Leaked image suggests Nvidia’s flagship Founders Edition started life as GeForce RTX 3090 Super

To be, or not to be Super, that was the question.

RTX 3090 Ti

With the release of Ada Lovelace 40-Series GPUs imminent, none would expect new leaks surfacing from a near-six-month-old graphics card, though it appears an image of a RTX 3090 Super has surfaced, leading many to suggest that Nvidia’s RTX 3090 Ti underwent a last-minute branding change.

Revealed by Twitter user MEGAsizeGPU, the eagle-eyed tech enthusiast found the image amidst a thread in NGA Forums, showcasing a large, all-black Founders Edition cooler with ‘RTX 3090 Super’ etched on the top frame. This card become the RTX 3090 Ti.

Interestingly, accompanying the image, a screenshot reveals the card still has a RTX 3090 Ti device ID on GPU-Z. Hmm, real or fake? Nvidia is known to make last-minute changes to its lineup in the past. We’ve had many leaks and rumours suggesting a RTX 30 Super refresh and sighted in the wild featuring larger, beefed-up memory cooling, leading us to believe the image could indeed be real. Besides, the tiny etched font appears to be laser-engraved, a task that can be quite difficult to pull off at home.

RTX 3090 Super GPUZ

In other news, RTX 30-Series and AMD RX 6000 Series graphics cards pricing continues to plummet. Most recently, American retailers have seen the initial $1,999 price tag of the RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition dropping to as low as $1,100.

These reductions are due to a number of factors, most notably a resumed production in RTX 3080 GPUs despite excess supply, a rapid decline in demand for graphic cards in the cryptomining sector seeing a massive sell-off at attractive prices in the used market, and supply chains under pressure to get rid of its existing stock to make way for next-generation hardware.

One question still remains: buy now or cry later?