NVIDIA Allegedly Delays RTX 3080 And 3070 Ti Refreshes But A New Flagship May Still Loom

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
A bevy of product bulletins are anticipated on the Shopper Electronics Present subsequent month, and up till now, it was rumored NVIDIA could use the occasion to introduce refreshed GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics playing cards. Nonetheless, there’s chatter that NVIDIA could have determined to postpone these playing cards.
In case you have not been following the leaks and rumors scene, phrase on the net is that NVIDIA is readying upgraded fashions of present playing cards with extra reminiscence slapped onto them. We already noticed this tactic with the re-introduced GeForce RTX 2060, although along with wielding twice as a lot reminiscence as the unique (12GB versus 6GB of GDDR6), NVIDiA additionally beefed up the CUDA depend and tweaked the clock speeds.

NVIDIA is thought for throwing curve balls on the ultimate minute, but when the leaked info up so far is correct, the refreshed RTX 3080 and 3070 Ti are getting reminiscence bumps as effectively. Extra exactly, NVIDIA supposedly intends to launch a GeForce RTX 3080 with 12GB of GDDR6X reminiscence (up from 10GB presently) and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of GDDR6X (up from 8GB presently).

It is not clear if both upgraded card may even see a rise within the variety of CUDA cores or function some other adjustments, whether or not they be associated to clock speeds or the rest. However no matter adjustments are in retailer, they could have to attend.

Igor Wallossek from Igor’s Lab mentioned he heard from a number of manufacturing sources that NVIDIA dropped its plans to announce the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB SKU on December 17, as was supposedly the preliminary plan, adopted by a retail launch on January 11. That is mentioned to be a response to Intel’s upcoming Arc Alchemist card, however the lingering part scarcity has apparently delayed its launch. There’s in all probability some strategic advertising at play too, which NVIDIA’s {hardware} companions could or is probably not aware about.

As to the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB, that’s supposedly postponed as effectively, even perhaps indefinitely. Wallossek was not in a position to extract a complete lot of information about that specific card.

NVIDIA should have one other card up its sleeve for a CES announcement, although. The identical sources apparently indicated {that a} new flagship, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, is a go. Previous rumors counsel the 3090 Ti will sport 10,752 CUDA cores, up from 10,496 within the common GeForce RTX 3090, and might be a power-hungry beast with a 450W TDP.

If previous rumors are appropriate, the cardboard will land on retailer cabinets on January 27, 2022. Although like each different GPU, anticipate it to be in brief provide.

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