RTX 4080 SUPER can use AD102 or AD103, RTX 4070 SUPER can use AD103 or AD104

Previously, reports indicated that NVIDIA is gearing up to introduce three GeForce RTX 40 SUPER models: the RTX 4080 SUPER, RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, and RTX 4070 SUPER. Although NVIDIA refrained from using the “SUPER” designation in its prior Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series, opting for “Ti” instead, it appears that the forthcoming Ada Lovelace-based GeForce RTX 40 series will feature both monikers.

RTX 4060 Ti 16GB Blower, Source: MEGAsizeGPU

Recent revelations about the new graphics cards abound, highlighting that the RTX 4080 SUPER will be powered by AD102, equipped with 20GB of VRAM, and boasting a memory bandwidth expanded to 320 bits. The RTX 4070 SUPER, featuring the AD103, will offer 16GB of VRAM with an increased memory bandwidth of 256 bits. NVIDIA is also slated to release the new RTX 4070, which will be furnished with GDDR6 memory, supplanting the erstwhile GDDR6X.

However, some enthusiasts have posited that the RTX 4080 SUPER might not come with 20GB of VRAM. Such speculations aren’t uncommon. Before NVIDIA finalizes the specifications of a graphics card, alterations in its configuration are anticipated, and model names might undergo changes. In fact, we’ve previously glimpsed unreleased RTX 3080 (Ti) 20GB graphics cards. Rumor has it that NVIDIA might employ a mix of chips for the RTX 40 series SUPER. For instance, the RTX 4080 SUPER could utilize either the AD102 or AD103, while the RTX 4070 SUPER might be powered by the AD103 or AD104.

Such hearsay doesn’t come as a surprise, given that the latter GeForce RTX 30 series witnessed several instances of chip combinations. Generally speaking, as long as the technical specifications align and there are no fluctuations in frequency or power, the performance disparity between two distinct GPU chips remains negligible. Furthermore, according to prevailing chatter, even if the RTX 4070 SUPER is equipped with the AD103, its positioning seems to straddle that of the RTX 4070 and the RTX 4070 Ti.