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NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Expected No Sooner than Q2 2021; RTX 3060 at CES 2021

According to our German friend, Igor Wallossek, NVIDIA has postponed the launch of its RTX 3080 Ti (20GB) to around mid-2021. As the Big Navi cards fail to defeat the top-end Ampere parts, namely the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 at 4K, Team Green is in no hurry to launch another 20GB variant of the GA102 GPU.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has been delayed to at least late Feb (post the Chinese New Year), with a most likely announcement in March or April, followed by the actual launch a month later (May?).

As far as the budget-oriented GeForce RTX 3060 is concerned, we’re looking at a CES announcement, with a launch by the end of Jan or early Feb. Expected to compete with the Radeon RX 6700 XT, it’ll also pack 12GB of GDDR6 memory like the RDNA 2 part.

Graphics Card NameGPUFP32 CoresMemoryMemory BusBandwidth
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090GA102-30010,49624GB GDDR6X384-bit936GB/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 TiGA102-25010,49620GB GDDR6X320-bit760GB/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080GA102-2008,70410GB GDDR6X320-bit760GB/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiGA104-4007,4248GB GDDR6X320-bit760GB/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070GA104-3005,8888GB GDDR6256-bit448GB/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiGA104-2004,8648GB GDDR6256-bit/192-bit448GB/s
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060GA106-3003,84012GB GDDR6192-bit
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 TiGA1063,5846GB GDDR6160-bit?
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050GA107-3002,3044GB/6GB GDDR6128/160-bit

Finally, there’s the RTX 3050 Ti. Igor believes that this card will be based on the same die and perhaps even the same GPU as the RTX 3060, with the only difference being a smaller VRAM buffer of 6GB GDDR6.

Another bit of info that was provided in the same post was with respect to Re-Sizable BAR or SAM as AMD calls it. NVIDIA is prepping to announce it for all its RTX 30 series graphics cards, possibly at CES itself, making it common across all platforms. A number of Intel and AMD boards already support the technology across both NVIDIA and AMD cards:

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