NVIDIA may be unveiling its Ampere-based 7 nm GPUs earlier than expected. According to an article at China’s Fast Technology (mydrivers.com) publishing platform, the company will be showing off the RTX 2000 series’ first successors in March (GTC 2020). As some may have guessed, NVIDIA has decided to label these the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070.
The processor codes of these GPUs have been identified as GA103 and GA104, respectively. The RTX 3080 will reportedly pack 3480 stream processors (SPs), 60 stream multiprocessors (SMs), and 10 or 20 GB (GeForce/Quadro?) of GDDR6 RAM on a 320-bit memory bus. Its weaker sibling is listed with 3072 SPs, 48 SMs, and 8 or 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM on a 256-bit memory bus.
These sound like a major upgrade, but will there be a Ti and Titan variant? The reporter suggests that this is a definite possibility based on the coding schemes for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070. NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti utilizes the TU102, so a GA102 GPU presumably exists and is being reserved for green team’s next round of halo products.