During an internal roadmap presentation, GALAX confirmed that NVIDIA is preparing several new SKUs for its Ampere GeForce RX 30 Series family that include GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER / Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards.
NVIDIA Readies GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER / Ti & GeForce RTX 3060 Graphics Card
The roadmap included in an internal presentation was leaked by unknown sources on Baidu Forums and viewed by Twitter users @ 9550Pro & @ harukaze5719. The roadmap shows that NVIDIA plans to release at least three new SKUs in the GeForce RTX 30 series. These include GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER / Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 which have also been rumored in various leaks in recent weeks.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB graphics card as the name suggests will have twice as much memory as the existing GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB model. The graphics card is expected to come with double-sided memory and is placed directly against AMD’s Big Navi Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU which is expected to contain 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. Apart from memory, there have been rumors that the card may have faster clocks and a slightly better core configuration.
According to the leaked roadmap, the GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB will be between 10 GB RTX 3080 and 24 GB RTX 3090 graphics card. Both 10 GB and 20 GB models will be in the range except that you will have to pay more for the 20 GB model compared to the reference MSRP of 699 US $ for the standard 10 GB variant. There are rumors that pricing could end up around US $ 899 for the 20 GB variant.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 16 GB graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 16 GB graphics card which is also rumored as GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER is said to contain the PG142 SKU 0 card which is a new variant for the Ampere RTX 30 series. The graphics card is said to contain the entire GA104 format with 6144 CUDA cores and up to 16 GB of GDDR6 memory. This card will be placed against $ 499 US standard performance Navi offers.
The slots between the GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB and GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB models. Based on that, the card should easily exceed the performance of a reference GeForce RTX 2080 Ti card. In terms of price, the card should hit the retail segment of about 599 dollars in the US.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card
Finally, there is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card mentioned in the roadmap and listed next to the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics cards. Like the GeForce RTX 3070, the GeForce RTX 3060 should be close to the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER when comparing overall performance that includes RTX and DLSS games. We also do not know if this will be the standard RTX 3060 SKU or the rumored TI / SUPER variant.
In terms of specifications, the GeForce RTX 3060 (Ti / SUPER) is expected to have the PG142 PCB and use the GA104-200 GPU core. This chip will contain 4864 CUDA cores in 38 SM compared to 5888 cores found on RTX 3070, which has 46 SM units enabled for its GA104 GPU. The card is also said to have 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, which is a nice upgrade compared to standard GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, but then it is more of a successor to the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER which also has 8 GB of memory and came with the TU104 core upgrade.
NVIDIA is aware that AMD may try to use the higher VRAM capacity as a major marketing point for its RDNA 2 series, which is why NVIDIA wants to offer its own higher VRAM offerings. 20 GB RTX 3080 can ideally be placed against a 16 GB card while a 16 GB RTX 3070 can be a good marketing point of view against a 12 GB variant. This is not to say that the lower VRAM cards that are already out then would not offer good performance, but as I said, the amount of VRAM will be huge to market this gene.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 “Amps’ Graphics Card Reputation Lineup:
|Graphics card name||GPU name||CUDA Cores / SMs||Memory capacity||Memory Bus||Bandwidth||TDP||Start time frame|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX RTX 3090||Ampere GA102-300||10496 (82)||24 GB GDDR6X||384-bit||936 Gbps (19.5 Gbps)||350W||September 2020|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti / SUPER?||Ampere GA102-250?||TBD||20 GB GDDR6X||320-bit||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||Ampere GA102-200||8704 (68)||10 GB GDDR6X||320-bit||760 Gbps (19 Gbps)||320W||September 2020|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti / SUPER?||Ampere GA104-400?||6144 (48)?||16 GB GDDR6X||256-bit||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||Ampere GA104-300||5888 (46)||8 GB GDDR6||256-bit||512 Gbps (16 Gbps)||220W||October 2020|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti / SUPER?||Ampere GA104-200?||4864 (38)?||8 GB GDDR6?||256-bit?||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||Ampere GA106-300?||TBD||6 GB GDDR6?||192-bit?||TBD||TBD||November 2020?|
Again, these cards are still in a rumored area at the moment and do not expect any information from NVIDIA to come out at least until AMD is done with the launch. We will keep you updated if we hear more information about the remaining Ampere (RTX 30) cards.