The specifications for its upcoming high-end RTX 3080 Ti graphics card were allegedly changed by NVIDIA once again. In fact, we were in a process of confirming the specifications we received when @kopite7kimi, the individual who leaked GA100/GA102 specs months before launch, now shared exactly what we heard.
The most recent NVIDIA product roadmap update lists GeForce RTX 3080 Ti coming in April with 12GB. Other sources have not confirmed the date yet. In fact, this is the third date of the same roadmap, so we wouldn’t necessarily think that it can’t change again. This is the latest information that we have, though. However, more significantly, the card is no longer listed as ‘on hold’.
Kopite has disclosed that the card may have 10240 CUDA cores, which means that 80 Streaming Multiprocessors, 12 more than RTX 3080 and 2 less than RTX 3090 would be provided by the RTX 3080. The card should therefore offer a very similar performance to the RTX 3090, but it will all depend on the clock speeds and the TDPP implemented (earlier reports have suggested it will be 320W like RTX 3080).
With 12 GB of GDDR6X memory, a wider 384-bit memory bus would have to rely on the graphics card. Previous rumors have suggested that the card could have 20 GB of GDDR6X memory, in fact, for at least 2 months, this information has been available to board partners. For the RTX 3080 Ti 20GB, some of them have already prepared product codes. It would seem, however, that those product codes need to change now. In April, NVIDIA will launch the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The exact date for the board partners has not yet been announced by NVIDIA.