Tuesday, April 27th 2021

Possible NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Launch Date Surfaces

NVIDIA is likely to launch its upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti high-end graphics card on May 18, 2021, according to a Wccftech report citing a reliable source on Chinese tech forums. May 18 is when the product could be announced, with reviews going live on May 25, followed by market availability on May 26, according to this source.

NVIDIA is likely designing the RTX 3080 Ti to better compete against the Radeon RX 6900 XT. Based on the same 8 nm GA102 silicon as its RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, this SKU will be armed with 10,240 CUDA cores, 320 Tensor cores, 80 RT cores, 320 TMUs, 112 ROPs, and the chip's full 384-bit wide GDDR6X memory interface, holding 12 GB of memory running around 19 Gbps, according to VideoCardz. NVIDIA is expected to price the card competitively against the RX 6900 XT. AMD, meanwhile, has refreshed the RX 6900 XT with higher clock-speeds, released as special SKUs through its AIB partners.
Sources: ITHome, WCCFTech, VideoCardz
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59 Comments on Possible NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Launch Date Surfaces

#1
King Mustard
Reviews will get their soon, then - and we'll have no idea that they do until May 25!
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#2
The Quim Reaper
Will be interesting to see if 3090 scalper prices on E-Bay start to drop off a cliff, now this card is (practically) a certainty, in just a months time.
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#3
King Mustard
The Quim ReaperWill be interesting to see if 3090 scalper prices on E-Bay start to drop off a cliff, now this card is (practically) a certainty, in just a months time.
eBay*

I think the desire for 3080 cards will calm down a little when the 3080 Ti is released.

The issue is that NVIDIA can only manufacture so many GPUs, no matter which variant.

Just because they're announcing the 3080 Ti, doesn't mean there will be released capacity to make 3080s.

If I can easily get a Founders Edition 3080 Ti for £999, I'll grab one.
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#4
Tsukiyomi91
assuming the release date is true, then scalpers will have all the reasons to start panicking, not just those who are scalping the 3090s but also the 3080s. IF there's more availability of this card at the end of May 2021.
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#5
lemoncarbonate
Can nvidia make the 3080 Ti memorable like the legendary 1080 Ti? Still remember that card launched faster and cheaper than TitanP. They need to make this card faster than 3090 to make it happen. The gap between 3080 and 3090 for gaming is so narrow already.
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#6
Jill Valentine
lemoncarbonateCan nvidia make the 3080 Ti memorable like the legendary 1080 Ti? Still remember that card launched faster and cheaper than TitanP. They need to make this card faster than 3090 to make it happen. The gap between 3080 and 3090 for gaming is so narrow already.
That's easily done by custom models with better cooling and a factory overclock.
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#7
medi01
Based on specs, could that be harvested 3090?
btarunrWCCFTech report citing a reliable source
Oh boy...
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#8
Animalpak
To me, 2022 will be the year when people can get a graphics card like before the pandemic.

Until then, kill any hope you have.
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#9
Vya Domus
The Quim ReaperWill be interesting to see if 3090 scalper prices on E-Bay start to drop off a cliff, now this card is (practically) a certainty, in just a months time.
What will probably happen is that 3090s will ramp down in production dramatically anyway.
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#10
las
Yeah no thanks, I'll wait for 4000 series or Radeon 7000, in 2H 2022
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#11
TumbleGeorge
Mmm, launch of 3080 ti is better to be next week.
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#12
las
lemoncarbonateCan nvidia make the 3080 Ti memorable like the legendary 1080 Ti? Still remember that card launched faster and cheaper than TitanP. They need to make this card faster than 3090 to make it happen. The gap between 3080 and 3090 for gaming is so narrow already.
3080 Ti is not going to beat 3090, and these cards are aimed at 4K+, except 12GB VRAM is kinda low for 4K+ gaming, if you want to keep it for a few years that is.

Nvidia should have launched this long ago tbh. Now we are pretty much halfway thru Ampere. Had my 3080 for 8 months or so. There's no way I'd even bother getting a 3080 Ti when 4000 series launch in 2H 2022 and GPU prices and availability is probably back to normal by then too.

People will be paying 3090 price for 3080 Ti. They might as well have gotten a 3090 on release; Double VRAM + Less cutdown + Able to enjoy the card 8-9-10 months earlier.

