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Nvidia's rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU

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Nvidia's rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU

Nvidia's rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to release new RTX series graphics cards, GPUs which are designed to enhance their existing RTX lineup and hammer down their competition before AMD's Navi architecture has an opportunity to take hold within the PC market.  

To do this, Nvidia is reportedly working on an RTX "Super" series of graphics cards, updated versions of their existing offerings which utilise more of Nvidia's Turing silicon and make use of refined GDDR6 memory modules. 

In the case of the RTX 2080, Nvidia may be planning to release a new SUPER model which offers 16Gbps GDDR6 memory, providing a memory bandwidth boost of around 14%, and utilises the remaining cores on the company's TU-104 silicon. This change ups Nvidia's CUDA core count from 2944 to 3072, an increase of about 4.3%. This information comes via kimi7kop on Twitter. 

While these specifications make sense, given what we know about Nvidia's Turing GT-104 core and GDDR6 memory technology, it is worth reiterating that these are merely rumours. Take this information with a large helping of salt, as given what AMD has revealed about Navi, Nvidia seems to have little need to update their RTX 2080 lineup. 

  
Nvidia Founders Edition Graphics Geforce RTX 2080 TiGeforce RTX 2080 Super (Rumoured)Geforce RTX 2080Geforce RTX 2070
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuringTuring
CUDA Cores4,35230722944 2304
Base Clock
1350MHz???MHz1510Mhz1410MHz
Boost Clock1635MHz???MHz1800MHz1710MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR6GDDR6
Memory Capacity11GB8GB8GB8GB
Memory Speed14Gbps16Gbps14Gbps14Gbps
Memory Bandwidth616GB/s512GB/s448GB/s448GB/s
Memory Bus Size352-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
SLIVia NVLinkVia NVLinkVia NVLinkN/A

Nvidia's rumoured to be working on a fully unlocked RTX 2080 Super GPU  

Nvidia released their RTX 2080 graphics card without fully utilising their GT104 silicon, making the idea of a refined RTX 2080 "Super" series graphics card more than feasible, especially given the availability of faster GDDR6 memory modules. Whether Nvidia feels the need to release such a graphics card remains to be seen. 

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06-06-2019, 07:51:34

AngryGoldfish
I wonder would this really annoy XX80 fans who have to have the best XX80 class of GPU?Quote

06-06-2019, 07:57:27

Dicehunter
Nvidia must love annoying their customers, But then again they know most of their customers would stick with them even if their next xx80 series increased in price by 60% and offered a measly 27% performance gain over last gen.Quote

06-06-2019, 08:04:00

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Nvidia must love annoying their customers, But then again they know most of their customers would stick with them even if their next xx80 series increased in price by 60% and offered a measly 27% performance gain over last gen.
But many will also sell their current cards and get the next one because current gen arent losing that much value.Quote

06-06-2019, 09:15:59

tgrech
The biggest difference would be for 4K resolutions thanks to that extra bandwidth, would help it compete better against the Radeon VII since that's by far RVII's strongest gaming area against the 2080.Quote

06-06-2019, 15:17:47

TheF34RChannel
At what cost though... :/Quote
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