A third source has joined discussions regarding the upcoming GeForce RTX 40 SUPER series. In addition to the information shared by two well-known hardware leakers, Benchlife claims to have received fresh insights from their sources at board partners. However, crucial details like complete specifications and the release date remain unconfirmed.
NVIDIA often shares preliminary information with board partners without assigning a definitive name to these updates. As a result, when Add-In Board (AIB) manufacturers observe a new model using the same board design as the RTX 4080 but with a different memory configuration, it strongly hints at the possibility of a SUPER or Ti update.
Benchlife has gathered information suggesting that the supposed RTX 4080 update may include 20GB of memory. While they haven’t explicitly categorized it as a SUPER variant, it could theoretically be another RTX 4080. However, considering that NVIDIA had previously canceled a 4080 12GB version, this scenario appears highly unlikely.
The utilization of a 20GB memory setup necessitates a wider 320-bit memory bus, which might explain the earlier speculations suggesting that the RTX 4080 would adopt the AD102 GPU, as the AD103 lacks the required memory bus. Furthermore, this suggests that the RTX 4070 SUPER might also see an increase in memory capacity to 16GB, especially since it’s now rumored to feature the AD103 GPU.
It’s worth mentioning that with the introduction of the RTX 4080 SUPER 20GB, NVIDIA will provide a memory configuration similar to the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT. In fact, both companies will have closely matched high-end lineups in terms of memory, comprising variants with 24GB, 20GB, and 16GB of memory.
Neither NVIDIA nor any other reputable source has officially verified the plans for the RTX 40 SUPER series. However, as we approach the release date, we anticipate that more details will gradually emerge.