There’s still a little more than two weeks left until NVIDIA’s “Ultimate Countdown” reaches zero, but as these things usually go, the GPU maker’s rumour mill has clearly been churning in overdrive. To that end, the latest leak to spring from its already leaky plumbing revolves around the alleged GeForce RTX 3090 and its accompanying graphics memory.
The leak comes in the form of blown up photos of a PCB that supposedly belongs to the RTX 3090. The images – which was first posted on the Chinese app BiliBili and picked up by Videocardz – shows that the PCB module houses a total of 24 chips installed on it. More specifically, the PCB module shows 12 chips installed on the back of the card, while the remaining 12 chips can be seen surrounding the main GPU module.
If the images are to be believed, and given the currently trending rumours, then the card could sport a total of 24GB of GDDR6X memory. Additionally, if the RTX 3090 really does run on the supposed GDDR6X memory, these could be the new chips supplied to NVIDIA by Micron. And we could be looking at bandwidth speeds between 19Gbps and 21 Gbps.
All in all, the images also seem to match an earlier report of the RTX 3090 and the possibility that it would ship out with 24GB GDDR6X, a 384-bit memory bus, and even run on the new PCIe 4.0 interface.
Another interesting point to note: if the PCB’s design and module placement turns to be the real deal, then its overall design would match up with earlier reports of NVIDIA’s unique double-side cooler shroud and cooling solution.
There’s also another rumour posted by Rogame (@_rogame) on Twitter. According to him, the RTX 3090 would be powered by the GA102 GPU, which is supposed to be the top-tier version of all NVIDIA’s GPU variants. And that the card will have a base clock of 1410MHz and boost clock of 1740MHz. But, once again, these are just rumours and hearsay. So, until the timers run out, take this with a large grain of salt.