There’s speculation that Nvidia will not unveil the full next-gen GPU, likely the GeForce RTX 50 series, until 2025. However, this doesn’t mean there won’t be any new cards before then. Two rumored additions to the lineup are slight upgrades to existing cards, the RTX 4070 Super and 4080 Super. Invitations for a CES press event suggest that these cards might be unveiled as soon as January.
Nvidia is reportedly sending out press invitations for a “Special Address” at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8th. This timing may indicate that the announcement for the refreshed upgrade cards will happen then. Traditionally, launching completely new graphics cards at CES isn’t common, particularly for Nvidia, which usually has a significant presence at the Game Developer Conference in March and holds its own GPU Technology Conference (GTC) twice a year. It may make more sense to announce a mid-series refresh at a larger event, especially if the retail launch is scheduled for later in January or February.
Prior rumors suggest that the GeForce RTX 4070 Super and 4080 Super will have significantly increased video RAM, addressing concerns about the high price tags of the RTX 40 series. The more expensive model is expected to have a full 20GB of video RAM. Early spec boosts indicate widened memory busses, from 192 to 256 bits for the 4070 Super and up to 320 for the 4080 Super. However, prices have not been disclosed yet.