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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super apparently won’t replace existing model

A new rumor suggests that Nvidia plans to sell both the existing GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card and its rumored Super model simultaneously.

An Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Founders Edition graphics card against a black background

The expected launch of the GeForce RTX 4070 Super is drawing closer, but don’t expect the existing version of the Nvidia graphics card to disappear following its arrival. However, the same seemingly cannot be said for the GeForce RTX 4080 or 4070 Ti.

Recent leaks pointed to the discontinuation of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti and 4080, but the future of the GeForce RTX 4070 remained up in the air. Well, it appears that Nvidia may be planning to keep its midrange pixel pusher on store shelves for a little while longer.

According to Board Channels, a website and forum managed by individuals in close contact with add-in board partners (AIBs) (as described by Videocardz), the GeForce RTX 4070 Super “will not entirely replace the RTX 4070 series.”

Rather than outright replacing the GeForce RTX 4070, Super graphics cards will instead “coexist with the RTX 4070 series for an extended period. However, the focus will primarily be on the sales of the RTX 4070 Super series.” Meanwhile, the GeForce RTX 4080 Super and 4070 Ti Super will mark the end of non-Super production for those cards.

This should, in theory, lead to further reductions in the cost of existing GeForce RTX 4070 stock, with Nvidia and AIBs adjusting prices following the launch of the Radeon RX 7800 XT. How much of an effect the Super graphics card has in this regard remains to be seen, but we’ll be ready to assess it ourselves with a review come launch.

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