After numerous rumors and leaks that they existed, Nvidia would have finally canceled the development of the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB (PG132 SKU20) and the GeForce RTX 3070 16GB (PG141 SKU5). These GPUs, which were due to come out in December, were reportedly canceled, and the information came from two independent sources giving credence to the rumor. This cancellation accompanies that of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti (PG141 SKU 0) as well.
These two canceled models were expected to arrive as a direct response to an AMD Radeon RX 6900 and Radeon RX 6800 with Navi21 silicon and, most importantly, 16GB of GDDR6 memory, which leaves Nvidia at a disadvantage when it comes to the amount of memory offered.
Although the cancellation was indicated, the reason why Nvidia told its assembly partners that these two models will not finally reach the market has not really transpired, which could be due to GDDR6X memory availability problems in the case of the RTX 3080 20GB, while the reason for the GeForce RTX 3070 16GB is unknown.
For now, the model that is saved from burning and continues forward is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (PG190 SKU 10), which would go on sale in the middle of next November.
Source: Jensen’s Laptop