New information regarding the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER has surfaced online shortly after Benchlife’s claims about the unreleased graphics card. In a nutshell, Benchlife asserted that NVIDIA had communicated to its partners about a new card based on the AD102 architecture, boasting 20 GB of GDDR6X VRAM. However, @kopite7kimi offered a differing perspective, suggesting a potential connection between the RTX 4080 and RTX 4080 SUPER, akin to the relationship between the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 SUPER.
In essence, @kopite7kimi’s viewpoint implies that the RTX 4080 SUPER might feature a full AD103 GPU with faster VRAM and a higher TDP. While the precise specifications of the graphics card remain undisclosed, there have been references to an unreleased model in the PCI ID Repository. To provide context, individuals like T4CFantasy update the repository based on early GPU BIOS builds and GPU-Z validations, as NVIDIA and its partners do not directly contribute to it.
Nonetheless, the PCI ID Repository has historically served as an early indication of upcoming graphics cards. As indicated in the image below, a PCI ID for ‘2703’ has appeared, associated with an AD103-based card bearing the marketing name ‘GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER’. For reference, ‘2703’ is situated adjacent to the desktop version of the GeForce RTX 4080, which NVIDIA designated as ‘2704’.
Consequently, it seems that the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER is intended for desktop use, rather than signaling a new laptop refresh. It’s important to note that not all graphics cards mentioned in early GPU BIOSes by NVIDIA make it to the market. Nevertheless, it appears likely that NVIDIA is currently in the development phase of the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER with the AD103 architecture, rather than the AD102.
Via PC ID List