The RTX 3080 Ti is just a few weeks away, which aims to be the most powerful graphics NVIDIA is going to launch in all of 2021. We already know its specifications, but will the most enthusiastic users get one or will they see it again? in photo?
The specifications of the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti
After several weeks of rumors, we can finally know what the full specifications of the RTX 3080 Ti are, thanks to an image leaked through GPU-Z with the full specifications of the RTX 3080 Ti, which is based on on the GA102-225 GPU. This being the third variation of the NVIDIA GA102 chip after the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.
The RTX 3080 Ti has a total of 10 240 “cores” CUDA, ALUs in FP32, and therefore we are talking about a configuration of 80 SM inside of NVIDIA Ampere architecture, this is only 2 SM less than the RTX 3090. Its base clock speed is 1365 MHz with a Boost speed of 1665 MHz, a speed only slightly lower than the RTX 3090 which has a base speed of 1395 MHz and 1695 MHz of Boost, a difference of only 30 MHz between the two cards.
Regarding the VRAM it is GDDR6X, like the RTX 3090 Ti we find a 384 bit bus, but with a 12 GB configuration instead of a 24 GB one. So this card will not have memory chips on the front and back of it like the RTX 3090 does. Your bandwidth? 1027.6 Gigabytes per second. Higher bandwidth than the RTX 3090. This indicates a VRAM at more than 21 Gbps, which makes us wonder about the consumption of this card.
The perfect card for miners?
Along with the card specifications, an image has appeared that talks about the mining capacity in Ethereum, a leak that does not do any favors to those who want an RTX 3080 Ti for games and that if we forget the latest NVIDIA measures against mining gives the feeling that it exists for miners to clear the stock of this GPU as quickly as possible.
You have to remember that the mining of the Ethereum cryptocurrency is closely related to the bandwidth with the VRAM and the fact that this RTX 3080 Ti from a result of 118.9 MH / s It places this card above the RTX 3090 in that regard and all thanks to its faster memory. In addition to being cheaper than the RTX 3090 by not having half the memory chips on board.
The recommended starting price is the only information that we do not know, it is difficult to place from the moment that between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 there is an abysmal difference. LThe most positive ones say that NVIDIA will give you an official price of $ 999, while the most pessimistic of $ 1099. If the mining capacity is confirmed then wait to see this graphics card surpassing $ 2000 without problems.
In any case, we cannot forget the measures that NVIDIA is going to implement to reduce the mining capacity by half in all future releases of the RTX 30. Although these measures are not implemented in the hardware, but rather in a combination of drivers and firmware. If they manage to burst these measures for the launch of the card then we already know what the consequences of this will be.