Is there going to be an NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Super or isn’t there? Inno3D has added fuel to the fire by mentioning the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Super on its website multiple times. Twitter user KOMACHI_ENSAKA spotted the 2080 Ti Super as one of the eligible parts for a promotion redemption. We have to wonder whether or not this isn’t just human error. Nvidia hasn’t announced any plans to bring an RTX 2080 Ti Super to the market and the RTX 2080 Ti by itself does great.
This has been a question on everyone’s mind since the rather disappointing launch of the RTX 2080 Super. The latter unlocked a mere 128 shader cores and bumped GDDR6 up to speeds that just about any RTX card could overclock to. Many were hoping for RTX 2080 Ti performance at 2080 pricing but that, of course, didn’t happen.
What about the 2080 Ti, though? It’s based on the TU102 GPU, but with 4 shader modules disabled and a slight cutback to the memory bus. Performance is, well, spectacular, but it trails the Titan RTX somewhat more than earlier x80 Ti SKUs trailed their Titan counterparts. There’s still a bit of a gap between the 2080 Ti and the Titan RTX that a Super part could fill.
If at all there’s more substance to the Inno3D listings, we’d be looking at a new high-end part from Nvidia, just in time perhaps for the Big Navi, or the “2080 Ti-Killer” from AMD. This wouldn’t be the first time that AMD’s forced a new product release from Nvidia. Back in 2015, the Fury and Fury X were hyped to high heaven. Nvidia quickly put a damper on expectations by releasing the 980 Ti, a part that performed trivially worse than the Titan X. The 980 Ti is something of a legend. It’s possible to squeeze 20 percent overclocks from it and it still holds up at 1080p. If AMD is serious about bringing big Navi to the market, we may well see the 2080 Ti Super materialize. But until then, we’d advise taking rumors (and likely typos on OEM websites) with a pinch of salt.