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Rumor: Nvidia planning to launch a new RTX 30-series Ampere GA102-based GPU, with 7424 cores and 10GB GDDR6X VRAM [UPDATE]

It appears that NVIDIA is prepping a new RTX 30-series flagship SKU which is going to be positioned between the already released RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 GPUs. This leaks comes just after NVIDIA was rumored to have cancelled the production of the RTX 3080 20 GB & RTX 3070 16 GB Ampere-based SKUs.

Kopite7kimi, a known and reliable Nvidia leaker has predicted that the green team is preparing a new Ampere card based on the 8nm GA102 GPU silicon, having the ASIC code GA102-150-KD-A1.

The cancellation of the RTX 3070 Ti/16 GB graphics card may hold weight as the card might have now been allegedly pushed up in the GPU tier/hierarchy, since the original RTX 3070 Model was supposed to be based on the full GA104 GPU silicon instead, having 6144 CUDA cores.

Maybe Nvidia thinks the previously planned SKUs won’t be able to tackle AMD’s RX 6000-series Big Navi GPU lineup in terms of performance, so the company may have a new SKU in the works, with better specs instead of just having more VRAM slapped on the PCB.

This new card might be the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or even the GeForce RTX 3070 SUPER SKU, but we don’t know for sure. So you should take this leak with a grain of salt, since this is just a rumor.

Anyways, this GPU appears to be the third entry based on the GA102 silicon.

Coming to the rumored specs, the GA102-150-KD-A1 GPU silicon will feature 7424 CUDA Cores or 58 SMs/streaming multiprocessors (29 TPCs). This gives the card 1536 cores more than current RTX 3070 8GB GPU, and 1280 cores less than the current RTX 3080 10GB card.

This amounts to 26% more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 3070 and around 9% less than the GeForce RTX 3080. The ROP count is not known, but we expect this SKU to feature 232 tensor cores, 232 TMUs, and 58 RT cores.

According to the leaker @kopite7kimi, the GPU is configured with a 320-bit wide memory interface bus, and we expect the card to sport 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM. The TDP should fall between 250-280 Watts.

As for the pricing, given that the current RTX 3070 8GB GPU is positioned at $500 and the RTX 3080 10GB at a $700 bracket, we expect this new SKU to be priced somewhere in between, i.e. roughly $599 USD.

Stay tuned for more!

UPDATE:

It appears we have some more details on this new SKU, once again courtesy of @Kopite7kimi.

Here is some confirmation on the board number, device ID/SKU number of this GPU. The card is going to house the ‘PG132 SKU 35’ board and will be based on the GA102-150 GPU with 7424 CUDA cores. 2207 has been mentioned as the Device ID. Kopite has not only confirmed the board number but also the TGP which would 320 Watts, same TGP as the RTX 3080.

He expects this Model to compete with the Radeon RX 6800 XL low-tier Navi 21-based graphics card. The RX 6800 XL name was confirmed by @KittyYYuko.

According to the leaker @kopite7kimi, the GPU is configured with a 320-bit wide memory interface bus, and we expect the card to sport 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM.

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