Monday, February 8th 2021

"Indefinitely Postponed" RTX 3080 Ti Might See April Launch Carrying 12 GB GDDR6X Memory

A well-known leaker from NVIDIA cards past, Kopite7Kimi, has launched a rumor wherein the previously "indefinitely postponed" RTX 3080 Ti graphics card might see the light of day as early as April. Designed as an NVIDIA response to the price/performance offering from AMD's RX 6900 XT graphics card, the RTX 3080 Ti with an overkill 20 GB GDDR6X was rumored to have been in the works following the AMD launch. However, inventory difficulties related not only to wafer production from Samsung, but also GDDR6X supply from Micron and delays in the logistics channels meant that NVIDIA chose to shelve this graphics card release.

The new, reinterpreted RTX 3080 Ti graphics card is rumored to axe the 20 GB of GDDR6X memory in favor of a more tenable 12 GB - which some might argue is but a slight, but sufficient improvement from the RTX 3080's 10 GB. That memory amount, however, means that the card will have to carry a different, wider, 384-bit memory bus, which should mean improved memory performance, but also increased board costs. The RTX 3080 Ti is now rumored as carrying 80 enabled Streaming Multiprocessors (12 more than the RTX 3080's 68, and 2 less than the fully-enabled chip present in the RTX 3090.
Sources: Kopite7kimi on Twitter, via Videocardz
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47 Comments on "Indefinitely Postponed" RTX 3080 Ti Might See April Launch Carrying 12 GB GDDR6X Memory

#1
Cobain
At 9 dollars a day, this Will go straight to miners.
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#2
kayjay010101
This card has had more variants before it's even launched than any GPU product ever!
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#3
Fluffmeister
The dark web kiddy fiddlers will lap this bad boy up.
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#4
cst1992
Basically, as expected it's 12GB, not 20.
Clearly, this is a redesigned 3090.
I'm not surprised.

$999?
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#5
BorisDG
I'm hoping that will be 16GB.
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#6
TumbleGeorge
If wish to buy next delay. How much one delay?
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#7
Xex360
This generation of graphics cards makes Turing look great.
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#8
Chrispy_
Xex360
This generation of graphics cards makes Turing look great.
No kidding. I was disappointed in my two Turing purchases but honestly they're starting to look like great deals in that:

1) They were something I could actually buy
2) I bought them at MSRP, not double the MSRP
3) The performance/$ is way better, thanks to ridiculous pricing on Ampere
4) The performance/W is comparable, thanks to ridiculous power draw on Ampere
5) They have as much or more RAM than the equivalent Ampere.
6) I've had them for over a year already.
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#9
Vayra86
I reckon by autumn we will have some semblance of normality in the market again. Prior? Forget it.
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#10
cst1992
BorisDG
I'm hoping that will be 16GB.
If it's a derivative of the 3090(GA102 chip), then no, it'll be a multiple of 384bit. So either 6, 12 or 24. Not 16.
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#11
MDWiley
Videocardz is milking these 3080 Ti rumors way too hard. At this point it feels like they’re just making things up to stay in the spotlight.
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#12
cst1992
MDWiley
Videocardz is milking these 3080 Ti rumors way too hard
Whenever I've seen a rumor from them, it turned out to be right. So yeah, they've earned that.
Plus, this latest edition of the 3080Ti seems consistent with the flagship MO of NVIDIA: just release a Titan class card for the high-end crowd, then release a x80 Ti a few months later for the enthusiast class.
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#13
TumbleGeorge
cst1992
If it's a derivative of the 3090(GA102 chip), then no, it'll be a multiple of 384bit. So either 6, 12 or 24. Not 16.
Why not. If set part of memory on backside. On front 10*1GB and on back 6*1GB or 3*2GB. Double-sided channels and one-sided will be paired in bios and drivers.
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#14
cst1992
Doing such a configuration will cause underutilization of the extra VRAM.
And not just the VRAM, this happens with regular RAM too. If your modules are mismatched in size, the extra size is slower.
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#15
Dristun
Vayra86
I reckon by autumn we will have some semblance of normality in the market again. Prior? Forget it.
If shitcoin prices keep slowly trending up there won't be any normality even early next year. If I understand all the news correctly there's simply no extra capacity at TSMC or anywhere else to help nvidia and amd ramp up the production beyond what they have already planned and clearly whatever they planned is not even nearly enough.
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#16
Prima.Vera
How is this card going to compete with the 3090 ??
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#17
Cobain
Vayra86
I reckon by autumn we will have some semblance of normality in the market again. Prior? Forget it.
With Tesla today announcing they Will soon accept Bitcoin as payment and with eth and Bitcoin going up like crazy everyday (10% today again) I think autumn is very optimistic..
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#18
cst1992
With bitcoin getting harder and harder to mine it's actually approaching a proper currency rather than just a means to make free money which is what it was back in the 290x mining craze and before.
Hopefully the prices of it will stabilize in the not too distant future.
Prima.Vera
How is this card going to compete with the 3090 ??
$500 cheaper, keeps most of the 3090's performance, still a lot of VRAM remaining in the card, slightly lower power consumption(probably),...
That's enough points.
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#19
TumbleGeorge
cst1992
your modules are mismatched in size, the extra size is slower.
LoL! Prove that! Especially for:
cst1992
this happens with regular RAM too
There is many laptops with soldered RAM + free slot. There offers with 4GB soldered +16GB on slot...or other combinations.
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#20
InVasMani
Vayra86
I reckon by autumn we will have some semblance of normality in the market again. Prior? Forget it.
It won't happen until the mining hash rate ROI decreases significantly. By the time that happens AMD/Nvidia will probably ready to launch new card and the new world order mining cycle continues.
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#21
cst1992
Unfortunately, I see no end to the mining craze, simply because there's no end to cryptocurrencies.
First there was BTC, then LTC, then Doge, then Ethereum...
Now even the Indian government is planning to ban BTC trading and launch its own currency, LaxmiCoin.
Why would the mining craze end if there's no end to new crypto?
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#22
Bytales
Correction, 3090 isnt fully enabled chip
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#23
BigMack70
Nvidia is obviously eager to put something between the "$700" 3080 and the "$1500" 3090, but I really don't see the point until the 3080 is actually available for that price... which it looks like it might never be at this point. Any 3080 Ti release is almost certainly going to be on the same silicon as the 3080 and 3090, so a new SKU here is just cannibilizing stock from an already unavailable product.
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#24
Chrispy_
Vayra86
I reckon by autumn we will have some semblance of normality in the market again. Prior? Forget it.
The kicker will be when a card for $300 is worth buying over the card that people bought 4 years ago for <$300. At the moment neither AMD nor Nvidia have even launched such a product.
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#25
Rage Set
TumbleGeorge
LoL! Prove that! Especially for:


There is many laptops with soldered RAM + free slot. There offers with 4GB soldered +16GB on slot...or other combinations.
He isn't wrong. In those configs, "looking at you Asus laptops", the system will run in dual channel for the 8GB. If an app asks for more than the 8GB, the system will run in single channel speeds.

Do the research, you'll see.
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