1080 Ti was my last Ti. I will much rather get a x70/x80 on release and upgrade sooner, this way you will be on Nvidia's newest arch for longest and get priority on tweaking and optimizations. Why buy a Ti when a new arch comes out 12-15 months later.
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#13
Jill Valentine
las3080 Ti is not going to beat 3090
If 3090 would be like Titans before (no custom models) 3080 Ti would probably be faster. But as 3090 has custom models as well, you're probably correct unless 3080 Ti chips are binned and they OC better.
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#14
las
Chloe PriceIf 3090 would be like Titans before (no custom models) 3080 Ti would probably be faster. But as 3090 has custom models as well, you're probably correct unless 3080 Ti chips are binned and they OC better.
3080 Ti is not better binned for sure, it's leftover chips, thats why it launches much later

3080 Ti is needed to compete well with 6900XT "on paper" .. Probably the only reason why Nvidia releases this, $999 vs $999
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#15
ratirt
las3080 Ti is not better binned for sure, it's leftover chips, thats why it launches much later
I'm with you on that one and it won't be faster but still the price is the most important thing here. I dont think it will be $1k. Maybe on paper though but definitely not a reality.
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#16
las
ratirtI'm with you on that one and it won't be faster but still the price is the most important thing here. I dont think it will be $1k. Maybe on paper though but definitely not a reality.
For sure not in reality, thats why it makes little sense to even launch this, besides looking good on paper. It will probably be priced close to 3090, if you can even get one.

I'd rather have seen a 3080 with 20 gigs. Or the 3080 Ti with 20 gigs on a smaller 320 bus. 10 or 12gb vram for 4k-5k or even 8k gaming won't make much difference, 16-24GB will (eventually)

I expect Out of Stock instantly on launch.. Zero cards on Nvidia's own store and bumped up prices at retailers. While reviewers gets 5-10 custom cards each...
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#17
RedelZaVedno
3, 2,1... and IT'S GONE! Was it a rocket, a ghost or another paper launch from NGreedia?

See U in 2023 when stock returns back to normal... Man can dream :ohwell:
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#18
trog100
if its not mining gimped it will be unattainable right from the launch day and the few that do make it into the retail market will end up on ebay at $2500..

if it is mining gimped it will still be unobtainable but cost a little less on ebay,..

trog
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#19
RedelZaVedno
Why do we even bother reading news about GPUs announcements? It's like chasing ghosts and may stay this way well into 2022.

Remember Nvidia CFOs wordsat shareholder meeting: “We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year and possibly well into the next. We will see supply continue to increase throughout this quarter as well as throughout the year, regardless, it’s still going to be difficult to find a new GPU."

TSMC CEO C. C. Wei's comments for Bloomberg: "We already running fabs at over 100 percent utilization... In 2023, I hope we can offer more capacity to support our customers. At that time, we’ll start to see the supply chain tightness release a little bit.”

Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger for Washington Post: "...It could take a few years to address the shortage. It just takes a couple of years to build capacity."

What they're all saying is, supply will fail to meet demand anytime soon and prices will stay high or get even worse. Given the fact that it takes 3 years to built a new fab in best case scenario and that enterprise costumers like Apple, data centers, big system integrators and car manufacturers always come first, all I can say is DIY PC building could soon become helluva lot more expensive hobby.
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#20
las
RedelZaVednoWhy do we even bother reading news about GPUs announcements? It's like chasing ghosts and may stay this way well into 2022.

Remember Nvidia CFOs wordsat shareholder meeting: “We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year and possibly well into the next. We will see supply continue to increase throughout this quarter as well as throughout the year, regardless, it’s still going to be difficult to find a new GPU."

TSMC CEO C. C. Wei's comments for Bloomberg: "We already running fabs at over 100 percent utilization... In 2023, I hope we can offer more capacity to support our customers. At that time, we’ll start to see the supply chain tightness release a little bit.”

Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger for Washington Post: "...It could take a few years to address the shortage. It just takes a couple of years to build capacity."

What they're all saying is, supply will fail to meet demand anytime soon and prices will stay high or get even worse. Given the fact that it takes 3 years to built a new fab in best case scenario and that enterprise costumers like Apple, data centers, big system integrators and car manufacturers always come first, all I can say is DIY PC building could soon become helluva lot more expensive hobby.
You are right, but I can't stop reading hardware news, even tho hardware market is beyond boring at this point. I'm glad I got my 3080 on launch for 700 dollars and I will upgrade when pricing and availability is back to normal in 2022-2023.

I expect demand to go down when COVID vaccines are out (people stop playing again) and GPU mining hopefully gets too advanced (ASIC miners incoming).

I don't think it will last till 2023 but it could.
RedelZaVedno3, 2,1... and IT'S GONE! Was it a rocket, a ghost or another paper launch from NGreedia?

