For months, rumours pertaining to NVIDIA’s unreleased GeForce RTX 3080 Ti have been circulating on the internet, the most popular gossip being that the card will have at least 20GB of GDDR6X memory. Now it seems that may not be the case, if the word of one popular rumour monger is to be believed.
According to kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi), they claim to have received word from a source that says the RTX 3080 Ti could be shipping out with 12GB GDDR6X, instead of the original 20GB GDDR6X. Moreover, the source claims that NVIDIA plans on launching the card sometime in April this year, though it should be noted that no other sources have confirmed this alleged launch date.
Just repeat it again.
As far as I know, the spec of RTX 3080 Ti is 10496FP32, 20G GD6X, the same as I said on November 4th.
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) December 10, 2020
Additionally, kopite7kimi also alleges that the RTX 3080 Ti could come with 10240 CUDA cores, which translate to around 80 Stream multiprocessors. To put it in another way, that’s 12 more Stream multiprocessors than the RTX 3080 and just two units short of what the RTX 3090 has.
Now, this is very obviously just a rumour at this stage, and we cannot stress enough that a liberal sprinkling of salt should be taken with this, for a number of reasons. Firstly, it clearly goes against earlier rumours and leaks, chief among which is the card’s supposed performance in a recent leak, although it should be noted that there is a possibility of the card’s GPU-Z information being doctored.
Second, there’s also the brief hiccup from ASUS, one of NVIDIA’s AiB partners, where the company “accidentally” listed an RTX 3080 Ti with 20GB of graphics memory on its support page.