According to rumors, a possible Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will get 10,496 CUDA cores. That is the same number as the RTX 3090. In addition, the 3080 Ti would have 20GB of GDDR6x memory. It is not clear when this video card will be officially announced.
The rumors come from Twitter user kopite7kimi , who previously published the correct specifications of the current RTX 3000 graphics cards before they were officially announced. According to the Twitterer, the RTX 3080 Ti will get a GA102-250 GPU with 10,496 CUDA cores; the same amount as in the RTX 3090. Clock speeds are not mentioned yet.
Nvidia would differentiate between the RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti with the memory lineup. The RTX 3080 Ti is said to have 20GB of GDDR6x memory, while the RTX 3090 has 24GB of GDDR6x memory. The 3080 Ti would also have the same memory speed as the RTX 3080. This video card has a memory speed of 19Gbit / s and has a 320bit memory bus. The memory in the RTX 3090 has a 384bit bus and achieves 19.5Gbit / s.
Support for NVLink, the successor to SLI, would also be missing from the RTX 3080 Ti. Currently, the RTX 3090 is the only RTX 3000 GPU that supports NVLink. Furthermore, the total graphics power of the RTX 3080 Ti with 320W would be equal to that of the regular RTX 3080.
It is not yet clear when Nvidia would announce this RTX 3080 Ti. The suggested retail price is also still unknown. Nvidia may want to position this RTX 3080 Ti against AMD ‘s Radeon RX 6900 XT , which costs $ 999 and performs similar to the more expensive RTX 3090, according to the manufacturer.
Nvidia also appears to be dropping some unannounced RTX 3000 video cards. For example, according to rumors, Nvidia would initially come with RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 video cards with 20GB and 16GB of video memory respectively, but the release of those SKUs was later reportedly canceled . Recently there was also a rumor about an alleged RTX 3070 Ti with GA102-GPU, but Nvidia would now have also deleted it, reports kopite7kimi .