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Fake RTX 3080

Later this year, Nvidia will launch their next generation of video cards. The lineup will make use of their upcoming Ampere architecture and will power their 3xxx series. Not much is really known about the cards, but a new leak may have the first hints of what to expect.

The leak originates from Chinese website, and suggests that some of the 3xxx series will include up to 20GB of GDDR6 memory. The information, as translated to English courtesy of Tweaktown, suggests that we will see the following cards start to appear in late 2020.

There will be two new GPUs in the Ampere family: The GA103 and GA104. GA103 will power the upcoming RTX 3080. The RTX 3080 will include 3840 stream processors, 60 streaming multiprocessors (SMs), either 10 or 20GB of GDDR6 memory on a 320-bit bus.

The less powerful GA104 will become the RTX 3070. It will include 3072 stream processors, 48 SMs, and either 8 or 16GB GDDR6 memory o n a 256-bit bus

Tweaktown anticipates that the consumer versions of the GA103 will go with 10GB of GDDR6. The 20GB offerings will probably be reserved for the next Quadro cards, which are typically used in professional workstations, scientific research, or machine learning applications.

What hasn't yet leaked is the GA102, which should be the basis for the RTX 3080 Ti and new Ampere based Titan offering. There is also no saying just how concrete these leaked specs may be, or if they're even accurate to begin with.

Obviously the potential prices for any of these GPUs has not yet been revealed or leaked either. Given the already absurd prices that Nvidia launched the 2xxx series at, I would maybe begin thinking of starting to save up now because there is no way these things launch at reasonable prices. For reference, RTX 2080 cards are still priced between $700-$850 with some outliers here and there, and the average trending closer to $800+. Those prices may not be horrendous until you also factor in that these cards are over a year old at this point, having came out in September 2018. Ampere will not come cheap.