NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Coming Soon With 16GB Of VRAM? - PC SEEKERS

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Coming Soon With 16GB Of VRAM?


NVIDIA on September 1st, 2020, during a live telecast of a prerecorded video announced their Ampere based RTX 3000 series gaming graphics card for general consumers. They announced the RTX 3070, 3080 and the 3090 with 8GB, 10GB and a whopping 24GB of VRAM respectively. But previous leaks, as we reported, had suggested that the RTX 3070 and 3080 were supposed to come in with 2 different RAM sizes with 3070 having 2 variants sporting 8GB and 16GB of RAM and 3080 in 2 variants sporting 10GB and 20GB of RAM. 


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Yesterday, as reported by VideoCardz, Lenovo released a specifications sheet of its upcoming pre-built PCs and to the surprise of everybody they listed PCs with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of RAM in it. There were also PCs listed with an RTX 3070 Super with 8GB of RAM.


I have checked the specifications sheet, there are no listings with an RTX 3070Ti anymore, looks like Lenovo got rid of those listings. But there is still a listing of Lenovo Legion T5 28IMB05 which still states that it comes with an RTX 3070 Super with 8GB of RAM.

Credits: Lenovo 


The second listing with an RTX 3070 Super with 8GB of RAM looks like a typo or a mistake. There is already a 3070 with 8GB of RAM so a 3070 Super with the same memory size does not make sense. Also during the Turing GPUs i.e. the RTX 20 Series the Supers replaced the non-Super models at the same price. I am guessing the same will happen with the Ampere GPUs, the RTX 30 series non-Super models will get replaced by the RTX 30 series Super models either next year or after the launch of Big Navi GPUs by AMD which are slated to arrive some time in November.


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All of that said, the existence and arrival of an RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of RAM seems more likely to me, given the leaks and the history of NVIDIA specially with the GTX 10 Series of cards based on Pascal. I am expecting these cards to have a price range closer to the RTX 3080 10GB models just like how they did it with the Pascal cards i.e. the GTX 10 Series of cards where there was a GTX 1070 and then a 1070 Ti which was closer in price range to the GTX 1080.

In my opinion we will see both the RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB of RAM and the RTX 3070 Super with 8GB of RAM from NVIDIA in the future, only timings will vary. 

  • My guess, the RTX 3070 Ti will arrive some time in October-December time frame, most probably after the release of the Big Navi GPUs from AMD and the pricing of this card will also be influenced by AMD's offerings.
  • Then coming to RTX 3070 Super with 8GB of RAM, my guess and what NVIDIA did with Turing says that, NVIDIA will come out with this card some time next year which will be close the performance of the RTX 3080 10GB model replacing the RTX 3070 non-Super at the same price of $499 USD. I think this time-line will only change if AMD has something big up it's sleeve which will force NVIDIA to lower the prices of the non-Super models that are coming in September and November and the release the Super models at the same prices at which the non-Super models launched.

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If you want to know more about these cards and Lenovo's listings go check out VideoCardz article.

So what do you think about these leaks? Do these cards really exist or this is a mistake on Lenovo's side? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

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