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NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti to Get 12GB of 19Gbps Memory and Ether Mining Nerf

There’s no word on when NVIDIA will be launching its enthusiast-grade Ampere graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, but details have started leaking out. As per data shared by @kopitekimi on Twitter, we know that the GPU will be based on the GA102 die, same as the RTX 3080 and 3090, with 10,240 FP32 cores and half as many integer cores.

In the latest update, the tipper confirms that the RTX 3080 Ti will have 12GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19 Gbps, and wait for it…will also get the Ethereum mining block, cutting the hash rate in half, although as we’ve already explained that’s just bad for everyone, gamers, miners, alike. Furthermore, if the bus width of the 3080 Ti is lower than that of the 3090 (same as the 3080), it’ll pretty much perform the same as the 3080 in cryptomining. Either way, miners have plenty of profitable currencies to choose from so it’s a moot point.

RTX 3080RTX 3080 TiRTX 3090
FP32 Cores8,70410,24010,496
INT32 Cores4,3525,1205,248
Base clock1.44GHz1.50GHz?1.40GHz
Boost clock1.71GHz1.75GHz?1.70GHz
Memory10GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X24GB GDDR6X
Memory bus320-bit352-bit?384-bit
Memory clock19Gbps19Gbps19.5Gbps
Memory bandwidth760GB/s?936GB/s
RT cores688082
Transistors28.3 billion28.3 billion
NodeSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
ArchitectureAmpereAmpere
TDP320W350W?350W
PortsHDMI 2.1
Three DisplayPort 1.4a
HDMI 2.1
Three DisplayPort 1.4a

In comparison, the RTX 3080 packs 8,704 FP32 cores and 4,352 integer cores paired with 10 GB of GDDR6X memory via a 320-bit bus. The memory runs at 19 Gbps, the same as the upcoming 3080 Ti. There’s a chance that NVIDIA could use a 352-bit (slightly lower than the full-fledged 384-bit on the 3090) using clamshell mode, but even then the performance delta between the 3080 and 3080 Ti shouldn’t be more than 10%. And that’s a best-case scenario we’re looking at. I can easily see NVIDIA selling the 3080 Ti for $999 despite a minor uplift over the 3080 and call it a day. And the fact that supply is extremely limited for the time being is just the icing on the cake. It’ll drive even more gamers/miners towards the 3080 Ti and given the higher profit margin, it means more money for NV.

Source: KopiteKimi

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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