NVIDIA will reportedly launch its way-oft-rumored GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card in April. The news comes from VideoCardz and popular hardware leaker kopite7kimi, who claims that the Titanium variant of the flagship gaming GPU has undergone some significant downgrades since the initial leaks that came out in December. Apparently, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will only feature 10,240 CUDA Cores (80 Streaming Processors) as opposed to 10,496. Memory has also been reduced from 20 GB to 12 GB of VRAM, which suggests that NVIDIA made a concentrated effort to distance the SKU even further from its BFGPU, the GeForce RTX 3090 (10,496 CUDA Cores, 24 GB GDDR6X).
“The most recent update to the NVIDIA product roadmap lists GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 12GB coming in April,” VideoCardz reported. “The date has not been confirmed by other sources yet. This is actually a third date from the same roadmap, so we wouldn’t necessarily believe that cannot change again. However, this is the latest information that we have. More importantly though, the card is no longer listed as ‘on hold.'”
“With 12GB GDDR6X memory, the graphics card would have to rely on a wider 384-bit memory bus. Previous rumors have suggested that the card might feature 20 GB GDDR6X memory, in fact, this information has been available to board partners for at least 2 months. Some of them have already prepared product codes for the RTX 3080 Ti 20GB.”
Gamers Nexus’ Steve Burke previously reported that NVIDIA had delayed the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti indefinitely due to a lack of supplies and how awkward it’d be for the company to release a new graphics card in the midst of a seemingly depleted market. Pricing is unknown, but many suspect that the card will easily cost $999 or more.
Things have changed.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) February 6, 2021
Maybe the current spec is 10240FP32, 12G GD6X. 😃