In recent weeks it has been speculated that games in 4K resolution use a lot of graphics memory and that prices of 8 GB and even 10 GB will then start to fail, so NVIDIA would have prepared its RTX 3080 and 3070 models with double memory to reduce this. , and then compete in comparison to the next RX 6000 drawings from AMD, the top of which in the range will be 16 GB of VRAM.
There will be no RTX 3080 20GB or RTX 3070 16GB
There is no doubt that NVIDIA Ampere graphics cards offer a lot to talk about in recent months, and many of the models already on the market are still doing so with a handful of anonymous in the bedroom. The RTX 3070 with 8 GB of graphics memory
In any case, the source now confirms that NVIDIA itself has contacted its affiliates for the cancellation of the RTX 3080 20 GB and RTX 3070 16 GB, graphics designed to play in 4K resolution and available physical evidence of their presence. , at least in a sense. That NVIDIA is now canceling this release puts an end to the rumors, and the reason could be that they will keep more RTX chips of “standard” and 3070.
And if we think about it impartially, introducing models with double VRAM a few months after launching the first models would mean killing these products before going to market, or almost, although it is true that since this information has reached the same While leaking AMD RX 6000 features, it would be just a strategy. NVIDIA to put pressure on the competition. Of course, it is also possible that it was just a coincidence.
What are we waiting for from NVIDIA before the end of the year?
There is a lot to be said about Ampere but the fact is that only two graphics card models (RTX 3080 and RTX 3090
Of course the RTX 3070 was confirmed on October 29 unless the company decided to delay its launch again, but it is clear that the Ampere family of products continues to be empty waiting for many other brands that are likely to see the light, but nothing is guaranteed. We are talking mainly about the RTX 3060, which, as was the case with the RTX 2060 at the time, is expected to be a new mid-range queen (however with the performance of the RTX 2080 SUPER), but also lower models and, of course, with the Ti variety.
At the moment, as we said, NVIDIA is in the hermetic system and has not yet confirmed anything, so we will have to wait.