According to info shared by Mydrivers, NVIDIA is prepping to launch the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti next month with a price tag of $999, same as the AMD Big Navi flagship, the Radeon RX 6900 XT. This slots the RTX 3080 Ti firmly between the RTX 3080 ($699) and the RTX 3090 ($1,500), with a core count of 10,496 FP32 and 12GB of GDDR6X memory:
Although the memory buffer of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has been reduced from 20GB to just 12GB (vs 16GB on the RX 6900/6800 series), the bus width has been buffed up to 384-bit (vs 320-bit on the 3080), resulting in a massive bandwidth of 936GB/s. Although this makes the card extremely attractive for miners, it’ll likely come with a mining block, limiting the Ethermining hash rate to half or perhaps even lower. Considering that the supply of graphics cards is expected to remain poor till the end of 2021, it’s highly unlikely that the RTX 3080 Ti will be available at its official MSRP of $999, or available at all for that matter.