Nvidia's may have delayed its RTX 3080 Ti until mid-May

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





Nvidia's may have delayed its RTX 3080 Ti until mid-May

According to ITHOME, Nvidia has issued an update to its partners to confirm that their RTX 3080 Ti graphics card has been delayed until mid-May, postponing Nvidia's rumoured $999 graphics card. 

Nvidia's rumoured RTX 3080 Ti will reportedly feature the company's Ethereum cryptocurrency mining lock and 12GB of 19Gbps GDDR6X memory. Recent rumours have also suggested that the graphics card will feature 10240 CUDA cores, placing the GPU 256 CUDA cores behind the RTX 3090.

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. Also, it is possible that Nvidia's cryptocurrency mining lock could be bypassed again... 

With a rumoured $999 price tag, Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti targets AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card. If the GPU's rumoured specifications are correct, this graphics card will perform on-par with an RTX 3090, falling behind by a few percentage points thanks to the GPU's 256 fewer CUDA cores and slightly slower GDDR6X memory. 

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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25-03-2021, 12:17:01

I feel like this card doesn't belong anywhere. The only reason it exists is because of the 6900XT, which realistically is still only about as fast as a 3080 on average. The 3090 is still the fastest and most advanced consumer graphics card, and the 3080 is still Nvidia's best graphics card to buy for enthusiast gaming. I'd rather a 3080 over a 6900XT basically any day because of DLSS, RT, and other software advancements. The only day I'd rather a 6900XT is if I was planning on keeping the card for many, many years at 4k and if I played exclusively something like Borderlands 3.Quote

25-03-2021, 13:32:31

So far the main reason for 3080 Ti's existence has been revenue for rumour mill websites and youtube channels. Quote

25-03-2021, 14:31:41

Meh, Got a 2080 Ti, Will wait for the eventual 4000 series next year.Quote

25-03-2021, 20:14:23

I think at 4k for some people this card might be a want but not a need, the 3080 does better at 4k than the 6800XT but at 1440p the 6800XT is better, as for DXR Nvidia do have the advantage.

As someone that has a 6800XT I'll not be going back to Nvidia anytime soon, DXR performance might not be the fastest but it sure gets the job done and bare in mind they are pretty much all Nvidia optimised games. Then comes DLSS it's gotten better but AMD are working on their own and i'm hearing 2X the boost, I'll just have to wait and see how good or bad it is later in the year, but 99% of titles don't use DXR or DLSS so i'll be blunt atm it's pointless argument, as for future games by the time that happens on mass the current cards will be a joke as the coming generations will trounce them.

imo this card is a want not a need and it doesn't fit into the segment very well, if cards were at msrp personally if i was going to get an Nvidia card i'd save the extra for a 3090 if i'm going to pay out that much.Quote

26-03-2021, 00:13:40

What peope need to realize is that it's been literally 4 years since AMD really revolutionzed the CPU market and only recently started with the GPU market as well.

How long have Nvidia been in this space? They are also only doing GPUs, AMD is fighting two battles and is being a much smaller company. During this time, Nvidia has had time to evolve and I'm sure in time, AMD will kick Nvidia's ass - just like they did to Intel.

Just look at Intel, 100X bigger company than AMD and yet, they've eaten the dirt and AMD has run them over with Ryzen and everything basically.

Intel today is more or less irrelevant in the CPU market due to the flexibility and pure performance of Ryzen.Quote

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