It appears that we are one step closer to the launch of the Nvidia RTX 4070 Ti Super and RTX 4080 Super GPUs, as their base model counterparts are being retired, at least, that’s what is being suggested by one source.
Board Channels, a Chinese aggregation site collating information about Nvidia, AMD, and Intel has released a post claiming that “Nvidia has announced the official discontinuation of production of two RTX series GPUs”. The GPUs in question are the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080, both cards just happen to be caught up in the excitement surrounding the release of Super variants.
While this may seem quite clean-cut, the idea that Nvidia will simply end production of these cards long before the Super release date is confirmed does raise some alarm bells.
As some sources like VideoCardz have pointed out, there could be an issue with translation here, and Nvidia is actually reducing the production of the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080 rather than halting it altogether.
Nvidia is known for halting mass production as and when it needs to based on demand, and this could be another example of this. Expect the production to continue on the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080 but perhaps at a much lower scale while the RTX 4070 Ti and 4080 Super models are introduced in early 2024.
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