GeForce RTX 3080 You are getting closer, custom cards already in shipment
The photo of a pallet of cards GeForce RTX 3080 Ti of MSI ready to be shipped to the United States seems to confirm the previous rumors about a debut in mid-May of the new proposal from Nvidia ready to position itself between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090. The writing it also confirms the pairing of the GA102 GPU with 12 GB of memory, 2 GB more than the RTX 3080 (the same amount as the RTX 3060).
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti should precisely mount a GA102-225 graphics chip with 10240 CUDA core (more than the 8704 of the RTX 3080 but less than the 10496 of the RTX 3090) flanked by 12 GB di memoria GDDR6X a 19 Gbps su bus a 384 bit.
The only thing we can confirm at the moment is that Nvidia has not yet informed us about this new model, but if the distribution of the cards has started as it seems, it will in the short term. It is not known if the RTX 3080 Ti will also have a Founders Edition or only the custom versions of the manufacturers.
What seems obvious is that this card will have a limiter to curb GPU performance in cryptocurrency mining. As rumored in recent days, Nvidia would be preparing new revisions of all the Ampere GPUs made so far in order to extend this block to existing models as well, as well as restoring it on the RTX 3060 after sabotaging its effort by accidentally publishing a driver without such software ploy.