It looks like we will get getting some new graphics cards from NVIDIA. ASUS on their support website has inadvertently confirmed the RTX 3080 Ti (20GB) and RTX 3060 (12GB). I’ve always said that there was way too big of a gap between the $699 NVIDIA RTX 3080 and the $1499 RTX 3090. The need to fill that gap becomes even more apparent as AMD has launched their RX 6900 XT for $999.
ASUS has listed the ROG-STRIX-RTX3080TI-O20G-GAMING and a ROG-STRIX-RTX3080TI-20G-GAMING, as well as the very interesting ROG-STRIX-RTX3060-O12G-GAMING and ROG-STRIX-RTX3060-12G-GAMING.
A RTX 3080 Ti with 20GB makes sense, although the initial rumors were that it would be just a normal RTX 2080 with 20GB of VRAM. The RTX 3060 with 16GB VRAM is rather interesting. We would expect there to be a base model with 6GB too. The RTX 3060 is expected to only have 3840 CUDA cores and it will likely run out of shading and RT power well before the VRAM is exhausted.
NVIDIA’s graphics card rollout / structure keeps on getting more and more confusing. We are expecting an announcement from them on January 12th, stay tuned.