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Rumour Control: Nvidia readying ‘SUPER’ GPUs

Rumours circulate about a new graphics card range from Nvidia, suggesting that the RTX 2080, 2070, and 2060 could all be due a refresh in the near future.

GFX card with Superman logo

A report from Wccftech indicates that Nvidia is set to unveil a new line up of ‘SUPER’ versions of its cards on 21 June, with prices similar to the equivalent models in the current RTX GPU range.

An immediate consequence of this move could be a much needed price reduction for the original RTX GPUs. Even with the inevitable pinch of salt that accompanies rumours of this sort, it might be worth holding off on any new GPU purchase for a few days to see if these rumours pan out.

The rumoured specifications for the new cards are beefy, with Igor’s Lab suggesting the new cards will each boast 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, even on the RTX 2060 version. The RTX 2080 SUPER is said to be using a TU104-450 GPU with 3,072 stream processors and a 16GHz (effective) memory speed. The RTX 2070 SUPER apparently uses a TU104-410 GPU with 2,560 stream processors, and the RTX 2060 SUPER uses a TU106-410 GPU with 2,176 stream processors.

If these rumours do pan out, then not only will there be a load of very fast cards hitting the shelves sometime in July, but it could also mean that Nvidia and AMD will be going toe to toe at similar price points this year. Good news for consumers, though perhaps bittersweet for early adopters.