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NVIDIA unveiled its new line of Super graphics cards today, as expected. The GeForce RTX 4000 Super series comprises the GeForce RTX 4080 Super, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super, and GeForce RTX 4070 Super models, featuring enhanced graphics processors compared to their standard counterparts. The new models also feature distinct memory subsystem configurations.
Founders Edition and Versions
In the Founders Edition lineup, NVIDIA will release only the GeForce RTX 4080 Super and GeForce RTX 4070 Super. On the other hand, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super will only be available in versions from NVIDIA’s partners, who will also release their own versions of the other two new models.
GeForce RTX 4080 Super Specifications
The GeForce RTX 4080 Super utilizes the AD103-400 graphics processor housing 10,240 CUDA cores, 512 more than the standard RTX 4080’s AD103-300 chip. Furthermore, the base and Boost GPU frequencies for the 4080 Super increased to 2295 MHz and 2550 MHz respectively, compared to the standard 2205 MHz and 2505 MHz in the original 4080 model.
Upgraded Memory of the Super Series
The standard RTX 4080 features memory with 22.4 Gbps data rate per contact. However, the Super model boosts this with 16 GB of GDDR6X memory at 23 Gbps per contact, making it the fastest GDDR memory video card in the market. This upgrade enhances the card’s total memory bandwidth by 2.6%, bringing it to 736 GBps. Meanwhile, the 256-bit memory bus width remains unchanged, and the card’s declared power usage remains at 320 W.
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super Specifications
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super features the AD103-275 graphics processor with 8448 CUDA cores, which is a leap from the 768 cores in the regular RTX 4070 Ti’s AD104-400. The base and Boost GPU frequencies for the new RTX 4070 Ti Super are set at 2340 MHz and 2610 MHz respectively, an increment from the standard RTX 4070 Ti’s 2310 MHz and 2610 MHz.
The GeForce 4070 Ti Super packs 16 GB of GDDR6X memory with a rate of 21 Gbps per contact, supported by a 256-bit bus. This boosts the bandwidth to 672 GB/s in comparison to the 504 GB/s in the 4070 Ti that has 12 GB of GDDR6X memory at 21 Gbps per contact, supported by a 192-bit bus. The newly unveiled model’s energy consumption remains the same at 285 W.
GeForce RTX 4070 Super Specifications
The GeForce RTX 4070 Super model has the AD104-350 graphics processor with 7168 CUDA cores, 1280 more than the standard RTX 4070’s AD104-250. The base and Boost frequencies for the new GPU are set at 1980 MHz and 2475 MHz respectively, up from the RTX 4070’s 1920 MHz and 2475 MHz.
The RTX 4070 Super maintains the same 12 GB video memory as the standard RTX 4070, working with speeds of 21 Gbps per contact supported by a 192-bit bus and retaining the old model’s bandwidth of 504 GB/s. Its power consumption of 200 W also remains unchanged.
Power Supply Requirements
All GeForce RTX 40 Super series graphics cards come with a single 12+4-pin power connector.
Comparisons and Performance
Unfortunately, NVIDIA declined to compare the new Super cards with regular GeForce RTX 40-series models. Instead, the manufacturer compared the new models to the previous generation GeForce RTX 30-series based on the Ampere architecture. The new models undoubtedly outperform their predecessors in this comparison, not only in gaming but also AI-related tasks.
For example, NVIDIA claims that the GeForce RTX 4070 Super outperforms the previous generation’s flagship model, GeForce RTX 3090. Furthermore, when the DLSS 3 image scaling technology is used, the performance gap in favor of the new Super models becomes even wider.
It will be possible to validate these claims and evaluate the Super models’ performance against regular GeForce RTX 4080, RTX 4070 Ti, and RTX 4070 cards only when independent reviews appear, which is set to happen in January.
Prices and Release
The GeForce RTX 4080 Super and GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super will entirely replace the standard RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 Ti in the market. NVIDIA has priced the GeForce RTX 4080 Super at $999, $200 cheaper than the original RTX 4080, while the RTX 4070 Ti Super price remains at $799, the same price as the standard RTX 4070 Ti at launch. Meanwhile, the GeForce RTX 4070 Super will sell alongside the standard GeForce RTX 4070 with a price tag of $599, whereas the standard RTX 4070’s price has been lowered to $549.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Super will be the first to go on sale on January 17. The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super will follow on January 24, and the GeForce RTX 4080 Super will be available starting January 31.