Rumor mill: It’s no secret that Nvidia’s Ampere-based, shopper graphics playing cards are launching later this 12 months, however what does that imply for its present crop of RTX playing cards? According to a brand new report, the corporate is discontinuing a few of its high-end Turing merchandise: the RTX 2070, 2070 Super, 2080 Super, and 2080 Ti.
The declare, which comes from Chinese publication IThome (through Tom’s Hardware), does carry some weight. Mass manufacturing of the Ampere playing cards is predicted to start subsequent month, with a few of the merchandise rumored to launch in September. Nvidia will doubtless wish to discontinue its present prime fashions because the RTX 30xxx sequence replaces them.
A leak final month revealed a few of the upcoming Ampere playing cards’ alleged specs, which you’ll be able to see under. All three launch merchandise are mentioned to be primarily based on the GA 102 GPU and use GDDR6X reminiscence. We’ve additionally heard that these high-end playing cards would possibly use Samsung’s 8nm fab course of, moderately than TSMC’s 7nm various.
|SKU10||PG132||GA102||RTX 3090||(Ti/Super)*||24 GB GDDR6X|
|384-bt||350 W||3x DP, HDMI|
|SKU20||PG132||GA102||RTX 3080||(Ti/Super)*||11 GB GDDR6X*||352-bit*||320 W||3x DP, HDMI|
|SKU30||PG132||GA102||RTX 3080||none||10 GB GDDR6X||320-bit||320 W||3x DP, HDMI|
IThome additionally claims that the worth of prime Turing playing cards will see a rise, as Nvidia allegedly prompt the hike to its companions. This suggestion was reportedly prompted by a renewed rise in demand from miners—one thing that brings again unhealthy recollections for PC players—and inadequate manufacturing capability from TSMC.
Nvidia will need patrons to decide on its new, dearer flagships over the past technology, after all, so it’d begin withdrawing the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti from market quickly. IThome predicts the RTX 3080 and 3080 Ti will probably be introduced on September 17, so we may uncover the most important US chipmaker’s plans in simply over two months.