According to a report from Videocardz, NVIDIA has scrapped the 20GB and 16GB variants of the RTX 3080 and 3070, respectively. It’s unclear why this decision was taken and it’s definitely not 100% confirmed but VC claims that the info comes from multiple sources, so it there’s a high chance it’s legit.
Earlier, rumors were going around that NVIDIA was prepping 16GB and 20GB models of the RTX 3070 and 3080, respectively to target AMD’s upcoming Navi 21 based 6000 series graphics cards. There are two reasons why NVIDIA may have canceled these parts:
Either there’s a shortage of GDDR6X memory as already reported, or/and NVIDIA is confident that its RTX 3080 and 3070 will perform well against Navi 21. That is if it’s able to stabilize supply by then.
The RTX 3070 Ti has already been canceled so now a total of three consumer Ampere cards have been scrapped. On the bright side, the RTX 3060 Ti is still slated to launch late next month.