The latest Nvidia RTX 4000 Super rumors are out, with the new leak suggesting the upcoming RTX 4080 Super, 4070 Ti Super, and 4070 Super will all retain “the same power consumption” as their non-Super equivalents.
The Nvidia pronouncement comes via regular and reliable Twitter/X leaker, @kopite7kimi, who followed up their recent RTX 4070 Ti Super specs reveal with the simple statement that “They will have the same power consumption than non-super models.” Where they is referring to the trio of new RTX 4000 Super cards.
If this statement is true it does raise an interesting question. Those previous leaks suggested all the new cards will have increased numbers of CUDA cores, which by any reasonable expectation you’d think would require a little more power to be enabled. So what gives? If the cards truly do hit the same actual power consumption figures, that would suggest an impressive reduction in power consumption of the architecture overall.
However, what’s more likely is that @kopite7kimi is actually just referring to the TDP or TGP of the cards, which are figures that generally have little resemblance to real-world power consumption figures. If the numbers are the TGPs of the cards, that would mean the RTX 4080 Super TGP is 320W, the RTX 4070 Ti Super TGP is 285W, and the RTX 4070 Super TGP is 200W.
Given that the reported increase in CUDA cores for all the Super cards is only in the region of 5-10%, it’s looking like they’re not set to be revolutionary updates. But, if Nvidia shifts pricing around a bit, they could make for some tasty GPU deals on the horizon.
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