Ouch to all the owners of the brand spanking new GeForce RTX 3080 … Nvidia has screwed you over yet again! Nvidia is planning to launch the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 20GB GDDR6X in January, for only $999 … that’s just $300 more than the RTX 3080.
Translated from HKEPC.com … According to news from a Taiwan board manufacturer, NVIDIA has confirmed that it will launch the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in January. The price is estimated to be USD $999 and will compete against the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT. The GPU specifications are very close to the GeForce RTX 3090, but the memory specs are slightly different. The bandwidth will be reduced from 384-bit to 320-bit, and the memory capacity will be reduced from 24GB to 20GB GDDR6X. This is a direct response to AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT which Nvidia couldn’t ignore.
According to the information obtained, NVIDIA is planning to launch the “GeForce RTX 3080 Ti”, which will be positioned between RTX 3090 and RTX 3080. It will use GA102-250-KD-A1 graphics core, PG133-SKU15 PCB design, and built-in the same 10,496 CUDA Cores as RTX 3090, but the memory configuration is reduced to 20GB GDDR6X VRAM, 320-bit memory interface. RTX 3080 Ti will have the same TGP as RTX 3080, which is controlled at the level of 320W, BUT it will not support NVLink.
In terms of price, the Taiwan board manufacturer stated that the RTX 3080 Ti is estimated to be priced at USD $999. It has to be said that the price-performance ratio of the “GeForce RTX 3080 Ti” is much more attractive than that of the GeForce RTX 3090 which has an asking price of USD $1,499. The news will make the price and memory capacity advantages of the RX 6900 XT is becoming less attractive.