NVIDIA is reportedly prepping its GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for launch as soon as in January 2021. This info comes from the East-Asian outlet, HKEPC, according to which the 3080 Ti will go up against AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT, with the same price tag of $999.
As far as the specifications are concerned, we’re looking at the same core count as the RTX 3090 and 20GB of GDDR6X VRAM, but a reduced bus size of 320-bit, same as the RTX 3080. That would put the RTX 3080 Ti right between the two, with the shader capabilities of the former and the bandwidth of the latter.
NVIDIA will likely ramp up the boost clock to push the performance on par with the Radeon RX 6900 XT, but we’re likely to see a small delta between the two. It would make more sense if the 3080 Ti is priced at $799, as that would make it an excellent price-performance option.
The TBP of the RTX 3080 Ti is supposed to be the same as the RTX 3080 at 320W. It will be based on the GA102-250-A1 Ampere graphics core paired with a PG133-SKU15 PCB, essentially making it a 3090 with slightly less memory. It’ll also lack NVLink support, which is one of the key advantages of the RTX 3090 over the 3080.