The source shared new details about Nvidia’s long-suffering 3D cards in the RTX 30 line. The news is both good and bad. But let’s start with the first ones.
With reference to their sources familiar with the situation, it is reported that the “old new” models of the line will be released in December. We are talking about the already familiar GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, but with doubled memory sizes – 20 and 16 GB, respectively. This move is explained by a response to the new AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards: presumably, three models built on GPU Navi 21 will receive 16 GB of their own memory, while the current versions of the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 have only 10 and 8 GB, respectively.
Now news with a minus sign: RTX 3070 Ti with 6144 CUDA cores can not wait. This model has been canceled. The reason is in the problems with the production of the GA104-400 GPU, on the basis of which the RTX 3070 Ti was supposed to be built. GA104-400, recall, this is a full version of the GPU, the RTX 3070 uses its stripped-down version GA104-300 with 5888 CUDA cores. As for the RTX 3060 Ti, its release has been pushed back to mid-November.
As noted, all these plans may still change in one direction or another, however, Nvidia will monitor how the situation with the Radeon RX 6000 develops – if, with similar performance, Navi 21-based video cards go on sale on time and in large volumes. then Nvidia will try its best to solve its manufacturing crisis. But so far it looks terrifying – and there are no prerequisites for normalizing the situation in the near future.