NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti allegedly postponed till February, RTX 3060 12GB/6GB in January

Published: 15th Dec 2020, 08:46 GMT   Comments

Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.

Igor Wallosek has new information on yet unreleased graphics cards from GeForce RTX 30 series.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in February?

According to the story, NVIDIA has allegedly changed plans for its RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, the upcoming flagship considered to be a response to AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT. Ever since the RTX 30 series based on Ampere architecture was introduced, the company had plans to release a 20GB spec’ed variant of the RTX  3080 graphics card (the card launched with 10GB memory). Those plans have been scrapped as soon as AMD revealed its 16GB RX 6800 XT model

Nevertheless, despite better 4K and raytracing performance NVIDIA still has plans to release this graphics card, just a bit later. The RTX 3080 Ti graphics card was originally planned to launch in January, which we have confirmed with multiple sources. However earlier this week we received new information that the card might be delayed. While we were in a process of confirming this new development with another source, Igor has apparently heard the same thing, which we think is enough as a confirmation.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is to feature 20GB GDDR6X memory and supposedly the same CUDA core count as RTX 3090 (10496). While this card is rumored to cost around 999 USD, it would definitely offer much better performance to dollar ratio than RTX 3090, which costs at least 1499 USD

According to the story, RTX 3080 Ti will launch Chinese New Year (February 11th to 17th), likely to be late February.

NVIDIA & AMD High-End GPUs 2020-2021
VideoCardzGeForce RTX 3090
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
GeForce RTX 3080Radeon RX 6900XTRadeon RX 6800XT
Picture[ to be leaked ]
ArchitectureNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA AmpereAMD RDNA2AMD RDNA2
GPU8nm GA102-3008nm GA102-2508nm GA102-2007nm Navi 21 XTX7nm Navi 21 XT
Transistors
 
28.3 B
 
28.3 B
 
28.3 B
 
26.8 B
 
26.8 B
GPU Clusters
 
82
 
~82
 
68
 
80
 
72
FP32 Cores
 
10496
 
~10496
 
8704
 
5120
 
4608
RT Accelerators
 
82
 
~82
 
68
 
80
 
72
Tensor Cores
 
328
 
~328
 
272
N/AN/A
Texture Units
 
328
 
~328
 
272
 
320
 
288
ROPs
 
112
 
~112
 
96
 
128
 
128
Base Clock
 
1395 MHz
TBC
 
1440 MHz
 
1815 MHz
 
1825 MHz
Game ClockN/AN/AN/A
 
2015 MHz
 
2015 MHz
Boost Clock
 
1695 MHz
 
1635 MHz
 
1710 MHz
 
2250 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Memory
 
24 GB G6X
 
20 GB G6X
 
10 GB G6X
 
16GB G6
 
16GB G6
Infinity CacheN/AN/AN/A
 
128 MB
 
128 MB
Memory Clock
 
19.5 Gbps
 
19 Gbps
 
19 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth
 
936 GB/s
 
760 GB/s
 
760 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
Memory Bus
 
384-bit
 
320-bit
 
320-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
TGP/TBP
 
350W
 
320W
 
320W
 
300W
 
300W
MSRP
 
$1,499
TBC
 
$699
 
$999
 
$649
Release DateSep 24th, 2020February 2021?Sep 17th, 2020Dec 8th, 2020Nov 18th, 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and 6GB

Igor also confirmed our rumors that RTX 3060 will arrive in two variants. The GA106-based model is to feature either 12GB or 6GB GDDR6 memory, depending on the SKU. The issue with these models is that both will also feature different CUDA core counts, which could be very confusing to customers. The history repeats itself, NVIDIA had already done the same thing with Pascal GTX 1060 3GB/6GB series a few years back.

What I found interesting is that Igor also confirmed what we wrote earlier, that RTX 3050 Ti will be renamed into RTX 3060 6GB. The original specs for 3050 Ti featured GA106 GPU and it appears that NVIDIA might have thought it would better fit 3060 6GB instead. NVIDIA has so far not confirmed whether it has plans for 3050 Ti, however, there is RTX  3050 non-Ti on a horizon that would feature a cut-down GA107 GPU. The Ti variant could use the full chip if it is ever released.

Both RTX 3060 models are still to launch next month. According to Igor, the 12GB model would launch around CES 2021 (Jan 11th to 14th), while the 6GB model could launch by the end of January. It is worth noting that according to the Chinese website ChannelGate, the RTX 3060 6GB is also delayed, meaning that only RTX 3060 12GB would launch in January. We will do our best to confirm this information.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 & RTX 3050 Series
VideoCardzGeForce RTX 3060 TiGeForce RTX 3060 12 GBGeForce RTX 3060 6GBGeForce RTX 3050
ArchitectureNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA AmpereNVIDIA Ampere
GPUGA104-200GA106-400GA106-300GA107-300
CUDA Cores
 
4864
 
~3840
 
~3584
 
~2304
RT Cores
 
38
 
~30
 
~28
 
~18
Memory
 
8GB GDDR6
 
12GB GDDR6
 
6GB GDDR6
 
4GB GDDR6
Memory Clock
 
14 Gbps
 
16 Gbps
 
14 Gbps
 
12 Gbps
Memory Bus
 
256-bit
 
192-bit
 
192-bit
 
128-bit
TGP/TBP
 
200W
 
~170W
 
~130W
 
~90W
Release DateDecember 2nd, 2020January 2021January 2021TBC

Source: Igor’sLAB




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