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GeForce RTX 3080 and 3070 – versions with double VRAM planned

Nvidia may prepare more GeForce RTX 3000 cards this year than originally assumed.

Just yesterday we informed you about the likely date of the official announcement of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards, but these are not the only rumors that have been circulating on the web in recent days. According to the German portal Igor’s Lab, which echoes the unofficial reports of the Wccftech website, The “greens” plan to release more Ampere-based layouts this year than it was originally thought. A list of Nvidia Ampere graphics cards with partial specifications has hit the Internet, but as their names have not yet been confirmed, they were marked with PCB numbers.

In September, we would receive three graphics cards: GeForce RTX 3080 with 10 GB VRAM (marked as PG132-30), GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 24 GB VRAM (PG132-10) and GeForce RTX 3070 with 8 GB VRAM (PG142-10). The first one is to be available in the middle of next month, while two more will be sold from the second half of September. In turn, in the first half of October, GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER (PG132-20) is to hit the shelves with doubled memory (20 GB). This is not the end, because Nvidia supposedly hides the successors of the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER with 8 GB VRAM (PG190-10) and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER with 16 GB VRAM (PG142-0). Unfortunately, these agreements do not have a set release date yet. Previously, it was suggested that the GeForce RTX 3060 could debut in November 2020. So there is a real flood of Nvidia cards this year, if this information is confirmed. The full list is presented below in the table, while the names of the GeForce RTX 3000 models are conventional.

PCB ID

Graphics Card

VRAM

Memory bus

Release date

PG132-10

RTX 3080 Ti

24 GB

384-bit

2nd half September

PG132-20

RTX 3080 SUPER

20 GB

320-bit

And a half. October

PG132-30

RTX 3080

10 GB

320-bit

mid September

PG142-0

RTX 3070 SUPER

16 GB

no data

no data

PG142-10

RTX 3070

8 GB

256-bit

2nd half September

PG190-10

RTX 3060

8 GB

256-bit

no data

Additional variants of the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 cards, with double the amount of VRAM, would be a (premature) response to competing AMD chips based on the Navi 21 core, which can offer up to 16 GB of memory. The new Radeons known as Big Navi, which are to be based on the RDNA 2 architecture, should appear at the end of this year, so the information obtained by the Igor’s Lab editors seems quite surprising. After all, Nvidia could introduce more powerful cards only after the move from AMD.


Nvidia intends to put out the strongest cards almost immediately.

The official announcement of GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards will follow according to Gamers Nexus September 9, and the first model (probably the GeForce RTX 3080) will go on sale September 17 this year. We will soon find out if the next systems will make their debut in the period indicated in the table above. Regardless of whether this information is officially confirmed or not, it looks like a hot autumn on the graphics card market.

  • Nvidia official website