See U in 2023 when stock returns back to normal... Man can dream :ohwell:
You act like AMDs is doing any better? AMDs availablity is even worse, with zero 6000 models listed on Steam HW Survey. All Ampere cards are represented and have been for months and months at this point.
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#21
ratirt
RedelZaVednoWhy do we even bother reading news about GPUs announcements? It's like chasing ghosts and may stay this way well into 2022.

Remember Nvidia CFOs wordsat shareholder meeting: “We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year and possibly well into the next. We will see supply continue to increase throughout this quarter as well as throughout the year, regardless, it’s still going to be difficult to find a new GPU."

TSMC CEO C. C. Wei's comments for Bloomberg: "We already running fabs at over 100 percent utilization... In 2023, I hope we can offer more capacity to support our customers. At that time, we’ll start to see the supply chain tightness release a little bit.”

Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger for Washington Post: "...It could take a few years to address the shortage. It just takes a couple of years to build capacity."

What they're all saying is, supply will fail to meet demand anytime soon and prices will stay high or get even worse. Given the fact that it takes 3 years to built a new fab in best case scenario and that enterprise costumers like Apple, data centers, big system integrators and car manufacturers always come first, all I can say is DIY PC building could soon become helluva lot more expensive hobby.
So you are saying, because of the high demand and supply issue, we shouldn't read what is interesting to us? It is still news about new technology either if it's hard or easy to get.
I got my 6900xt but I still wanna know and see what NV is releasing. When the supply improves I will be already up to date.
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#22
Tardian
Workin' in the coal mine
Goin' on down, down
Workin' in a coal mine
Oops, about to slip down
Workin' in a coal mine
Goin' on down, down
Workin' in a coal mine
Oops, about to slip down
'Cause I make a little money
Haulin' coal by the ton
When Saturday rolls around
I'm too tired for havin' fun

Songwriters: Allen Toussaint
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#23
RedelZaVedno
lasYou act like AMDs is doing any better? AMDs availablity is even worse, with zero 6000 models listed on Steam HW Survey. All Ampere cards are represented and have been for months and months at this point.
AMD is nearly irrelevant in dGPU market as Nvidia covers somewhere between 80-90% of dGPU production. If NVidia can't meet demand, AMD has no capacity to jump in, especially not when it's bound to TSMCs production capacities. The only one who could do that is Intel with it's XE dGPU lineup, but we'll have to wait and see how seriously they wanna compete for dGPU marketshare.
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#24
las
RedelZaVednoAMD is nearly irrelevant in dGPU market as Nvidia covers somewhere between 80-90% of dGPU production. If NVidia can't meet demand, AMD has no capacity to jump in, especially not when it's bound to TSMCs production capacities. The only one who could do that is Intel with it's XE dGPU lineup, but we'll have to wait and see how seriously they wanna compete for dGPU marketshare.
Nvidia "only" has 75% of marketshare on Steam HW Survey. AMDs 6000 series is good. Availablity is the problem. And pricing is bad (6700XT should not be 479 or example, few will buy an AMD card if it's not "much better" performance per dollar) but I guess all cards have terrible value atm.

If AMD could deliver GPUs now, for MSRP, they would easily eat into Nvidias marketshare. They can't tho.

Intels dGPUs are not ready before 2022 if not 2023 (we don't know)
I'd expect alot of software issues at launch. If Intel have had their dGPU ready NOW they would be able to sell truckloads, sadly they don't.
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#25
RedelZaVedno
ratirtSo you are saying, because of the high demand and supply issue, we shouldn't read what is interesting to us? It is still news about new technology either if it's hard or easy to get.
I got my 6900xt but I still wanna know and see what NV is releasing. When the supply improves I will be already up to date.
I'm not saying to anyone what one should do or not do. All I wanna say is that I don't see the point in marketing and hyping over the products 99% of people won't be able to buy. As things stand today, hyping over these products is only helping scalpers ripping off consumers with impulsive buying disorders.
lasNvidia "only" has 75% of marketshare on Steam HW Survey. AMDs 6000 series are good. Availablity is the problem.

If AMD could deliver GPUs now, they would easily eat into Nvidias marketshare. They can't tho.

Intel's dGPU is not ready before 2022 if not 2023 (we don't know)
I'd expect alot of software issues at launch. If Intel have had their dGPU ready NOW they would be able to sell truckloads, sadly they don't.
Yeah and that's why dGPU will remain F throughout 2021 and possibly even through 2022. The only wild card DIY PC builders have atm is hope that mining craze ends in ashes soon and used dGPUs overflow the 2nd hand market. Let's hope it happens asap.
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