According to reports, the first details of another NVIDIA graphics card that the company would be preparing, to counter the arrival of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs, has been leaked. If the reports are true then the new card would be the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
According to the latest tweet from the leaker kopite7kimi, who only yesterday confirmed the existence of an alleged GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, NVIDIA is also preparing a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, a model substantially different from the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB variant that NVIDIA itself would already have canceled along with the GeForce RTX 3070 16GB.
Reiterating that we are still facing unofficial data, as well as for the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, the hypothetical RTX 3080 Ti will likely be a cross between RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090, apparently using a new variant of the Ampere GA102 chip, to be precise the GA102-250.
This GPU would be equipped with 9984 Cuda Cores (1024 more than the RTX 3080) and GDDR6X memory on a 384-bit bus (RTX 3080 stops at 320 bit); the amount of memory is currently unknown, however, we expect 12GB GDDR6X, with the remote possibility that NVIDIA may surprise us. The graphics card would probably have 12/24 GB of GDDR6X memory.
In essence, therefore, NVIDIA has presented the GeForce RTX 3070 a few minutes ago, but apparently, the attention is already turned to AMD and the launch of the first Radeon graphics cards with RDNA 2 architecture.
At the moment there is no other information, so it will be good to take this news as what it as: a simple rumor. We will certainly understand the market scenario better after the presentation of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs scheduled for tomorrow evening, October 28.
Jesus. A new spec of GA102, between 3080 and 3090.
— kopite7kimi4virgil (@kopite7kimi) October 27, 2020