The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is tipped to be the second Ampere graphics card with an ETH mining limiter
Rumours about NVIDIA releasing the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti continue to circulate, despite the company's ongoing supply shortages. According to @kopite7kimi, the card remains in development and still with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, as we reported last month. However, a new tweet from the leaker reveals that the RTX 3080 Ti's VRAM will not be up to the performance of the RTX 3090's.
Apparently, NVIDIA has restricted the RTX 3080 Ti's VRAM to 19 Gbps, putting it on par with the RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 Ti will have a 384-bit memory interface though, like the RTX 3090. 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM running at 19 Gbps on a 384-bit memory interface should yield an 864 GB/s bandwidth, which would nestle the RTX 3080 Ti nicely between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090.
Likewise, while the RTX 3080 Ti will have a cutdown GA102 GPU, it will feature more CUDA cores, RT accelerators, ROPs and Tensor cores than the RTX 3080. The specifications on which we reported last month apparently remain unchanged.
However, @kopite7kimi adds that the RTX 3080 Ti will feature NVIDIA's anti-mining technologies. Ultimately, these only kick in when mining Ethereum, so their inclusion may not detract people who mine other cryptocurrencies. According to Videocardz, NVIDIA plans to release in April. This date may be subject to change, the website reports, but it has remained unchanged since January.