An NVIDIA hardware leaker has returned from hiatus with rumours of a 4080 SUPER, 4070 Ti SUPER, and 4070 SUPER. Their release dates are to be decided, and while there's no guarantee that any of this is true, fans aren't happy.
The person responsible for this leak, a Twitter user with the display name hongxing2020, gave very few details in A post shared on October 18th. Reactions included a mixture of confusion, hope, and disdain for the 'Ti Super' naming scheme.
Generally, the 'Ti' in a GPU's name means that it's home to more shader cores and video RAM, often a side effect of it releasing later and for a higher price than the non-Ti versions with the same numbering. The 'SUPER' name is used for GPUs that are somewhere between the base and Ti versions, which explains the confusion - we'll have to wait and see what a 'Ti SUPER' entails.
The leak should be taken with a grain of salt, however. If true, it would mean that NVIDIA is looking to release its first Ti SUPER graphics card, a totally new direction for their line-ups, and from a business sense it would introduce a generally confusing naming scheme. Users reacting to the news wondered what it would mean for the future of NVIDIA's other products if it turned out to be true.
"Ti Super? What's that? Ti price for Super performance?"
"No 4090 Ti or Super?"
"This is the worst generation. Anyone who bought this gen is already sad [...] and now their cards that sucked are getting replaced by versions that suck less. NVIDIA must be trying to exit gaming with these moves."
We can only speculate about the hardware improvements provided by these prospective upgrades, and it's not yet clear how much they would cost. The GeForce RTX 4080 is sold for £1139 / $1199 at time of writing, and with so many performance-heavy games releasing lately, we can definitely use the upgrades ASAP.