Alleged new AMD Navi RX 3080 specifications leaked; Nvidia tries to trademark the number "3080"
Things are starting to seriously heat up in the graphics card world, or at least between AMD and Nvidia. Firstly, some new supposed specifications for AMD’s RX 3080 graphics card have been leaked, although the original tweet that contained the information has now been deleted. It’s important, as always, to take this leak with a pinch of salt.
According to the revealed details, the Navi-based RX 3080 will have 2,560 stream processors, a 256-bit memory interface, 8 GB vRAM (we recently reported that the RX 3080 XT could come with 8 GB GDDR6 memory), and eight shader engines. A leaked diagram of the GPU showed the eight shader engines containing five compute units each for a total of 40.
A different report states that Nvidia is preparing to do battle with AMD over ownership of the number “3080”. Obviously, for those not initiated, looking at one product labeled "RTX 2080" and another labeled "RX 3080" may lead to the assumption that the latter product is better than the former simply because of the numbering. Also, it’s likely Nvidia might want to eventually create an RTX 30-series without being hampered by AMD’s crafty marketing.
Records with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have been spotted that show Nvidia filing to trademark the numbers “3080”, “4080”, and “5080”. The applications were only made on May 1, so it seems the green team is getting nervous about what AMD will call its Navi-based graphics cards. The applications are currently under examination, but the first salvo of the Navi vs. Turing battle has been fired.