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I hope the Nvidia RTX 3090 Tremendous rumours are pretend

New rumours counsel {that a} Nvidia RTX 3090 Super graphics card could possibly be within the works, with boosted specs set to make it probably the most highly effective graphics card within the GeForce vary. Which will sound nice on paper, however actually, I’m hoping these rumours are pretend. 

The Tremendous card vary – which debuted with the Turing 20-series playing cards final technology – is made up of specced-up variations of pre-existing graphics playing cards, with boosted video reminiscence, bandwidth and extra CUDA cores permitting customers to achieve a efficiency enhance with out spending considerably extra. 

They proved to be fairly common with the Turing technology, so I’m not stunned to see Nvidia reusing this tactic for its Ampere playing cards. Nonetheless, I don’t assume that launching a brand new Nvidia RTX 3090 Tremendous graphics card makes a lot sense proper now. 

The Nvidia RTX 3090 is presently probably the most highly effective GeForce graphics card you should purchase, however I’d argue that the efficiency good points you get in comparison with the Nvidia RTX 3080 card don’t justify the hefty value bounce. 

The retail value of the Founders Version RTX 3080 is £649, whereas the RTX 3090 is priced at a whopping £1399 – that’s double the worth. However for the reason that RTX 3080 can already deal with AAA video games with a plus 60fps efficiency, there are only a few individuals who would wish something extra highly effective. 

In fact, the RTX 3090 is mostly a Titan in disguise, so it’s extra useful to content material creators than players. But I nonetheless discover it unusual that Nvidia is rumoured to be engaged on a Tremendous variant for the graphics card that wants a efficiency enhance the least. 

It’s not simply the worth it’s good to be apprehensive about both. The true kick within the tooth is that (in keeping with Twitter leaker Greymon55) the RTX 3090 Tremendous might have a graphics card energy that exceeds 400W. That’s a hefty bounce from the graphics energy of each the RTX 3090 (350w) and RTX 3080 (320W), doubtlessly requiring you to improve your PSU and even settle for a pricey hike to your electrical energy invoice. 

It’s additionally unattainable to disregard the GPU scarcity proper now. It’s extremely troublesome to discover a high-end graphics card that hasn’t had its value inflated. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has prompt the GPU scarcity might final by way of nearly all of 2022. 

It looks like a little bit of a slap within the face to PC players for Nvidia to maintain launching ultra-expensive graphics playing cards when its present crop of playing cards are continually out of inventory. I admire that Nvidia will wish to launch its Tremendous vary earlier than it strikes onto the 40 Sequence technology in 2022, however couldn’t it simply follow the RTX 3060 Tremendous, RTX 3070 Tremendous and RTX 3080 Tremendous playing cards as a substitute? 

In fact, it could end up these RTX 3090 Tremendous rumours are pretend, as we’ve solely obtained tenuous Twitter rumours to go by proper now. But when Nvidia does find yourself launching the souped-up graphics card, I guess it’s going to be greeted with extra eye rolls than jubilation. 

Ctrl+Alt+Delete is our weekly computing-focussed opinion column the place we delve deeper into the world of computer systems, laptops, parts, peripherals and extra. Discover it on Trusted Evaluations each Saturday afternoon. 

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