Rumor | Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Super with 10,752 CUDA cores and 400 W+ TDP rumored to launch later this year
The GeForce RTX 3090 based on the GA102 core with 10,496 CUDA cores is currently Nvidia's flagship GPU in the Ampere lineup. At Computex 2021, Nvidia released the RTX 3080 Ti, which was a near-complete GA102 GPU. It looks like Nvidia is not done with Ampere just yet and may very well release an RTX 3090 Super later this year.
This information comes via known leaker @greymon55 on Twitter. According to the leak, the purported RTX 3090 Super would feature 10,752 CUDA cores on the GA102 core. The card would also have a TDP of 400 W+, which is 50 W more than the current 350 W rating of the RTX 3090 Founders Edition. No other details are available at the moment, but we expect the memory configuration to be similar to the current RTX 3090 — this essentially means an Ampere-based Titan card is unlikely.
Nvidia's is speculated to be working on the Lovelace AD102 GPU, but we hear that's only being scheduled for a late 2022 launch with mass production expected to commence in the middle of next year. With Intel all set to launch Xe-HPG Alchemist in early 2022, Nvidia could be looking to also refresh the current Ampere lineup with "Super" upgrades as a stop-gap measure. Similar to what we saw in the Turing generation, the Super cards are expected to provide only nominal performance boosts over the current SKUs. It is not known at this point whether we will see a complete Super refresh of Ampere or just select SKUs.
GPU availability at reasonable prices is still an issue, but hopefully things should start returning to normalcy by the end of this year although Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang feels otherwise. Having said that, the RTX 3090 was quite a dear card to begin with and still remains so; the same can be expected for the rumored RTX 3090 Super as well if it indeed materializes.
3090 Super— Greymon55 (@greymon55) August 25, 2021