NVIDIA Readies Another TU102 GPU Based GeForce RTX Graphics Card – Might Be The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER

Aug 16, 2019

NVIDIA has so far released three GeForce RTX SUPER series graphics card but another one could possibly be making its way to the market soon. On AIDA64, a mysterious graphics card under the GeForce RTX branding has been added in the latest BETA release, suggesting that there's another high-end graphics card on the way.

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The latest AIDA64 Extreme BETA (V6.00.5151) that was released on 14th August has added support for the unknown graphics card but it does mention that the graphics card is based on NVIDIA's TU-102 GPU. The graphics card is named NVIDIA GeForce RTX T10-8 and one thing the naming scheme confirms is that this is indeed a gaming product within the GeForce RTX family and not a Titan or a workstation graphics card.

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So right now, NVIDIA has a couple of TU102 GPU based graphics card starting with their flagship GeForce offering, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER and the flagship Titan offer, the Titan RTX. Both cards are based on the TU102 GPU with the RTX 2080 Ti featuring a slightly cut down die compared to the Titan RTX. The Titan RTX also boasts a full 384-bit bus interface with 24 GB of GDDR6 VRAM compared to the 352-bit bus on the RTX 2080 Ti and 11 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The Titan RTX is fully optimized for productivity workloads with their creator drivers but can game as well & faster than the RTX 2080 Ti.

While NVIDIA has released SUPER variants for all of their RTX line (RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2080), the RTX 2080 Ti is still being kept as the flagship and no SUPER replacement was seen during the RTX SUPER launch. This might change with the appearance of this new graphics card as the third TU102 GPU entrant in the GeForce RTX family may indeed be the RTX 2080 Ti SUPER.

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A few things in specs that we can expect from the RTX 2080 TI SUPER could be an unlocked TU102 GPU with the full bus interface and 12 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. We can also expect higher cores and clocks. Another thing would be the use of the full 16 Gbps GDDR6 dies instead of the 15.5 Gbps which were used on the RTX 2080 SUPER.

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While the RTX 2080 SUPER does feature 16 Gbps dies, it is down-clocked to 15.5 Gbps for stability reasons. The reason for doing so was that 16 Gbps DRAM requires more stability which is possible only through PCB revisions. Since AIBs don't want to spend that extra manufacturing costs on new PCBs, they opted for using slightly lower speeds. The RTX 2080 Ti SUPER, however, may prompt the same AIBs to go for PCB revisions as it is a flagship product and they could sacrifice some costs to deliver the full 16 Gbps speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 SUPER Lineup Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPERNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPERNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPERNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU ArchitectureTuring GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU106)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU104)Turing GPU (TU102)
Process12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN12nm FNN
Die Size445mm2445mm2445mm2545mm2545mm2545mm2754mm2
Transistors10.6 Billion10.6 Billion10.6 Billion13.6 Billion13.6 Billion13.6 Billion18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores1920 Cores2176 Cores2304 Cores2560 Cores2944 Cores3072 Cores4352 Cores
GigaRays5 Giga Rays/s6 Giga Rays/s6 Giga Rays/s7 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s8 Giga Rays/s10 Giga Rays/s
Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache4 MB L2 Cache6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock1365 MHz1470 MHz1410 MHz1605 MHz1515 MHz1650 MHz1350 MHz
Boost Clock1680 MHz1650 MHz1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1770 MHz1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1815 MHz1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute6.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs7.5 TFLOPs9.1 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs11.1 TFLOPs13.4 TFLOPs
MemoryUp To 6 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 8 GB GDDR6Up To 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps14.00 Gbps15.50 Gbps14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit352-bit
Memory Bandwidth336 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s448 GB/s496 GB/s616 GB/s
Power Connectors8 Pin8 Pin8 Pin8+6 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin8+8 Pin
TDP160W175W185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
215W225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
250W260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price$349 US$399 US$499 US$499 US$699 US$699 US$999 US
Price (Founders Edition)$349 US$399 US$599 US$499 US$699 US$699 US$1,199 US
LaunchJanuary 2019July 2019October 2018July 2019September 2018July 2019September 2018

In terms of pricing, we can expect the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER to cost the same as the RTX 2080 Ti at $999 US. We can't say for sure when the card launches but expect to hear more soon. This info also comes a few days after it was reported that AMD will soon be offering their own high-end Navi graphics cards which are internally being referred to as the "NVIDIA Killer", more details on that here.

Will you be interested in buying the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER if there's no other high-end graphics card around?