Early GeForce RTX 3080 adopters may want to prepare themselves for buyer’s remorse. According to VideoCardz’s sources, NVIDIA will be dumping coal into AMD’s holiday stockings by launching upgraded versions of its GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards in December.
These refreshed models will carry 20 GB and 16 GB of GDDR6X/GDD6 RAM (respectively), doubling the memory capacity of the current GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB) and GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB) models.
While pricing remains a mystery, we’re going to assume that they’ll run significantly higher than the current SKUs. It’s also unclear whether these 20 GB and 16 GB variants will be exclusive to third-party models or not (a previous rumor suggested that the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition would only be sold with 10 GB of memory).
Sources are also claiming that NVIDIA has canceled the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Nobody seems to know why this model was terminated, but VideoCardz believes that the reason could relate to poor yields.
“The plans to launch 3070 Ti with 6144 CUDA cores have allegedly been scrapped,” VideoCardz wrote. “No reason was provided, but we believe that yield of GA104 could’ve been an issue (the PG142 SKU 0 required full GPU to be operational). Thus, we should not expect GA104-400 till SUPER refresh next year.”