Gigabyte has confirmed the existence of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB And GeForce RTX 3060 12GB Graphics Cards. The leak confirming the Ti and non-Ti variant of the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3060 respectively happened from the EEC registration website.
It was the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti that was doing the rounds of the internet rumor mill before the same was confirmed. It was surprising to see NVIDIA introducing the Ti variant of a Graphics Card before releasing the regular non-Ti variant.
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 more variants leak online:
HP had leaked the existence of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti before anyone else. The company had released a driver that included a device ID believed to be referencing that card. Then ASUS followed up by populating a pull-own menu on its support page with references to both stock-clocked and factory overclocked GeForce RTX 3080 Ti models, as well as the GeForce RTX 3060. These leaks are important because NVIDIA hadn’t yet offered any confirmation about the existence of the cards.Now, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website has offered information about new registrations for Gigabyte’s upcoming lineup of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3060 cards. The exact names of the as-yet-unreleased cards can be found under the “Name of the product” and “Full name of goods” categories.
Published today, the relevant EEC page shows that Gigabyte registered a bunch of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti models under its Aorus Master, Aorus Xtreme, Eagle, Gaming, Turbo, and Vision brands. There are about 13 models, including one that purportedly has 10 GB of video memory. This appears to be an anomaly as every other model listed on the EE website has 20 GB of VRAM memory. Moreover, past leaks and rumors corroborate the 20 GB GDDR6 specification.
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The non-Ti version of GeForce RTX 3080 has 10 GB of GDDR6X memory paired with a 320-bit bus, for 760.3GB/s of memory bandwidth. However, the reason NVIDIA is releasing a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti appears to be to close the gap with AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, all of which currently features 16GB of GDDR6 memory.
Gigabyte confirms GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB and RTX 3060 12GB through EEC https://t.co/4OVgYwkono
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Apart from the aforementioned Gigabyte GeForce RTX graphics cards, there are about 7 variants of the GeForce RTX 3060 models in the EEC filing. They are distributed in Gigabyte’s Eagle, Gaming, and Vision brands. The model number suggests stock clocked and factory overclocked SKUs.
Although the memory configuration is clearly visible, other key specifications such as CUDA and RT cores, clock speeds, and bus widths are still missing. These should surface gradually as Gigabyte prepares for a commercial launch, most probably in the new year, at CES 2021.