NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will allegedly launch in January 2021 for US$999 to combat the AMD RX 6900 XT
NVIDIA may not have announced it yet, but HKEPC claims that the company plans to release the RTX 3080 Ti in January 2021. NVIDIA has already released the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 for US$699 and US$1,499 respectively, but the RTX 3080 Ti is expected to bridge the gap between the two cards at a price of around US$999. A card at this price would also combat AMD, which has already unveiled the RX 6900 XT for US$999, a card that it claims competes with the RTX 3900.
HKEPC asserts that it received its information from a Taiwanese board factory, albeit it refrained from going into specifics. Nonetheless, Videocardz has 'been able to partially confirm this rumour' with its sources. Apparently, an RTX 3080 Ti SKU (PG133 SKU 15) does exist and has been included on NVIDIA's most-recent roadmap. These roadmaps seemingly change regularly though, as the cancellation of RTX 3080 20 GB and RTX 3070 16 GB SKUs suggests.
HKEPC adds that NVIDIA will base the RTX 3080 Ti on the GA102-250-KD-A1 GPU, which will contain 10,496 CUDA cores like the RTX 3090. However, the card will operate on 20 GB of GDDR6X VRAM with a 320-bit memory bus. The RTX 3080 Ti will have a 320 W TGP too, making it 30 W less power-hungry than the RTX 3090. Additionally, HKEPC states that NVIDIA will not include its NVLINK connector on the RTX 3080 Ti, as @kopite7kimi4virgil also reported last week.