NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 cooler design said to cost $150 - possible adoption of GDDR6X

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 09 2020 @ 11:48 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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VideoCardz compiled the latest rumors about NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs. A couple of days ago, photos leaked of what is claimed to be the cooler design of the upcoming GeForce RTX 3080. Now there's word that this board design is called PG132 and that it will be used by at least three Ampere-based cards.

The stock cooling solution for NVIDIA's Founders Editions is likely made either by Foxconn or BYD. It's rumored that this cooling design will likely cost up to $150, so it's definitely not a cheap cooling solution. It's believed this cooler can handle a TDP of up to 350W.

There's also some speculation that the RTX 3080 non-Ti may use the GA102 GPU, and that Titan is renamed to RTX 3090. Furthermore, the report also talks about some Ampere GPUs using the new GDDR6X memory.
It is also said that NVIDIA would launch RTX 3080 non-Ti with the Big Ampere GPU (GA102). I must say at first I was a bit skeptical of this rumor, but after looking at the data, it does make sense. It makes sense because NVIDIA will definitely be upgrading memory size on the RTX xx80 series. The 16GB upgrade would be too expensive, considering the card is expected to feature new GDDR6X memory. The memory technology itself is still a rumor itself, after all, not a single brand has even announced the production of such memory technology. That was not the case with the GDDR6, which was announced months ahead of the first GDDR6-based graphics card launch.

The RTX 3080 we saw in the previous leak would feature a 320-bit bus alongside 10GB memory. This is a 25% upgrade over the Turing generation. I will, however, remain skeptical of the alleged RTX 3080Ti specs with 11GB capacity. It is doubtful NVIDIA would have two high-end cards so close to each other.
The launch is expected in September, if not sooner.

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