Alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specs resurface; will likely feature 20GB of GDDR6x VRAM, 10,496 CUDA cores, and more
Several reports have told us that NVIDIA is working on intermediary cards like the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti, but the latter has been canceled. We now have yet another set of purported GeForce 3080 Ti specifications doing the rounds of the internet. Prolific leaker kopite7kimi (via Videocardz) says that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will use a GA102-250-KD-A1 GPU, which fits snugly between the GeForce RTX 3090's GA102-300-KD-A1 and the GeForce RTX 3080's GA102-200-KD-A1.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is billed to come with 10,496 CUDA cores, much like the GeForce RTX 3090. That contradicts an earlier leak by the same person, who stated that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti would feature 9,984 CUDA cores. Its 320W TGP is also similar to that of the GeForce RTX 3080. Lastly, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is billed to come with 20GB of GDDR6x RAM that is expected to run at 19GB/s. It stands to reason that the graphics card will also use a 320-bit bus interface, putting its total bandwidth at 760GB/s. Its clock speeds are not known at this time and Nvlink support seems to have been axed.
Unfortunately, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti does not have a release date, not even a tentative one, unlike the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which might be unveiled on December 2. If the existing RTX 3000 series' inventory situation is anything to go by, it is unlikely that NVIDIA will announce the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti anytime soon. Given the vast price difference between the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, we can expect the graphics card to retail at around US$1,000.