RTX 3080 20GB Models Verified
Gigabyte has listed many graphics cards that have not been announced by NVIDIA on the page they prepared for Watch Dogs Legion code use. These include RTX 3070 16 GB (Ti / SUPER) and RTX 3080 20 GB (Ti / SUPER) GPUs along with the RTX 3060 Ti.
We have often mentioned NVIDIA’s RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 models. We even had the opportunity to examine the GeForce RTX 3080 model in detail. As we expected before, the NVIDIA front is in preparation for more Ampere graphics cards. This time, the source of the leak was Gigabyte and 3 unknown GPUs appeared: RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 16 GB, and RTX 3080 20 GB.
|Gigabyte RTX 3060 (Ti/SUPER)||Gigabyte RTX 3070 16 GB (Ti/SUPER)||Gigabyte RTX 3080 20 GB|
|Gigabyte RTX 3060 (Ti/SUPER) EAGLE OC8GB|
|Gigabyte RTX 3070 (Ti/SUPER) GAMING OC 16GB|
|Gigabyte RTX 3080 GAMING OC 20GB|
|Gigabyte RTX 3070 (Ti/SUPER) AORUS MASTER 16GB|
|Gigabyte RTX 3080 AORUS MASTER 20GB|
We see “S” at the end of the model numbers. This phrase can mean “SUPER” or “Ti” as in the last generation. However, we recently heard that the new 3060 model will come with the Ti prefix. Regardless of the nomenclature, these cards point to new models and will be more advanced than the basic models.
If the cards have high VRAM sizes as expected, we are likely to see some high price tags. While memory costs significantly affect the final prices of the cards, the RTX 3070 model looks like 16 GB and the RTX 3080 model 20 GB VRAM.
As a matter of fact, we can say that 10 GB of VRAM is enough to play games in 4K resolution. However, some upcoming AMD RDNA 2 GPUs are likely to come with memory capacities as high as 16 GB. NVIDIA, on the other hand, may want to consolidate its position while competing with these cards. Costs aside, of course, high VRAM capacity is not a bad thing. Because in the future we may see games that require large amounts of VRAM.
Although there is no clear date for the new Ampere card, according to our estimates, the AMD RDNA 2 announcement will be expected for the RTX 3080 20 GB and RTX 3070 16 GB models.
Finally, let’s say that we expect the RTX 3060 Ti model to be released at the end of October.