Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile max TGP and memory specifications revealed by new leak
Nvidia is expected to unveil a boatload of actual mobile graphics cards (unlike the GeForce RTX 2050) at CES 2022, and one of them happens to be the laptop version of the recently-launched GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and its younger sibling, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Thanks to multiple reports, we could piece together its rough hardware specifications. Now, a source familiar with the matter has given Videocardz some more information about it.
Unsurprisingly, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will consume more power than the GeForce RTX 3080, and it can guzzle as much as 175W under peak load. However, we can expect intrepid OEMs to up that figure a little for some higher-end SKUs. We base this assumption on the fact that the GA104-based GeForce RTX 3070's max TGP (140W) is up to 25W lower than the RTX 3080's (165W) using the same GPU. We learned earlier that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti would use a brand new (presumably more power-efficient) GA103 GPU, which, in turn, could allow OEMs to squeeze more power out of the graphics card. A mixture of beefy cooling and proper Nvidia Dynamic Boost 2.0 implementation could potentially push the RTX 3080 Ti up to the 180-190W range.
Other Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mobile specs include 16GB of VRAM clocked at 16Gbps. An 8GB variant could be in the books, too, although the chances of that happening are slim. A report from some time ago prophesized that the graphics card would feature 7,424 CUDA cores and another one said that it would have 58 SM (streaming multiprocessors) be clocked at 1,395MHz. All in all, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is shaping up to me more than an incremental upgrade over the RTX 3080, and it'll be interesting to see both high-end parts duke it out in the real world.