NVIDIA RTX 3090 SUPER pictured

Last year, enthusiasts who procured the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founder Edition graphics card stumbled upon an intriguing detail. The heatsink’s metal frame was inscribed with “RTX 3090 SUPER,” hinting at a once-envisioned variant or a last-minute rebranding of “SUPER” to “Ti”. The glimpses then offered revealed an obsidian-black metallic frame, with fans distinctly dissimilar from the original.

Recently, an aficionado unveiled images of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER Founder Edition on a secondary market platform, showcasing the card in its entirety. Distinct from the aesthetic of other GeForce RTX 30 series Founder Editions, this iteration exudes sophistication with its matte black finish.

Drawing from prior information, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER and RTX 3090 Ti are ostensibly identical in specifications. Powered by the GA102 GPU, they comprise seven complete GPCs, with each GPC containing six TPCs, and each TPC having two SMs, totaling 10,752 CUDA cores. They boast a base clock of 1560 MHz, and a boost clock of 1860 MHz, and are complemented with 24GB of GDDR6X memory at a 384-bit bandwidth. With single-precision floating-point performance clocking in at 40 TeraFLOPS, their TDP also ascends to 450W. The memory, supplied by Micron, operates at a staggering 21 Gbps, marking it as the zenith of GDDR6X speeds of its era.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti has since been overshadowed by its successor, the GeForce RTX 4090. The air is still rife with speculation as to whether NVIDIA plans to unveil a “Ti” or “SUPER” rendition for the RTX 4090. Previous whispers hinted that, due to concerns encompassing dimensions, weight, thermals, and power consumption, NVIDIA might have axed such endeavors. Perhaps the lack of significant competitive pressure from AMD played a role in this decision.