Nvidia’s may be preparing an RTX 3080 Ti to combat the Radeon RX 6000 series.

Nvidia's may be preparing an RTX 3080 Ti to combat the Radeon RX 6000 series.

Nvidia’s may be preparing an RTX 3080 Ti to combat the Radeon RX 6000 series.

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to launch a new graphics card called the RTX 3080 Ti, a new GPU which will sit in-between the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 with 12GB of VRAM and 9984 CUDA cores. This information comes from @kopite7kimi on Twitter. 

This new graphics card is designed to combat AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, offering more performance than Nvidia’s RTX 3080 and lower pricing than the company’s 24GB RTX 3090. Given the small performance gap between the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti is expected to perform very similarly to an RTX 3090, as it only features 512 fewer CUDA cores. 

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti is expected to offer users 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM over a 384-bit memory bus, allowing Nvidia to deliver much lower retail pricing than its RTX 3090. 

It is possible that these RTX 3080 Ti specifications were previously considered by Nvidia but were later abandoned in favour of their RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 designs. That said, Nvidia may decide to utilise this design should AMD’s RDNA 2 powered RX 6000 series give Nvidia’s Ampere lineup stronger than expected competition. 



  RTX 3090  Rumoured RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 RTX 3070 Leaked RTX 3060 Ti
Node 8nm 8nm 8nm 8nm 8nm
CUDA Cores 10496 9984 8704 5888 4864 
Base Clock 1.4 GHz ?? 1.44 GHz 1.5 GHz 1.41 GHz
Boost Clock 1.7 GHz ?? 1.71 GHz 1.73 GHz 1.665 GHz 
Single-Precision
Performance
35.7 TFLOPS ?? 29.8 TFLOPS 20.4 TFLOPS 16.2 TFLOPS
Memory 24GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6 10GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 
Memory Speed 19.5 Gbps ?? 19 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit
TGP 350W ?? 320W 220W ??
Recommended PSU 750W ?? 750W 650W ??
Pricing (US) $1,499 ?? $699 $499 ??
Pricing (UK) £1,399 ?? £649 £469 ??

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Nvidia's may be preparing an RTX 3080 Ti to combat the Radeon RX 6000 series.