Nvidia RTX 4080 Super graphics card suggests it might arrive sooner than anticipated

Another sighting of the Nvidia RTX 4080 Super graphics card suggests it might arrive sooner than anticipated.
Perhaps as early as 2024? We have only hope.

A well-known system monitoring programme appears to have included Nvidia’s RTX 4080 Super graphics card, hinting at a possible release date that is not too far off (we hope).

The GeForce RTX 4080 Super entry was observed in HWiNFO. The graphics card is described as follows in the section on forthcoming changes: “Added Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super.”

Along with a number of other recent hints, this one is another substantial indication that Team Green is working on a refreshed RTX 4080.

It comes after another sighting of the RTX 4080 Super in a PCI ID repository earlier this week, according to Tom’s Hardware. As you’ve probably noticed, there have also been a lot of rumours regarding Nvidia’s next Super refreshes, which are allegedly in the works and may include a few redesigned RTX 4070s.

Theoretically, Nvidia will release the RTX 4080 Super alongside the RTX 4070 Super and RTX 4070 Ti Super. The latter would be a first for the company, integrating both of these suffixes in a naming scheme that we find a little perplexing.

Taking on AMD’s RX 7900 in a grand manner—and maybe even sooner than anticipated?

This is by no means hard proof that the RTX 4080 Super graphics card is on the way, but as mentioned above, given all the other rumours floating about lately, it appears highly like that Nvidia is working on Super versions at this moment.

The present GPU scenario Nvidia is in further supports the chances of this happening. Specifically, AMD is benefiting from the RTX 4080’s poor performance—which includes appalling sales, if retailer rumours are to be believed—and is leveraging this to promote its RX 7900 versions.

Nvidia’s desire to rectify the situation makes sense given the unfortunate events surrounding the RTX 4080 (particularly in light of the “unlaunched” version that featured 12GB VRAM and made Team Green look really silly). We would therefore contend that Nvidia does require these spins on the RTX 4080 and 4070 in order to compete in the upper mid-range to high-end segment.

According to the most recent cost rumours, Nvidia may choose a pricing strategy that will truly concern AMD. An RTX 4080 Super might be available for $999 (theoretically retiring the RTX 4080 in this scenario) and an RTX 4070 Super might cost $599. Although that is a best-case scenario and Nvidia hasn’t yet settled on pricing or even precise specs, it appears that the company is still considering making the value proposition extremely competitive.

The rumours of updated Lovelace graphics cards being in the air may suggest that they are still a while off, but there has been talk of a relatively early 2024 release, and the Super references that keep popping up are a tantalising hint that the products may arrive sooner than anticipated. Hopefully, it will also come with the best-case pricing, which might put these products at the top of our list of the best graphics cards.


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