NVIDIA Cancels GeForce RTX 3080 20GB & GeForce RTX 3070 16GB GPUs – Report

NVIDIA Cancels GeForce RTX 3080

A little less than a week before the launch of the Radeon RX 6000, comes the latest news that, if confirmed, could be a great opportunity for AMD and a cold shower for NVIDIA fans (and the company), as it is reported that GeForce RTX 3080 20GB & GeForce RTX 3070 16GB could be canceled.

According to a recent report, NVIDIA cancels the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and GeForce RTX 3070 16GB, graphics cards we have heard about on several occasions, even a few hours after the presentation of the GeForce RTX 30 range in early September.

The reasons behind this decision are not yet known: according to what was reported, however, NVIDIA has already warned the partners of this change of course which, at least for the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB, could be linked to the availability of GDDR6X chips.

On the GeForce RTX 3070 (Ti) 16GB there are no rumors, however, given the use of “standard” GDDR6 memory, we exclude that it could be the same reason. At this point, therefore, NVIDIA, despite the goodness of the Ampere GPUs, could find itself in a slightly delicate situation.

The above, due to, not only because of the limited availability of the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 video cards, but also because how the AMD competitor should equip the Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs with 12GB/16GB of VRAM depending on the model.

Pending further developments, or statements from the manufacturer, we remind you that at the moment NVIDIA has confirmed the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 for October 29, which is the next day of the debut of the new Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards.


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