A German-based sourced was able to get more detail about the future flagship- the RTX 3090. There is also some information about the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3070. It was recently when we saw the GPU cooler for the RTX 3080 founders edition. The source claimed that the leak about the GPU cooler design is real. The GPU cooler design raised many people’s eyebrows, with its manufacturing cost going up to $150.
The Ampere microarchitecture is going to soon replace Turing based lineups, introducing a new range of DXR-capable (DirectX Ray Tracing) graphics.
About the Ampere Core
The Ampere chips designated as PG132 are used on these PCBs but use different configurations. According to the leaks, the GA102 chip will be used in three of its variations, between ‘Ti’ and ‘Super’ series. The RTX 3090 will be used 24GB GDDR6X operating at 384-bit memory bandwidth. The RTX 3080 is up to 11GB GDDR6X chips with 352-bit memory. It is not confirmed if any of the above cards are classified as ‘Ti’ or ‘Super’ variation.
The RTX 3070 may have 10GB GDDR6X memory used by a 320-bit memory interface. The TDP rating comes with a pinch of salt (like the rest of the information), but the flagship will have a 350W TDP. The RTX 3080 supposedly will have a 320 TDP rating, but we’ll just have to wait and see what information we can dig up.
Leaks took Nvidia by surprise
What makes this leak interesting is what Nvidia is doing. The chip designer is conducting an internal investigation and find the leak. According to reports, the graphics chip designer suspects Foxconn and BYD (Build Your Dreams). Since they’re manufacturing the Founders Edition coolers, it makes sense to make that assumption. The leak took everybody in Nvidia by surprise as even its own product and sales manager did not know about the new GPU cooler design for its upcoming Founders Edition graphics cards.
Source: Igor’s Lab