NVIDIA’s upcoming Ampere RTX 3080 GPU was recently spotted in the Userbenchmark database. The alleged entry in the database confirmed few things. The SKU was the RTX 3080, having Device ID of 2206, and the GPU clock speed was being mentioned as 2.1 Ghz max, and the card was having 10GB of VRAM.
Now we are hearing some rumors that the RTX 3080 custom AIB GPU models will come with 20GB of GDDR6X VRAM. This leak comes via kopite7kimi, who has tweeted that the PG132-SKU20 board is the RTX 3080 20G variant for custom board partners. Assuming that this rumor is true, the custom GeForce RTX 3080 model will have 20GB of GDDR6X memory, whereas the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition card, on the other hand, will only sport 10GB of VRAM.
PG132-SKU20 is RTX 3080 20G from AIC.
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) August 18, 2020
This might sound like an interesting turn of events, if true, but since this is a rumor, you should take this with a grain of salt. The VRAM configuration seems a bit odd because Nvidia usually releases two similar VRAM variants of a particular GPU model, regardless of whether it is a Founders Edition card or a custom AIB GPU.
Nonetheless, when asked on Twitter whether the 20GB variant would be for ‘AIB models ’, kopite7kimi replied with a simple yes.
NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 3000 series Ampere cards are rumored to be built on the Samsung’s 8nm process node. Nvidia has also recently ceased the production of the RTX 20 series of GPUs to make room for the Ampere lineup. Nvidia is hosting a Geforce Special Event on September 1st, and we expect the company to announce the next-gen Ampere Gaming GPUs.
Stay tuned for more!