It was thought that Nvidia would stop at the GeForce RTX 2080 Super, but today there is information that the blue team is preparing for the RTX 2080 Ti Super. This information was shared by Kopite7kimi on Twitter and this account also gave accurate information about the previous RTX Super series as well as the GTX 16 series before the launch.
Up to now, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is still the best gaming graphics card in the mainstream consumer segment. Nvidia's launch of the Super version of this card may be to anticipate AMD's Navi architecture flagship, which is expected to appear around the end of 2020. Kopite7kimi account also revealed the launch time is Q1 2020, right at the beginning of the year. much later than AMD's roadmap.
The fact that Nvidia has traditionally "intercepted" AMD, we can easily see this in recent years. For example, when AMD was preparing to launch the Radeon RX 290X GCN 2.0 architecture six years ago to compete with the GeForce GTX 780, just a few weeks later, Nvidia launched the GTX 780 Ti and the resonance of this card line would be brothers. Already know, to this day many users still. Similar to the Radeon R9 Fury X architecture GCN 3.0, right before AMD was officially announced in June 2015, Nvidia also launched the flagship GeForce GTX 980 Ti and this series of cards immediately put AMD in a difficult position, unable to competitive with the performance, power consumption of Maxwell GM200 GPU on GTX 980 Ti is too good. In 2017, when AMD prepared to announce the high-end Radeon RX Vega, Nvidia also immediately launched the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a performance higher than the one that made Radeon RX Vega 64 become a rival of the GTX 1080 instead of the flagship Nvidia. The price of the GTX 1080 Ti version was then pushed up to $ 1,000.
Nvidia's tradition of interception continues with the Turing generation, the launch of Super versions of RTX or GTX 16 series is also a move to catch up with AMD's Radeon RX 5000 series, such as the RX 5700 / 5700T. Prime RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super in the same price segment. Meanwhile, with the GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1650 Super, Nvidia also launched early to gain a competitive advantage compared to the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 5500 series.
The RTX 2080 Ti is already very strong, but there is still a performance gap between it and the Titan RTX, so the RTX 2080 Ti Super may fill this gap. In addition, the launch of the RTX 2080 Ti Super is Nvidia's flagship ahead of the Navi flagships. The high-end segment will be either stressful or a one-way game if AMD cannot deliver performance and functionality that is competitive enough.
What to expect at RTX 2080 Ti Super?
RTX 2080 Ti was announced by Nvidia in September last year, which is a year has passed but still no rival in the same segment. However, users always want more and the RTX Super series itself also offers more value such as higher performance while the price is unchanged. If the RTX 2080 Ti still makes you hesitant, the RTX 2080 Ti Super will make you think again because the performance will be higher than the RTX 2080 Ti at the same price (if Nvidia still keeps the same price strategy as the current RTX Super). in). The RTX 2080 Ti Super is expected to use the TU102 GPU similar to the Titan RTX and it will have a higher clock rate, TDP higher than TU102 on the RTX 2080 Ti without Super.
Setting up VRAM memory on RTX 2080 Ti Super will be the difference between 2 versions with and without Super. Currently Titan RTX has 24 GB GDDR6 14 Gbps with 384-bit bus width. The RTX 2080 Ti Super will probably be equipped with 12 GB GDDR6 16 Gbps or still be 11 GB GDDR 14 Gbps and the bus width could be 352-bit like RTX 2080 Ti or 384-bit like Titan RTX. What Nvidia is doing for the Super series is increasing the bus width to get bigger bandwidth with GDDR6 so it is highly likely that the RTX 2080 Ti Super will have the same bandwidth as the Titan RTX or 384-bit while the memory will be able to remains the same as 11 GB GDDR6 14 Gbps. If the RTX 2080 Ti Super uses GDDR6 memory of 16 Gbps, Nvidia will have to redesign the PCB and the cost will increase, making it difficult to keep the price as the RTX 2080 Ti.