HP has revealed it has a new Envy 34-inch all-in-one PC (opens in new tab) on the way that can be kitted out with up to an RTX 3080 Super. It has since changed the reference to remove the Super prefix, but this being the internet, the original post has been saved forever—you can find a shot of the original on this Reddit post (opens in new tab) by the wonderfully named minty_hippo.
As this is an all-in-one PC, it will use the cooler, mobile version of the GPU, not the full-fat desktop GPU. Still, it adds weight to the idea that we're going to get a Super refresh of Nvidia's 30-series GPUs, both on desktop and in mobile in the not-too-distant future.
Of course, it could have just been an honest mistake—updating the text of a previous model and the Super slipped in. And indeed if this was a one-off it may just be put down to that, but the internet rumor mills are definitely in full effect at this stage, and the expectations for a complete line-up of 30-series Super cards have been gathering momentum for a while now.
Let's make a summary. 3090S 10752 24GB G6X3080S 8960 12GB G6X3070S 5888 8G G6X3060S 5632 12G G6Although I doubt the specs of some of them and the name of 90S. 👀👀👀September 22, 2021
A tweet from the usually reliable kopite7kimi (opens in new tab) suggests a total of four new GPUs are on the way. We covered the rumors of a faster spin of the 3090 (opens in new tab) almost a month ago, and the 3090 Super does appear at the top of the list. Do we really need another expensive high-end card at this point? Probably not; the idea of a 3060 Super is a far more appealing idea.
Looking at the proposed specs, there are some oddities here for sure. The RTX 3090 Super looks like a small jump up from the existing RTX 3090 (opens in new tab), while the RTX 3060 Super could be a phenomenal improvement over the original RTX 3060 (opens in new tab), and looks to be trading blows with the 3060 Ti (opens in new tab). Maybe we'll see the first appearance of a Ti Super?
|3090 Super*||10,752||84||24 GB GDDR6X|
|3090||10,496||82||24 GB GDDR6X|
|3080 Ti||10,240||80||12 GB GDDR6X|
|3080 Super*||8,960||70||12 GB GDDR6X|
|3080||8,704||68||10 GB GDDR6X|
|3070 Ti||6,144||48||8GB GDDR6X|
|3070 Super*||5,888||46||8GB GDDR6X|
|3060 Super*||5,632||44||12GB GDDR6|
|3060 Ti||4,864||38||8GB GDDR6|
Whether these new cards will act as replacements for the existing cards, we're unsure. Cast your mind back to when Nvidia released the Super versions of the 20-series: that's exactly what happened back then. The original non-Super configurations ceased production and the Supers became the only available option. That switch may be even easier this time around, given stock of existing cards is largely non-existent anyway.
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Nvidia hasn't said anything official about these Super renditions at this stage, but getting a whole range of new cards that are a bit more powerful compared to what is (or actually isn't) already out there seems like a good thing.
The mooted time frame for these cards is January 2022, although once again that's not written in stone. Still, I can't help but get a bit excited about more GPUs being produced, whatever form they take.