New rumor about NVIDIA’s RTX 40 Super graphics cards. These come to us from China, via Boardchannel to be precise. The latter reports that the chameleon has halted production of its RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 Ti. The aim would be to promote the Super models by clearing the decks before their launch!
RTX 4080 & 4070 Ti: end of production?
Obviously, production of both NVIDIA cards will be halted, the aim being to operate inertia with current stocks. As you can imagine, the surplus of cards will gradually disappear until stocks run out, ideal for the introduction of new models: the 4080 Super and 4070 Ti Super. We assume that the aim is to replace current models with refreshed variants.
At present, the RTX 40 series offers a solid line-up of six cards. Add three Super cards and things would start to get complicated, both for the consumer and for the price.
In the meantime, if this is the case, we can’t help thinking that it would be a good thing for NVIDIA to empty the RTX 4080 warehouses. As we said here, because of its performance/price ratio, the latter is not selling, and AIBs and resellers alike are not satisfied.
Broadly speaking, with its Super cards, we should see the arrival of a new 4080 containing 5% more Cuda core, with a memory section that remains unchanged. As for the 4070 Ti Super, it is said to boast a 10% increase in cuda cores, while the memory bus is upgraded to 256 bits for a capacity increase from 12 GB to 16 GB!
Now, let’s hope NVIDIA doesn’t take this opportunity to raise the price because “our cards are more powerful now”. That wouldn’t be fair to the consumer, especially after having stopped production of the old models.