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Release of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER graphics card could depend on AMD

The RTX 2080 SUPER is currently the top-end SUPER variant. (Image source: Nvidia)
The RTX 2080 SUPER is currently the top-end SUPER variant. (Image source: Nvidia)
With the latest SUPER upgrades from Nvidia joining the company’s extensive lineup of graphics cards, there has been some speculation that the green team could also release a SUPER variant of the top-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Although an Nvidia executive has categorically stated there are no plans to release such a product, it may depend on what AMD has in store.

The graphics card market struggle between Nvidia and AMD has been particularly vigorous this year so far, and that state is unlikely to change throughout the rest of 2019. While AMD has its Navi-based offerings to tempt gamers with, Nvidia has been working on filling gaps with the SUPER variants of its Turing-based GeForce RTX 20 series.

Recently, Nvidia executive Jeff Fisher was quizzed on whether there would be a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER SKU to complement the range. The company’s senior VP of PC business answered in a firmly negative manner, which would leave the “vanilla” RTX 2080 Ti as Nvidia’s top-end consumer-grade option. But that hasn’t stopped speculation about the potential release of a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER to counter AMD’s upcoming products.

VideoCardz has opined that Nvidia could be keeping the launch of an RTX 2080 Ti SUPER in reserve in case AMD unveils a card that is faster than the regular RTX 2080 Ti. The same source has offered up some possible specifications for a potential RTX 2080 Ti SUPER graphics solution:

  • 4408 - 4608 CUDA cores (RTX 2080 Ti: 4352; Titan RTX: 4608)
  • 12 GB G6 384 bit (RTX 2080 Ti: 11 GB G6 352 bit; Titan RTX: 24 GB G6 384 bit)
  • 14.0 Gb/s (same as both the RTX 2080 Ti and Titan RTX)

It’s a tricky situation for Nvidia in terms of business, with AMD holding strong cards at the moment. The red team could go ahead and release a graphics card monster that properly challenges the RTX 2080 Ti’s dominance in performance benchmarks, arguably forcing Nvidia to release a SUPER variant just to trump an AMD usurper.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-07-22 (Update: 2019-07-22)