More retailers have listed down NVIDIA’s soon-to-be-released GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. The Ampere-based flagship is expected to make a formal debut in mid-May but retailers are listing the card now, giving us an idea of the pricing we can expect of the graphics card.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Custom Models Listed By Online Retailers, Gigabyte & MSI Variants For Gaming PCs
We previously had the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC listed by Polish retailer, X-Kom. Now, retailers based in Australia and New Zealand have listed down several Gigabyte and MSI RTX 3080 Ti custom models.
NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Custom Model Listings By ComputersPerth (Image Credits: Videocardz)
NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti Custom Model Listings By AquilaTech (Image Credits: Videocardz)
The Australian retailer suggests that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has an NDA till late May which aligns with the rumored launch date of the card which is the 26th of May. The second retailer states that they expect stock around the 13th of May which is a few days before the unveil of the card which is the 16th of May.
As for the pricing, the Australian retailer has the lowest prices of the two. ComputersPerth lists the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Eagle and Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Vision OC graphics cards for $1732.75 NZD which rounds up to around $1350 US. The second retailer, AqualiaTechnology, lists the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC for $2543 NZD or $1800 US & the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC for $3152 NZD or $2250 US.
Do note that these are preliminary prices and from what we have learned from the past, the prices will definitely change on launch day but given the current market situation where demand exceeds supply, we should still expect to be paying far above the official MSRPs for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards.
NVIDIA 3080 Ti ‘Rumored’ Graphics Card Specifications
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FE (Founders Edition) graphics card is expected to feature the PG132-SKU18 PCB design and the GA102-225-KD-A1 graphics core. The GA102-225 GPU has also changed since the last time we saw them and will now feature 10240 CUDA cores within a total of 80 SM units. The GPU features a clock speed of 1365 MHz base and 1665 MHz boost, both of which are slower than the existing GA102 GeForce RTX GPUs.
The final NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card is expected to ship with the new GA102-202 or GA102-302 GPU core features the same specifications as the QS but is locked for mining.
As for memory, the card will feature 12 GB of GDDR6X memory. Unlike the 19.5 Gbps speeds of the RTX 3090, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is said to retain the same memory speeds as the RTX 3080 at 19 Gbps. Since we are getting 12 GB memory, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be using a 384-bit bus interface which equals a total bandwidth of 912 GB/s. So while we see an 8 GB VRAM reduction over the previous spec, the larger bus interface should drive higher memory bandwidth.
The TGP for the card is set to be the same as the RTX 3080 at 320 Watts. That’s definitely needed to feed the extra cores so NVIDIA might have to optimize the clocks a bit here. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is expected to feature an MSRP of around $999 US while ITHome has reported that a price of 7999 Chinese Yuan which is equal to around $1200 US is expected in the Asian-Pacific retail market. The graphics card will rock the latest mining hash rate limiter which is supposedly hard to crack compared to the initial release which was bypassed within a few days.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ Graphics Card Specifications:
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti?||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti?||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090|
|GPU Name||Ampere GA107||Ampere GA106?||Ampere GA106-300||Ampere GA104-200||Ampere GA104-300||Ampere GA104-400||Ampere GA102-200||Ampere GA102-225?||Ampere GA102-300|
|Process Node||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Transistors||TBA||TBA||TBA||17.4 Billion||17.4 Billion||17.4 Billion||28 Billion||28 Billion||28 Billion|
|TMUs / ROPs||TBA||TBA||112 / 64||152 / 80||184 / 96||192/ 104?||272 / 96||320 / 112?||328 / 112|
|Tensor / RT Cores||TBA||TBA||112 / 28||152 / 38||184 / 46||192/ 48?||272 / 68||320 / 76?||328 / 82|
|Base Clock||TBA||TBA||1320 MHz||1410 MHz||1500 MHz||TBA||1440 MHz||1365 MHz||1400 MHz|
|Boost Clock||TBA||TBA||1780 MHz||1665 MHz||1730 MHz||TBA||1710 MHz||1665 MHz||1700 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||TBA||TBA||12.7 TFLOPs||16.2 TFLOPs||20 TFLOPs||TBA||30 TFLOPs||TBA||36 TFLOPs|
|RT TFLOPs||TBA||TBA||25.4 TFLOPs||32.4 TFLOPs||40 TFLOPs||TBA||58 TFLOPs||TBA||69 TFLOPs|
|Tensor-TOPs||TBA||TBA||101 TOPs||129.6 TOPs||163 TOPs||TBA||238 TOPs||TBA||285 TOPs|
|Memory Capacity||4 GB GDDR6?||6 GB GDDR6?||12 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8-16 GB GDDR6X?||10 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||24 GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Speed||TBA||TBA||15 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps||TBA||19 Gbps||19 Gbps||19.5 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||TBA||TBA||360 Gbps||448 Gbps||448 Gbps||TBA||760 Gbps||912 Gbps||936 Gbps|
|Price (MSRP / FE)||$149?||$199?||$329||$399 US||$499 US||$599 US?||$699 US||$999 US?||$1499 US|
|Launch (Availability)||2021?||2021?||February 2021||December 2020||29th October||May 2021?||17th September||May 2021?||24th September|