Nvidia's upcoming RTX 3060 Super 8 GB, RTX 3070 Super 16 GB and RTX 3080 Super 20 GB models confirmed by Gigabyte listing
Nvidia opened up orders for the RTX 3000 Founders’ Edition cards yesterday and, as expected, the supply for the RTX 3080 FE cards dried up almost instantly. We are not really convinced this happened because of bots, as Nvidia claims, but the AIB cards will also start selling in a few days, so people should not really panic and spend ridiculous sums on ebay listings. In fact, gamers who need to upgrade to the new Ampere GPUs should wait a little bit more as AIBs are planning to release improved versions with even more VRAM in the coming months. We have been hearing rumors about Super and Ti versions for RTX 3060 / 3070 / 3080 models and Gigabyte is now confirming through its Watch Dogs Legion code redemption site that these SKUs will indeed be releasing some time in the coming months.
The redemption site lists all the GPU models that are eligible for the Watch Dogs Legion redemption program. Among these products we can identify codes such as GV-N306SEAGLE OC-8GD pertaining to RTX 3060 Super 8 GB, GV-N307SAORUS M-16GD / GV-N307SGAMING OC-16GD pertaining to the RTX 3070 Super 16 GB and the GV-3080TURBO-20GD / GV-3080SGAMING OC-20GD / GV-3080SAORUS M-20GD pertaining to the RTX 3080 Super 20 GB models. The TURBO model might actually be a Ti-class model.
Videocardz suggests that the Super and Ti versions of all these models will not feature modified core counts compared to the regular versions, and they will only come with more GDDR6 VRAM. Still, the price for the Super / Ti versions could end up being $100 higher for the RTX 3080 models, while the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 models with more VRAM may cost at least $50 to $80 more than their respective regular versions.
Nvidia may wait for AMD to launch its Navi 2x cards first and then release these models with more VRAM, possibly adjusting prices in response.