An internal roadmap presentation slide from the GPU manufacturer GALAX has spilled the beans on some unreleased and upcoming GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards. It has been confirmed that NVIDIA is preparing three more SKUs in the Ampere lineup which would be the GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER/Ti, and the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards, respectively.
The logo in the upper left corner confirms that the slide belongs to Galax. The roadmap which is part of GALAX’s internal presentation was leaked over at the Baidu Forums, as spotted by Twitter users @9550Pro & @harukaze5719. Gigabyte also recently leaked these unreleased GPUs, which were the RTX 3060 8GB, RTX 3070 16GB & RTX 3080 20GB, respectively.
Coming to the roadmap, first we have the RTX 3080 20 GB SKU. This card will feature twice the VRAM as the currently released RTX 3080 10GB Ampere card. We expect this GPU to come with dual-sided memory and to directly compete against AMD’s Big Navi Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU. As we can see from the leaked roadmap, the GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB SKU will be positioned between the RTX 3080 10 GB and RTX 3090 24 GB graphics cards, respectively.
We don’t have RTX 3090’s successor in this roadmap yet. Next up we have the RTX 3070 16 GB graphics card which is rumored to be codenamed as GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or RTX 3070 SUPER.
This GPU will feature the PG142 SKU 0 board which is a new variant in the Ampere RTX 30-series lineup, and more importantly, the RTX 3070 16 GB GDDR6 variant will feature the full GA104 GPU die, having 6144 CUDA cores. The plain non-S/Ti RTX 3070 is having a total of 5888 CUDA cores, which is 256 cores less. This card slides in between the GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB and GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB models.
Lastly, we have the RTX 3060 graphics card which is also mentioned in the roadmap and listed right next to the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs, though we are not sure whether this entry will be the standard RTX 3060 SKU, or the rumored RTX 3060 Ti/SUPER variant. The GeForce RTX 3060 SUPER/Ti GPU will come with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and it has been reported that this card would end up using a cut-down GA104-200 GPU die, instead of the GA106 GPU core which is designed for the mid-tier and mainstream SKUs.
It will house the PG142 PCB, and will feature 4864 CUDA cores in a total of 38 SMs, 1024 CUDA cores less as compared to the 5888 cores featured on the RTX 3070 GPU which has 46 SMs enabled. The RTX 3060 Ti/Super will more likely be a successor to the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Turing GPU, which also features 8 GB memory and the TU104 GPU core die.
But do note that the Ti and SUPER variants might also be the same GPU, since the RTX 3060 is based on the same board, the GA104-200 SKU/ PG142 PCB. Also, don’t expect similar pricing for these Ti or Super variants, since the GeForce RTX 3070 with 16 GB of VRAM could end up close to the pricing of the GeForce RTX 3080, and the RTX 3080 20 GB would cost roughly around $799-$899 USD.
These Ti/Super variants aren’t meant to replace the existing RTX 30 series lineup, but they rather offer a step-up and upgrade in terms of memory and better core specs, but at higher prices. This all depends on how AMD responds back with their NAVI 2X lineup based on the RDNA2 architecture.
Galax also recently unveiled its new custom RTX 3090 Gamer GPU having a Lego Design, sporting three colors Red, Blue and Black. This is a Chinese-exclusive model, made specifically for the Asian market. The card is a triple-slot and triple-fan (90mm) design, and looks like a Nintendo Switch portable gaming console.
Stay tuned for more!