Leak suggests RTX 3090 SUPER, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and RTX 2060 12 GB may launch in January 2022
Rumors regarding the upgraded RTX 30 SUPER lineup of GPUs from Nvidia have been making the rounds for almost a year now. Just a few weeks ago we were reporting on the spec leak for the entire lineup that is supposed to include the RTX 3090 SUPER, RTX 3080 SUPER, RTX 3070 SUPER, and RTX 3060 SUPER, but it looks like Nvidia has plans to introduce other SKUs, as well. According to Twitter user hongxing2020, Nvidia is ready to launch the RTX 3090 SUPER, along with an RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and a revamped RTX 2060 12 GB some time in January 2022.
Interestingly enough, the new leak only confirms the arrival of the RTX 3090 SUPER SKU, with the other three possibly launching at a later date. However, Nvidia is also expected to launch the RTX 4000 series in late 2022, so the other SUPER SKUs most likely need to be launched throughout the entire first quarter of the year, if they ever get released.
The other two models appear to be new to the leak scene. From what we can see with the SUPER lineup and these two new SKUs, Nvidia seems keen on adding more VRAM for all of its desktop tiers to match the AMD competition. 8 GB could become a thing of the past, and the minimum VRAM amount might be set to 12 GB on future xx60 models. Still, we are not exactly sure why Nvidia is revamping a lower-mid-range Turing model that would be 3 years old in 2022. This could come as a response to the shortages expected to continue throughout the first half of next year. Similarly, the RTX 3070 Ti with 16 GB of VRAM could be introduced to ease the pressure on the RTX 3080 that has yet to get sufficient supply across the world.