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AMD should prepare its Navi kryptonite as Nvidia has something "super" on the way

Super RTX could be coming. (Image source: YouTube/Nvidia)
Super RTX could be coming. (Image source: YouTube/Nvidia)
Nvidia has shared a new video clip on YouTube that claims “something super is coming” in the video’s description. The clip itself is very short on information – it simply shows the word “super” being slowly and magnificently brought into focus. Unsurprisingly, a lot of speculation has landed on the possibility of Nvidia producing a new “super”-branded GPU lineup.

Nvidia has created another new video to tease the tech world with. It wasn’t that long ago the green team was slowly revealing the GeForce GTX 16-series mobile GPUs. Now we have something new on the horizon that is “super” related. Although Nvidia could be hinting at numerous things with this particular word, there does seem to be one obvious potential connection.

We recently reported on a rumor that Nvidia is preparing to refresh its GeForce RTX 20 series. It’s believed this could happen to counter the likely impressive effects that AMD’s Navi lineup will have on the gaming world. A lot is expected from the 7nm graphics solution from the red team, and if AMD really does deliver incredible products then it’s easy to see why Nvidia would be planning on trying to counter the potential Navi onslaught.

Of course, if Nvidia is going to refresh the RTX 20 series, then it will be important to distinguish a new GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2080 from the “old” ones. Could “super” be the word that the company uses to attach to its faster, stronger, and frankly more super new graphics cards? Memory speed bumps are expected, higher clocks could be involved, Samsung’s 16 Gb/s GDDR6 DRAM could be on-board. The RTX 20 series is already an incredible range of graphics cards, so if Nvidia makes them even better then “super” really would be the right word to use.

But would "Super RTX" be enough for the green team to fend off the graphics card offensive from AMD’s upcoming Navi range? Also, it’s more than possible that “super” has nothing to do with the rumored RTX refresh. It could be hardware-related (Nvidia Shield, new Tegra SoC) or software-related. The clip itself is 16 seconds long, which could either be a nod to the GeForce GTX 16 series or more likely a coincidence. It seems many commentators to the YouTube teaser clip know exactly what they want “super” to be related to: A super-sized price drop for the existing GeForce RTX 20 series.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-24 (Update: 2019-05-24)