NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti launching in May (and ETH hash rate leaks)

Posted on Friday, Apr 23 2021 @ 11:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
VideoCardz has exclusive news about the NVIDIA GA102-225 GPU. The GPU leak website posted the first GPU die shot of the GA102-225 -- the chip that will power the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti video card.

May launch said to be final now

After months of rumors, several delays, and a couple of specification changes, it's said that the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is now imminent. VideoCardz writes NVIDIA has decided to launch the card in May. This new high-end card will get 10240 CUDA cores and 12GB GDDR6X memory. A lot of the specifications are still uncertain, better leakers should be expected over the coming weeks. The official price is expected to be around $999 -- but given the GPU shortages, it will be hard to find the card anywhere near this level.

VideoCardz expects the RTX 3080 Ti has a 1365MHz base clock, 1665MHz Boost, 12GB GDDR6X memory clocked at 19Gbps, 912GB/s memory bandwidth, and a 320W TDP.


Mining performance leaks too

It's a bit comical that Ethereum mining data for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the first performance indication that leaks. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sample that got tested is capable of hitting an Ethereum mining hash rate of 118.9MH/s. VideoCardz points out this score has been achieved after optimizations -- the TDP of the card was reduced to 278W and the memory clockspeed got bumped to 21.4Gbps.

It's a very high score of course, which will make the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti very attractive to miners. The site speculates the sample that got tested did not have a hash rate limiter. It's believed that final retail samples of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will implement a new hash rate limiter system to reduce Ethereum mining performance. NVIDIA wants to drive miners to the CMP lineup, and keep GeForce for gaming first.

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