Friday, August 28th 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Specifications Leaked

Just ahead of the September launch, specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming RTX Ampere lineup have been leaked by industry sources over at VideoCardz. According to the website, three alleged GeForce SKUs are being launched in September - RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070. The new lineup features major improvements: 2nd generation ray-tracing cores and 3rd generation tensor cores made for AI and ML. When it comes to connectivity and I/O, the new cards use the PCIe 4.0 interface and have support for the latest display outputs like HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4a.

The GeForce RTX 3090 comes with 24 GB of GDDR6X memory running on a 384-bit bus at 19.5 Gbps. This gives a memory bandwidth capacity of 936 GB/s. The card features the GA102-300 GPU with 5,248 CUDA cores running at 1695 MHz, and is rated for 350 W TGP (board power). While the Founders Edition cards will use NVIDIA's new 12-pin power connector, non-Founders Edition cards, from board partners like ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte, will be powered by two 8-pin connectors. Next up is specs for the GeForce RTX 3080, a GA102-200 based card that has 4,352 CUDA cores running at 1710 MHz, paired with 10 GB of GDDR6X memory running at 19 Gbps. The memory is connected with a 320-bit bus that achieves 760 GB/s bandwidth. The board is rated at 320 W and the card is designed to be powered by dual 8-pin connectors. And finally, there is the GeForce RTX 3070, which is built around the GA104-300 GPU with a yet unknown number of CUDA cores. We only know that it has the older non-X GDDR6 memory that runs at 16 Gbps speed on a 256-bit bus. The GPUs are supposedly manufactured on TSMC's 7 nm process, possibly the EUV variant.
Source: VideoCardz
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216 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and 3080 Specifications Leaked

#201
BoboOOZ
JAB Creations
Frankly I would really like to see AMD release the 6000 series with a setting that allows you to choose a TDP target. Like a slider for the card power, even if it has steps like 25 watts or something. I know AMD will still crank the power up, I don't need 300FPS, I am still using a 60Hz screen for now and am interested in 120/144 later this year but options are limited in the area of the market I'm looking as I game maybe 2% of the time I'm at my rig.
The Radeon driver already allows you to define a power budget in general, and on a per-game basis. I run my 5700XT at 120W most of the time, and it's passively cooled when it does. And, btw, the slider is continuous.

The only thing missing is memory underclocking, but that's more like peanuts compared to the GPU itself.
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#202
medi01
This guy (note the date of his first post):

[MEDIA=twitter]1280862817671770113[/MEDIA]
Says this:

[MEDIA=twitter]1300464910019690505[/MEDIA]

In other words, that big RDNA2 chip is beating 3080 (hardly surprising, to be honest)
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#203
BoboOOZ
medi01
In other words, that big RDNA2 chip is beating 3080 (hardly surprising, to be honest)
I haven't seen a single solid RDNA2 leak, only suppositions, have you?
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#204
Fluffmeister
Yeah besides, It would have been better if he said GA102 cannot beat it either, shame.
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#205
medi01
BoboOOZ
I haven't seen a single solid RDNA2 leak, only suppositions, have you?
Chip size was "leaked" (sort of).
Everything else was not (as with Ampere).
Fluffmeister
Yeah besides, It would have been better if he said GA102 cannot beat it either, shame.
Lol.
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#206
GhostRyder
rtwjunkie
From what I've seen, adapters will be included.
Yea I had just found that out so im not worried (Other than looks lol).
AsRock
From what i keep seeing is that the 3090 be around 320w and 220w for the 3080, i guess we will see soon enough. I get the feeling that the 3090 was actually made to be their next Titan with the amount of memory it has.
I thought the way they are doing this they are scrapping the Titan badging from the gaming lineup and making it a pro card but I could be mistaken.
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#207
AsRock
TPU addict
GhostRyder
Yea I had just found that out so im not worried (Other than looks lol).

I thought the way they are doing this they are scrapping the Titan badging from the gaming lineup and making it a pro card but I could be mistaken.
Not sure you could be right too for all i know, although i am not after 300w+ vcard that's for sure regardless of the price.
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#208
medi01
medi01
This guy (note the date of his first post):

[MEDIA=twitter]1280862817671770113[/MEDIA]
Says this:

[MEDIA=twitter]1300464910019690505[/MEDIA]

In other words, that big RDNA2 chip is beating 3080 (hardly surprising, to be honest)
Uh, hold on, isn't 3080 also GA 102 this time?
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#209
RoutedScripter
theoneandonlymrk
Were you not about for the last ten years, every GPU release had a hype train.
And if not new unreleased tech, what then do we discuss, do we just compare benchmarks, fix issues, some like a less dry discussion.
You can not read them.
Sorry I have no idea what you're trying to say.
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#210
theoneandonlymrk
RoutedScripter
Sorry I have no idea what you're trying to say.
Sorry I don't get you.
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#211
RoutedScripter
So worth it, skipping all the leaks, skipping pointless speculation on a forum, it wouldn't have felt the same, I made an awesome dinner, sat down and watched mostly all of it, very satisfied, even tho I'm not a Nvidia customer, but that's not the point.

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#212
TranceHead
So all the 30 series have a 12 pin connector?
lexluthermiester
Simple, not all cards need that many power lines. For many cards one 6pin/8pin is enough. So why build a connector that has a bunch of power lines when only a few are needed? It's needless and wasteful.


You need to read that wikipedia article you're quoting a little closer. 2.0 was on the roadmap in 2016 but it wasn't finalized until June 26th of 2019. Additionally, DP2.0 modulation ICs are expensive and offer marginal benefit to the consumer over 1.4a based ICs. DP2.0 is best suited for commercial and industrial applications ATM.
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#213
lexluthermiester
TranceHead
So all the 30 series have a 12 pin connector?
Yes & No. All of the NVidia branded FE cards will. AIB cards will not. So it will depend on which brand you buy from.
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#214
TranceHead
lexluthermiester
Yes & No. All of the NVidia branded FE cards will. AIB cards will not. So it will depend on which brand you buy from.
Either way.
I still prefer a single connection over multiples
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#215
lexluthermiester
TranceHead
Either way.
I still prefer a single connection over multiples
While I would generally agree with that, I don't have any PSU's that have that connection and an adapter cable is pointless. When PSU's have that connector, I'd be fine using it, but I'm not going to replace $650 worth of in-use PSUs in my home just to accommodate a change no one needs or asked for. And to be fair, AIBs are not going to use the connector and I'm not buying any of NVidia' own FE lineup(either personally or for my shop). So it's kind of a mute point at this time.
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#216
AsRock
TPU addict
Connector should come the nV FE card anyways.
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