Back in June, NVIDIA had its last major GPU release featuring GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. It looks like NVIDIA still has more to do with their ampere architecture, as another refresh will arrive in 2022.
All this fuss can be traced back to a leaked Lenovo map revealing that the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 will house GeForce RTX 3070 Super and GeForce RTX 3080 Super GPUs paired with 8GB and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, respectively. A tipster, Greymon55 last week indicated that the first RTX Super GPU for laptops will arrive in early 2022.
Now a reputable leakster, kopite7kimi claims that desktop variants will also receive the Super refresh. The Super refresh cards will use the same Samsung’s 8nm process node, which means that the difference between the two will revolve around CUDA core counts, clock speeds, and potentially memory size/configuration.
These upgraded Super cards will also have NVIDIA’s cryptocurrency limiter, which was first introduced in GeForce RTX 3060. NVIDIA has launched an updated version of the limiter, which miners will face difficulty bypassing while using GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti.
Currently, the specs of the GeForce RTX 30 Super card series are unknown. However, the rival, AMD, might have some plans too for RDNA2, so NVIDIA needs to prepare for a response.
Once the GeForce RTX 30 Super GPUs are here, fans will await the next-generation Lovelace GPU architecture. As per the majority of the recent rumors, the flagship Lovelace GPUs can have 18,432 CUDA cores on a 5nm process node.