NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and RTX 3080 12GB by mid-December?

Posted on Monday, Nov 01 2021 @ 21:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA is said to be working on a couple of new video cards. VideoCardz claims the firm is working on at least four new cards.

A new Turing-based mid-ranger

First up we have the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB. This is not a typo, it appears NVIDIA is really bringing back Turing for another spin. This new variant has double the memory capacity as the original RTX 2060 and will compete with the AMD Radeon RX 6600/6700 series. An announcement and product availability is expected on December 7th.

More memory for the RTX 3070 and 3080

Next, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 are expected to get a high-memory capacity variant on December 17th. Actual product availability of these cards is expected on January 11th, 2022. The RTX 3070 Ti gets 16GB, double as much as before, while the RTX 3080 will receive a 2GB upgrade to 12GB.
The RTX 3070 Ti is to feature GA104-401 GPU, which might have the same GPU configuration which is the full GA104 GPU with 6144 CUDA cores. The RTX 3080 12GB has been listed with GA102-220 which implies there might be some changes to the GPU configuration besides a wider memory bus of 384-bit (the original model has a 320-bit interface).
There is no update about the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. This card is rumored to be the first PCI Express 5.0 compatible video card. It's unclear whether this refers to the new high-power connector, the interface, or both.

Laptops getting GeForce RTX 3080 Ti?

Next, there's also a rumor about a GA103-based flagship for laptops. Allegedly, NVIDIA is preparing a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for the mobile market. If this is true, it would be the green team's first mobile, high-end Ti card.

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