Unannounced Ti 16 GB and Super 8 GB versions for the Nvidia RTX 3070 GPU pop up in Lenovo Legion T7/T5 desktop specs
The miscommunication issues between Nvidia and its AIB / OEM partners seem to be leading to some strange leaks for the RTX 3000 gaming GPUs. It looks like Nvidia kept most of its partners in the dark regarding exact specs for the new Ampere gaming GPUs and only released accurate information with the official announcement. Because of this, some AIB partners are still showing half the CUDA core count on their Ampere products, and some OEMs like Lenovo may have even leaked SKU’s that were previously only rumored. As such, the new Lenovo Legion T7 desktop PCs will apparently integrate a 16 GB version of the RTX 3070, and Lenovo clearly states in its specs that the cards are called RTX 3070 Ti.
Now, according to Videocarz, some AIB partners claim that the 16 GB variant of the RTX 3070 may actually get the Super suffix instead of the Ti. However, a newer leak shows that Lenovo also lists an RTX 3070 Super version with 8 GB of VRAM for the Legion T5 desktops. The information on the Lenovo specs may have been added before Nvidia released the final versions of the Ampere GPU BIOS and some things could have been changed in the meantime. Additionally, all the cards mentioned on the Lenovo specs including the RTX 3080 / 3070 Ti and Super / 3070 only feature GDDR6 memory, but we now know from the official specs that the RTX 3080 integrates the faster GDDR6x memory.
If these are not just plain miscommunication errors, we could be looking at custom variants that will be found only in select systems coming from OEMs like Lenovo, or maybe future refreshes for the RTX 3000 cards that will launch next year.