MSI confirms NVIDIA's plans to release the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA is yet to acknowledge the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's existence, but MSI has, albeit briefly. Thanks to the eagle-eyed @momomo_us, we know that MSI listed the RTX 3080 Ti as a filter on its website.
Unsurprisingly, the company has removed the offending reference. Perhaps, MSI forgot to make adjustments for the RTX 3080 Ti's alleged mid-May release, supposedly now delayed until May 31. However, Videocardz notes that the filter did not contain any products, suggesting that MSI is yet to add any RTX 3080 Ti listings to its website.
Incidentally, it is already apparent that MSI has the RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X 12G OC ready to go, presumably a triple-fan graphics card. All RTX 3080 Ti cards are expected to feature 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM paired with a GA102-225 GPU. While closer in name to the GA102-200 in the RTX 3080 than the RTX 3090's GA102-300, the GA102-225 has 10,240 CUDA cores, 80 RT cores, 328 TMUs and 112 ROPs.
The RTX 3080 Ti's stock clock speeds should be close to the RTX 3090's, too. Rumour has it that NVIDIA will launch the RTX 3080 Ti for US$999, but it seems that retailers will charge RTX 3090 money for the upcoming Ampere card.