Thursday, December 10th 2020

New HP OEM Driver References RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti, and RTX 3080 Variants

A new HP OEM GeForce driver points to the two distinct approaches NVIDIA is possibly taking to develop its new high-end GeForce RTX 30-series SKU positioned between the $699 RTX 3080 and the $1,499 RTX 3090; particularly in the wake of the $999 AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT launch. The OEM driver's GPU support list references a number of unreleased graphics cards based on the "GA102" silicon, including engineering samples of 11 GB and 12 GB variants of the RTX 3080; and an RTX 3080 Ti.

The 11 GB and 12 GB variants of the RTX 3080 (which are unreleased engineering samples at this point) could possibly be SKUs carved out with the same core-configuration as the RTX 3080, but with slightly wider memory interfaces, with the 11 GB variant using a 352-bit interface, and the 12 GB variant maxing out the full 384-bit interface of the "GA104," albeit with 8 Gbit memory chips, unlike the RTX 3090, which uses twenty four 8 Gbit chips (2 per 32-bit path), to achieve 24 GB. The RTX 3080 Ti appears to be a whole different beast. Although the HP document doesn't mention its core-configuration or memory size, older reports have pointed at the possibility of this SKU featuring 9,984 CUDA cores, and the full 384-bit wide memory bus (possibly with 12 GB of memory). Even older reports point to the likelihood of the RTX 3080 Ti retaining the 320-bit memory bus of the RTX 3080, but doubling the memory amount to 20 GB.
Elsewhere in the list we see references to the RTX 3070 Ti, a SKU whose existence is highly likely, given that the RTX 3070 faces stiff competition from AMD's RX 6800. AMD is able to market the RX 6800 at $579 on virtue of not just higher performance, but also double the memory amount as the RTX 3070, at 16 GB, which runs faster, at 16 Gbps. An older report points to the RTX 3070 Ti being based on the "GA102" silicon, with 58 streaming multiprocessors (7,424 CUDA cores), and a 320-bit wide memory interface. It remains to be seen if NVIDIA uses faster GDDR6X, or conventional GDDR6 with this one.
Sources: kopite7kimi (Twitter), VideoCardz
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5 Comments on New HP OEM Driver References RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti, and RTX 3080 Variants

heck at this point they could make a million sku's , meaningless because nothing is available anyway.
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They should make a 3090 Ti while they're at it. Full fat GA100, 16,384 CUDA cores
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I don't know if this is a good thing completely or bad thing. While the 3080ti could be a welcomed treat (Mostly if its 1000 and in between the 3080 and 3090 in terms of performance) as I would be willing to pick that up. I don't know about the other ti variants personally, just because while they could sit in the middle, its mostly just a problem with oversaturation in my opinion (Especially with the already low supply lines).
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hoo boy I can't wait to click Notify Me and never get an email!
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