NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to feature cryptocurrency mining limiter

Published: 4th Mar 2021, 15:09 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti not for miners

According to new information, all future GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards are to feature ETH mining limiter.

A known leaker who revealed NVIDIA Ampere specifications months ahead of the initial launch has confirmed that the next installment in GeForce RTX 30 series, the RTX 3080 Ti will also feature a crypto mining limiter. According to a tweet posted by @kopite7kimi, NVIDIA will be implementing the same mining limiter that debuted with GeForce RTX 3060 for their next high-end model.

This information should not be a surprise to anyone, because NVIDIA hinted that future RTX 30 releases may have this technology built into the firmware. We already independently confirmed that NVIDIA has recently provided this update on RTX 3080 Ti to AIBs. What Kopite did not post yet is that this feature will also launch for (as it is now listed in the roadmap) GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is now rumored to launch with GA102 GPU with 10240 CUDA cores. From the originally planned 20GB GDDR6X 320-bit memory, NVIDIA has changed the specifications to 12GB GDDR6X 384-bit. So far there has been no update on the specs.

According to our information, NVIDIA will be focusing on RTX 3080 Ti as soon as it releases. The card is not expected to replace the RTX 3080, but the focus will be on the Ti variant. NVIDIA expects that the mining limiter will be a big factor that will ultimately discourage miners from buying this model.

NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080 Ti is still scheduled to launch in April, but it’s worth noting NVIDIA has changed the date three times. Initially, the plan was to launch RTX 3080 20GB in December, then RTX 3080 Ti 20GB in January, but the current schedule has not changed since late January.

2021 NVIDIA & AMD High-End GPUs
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 GA1028nm 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
 
~80
 
68
 
80
 
72
FP32 Cores
 
10496
 
~10240
 
8704
 
5120
 
4608
RT Accelerators
 
82
 
~80
 
68
 
80
 
72
Tensor Cores
 
328
 
~320
 
272
N/AN/A
Texture Units
 
328
 
~320
 
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
TBC
 
1710 MHz
 
2250 MHz
 
2250 MHz
Memory
 
24 GB G6X
 
12 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
Bandwidth
 
936 GB/s
 
864 GB/s
 
760 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
 
512 GB/s
Memory Bus
 
384-bit
 
384-bit
 
320-bit
 
256-bit
 
256-bit
TGP/TBP
 
350W
TBC
 
320W
 
300W
 
300W
MSRP
 
$1,499
TBC
 
$699
 
$999
 
$649
Release DateSep 24th, 2020April 2021?Sep 17th, 2020Dec 8th, 2020Nov 18th, 2020



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