More 2021 tech rumors are here. Nvidia is preparing to release two new high-end SKUs in the next couple of months, pointing to the possibility of new RTX 3080 Super and RTX 3070 Super cards to augment Nvidia's lineup of next-gen GPUs.
I know there are some new SKUs recently, but I don't know their names yet, maybe 3070 Super and 3080 Super.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) December 31, 2020
The GPU SKUs, first mentioned by kopite7kimi, may be the latest potential GPUs to come to Nvidia's growing lineup of Ampere graphics cards. While the new SKUs' names are not known yet, Wccftech points out that there's enough reason to believe (and disbelieve) that the new cards will be the RTX 3080 Super and RTX 3070 Super.
On the skeptic's side, there have been so many RTX 3000-series variants rumored and then “canceled” that the two SKUs could be any number of different cards, from RTX 3050s to the RTX 3070 Ti to the RTX 3080 Super. Take all these rumors with a grain of salt until there is an official announcement.
On the other hand, there have been rumors that Nvidia was planning to release the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 with more VRAM but settled for the (relatively) lower memory amounts due to a lack of GDDR6 modules in the second half of 2020. This shortage should no longer be a case in 2021, so it's a good time for Nvidia to introduce Super variants of the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070.