New versions of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080 could be arriving in December
NVIDIA has already announced the GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080, but it is a rather poorly-kept secret that the company has at least one more model of each planned. As we have previously reported, NVIDIA is believed to be bringing a 16 GB edition of the RTX 3070 to market, along with a 20 GB version of the RTX 3080. The company will base these on the GA104 and GA102 GPUs respectively, the same ones that it uses for the regular RTX 3070 and RTX 3080.
According to Videocardz, NVIDIA will launch the RTX 3070 16 GB and RTX 3080 20 GB in December, although the website stresses that these dates may shift. Apparently, NVIDIA may revise its plans when AMD reveals more about the availability of its Navi 21-based Radeon RX 6000-series cards.
The arrival of new RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 cards should ease demand for the current RTX 3080 and, presumably, the RTX 3070 when that arrives on October 29. Videocardz adds that the new models will have the same volumes of CUDA, Tensor and RT cores as the current models, so do not necessarily expect significant performance uplifts. A bump in clock speeds could give the RTX 3070 16 GB and RTX 3080 20 GB a noticeable edge over the RTX 3070 8 GB and RTX 3080 10 GB, though.