The latest GeForce driver that HP made available to users of its OEM PCs points to two different approaches that NVIDIA could take to develop its new Ampere architecture graphics cards, both located between the current RTX 3080 ($ 699) and RTX 3090 ($ 1,499), where there is a huge price difference and therefore a big margin to introduce new models, and obviously in order to compete with the Radeon RX 6900 XT which costs $ 999 initially.
HP pilots report RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti en route
The OEM Driver GPU Compatibility List refers to a number of never-before-seen NVIDIA GA102 silicon-based graphics cards, including engineering samples of the 11 and 12 GB VRAM variants of the RTX 3080 and an RTX 3080. You .
The 11 and 12 GB variants of the RTX 3080 (which are unreleased engineering examples at the moment) could be SKUs with the same configuration as the RTX 3080 but with slightly better memory interfaces, potentially with the 11 GB variant with 352 bits and 12 GB with the full interface, at 384 bits. Now the RTX 3080 Ti that would be something completely different, and although the HP document does not mention its base configuration or memory size, previous reports indicated that this SKU would have 9984 CUDA clouds and 12 GB of memory with a 384 bit bus (this seems very likely, although other reports say it would have 320 bits but 20 GB of memory).
Among those benchmarks we also see the RTX 3070 Ti, a SKU that is more than likely to exist given that the RTX 3070 faces AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 with great difficulty. AMD can market its graphics at $ 579 by virtue of not only having better performance in games, but also doubling the amount of memory since they have 16GB compared to the RTX 3070’s 8GB. Previous reports suggest that the RTX 3070 Ti It will be based on GA102 silicon with 7424 CUDA cores and a 320-bit memory interface, with an unknown quantity. It remains to be seen whether NVIDIA uses GDDR6X or sticks with conventional GDDR6.
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Finally, it should be noted that the GeForces are also mentioned RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, graphics not yet announced but whose existence seems fairly obvious since at this stage NVIDIA has only presented high-end models and, little by little, it is launching the most humble and economical models and should continue to do so. do to complete the entire cast of Ampere Graphics Cards.
Why did you decide to do it like this and also so slowly? Probably because inventory problems are always present in the foundries of manufacturers. Not that long ago, NVIDIA blamed Samsung, saying that they weren’t supplying them with enough chips, but whatever the cause of the problem, the point is, NVIDIA graphics keep coming in drops and I hope the situation will be the same. also for the new entry-level models which will be presented in the coming weeks.