The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is closer to being a reality. A few days ago we told you about the possibility of NVIDIA launching this graph, and now new leaks are arriving that indicate its technical specifications . As always, we take them wisely, but they are not exactly far-fetched. Let’s see them!
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could arrive this year with 20GB and the CUDA Cores of the 3090
Kopite7kimi, a leaker who has already been quite successful at hitting rumors about Ampere and the new Big Navi graphics, has now shared what would be the supposed final specifications of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
The first two and most important aspects are memory and CUDA cores. We will be facing 20GB of GDDR6X memory at the same speed as the RTX 3080 (19 Gbps), and 10496 CUDA cores , compared to the 9984 that were leaked the first time. This means that the RTX 3080 Ti would have the same number of cores as an RTX 3090. Obviously, its performance will not be the same, but it will be very close. Other data of interest are its 320W TGP , which being the same as the RTX 3080 will force them to balance the frequencies.
According to the leaker, it seems that NVIDIA has finally decided to release this graphics instead of the RTX 3080 20GB, considering the unexpected competition from AMD. We also know that a Founders Edition version will be released.
Competing with the RX 6900 XT or the RX 6800 XT?
The big question here is which AMD graphics NVIDIA will want to compete with this release. The first thing that comes to mind is the RX 6800 XT, logical considering that between this and the RTX 3080 there is very fierce competition in terms of performance.
However, rumors point to a price of between $ 899 and $ 999, this points directly to the RX 6900 XT, which will compete with the RTX 3090 and which will come out precisely at a price of $ 999. It would make a lot of sense to compete with the RX 6800 XT, but it would imply a price reduction that does not make sense for NVIDIA, since at current prices they are selling all the graphics they manufacture ( normal, if they hardly have units ).
This move from NVIDIA could be similar to what it already made with the GTX 780 back in the day, which was not impressive compared to the R9 290X, so they had to respond by launching the GTX 780 Ti. The point is that here we are affected by the strong stock shortages that still exist, it does not seem that NVIDIA will have a large capacity to produce 3 high-end chips (RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080) taking into account the problems Derived from Samsung’s manufacturing process which will, by the way, give us lower-end models soon, considering that NVIDIA is stockpiling a good chunk of scrapped chips that will go into those future models.
What do you think of this possible NVIDIA move? Do you think it will try to compete with the RX 6800 XT or the RX 6900 XT? And above all, will it be a viable launch or will it continue to be conspicuous by its absence? Leave your opinion in the comments!