It sounds as if AMD’s moment in the sun isn’t going to last long. Fresh rumours abound that AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series may even be usurped by Nvidia before AMD can even get its new graphics cards onto store shelves next month.
Take a liberal pinch of salt with this one but WCCFTech has an exclusive scoop which claims Nvidia’s GeForce ‘Super’ series GPUs will be revealed on June 21st and should launch shortly afterward.
And here’s the kicker - they claim the Nvidia Super lineup will be coming to replace the GeForce RTX 20 series from top to bottom, ranging from the Nvidia GeForce RTX Super all the way up to a new flagship card, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super.
And what do these new GeForce GPUs bring to the table, exactly? Well, we have to assume Nvidia will be opting for Turing GPUs again. It definitely feels too soon for an entire new architecture. The leak suggests the RTX 2080 Ti Super uses an all-new chip though, with up to 300W TDP. The new flagship will arrive at around the same price as the current RTX 2080 Ti, so in the region of $1000-1300. They claim it will be “much faster” than the existing RTX 2080 Ti. Eek.
Further down the pecking order, we have the GeForce RTX 2080 Super, which will allegedly offer performance approaching an RTX 2080 Ti. It sounds as if it’ll be much the same TU102 GPU as the 2080 Ti with a few cores disabled. That also means 11GB GDDR6 memory and some top 4K performance.
It’s the same story all the way down the series, to be honest, with a GeForce RTX 2070 Ti Super offering performance in excess of an RTX 2080, a GeForce RTX 2070 Super with performance on par with an RTX 2080, and a GeForce RTX 2060 Super which goes toe to toe with a GeForce RTX 2070.
When it comes to pricing, each of the incoming GeForce Super cards will slot in at the same price as the RTX GPUs they’re replacing. A GeForce RTX 2070 Super will be around $500, for example. All of the current GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards will then get a price drop to reflect this change.
The interesting upshot to all of this, if it does happen, is we could end up with a pricing war that drives down the cost of high-end graphics cards for PC gamers. GeForce Super would come in at the same price tiers as the current GeForce 20 GPUs. Nvidia’s current range of graphics cards would have a price drop. AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 would be left high and dry, costing almost the same price as the GeForce Super graphics cards while offering less, forcing a similar price drop from Team Red.
In terms of where we expect the pricing of the current RTX 20 series to go (should the Super series arrive), it would probably look something like this:
- GeForce RTX 2060 - ~$299
- GeForce RTX 2070 - $400-449
- GeForce RTX 2060 Super -$449
- GeForce RTX 2080 - $500-549
- GeForce RTX 2070 Super - $499
- GeForce RTX 2070 Ti Super - $599
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti - $799-$999
- GeForce RTX 2080 Super - $799
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super - $1199
It's not the easiest thing to parse so we'd expect Nvidia to phase out the standard series over time. And, as ever, with feeding off hearsay here, for the most part. It could be a load of old codswallop, although the recent EEC registration of a product by the name of a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super does certainly add weight to the claims.
What are your thoughts on this little lot then - a load of old rubbish, or Nvidia's secret weapon? Let us know below!