Nvidia Ampere graphics cards are coming soon but it seems that respective partners have already finalized its Ampere non-reference designs, allegedly. This is the leaked image from the supposed ASUS ROG Strix RTX 3080 Ti (or Super), the flagship which will use the 8nm Ampere chip. Earlier it was assuming Nvidia was going to have these fabricated from TSMC using its 7nm process. These will success the first generation RTX graphics cards that took advantage of the Windows DXR feature on Windows 10, bringing in-game Direct X-Ray Tracing.
What’s known about Ampere so far…
A lot of information is known about the Ampere series of upcoming graphics cards. According to rumour Ville, We would be seeing RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Ti (or super) at the time of launch. Even if these variations are spoken by NVIDIA in the past, nothing is set on stone unless it starts rolling out final production models. But we did know about the reference cooling design, a new Founders Edition that implied it was genuine since it triggered Nvidia to conduct an internal investigation to find the information leaker. Hmmm…
For now, these are the supposed Ampere chip variations and its specifications compiled through various sources.
Rumoured Ampere variation specification
|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|
About ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 3080 Ti
It seems that the photo has mistaken from an internal meeting, most likely with an employee talking about the new design for the upcoming Ampere variants and maybe finalizing clock speeds, size, specs, etc. Usually, non-reference variations are higher clocked, variations, mostly with custom PCB and cooling design. Nvidia Founder’s Edition ‘calls’ itself higher spec version than the base variant which is usually sold with cheap plastic GPU shrouds.