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If you missed out on a GeForce RTX 3080 today, don’t fret, as an even better version could be just around the corner. NVIDIA has released the whitepaper for its Ampere GA102 GPU architecture, and eagle-eyed readers spotted something interesting in the tables comparing the GeForce RTX 3090, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3070 with their predecessors.

For some reason, NVIDIA intentionally noted the amount of memory for its latest flagship card (“RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition”) but not for the others (“RTX 3090 FE Founders Edition,” “RTX 2070 Founders Edition”), which has led many enthusiasts to believe that a version with more memory (i.e., 20 GB) is in the works.

We’ll admit that this is pretty weak evidence, but if you’ll remember, there’s been plenty of rumors going around about a GeForce RTX 3080 variant that packs twice the memory. It isn’t clear whether NVIDIA would go with the Ti or SUPER branding, but the release seems perfectly plausible based on what AMD is allegedly putting into its “Big Navi” flagship. The most powerful Radeon RX 6000 Series model will supposedly have 16 GB of RAM, which is a generous improvement over the GeForce RTX 3080’s 10 GB.

According to VideoCardz’s sources, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti/SUPER is definitely on its way. What’s really amusing is that it could release before the end of this year to counter Radeon’s efforts. How would early GeForce RTX 30 Series adopters react?

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7 Comments

  1. nVidia can suck a dick.. I’ll wait for AMDs offering so I can get shut out from buying it too, and then I’ll tell AMD to suck a dick!

  2. Gigabyte confirms 8GB 3060, 16GB 3070 and 20GB 3080 are coming:

    [URL]https://videocardz.com/newz/gigabyte-confirms-geforce-rtx-3060-8gb-rtx-3070-16gb-and-rtx-3080-20gb[/URL]

  3. By the time my card is due to ship, these new cards will probably be out so I’ll cancel and go through the whole thing again lol.
    I might get to play Cyberpunk2077 in January (2077!).

  4. NVIDIA probably has these parts queued up for release once AMD announces it’s Radeon “Big Navi” based 6000 series GPU’s.

  5. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 18411, member: 6″]
    NVIDIA probably has these parts queued up for release once AMD announces it’s Radeon “Big Navi” based 6000 series GPU’s.
    [/QUOTE]

    Is there much point to this strategy? I mean, if Nvidia releases their 3070 16GB and 3080 20GB before Big Navi, what would AMD respond with besides pricing? And if AMD does try to come at them with a lower price, couldn’t Nvidia just shuffle their stack pricing down to be competitive?

  6. [QUOTE=”AntiQuark, post: 18409, member: 83″]
    By the time my card is due to ship, these new cards will probably be out so I’ll cancel and go through the whole thing again lol.
    I might get to play Cyberpunk2077 in January (2077!).
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m fine with playing CP2077 on a 2080ti with DLSS, chances are you’d need DLSS on the 3080 too anyway.

  7. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 18432, member: 1298″]
    I’m fine with playing CP2077 on a 2080ti with DLSS, chances are you’d need DLSS on the 3080 too anyway.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m not sure why you quoted my post.

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