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An NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER may be on the cards after all

Will the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER ever make it market? (Image source: PCGamesHardware.de)
Will the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER ever make it market? (Image source: PCGamesHardware.de)
Rumours about NVIDIA releasing a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER are doing the rounds again, this time from a reliable leaker of upcoming NVIDIA products. While this contradicts what NVIDIA stated earlier this year, the prospect of AMD being on the cusp of releasing Navi 23 'NVIDIA killer' GPUs may have stirred the green team into action. Will it be another RTX 2070 SUPER style upgrade or something more underwhelming like the RTX 2080 SUPER?

Have we not been here before? Rumours about NVIDIA releasing an RTX 2070 Ti SUPER and RTX 2080 Ti SUPER came to nothing, with the company only introducing SUPER versions of the RTX 2060, RTX 2070 and RTX 2080. The company has since followed its RTX 20 series refresh with SUPER versions of the GTX 16 series too, apparently scrapping the GTX 1650 Ti. The RTX T10-8 that popped up in an AIDA64 changelog proved a red-herring too. Meanwhile, Jeff Fisher, senior EVP of NVIDIA's PC business, has even gone on record denying that the company would release a SUPER version of the RTX 2080 Ti.

After all that, rumours about the RTX 2080 Ti SUPER are still circulating. This time they may have more validity, though. Whereas previous rumours have come from unnamed industry insiders, these new ones are traceable to a reliable leaker of NVIDIA information. Tweeted by @kopite7kimi, the details are more specific than what has previously appeared online. The leaker, who seldom posts online, correctly predicted details about the GTX 16 and RTX 20 SUPER refreshes, along with the name of the architecture that will succeed Ampere GPUs.

According to @kopite7kimi, the RTX 2080 Ti SUPER will feature 4,608 CUDA cores and 16 Gbps VRAM. The former detail reveals that the SKU will run a full-bore TU102 GPU as the TITAN RTX does. As Wccftech points out, the full config of the TU102 also includes 72 RT cores, 576 tensor cores and 288 texture units, all of which are more than the existing RTX 2080 Ti offers. GPU clock speeds remain unknown as does the TDP, although expect it to sit between the 250 W and 280 W to which the RTX 2080 SUPER and TITAN RTX are pegged.

There is no word yet on pricing or a release date either, but we shall keep you updated with more information when it comes to our attention. In short, the RTX 2080 Ti SUPER looks to be shaping up as a decent upgrade over the RTX 2080 Ti. Could it be the answer to AMD's Navi 23 'NVIDIA killer' GPUs, though?

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Alex Alderson, 2019-11-20 (Update: 2019-11-20)
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