Since the introduction of the Ampere architecture, speculations about the RTX 3080 Ti with 20GB memory have been circulating. Some of these rumors have proven true, as NVIDIA had been working on this GPU. Despite previously discussing potential release dates, the company ultimately chose to abandon the idea at the last moment.
Regrettably, this choice placed brands like Gigabyte and MSI in a challenging situation. They had already manufactured batches of these cards, leaving them with two options: either dispose of the cards or sell them to crypto miners or questionable retailers. Consequently, the existence of this model became widely known.
If these cards have indeed appeared on the second-hand market, it raises concerns about whether NVIDIA reimbursed MSI for their production or if someone within MSI sought to profit from the cards that were supposed to be discarded. In both scenarios, it is clear that NVIDIA did not provide support for this model, given that the last functional driver is over a year old.
As per GPU-Z data, the RTX 3080 Ti 20GB is equipped with a GA102 GPU containing 10496 CUDA cores, along with 20GB of GDDR6 memory on a 320-bit bus, operating at a clock speed of 1188 MHz. Surprisingly, the card supports overclocking, enabling users to increase the GPU clock by 109 MHz and GPU memory by 13.6%, reaching a speed of 21.6 Gbps.
The card achieves a score of 21K points in the TimeSpy GPU test, surpassing the average score of 19.6K points for an RTX 3080 Ti 12GB. However, it’s essential to mention that the GPU lacks full support, and the driver appears to be custom modified. Furthermore, there is no available data regarding the power usage of the card.
At present, a seller is requesting an inflated price of $1100 AUD for this graphics card. Although it might hold some collectors’ value, the condition of the product is uncertain, and it lacks official driver support. The last available driver version has 516 branches for Windows 10, suggesting that the chances of a public update for this graphics card are highly unlikely. Gamers are strongly advised to avoid this offer altogether.
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