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Nvidia's new RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and RTX 3080 12GB delayed

by on15 December 2021

Pushed back to mid-February

According to a report, a part of Nvidia's upcoming refresh has been pushed back to after the Chinese New Year, so only one SKU could be announced at the CES 2022 event.

Nvidia is reportedly preparing a total of three new SKUs as a part of its RTX 30-series Ampere refresh, including a 16GB version of the RTX 3070 Ti, a refreshed RTX 3080 12GB, and the RTX 3090 Ti.

The RTX 3070 Ti could max out the GA104 GPU and come with 16GB of memory, while the RTX 3080 12GB should keep the CUDA core count but come with a 384-bit memory interface. The RTX 3090 Ti should be a behemoth maxing out the GA102 GPU.

A fresh report coming from Igor's Lab suggests that the RTX 3090 Ti is still on schedule, with the announcement coming during Nvidia's CES 2022 presentation. On the other hand, the RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and the RTX 3080 12GB SKUs are pushed back for after the Chinese New Year, which means the announcement could come in mid-February.

The newest SKUs are meant to counter the rumored AMD RDNA2 refresh that should be manufactured on TSMC's N6 (6nm) process, and bring higher clocks, as well as faster GDDR6 memory. AMD is also preparing announcements for its CES 2022 presentation so it will be interesting to see when the refreshed SKUs are scheduled to hit the market.


Last modified on 15 December 2021
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