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Nvidia's reportedly planning to launch an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card in January 2021

Is this Nvidia's answer to the RX 6900 XT?

Nvidia's reportedly planning to launch an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card in January 2021

Nvidia's reportedly planning to launch an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card in January 2021

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to launch a new graphics card called the RTX 3080 Ti in January 2021, combatting AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT. According to Videocardz, this SKU does exist within Nvidia's roadmap but noted that these roadmaps are subject to change. 

Sources at HKEPC and @koptite7kimi have claimed that this new graphics card will feature 10,496 CUDA cores, 20GB of GDDR6X VRAM and draw 320 watts of power. The fact that these two sources match lends credence to these rumours, though this is far from a full confirmation of these reports. 

Nvidia's RTX 3080 Ti will reportedly lack support for NVLINK, a factor which further differentiated Nvidia's rumoured RTX 3080 Ti from their RTX 3090. The RTX 3090's wider memory bus, its higher power limit and 4Gb of additional VRAM should also give it a clear performance advantage. That said, the RTX 3090's performance lead over the RTX 3080 is already small in many cases. 

AMD has no plans to release higher-end Radeon graphics cards in January, making the RTX 3080 Ti Nvidia's opportunity to reassert itself within the GPU market amidst this resurgence of AMD's Radeon brand. We expect Nvidia to price their RTX 3080 Ti at around $999, closely matching AMD's RX 6900 XT. 

If these reported RTX 3080 Ti specifications are correct, Nvidia will have made their RTX 3090 graphics card practically irrelevant to the wider consumer market. For most users, the RTX 3090's additional VRAM, memory bandwidth and higher power target will be of little consequence, as will the GPU's lack of NVLINK support. 

   
 RTX 3090 Rumoured RTX 3080 TiRTX 3080RTX 3070Leaked RTX 3060 Ti
Node8nm8nm8nm8nm8nm
CUDA Cores1049610496870458884864 
Base Clock1.4 GHz??1.44 GHz1.5 GHz1.41 GHz
Boost Clock1.7 GHz??1.71 GHz1.73 GHz1.665 GHz 
Single-Precision
Performance
35.7 TFLOPS??29.8 TFLOPS20.4 TFLOPS16.2 TFLOPS
Memory24GB GDDR6X20GB GDDR610GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR68GB GDDR6 
Memory Speed19.5 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit320-bit256-bit256-bit
TGP350W320W320W220W??
Recommended PSU750W750W750W650W??
NVLINKSupported----
Pricing (US)$1,499??$699$499??
Pricing (UK)£1,399??£649£469??

Nvidia's reportedly planning to launch an RTX 3080 Ti graphics card in January 2021  
AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series is due to launch as strong competitors to Nvidia's Ampere lineup, injecting some much-needed competition into the GPU market. Competition could get even tighter in 2021, as Intel plans to launch their first gaming-oriented discrete graphics market.

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11-11-2020, 05:29:25

Peace
Not sure how the others feel about this, but I don't think this is necessarily an answer to AMD's lineup, because we've had an XX80 Ti for the last 4 generations at least iirc, so it was a pretty obvious thing to come.


Let's just hope they're not going to launch another Super lineup...Quote

11-11-2020, 07:53:37

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Not sure how the others feel about this, but I don't think this is necessarily an answer to AMD's lineup, because we've had an XX80 Ti for the last 4 generations at least iirc, so it was a pretty obvious thing to come.


Let's just hope they're not going to launch another Super lineup...
Ti is usually always an answer to AMD. Always.

780Ti because 290x.

980Ti because they thought Fury X would be better.

1080Ti because they were worried about Vega (they shouldn't have been....)

But yeah, usually Ti is always an answer. Last round? it was just a way to take the pee with their pricing.

It's the one they usually keep in the tank. I don't think so much that it is an answer for the 5900xt because they already have one. I just think it's a way of putting more VRAM on a card that could not have enough, and getting £300 more for it.

It's all about VRAM this one.Quote

11-11-2020, 08:33:36

demonking
Do the 3090 and 3080 share the same chip? I'd be worried about availability if so. I'm also guessing the use of GDDR6 instead of X is to keep an artificial segmentation for the 3090 or is 6x in such a high demand they can't buy enough?
another £1000 card, part of me really thinks Nvidia is pushing these prices so high so they can push streaming services (their own and all others that are using Nvidia GPU's in their data centres) to generate more revenue in the long runQuote

11-11-2020, 09:06:25

looz
Well we don't know what's the hold-up with the 3000 series cards, could well be GDDR6X and not the GPU itself. Dropping to slower memory might result in a pretty reasonable price bump.


But it's all rumours, maybe next week "Jensen's Laptop" says that there never was a 3080 Ti to begin with. Quote

11-11-2020, 09:14:41

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by demonking View Post
Do the 3090 and 3080 share the same chip? I'd be worried about availability if so. I'm also guessing the use of GDDR6 instead of X is to keep an artificial segmentation for the 3090 or is 6x in such a high demand they can't buy enough?
another £1000 card, part of me really thinks Nvidia is pushing these prices so high so they can push streaming services (their own and all others that are using Nvidia GPU's in their data centres) to generate more revenue in the long run
It's the same chip. It's just been lazered off, dead parts removed and uses more power (the 3080) than it should. Obviously that doesn't mean it uses more power than the 3090, it just means that it was a rejected bin for the 3090. That is usually how they make up their ranges.

If you think these prices are high just wait until they return to TSMC and get a big lead again. Prepare the tissues, 'cause your eyes will water.

As for supply? the dies are in short supply as is the memory. Samsung's failure rate is very high. Whether than can be overcome? IDK. Covid hasn't helped any either.

Some of the problem is down to Nvidia insisting that partners buy a kit from them that includes the die and memory. IIRC they are the only ones being supplied GDDR6X ATM.

There were a couple of interesting articles over the past couple of days too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDN8...el=GamersNexus

Basically a couple of partners (who rename nameless, but will be in China I reckon) have come out and stated that if they made cards to Nvidia's MSRP they would go bankrupt. That, or have to cut the quality so much the cards would be awful.

It's a bit of an impasse. Nvidia want their margin, board partners are not going to make any money if they stick to them. So that is why the prices are higher.

This one was interesting too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuim...el=GamersNexus

EVGA's high end very expensive card uses crap parts. This is an £800+ card, and short cuts and cheap outs were made. I would blame EVGA, but when you consider the video above I would say they didn't have a huge amount of choice.

Nvidia is expecting people to do their bidding whilst making no money, leaving it all for them.Quote
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