More alleged details on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super have emerged, suggesting the graphics card will offer more VRAM than the vanilla version. In fact, these new rumors point to the pixel pusher packing the same amount of memory as the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT.
While the GeForce RTX 4080 is equipped with 16GB of VRAM, the Nvidia graphics card doesn’t provide as much headroom as its closest competition. Specifically, the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX and XT, which each have 20GB and 24GB of memory, respectively.
However, this comparative shortcoming may soon be addressed with the advent of the GeForce RTX 4080 Super. Speaking to Nvidia AIB partners, IT Home claims to have received confirmation that the graphics card will have 20GB of GDDR6X VRAM at its disposal.
This would make the GeForce RTX 4080 Super a match with the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT in terms of VRAM capacity. That said, GDDR6X would give Nvidia an edge over the GDDR6 found in the competition.
If true, it’s likely that a potential Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Super will receive a similar bump, likely pushing its VRAM to 16GB. This would be a higher jump – 33% – but more importantly would match the AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT.
A Super refresh would not only allow Nvidia to catch up with AMD in terms of VRAM capacity, but also provide the company more breathing room to develop and release its upcoming GeForce RTX 5000 series.
However, with no official word from the company yet, all these rumors should naturally be taken with a pinch of salt and dash of skepticism. In the meantime, check out our best graphics card guide if you’re in the market for a new pixel pusher.
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