NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Launch + RTX 3080 20GB & RTX 3070 16GB Models Confirmed - PC SEEKERS

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Launch + RTX 3080 20GB & RTX 3070 16GB Models Confirmed

A Render of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

NVIDIA have already released the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 to the general consumer earlier this month i.e. on 17th and 24th of September respectively. NVIDIA have also announced that the RTX 3070 will be available for purchase starting 15th October. These are still the mid-high end cards from NVIDIA, where as the most popular cards among the general consumers are the XX60 Series and XX50 Series. Though there is no news yet about an RTX 3050 or a GTX 2650 (a successor to GTX 1650), we do have a few leaks suggesting the release of an RTX 3060 Ti, as we reported earlier, releasing shortly after the launch of the RTX 3070. There are also leaks confirming that there exists a 20GB model of the RTX 3080 for those who thought that the 10GB VRAM on the RTX 3080 was not enough. Let's dive into it then.


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The first leak came from Galax, an NVIDIA exclusive board partner, showing kind of a roadmap of the Ampere GPUs along with their relative performance levels compared to the Turing GPUs. As you can see in the image above, it shows that the RTX 3060 will have a performance level that of an RTX 2080. But as we reported previously here, the RTX 3060 Ti (With 8GB VRAM) will be coming to the market before the RTX 3060 (non-Ti) itself. We are expecting NVIDIA to announce the RTX 3060 Ti alongside or shortly after the release of the RTX 3070 with availability starting from the end of October of Mid-November.


The slide also shows that the performance level of the RTX 3070 will lie between an RTX 2080 Super while being a tad bit faster than the RTX 2080 Ti in a few titles/work loads as was expected from NVIDIA's announcement on 1st September. It is to be noted that the RTX 3070 will not be faster than an RTX 2080 Ti in every workload but in a few.

The Slide also shows an RTX 3080 20GB Model along side the already released and reviewed 10GB model. The existence of the same is confirmed by a Gigabyte listing as shown in the image below. This listing shows the existence of an RTX 3080 20GB card which might get announced after AMD Radeon's of their next gen graphics cards.

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Gigabyte listing for RTX 3060, 3080 20GB model and 3070 16GB model

The GALAX's presentation slide also seems to suggest the existence on an "unnamed" PG142 SKU 0 board. For more information the RTX 3070 10GB model is the PG142 SKU 10 board. So the PG142 SKU 0 suggests the existence of a beefed up or a cut down version of an RTX 3070, which seems to be in-line with the RTX 3070 16GB model that appeared at least twice in Gigabyte's listing. So, its not unfair to wait for an RTX 3070 at a slightly higher cost compared to the 8GB but with double the VRAM capacity taking it to 16GB.


These cards i.e. the RTX 3080 10GB model and the RTX 3070 16GB model are expected to be launched after AMD announces these their "Big Navi" also known as Navi21 and Navi22 cards suggesting a possible November or December launch.


In more news, NVIDIA is in a lot of trouble as the users who bought the RTX 3080 and got their cards delivered are reporting crashes to desktop in multiple games. These crashes are being blamed on multiple things from cheaper POSCaps being used on the cards to drivers and to higher unstable boost clocks out of the box. NVIDIA is yet to come out with an official statement. We will wait and see how all these pans out, to stay updated on this issue you can subscribe to our newsletter program under the newsletter section.

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So what do you think about these higher VRAM capacity cards? or are you just waiting for NVIDIA to release the RTX 3060 and the RTX 3060 Ti? Do let us know down in the comments section below.

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