After impressing enthusiasts with the 4K and 8K capabilities of its GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, Nvidia found it difficult to maintain consumer attention with the arrival of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 line. For lower prices in general, the red team offers video cards that are equally powerful and that finally integrate Ray Tracing processing.
Nvidia is aware of the moves of its rivals and it is not today that rumors indicate that the manufacturer is preparing a response to match. Today, courtesy of the leaker kopite7kimi, we have new information from the awaited GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which should arrive to make the life of the Radeon RX 6900 XT more difficult.
RTX 3080 Ti FE:
the same FP32 count as 3090, 10496FP32,
the same MEM speed and TGP as 3080,
— kopite7kimi4virgil (@kopite7kimi) November 4, 2020
According to Kopite, the 3080 Ti should reach the market equipped with the GA102-250 chip, another variation of the GPU that equips the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, in addition to adopting 20GB of GDDR6X memory, thus calming consumers who were concerned about the limited amount of VRAM used in the traditional model.
Another curious detail pointed out by the leaker is that the 3080 Ti must maintain the same count of CUDA cores as the RTX 3090, having no less than 10,496 of them. In addition, the configurations must follow the standard 3080, including the memory speed at 19Gbps with 320 bit interface, the power consumption at 320W and the absence of the NVLINK connection for the combination of two cards.
It is not yet known what Nvidia’s pricing strategy will be, which could reduce the prices of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, something unlikely considering its scarcity, or even position the 3080 Ti in the $ 999 range, beating the RX head-on. 6900 XT. Anyway, considering its launch window, it shouldn’t be long before news is released. In the end, the competition seems to have finally returned to the GPU market.