Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti and 4080 to make room for SUPER variants
Board Channels report that NVIDIA is no longer mass-producing two RTX 40 models.
According to Board Channels, a site aggregating sources and information from NVIDIA, AMD and Intel board partners, NVIDIA has recently announced a discontinuation of two GPUs. The inventory cut off is now in place and these graphics cards would no longer be available starting this quarter. It is alleged that NVIDIA has stopped mass production of these GPUs.
The cards in question are RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080. NVIDIA has distributed the last inventory and board partners are now placing orders for their successors, the alleged RTX 4070 Ti SUPER and RTX 4080 SUPER model that are expected to launch in January.
We haven’t yet heard anything that would suggest this is the case, but there is often a miscommunication regarding ‘discontinuation’ and the stopping of mass production. The former is a full product stop with no more production planned, while the latter may be a temporary measure as the company is shifting its inventory to different models, regularly sharing the same PCB design or GPUs.
NVIDIA is known for stopping mass production of cards only to start it again later, depending on the market needs. This was particularly true during the COVID-19 period, when NVIDIA had to adjust its product portfolio on a monthly basis to meet the demand.
In other words, do not treat this as the ultimate end of these GPUs, rather NVIDIA’s change of focus to new models. The RTX 4070Ti/4080 will still be produced, just not at the same scale, should this report be accurate. Furthermore, the RTX 4070 Ti is not even made as a Founders Edition, so the mass production in this case means limited supply of GPUs for board partners’ card assembly.
Source: Board Channels