Thursday, December 31st 2020

Lenovo Confirms Various Upcoming GeForce RTX 30-series SKUs

Lenovo may have inadvertently disclosed the existence of several upcoming GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards. The Product Specifications Reference (PSREF) document for a certain Lenovo pre-built gaming desktop model, the Legion R5 28IMB05, lists out all its possible hardware options, covering CPU, graphics cards, and storage. The CPU options cover 10th Gen Core "Comet Lake-S" models that are already out; but things get interesting with the list of graphics options. In addition to certain RTX 20-series, and GTX 16-series SKUs, the list mentions certain RTX 30-series SKUs that haven't yet been announced by NVIDIA.

Among these unreleased GPUs are the GeForce RTX 3050, which is shown featuring 4 GB of GDDR6 memory; the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 6 GB of it; and the GeForce RTX 3060 (non-Ti) with 12 GB of it. The already-launched RTX 3070 also finds mention here. It's likely that these are OEM-exclusive SKUs, but if they're not, then we have our first look at how NVIDIA is handling product segmentation between the RTX 3050 Ti and the RTX 3060 (non-Ti), in a possible bid to avoid a repeat of the GTX 1060 3 GB vs. 6 GB confusion (where besides memory, the two SKUs also had different core-configurations). Based on the GA106 silicon, the GeForce RTX 3060 (non-Ti) is expected to feature a 192-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface, which it populates with 12 GB of memory.
Sources: Lenovo Legion R5 28IMB05 PSREF, VideoCardz
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8 Comments on Lenovo Confirms Various Upcoming GeForce RTX 30-series SKUs

#1
docnorth
I still have hopes for a 75w 3050(?) without 6-pin connector.
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lexluthermiester
docnorthI still have hopes for a 75w 3050(?) without 6-pin connector.
That would be cool for a lot of people who want next gen gpu love for systems with limited power/space..
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killferd
docnorthI still have hopes for a 75w 3050(?) without 6-pin connector.
This would indeed be nice, but the real upgrade will be on next gen when Nvidia finally moves to single digit node for manufacturing, my guess is with that the power savings will be insane, or at least a good balance of power and performance finally giving a worthy 1050Ti upgrade.
Edit: Though Ampere is on Samsung 8 nm, the power savings are not there compare to previous generation in the same ratio to performance.
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Caring1
killferdThis would indeed be nice, but the real upgrade will be on next gen when Nvidia finally moves to single digit node for manufacturing, my guess is with that the power savings will be insane, or at least a good balance of power and performance finally giving a worthy 1050Ti upgrade.
That would be nice but I guess a smaller node will have heat issues, unless they retain die surface area.
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Anymal
3060 12gb for me please, maybe under 500eur.
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lexluthermiester
Anymal3060 12gb for me please, maybe under 500eur.
Likely 380euro. That's just a guess on my part but it seems reasonable.
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Anymal
380eur no stock, 479 eur on stock.
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bonehead123

Lenovo... seriously ??

It's not like we don't already have enough companies already saying they are making mostly non-existent/mostly unavailable-till-spring/summer 2021 cards or anything, now these knock-off clowns from you know where feel they just have to get in on the game.... seriously ????????

p..U..h..L..e..E..e..Z......
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