Contrary to recent rumors, NVIDIA’s heavily anticipated GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card will not be launching next month. This is according to a new report by IT Home, which claims that green team has sent out an internal announcement to partners advising that the GPU has been delayed to mid-May. NVIDIA was supposedly aiming to release the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in mid-April.
“Earlier news revealed that the RTX 3080 Ti was originally scheduled to be released on the market around mid-April, and the price is expected to be the same as that of the RX 6900 XT, which is about 999 Euro/USD,” IT Home wrote. “But now the sources have confirmed that the new product of the RTX 3080 Ti series has been postponed again.”
“According to previous reports, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card uses the core of RTX 3090, but the video memory has been reduced from 20 GB GDDR6X to 12 GB, the number of stream processors is still 10,496, and the video memory bit width has been increased from 320-bit to full 384-bit. The total bandwidth can reach 936 GB/s, and other aspects are expected to be the same as RTX 3090.”
Recent rumors have also suggested that NVIDIA will be releasing its GeForce RTX 3070 Ti model sometime in May. Barring further delays, green team will presumably lift the veil on both the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti as part of a major announcement event scheduled for that month.