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The RTX 3080 Ti GPU won’t arrive until May, will there be stock this time?

The source reports that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, expected to be released in mid-April, has now been moved to mid-May. We received a similar update on Monday, but we underestimated it by not being able to contrast this information with other sources. Now things have changed, and apparently this information is already confirmed by various Asian media.

NVIDIA issued an internal statement regarding the launch schedule for the new next-generation RTX 30 series model. The RTX 3080 Ti 12G has been delayed again and is now expected to launch around the middle of May. ‘

The fifth lag of the RTX 3080 Ti

Originally, it was planned to launch the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in mid-April (always guided by rumors and leaks because, remember, NVIDIA has not made any official statement or announcement in this regard). The new report from the source suggests an internal statement announcing a delay of another month, the fifth in a row to be precise when we talk about this supposed RTX 3080 Ti.

The original model called the RTX 3080 20GB was scheduled to launch in December last year, but NVIDIA dropped its plans just two weeks earlier. Later, NVIDIA scheduled the launch of the RTX 3080 Ti 16GB for the month of January, but the plans were carried over to February; Since then, the SKU has received new specifications, the number of CUDA cores has been reduced to 10,240, and memory has been downgraded to just 12GB. The latest update in this regard is that this GPU will finally see the light of day in mid-May.

NVIDIA would now have, then, two new graphics cards that would be launched in the month of May: the aforementioned RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB and the RTX 3070 Ti 8 GB. It is not clear if the manufacturer plans to make an official announcement (remember for example the famous teaser of the 1080 Ti with the slogan “almost time”?), But a special event to launch these two graphics cards would be quite appropriate indeed. considering that they represent very popular market segments.

Next month NVIDIA will host its annual Graphics Technology Conference (GTC 2021), where CEO Jensen Huang will deliver his customary keynote address. Historically, NVIDIA does not usually present products for clients like GeForce in the GTC, but given the delays and the importance of the launch of these two graphics, everything could be.

In the following table we have summarized the high-end Ampere GPUs that are already on the market, including the potential specifications of these two new models; Please note these are leaked or rumored specs, not final.

RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 RTX 3070 Ti RTX 3070
GPU GA102-300 GA102-225 GA102-200 GA104-400 GA104-300
GPU Clusters 82 80 68 48 46
CUDAs 10496 10240 8704 6144 5888
RTs 82 80 68 48 46
Tensors / TMUs 328 320 272 192 184
ROPs 112 112 96 96 96
Base clock 1395 MHz TBC 1440 MHz TBC 1500 MHz
Boost Clock 1695 MHz TBC 1710 MHz TBC 1725 MHz
Memory 24GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6X
Bus 384 bit 384 bit 320 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Memory clock 19.5 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 19 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bandwidth 936 GB / s 912 GB / s 760 GB / s 608 GB / s 448 GB / s
TDP 350 W TBC 320 W TBC 220 watts
SMRP 1499 USD TBC 699 USD TBC 499 USD
Launch 24 September 2020 May 2021 17 September 2020 May 2021 29 October 2020