GeForce RTX 3080 instead.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Meanwhile for the more budget-conscious gamers, the return of the GeForce RTX 2060 might be just the thing to enable everyone to put GeForce RTX hardware into their PCs. While you can also make the same argument that the GeForce RTX 2060 won’t be able to take advantage of its 12GB of memory as it struggles at the higher resolutions that need that much memory, I guess a plain refresh would be quite boring. I do wonder if NVIDIA will make the GeForce RTX 2060 a Lite Hash Rate GPU to deter miners as well.
In any case, do stay tuned for more updates from us, as we will definitely be sharing with you guys if NVIDIA really decides to unveil the trio of cards we just discussed!
Pokdepinion: It doesn’t make sense to release the GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER, unless NVIDIA just wants to give GeForce RTX 3090 owners a bad case of buyer’s remorse…