Accordingly, to conveniently timed leaks from VideoCardz, two graphics cards are expected to use the GDDR6X memories manufactured by Micron. The RTX series will be the first to use this next-generation VRAM memory. The flagship RTX 3090 will use 24GB GDDR6X RAMs running up to 21 Gb/s. The RTX 3080 with 10GB GDDR6X running at 19 Gb/s bandwidth. Nothing is yet known about the RTX 3070 and the RTX 3060.
If rumours are to be believed, four RTX GPUs will be announced and released at the same time to provide its RTX experience across multiple price segment. The flagship, naturally expected to be priced at its highest, would likely to command an MSRP of US$1,399, followed by $799 for the RTX 3080, $599 for the RTX 3070 and the $399 for the RTX 3060.
The all new 12-pin PCIe power connector
RTX 3090 will also be the first graphics card to be using the single 12-pin PCIe power connector. Multiple power supply manufacturers should be providing modular cables or adapters for some of their existing variations. This was something that was pointed out much earlier by a source who later chickened out by saying it was a fake, only to be reinvigorated by Toms Hardware. Weird Flex, FCPowerup but okay!
But the 12-pin PCIe power connector will only by using by Nvidia Founders edition. Specifically on the RTX 3090 flagship. The respective AICs will be using the standard 8-pin PCIe power connectors. While 2x 8 pin PCIe power adapter should be a norm, some higher clocked variants may even have 3x 8-pin PCIe connector? The 24GB VRAM GDDR6X will also require a beefy 60-watt power draw alone. The GA102 core is expected to have a 230W power draw.