Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU spotted in PCI Device ID Database, could launch in early 2022
There was this leak about a Lenovo ThinPad X1 Extreme Gen 4 laptop integrating RTX 3000 Super mobile GPUs back in early June this year, but we have not seen any updates for this particular model ever since. However, we now have some news on the RTX 3000 Super mobile GPUs that were believed to be based on a GA103 die. Videocardz contacted Matthew Smith, a maintainer of the TechPowerUP GPU and GPU-Z database, who now claims that Nvidia could soon release a flagship RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU. Apparently, this is based on the same GA103 die tied to the RTX 3000 Super leak.
Videocardz and Smith note that this new GPU model was first introduced a few weeks ago in the PCI Device ID Database by someone called “Faintsnow” under the GN20-E8 ID:2420 codename. This was soon changed to GA103, then, 4 days ago, the product name GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU was added. Faintsnow cannot be linked to any previous leaks, but Videocardz points out that the ID database is usually maintained by people closely working with GPU vendors, which could lend some credence to this entry. Meanwhile two other database maintainers chimed in confirming the 3080 Ti name, although the last comment mentions a GA103M die. To complicate things a bit, known leaker kopite7kimi on twitter is suggesting that this could actually be released as the RTX 3090M.
No other specs have been provided with the recent database entries, yet we know from the summer leak that the GA103 die could feature around 7680 CUDA cores (RTX 3080 mobile features 6144) and either 8 GB or 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM due to a 256-bit memory bus. This new model could be announced at CES next January.