The launch of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards is now near, most likely they will debut on the market during the month of September, in time to counter AMD's new Radeons based on RDNA 2 architecture.
In recent weeks, as always, there has been no shortage of rumors not only regarding the design of the new cards but also regarding details on technical specifications and performance. It should be noted that, at present, NVIDIA has not yet confirmed or denied the news leaked regarding the launch date, much less the nomenclature of the line which, barring surprises, should be, in fact, GeForce RTX 3000.
The latest details on the new NVIDIA range come from wccftech which, citing a source close to the producers, reports how NVIDIA would be ready to offer different variants of GPUs with quantities of VRAM reaching 20/24 GB. The report refers above all to the PG132 card, a high-end model that, in its variants, should equip the hypothetical GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER and RTX 3080 Ti (no reference to RTX 3080).
The heir of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti will obviously be the top model of the entire line and will use the PG132-10 version with 24GB of GDDR6 video memory; GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER instead will come in two variants, with 20GB and 10GB of GDDR6 VRAM (PG132-20 and PG132-30 respectively).
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3080 SUPER 10GB should debut by mid-September (RTX 3080 SUPER 20GB in October) together with the heir of the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER; the latter card (PG142) could also come in two variants, with 8GB and 16GB GDDR6 (PG142-20 and PG142-0).
At the moment it is not clear how much the 16GB GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER should debut, as well as the entry-level model of the series that will replace the current GeForce RTX 2060 – ie the RTX 3060 SUPER – identified as PG190-10 and equipped with 8GB of memory.
Below is a summary of the models that we will be able to see on the market in the coming months:
- GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (PG132-10) – 24GB GDDR6 / 384 bit – Launched September
- GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER (PG132-20) – 20GB GDDR6 / 320 bit – Launched October
- GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER (PG132-30) – 10GB GDDR6 / 320 bit – Launched September
- GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER (PG142-0) – 16GB GDDR6 / BUS? – Launch?
- GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER (PG142-10) – 8GB GDDR6 / 256 bit – Launched September
- GeForce RTX 3060 SUPER (PG190-10) – 8GB GDDR6 / 256 bit – Launch?
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