Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti is for gamers – Leaked Specs and Crypto-Limiter

Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti is for gamers - Leaked Specs and Crypto-Limiter

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti is for gamers – Leaked Specs and Crypto-Limiter

New information has been leaked about Nvidia’s rumoured RTX 3080 Ti, revealing that Nvidia plans to ship the graphics card with a cryptocurrency lock and 12GB of 19Gbps GDDR6X memory. 

This information was leaked by @kopite7kimi, a reliable leaker of future Nvidia products. Videocardz has additionally confirmed that Nvidia has delivered an update on their RTX 3080 Ti to their AIB partners. 

Koptite7kimi has previously revealed that Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti could feature 10240 CUDA cores, placing the GPU 256 CUDA cores behind the RTX 3090. Contrary to older RTX 3080 rumours, koptite7kimi claims that the RTX 3080 Ti will offer its users 12GB of GDDR6X memory instead of 20GB. These new memory specifications will give the RTX 3080 Ti less memory capacity and more memory bandwidth, showcasing a major change to Nvidia’s hardware strategy.   

Older rumours suggested that Nvidia planned to use 20GB of memory over a 320-bit memory bus, but now it looks like Nvidia may be planning a 12GB GPU that users a 384-bit memory bus. One configuration has 8GB of additional memory capacity, while the other offers gamers 20% more memory bandwidth. Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti reportedly uses 19Gbps GDDR6X memory, the same memory speeds as today’s RTX 3080.     

With GDDR6X memory over a 384-bit memory bus, the RTX 3080 Ti would be an Ethereum mining monster. That said, Nvidia’s Ethereum cryptomining lock will make the graphics card a lot less viable as a mining product. With the launch of the RTX 3080 Ti, Nvidia will claim, once again, that Geforce is for Gamers, though it is likely that mining alternative cryptocurrencies will remain profitable. 

Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti is for gamers - Leaked Specs and Crypto-Limiter  
Does a 12GB RTX 3080 Ti make sense?

If these rumours of a 12GB RTX 3080 Ti are legitimate, Nvidia will be able to offer their users a significant performance upgrade over their RTX 3080, offering a 20% memory bandwidth upgrade and 17.6% more CUDA cores. The additional 2GB of VRAM will also make the 16GB frame buffer of AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT seem like a less significant factor. 

Offering 12GB of VRAM instead of 20GB will give the RTX 3080 Ti more memory bandwidth and maintain Nvidia’s RTX 3090 graphics card’s memory capacity advantage. For creators, the memory capacity offered by Nvidia’s RTX 3090 will remain

a huge selling point, ensuring that the GPU will remain relevant to consumers. A 20GB RTX 3080 Ti would counteract one of the RTX 3090’s strongest selling points, making the GPU irrelevant in the eyes of value-oriented consumers.

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