NVIDIA has recently renewed part of its GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card catalogue with the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super, but what happened to the RTX 2080 Ti Super? Jeff Fisher, head of the NVIDIA PC business unit, said recently that they were not sure if they were going to launch the graphics card, a comment that today has acquired a new dimension thanks to the information that has appeared in the last update of AIDA64 Extreme BETA (V6.00.5151).
In the list of graphics cards supported with that new update there is a direct reference to a new NVIDIA graphics card that could be perfectly the expected RTX 2080 Ti Super, since it will be based on the TU102 graphics core, a silicon that the green giant only it uses in its most powerful graphics cards, such as the RTX 2080 Ti and the TITAN RTX.
If we stop for a moment to look at the state of the graphics card sector of general consumption we will realize that NVIDIA now leads with great comfort. AMD has very interesting solutions, but the difference between the product portfolio of one and the other is huge, and the RTX 2080 Ti remains the undisputed market leader in terms of raw power.
With this in mind, it is inevitable to ask what need the company that runs Jen-Hsun Huang has to put on the market a new top-of-the-range graphics card. The answer is too complicated, we could consider it as a preventive movement, that is, launching an RTX 2080 Ti Super renews its flagship product, once again attracts the attention of consumers and covers the market before AMD has time to respond with Navi 23, a GPU that will, in theory, be able to outperform the most powerful NVIDIA graphics cards.
Possible specifications of the RTX 2080 Ti Super
We still do not have official information, but seeing what NVIDIA did with the RTX 20 Superseries that has already launched to the market we can expect that the improvements introduced in the RTX 2080 Ti Super focus, mainly, on three fronts:
- Increase in shader count.
- Higher working frequencies.
- GDDR6 memory at a higher speed.
We do not expect changes in regards to the amount of memory, as it could be stepped on with the TITAN RTX, and also on the memory bus. The TDP could increase slightly compared to the standard model, but the difference should not be very large.
Here is an estimate of what could be the final specifications of this new graphics card, whose official presentation should be a matter of weeks:
- TU102 GPU (Turing architecture) in 12 nm process.
- 4,608 shaders at 1.5 GHz +.
- 288 units of texturing.
- 96 raster units.
- 576 tensor cores.
- 72 RT cores
- 352-bit bus.
- 11 GB of effective 15.5 GHz GDDR6 memory.
- TDP of 275 watts.
- Two 8-pin power connectors.
- Price: 1,299 euros.
The RTX 2080 Ti Super will be a graphics card designed to play in 4K resolutions with maximum qualities and to maintain without problems a high frame rate per second. Keep in mind that activating ray tracing represents a “huge bite” of card performance, so with such technology, we may not always achieve good fluency in 4K and maximum qualities.