Our early predictions regarding the starting lineup of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30XX graphics cards proved accurate. There were three SKUs launched at the online event. All three would become available in the market come last week of October with GeForce RTX 3070 delayed. The beast spear-heading the Ampere family is the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition. The taking point for which has been the 24GB dedicated GDDR6X VRAM. Of course, the 10496 CUDA core count doesn’t go unnoticed too. The point of this post is not to shed light on what has already seen the light of the day. We are hearing that the extended family of GeForce RTX 30XX cards is about to arrive. With GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 siblings, with an improved GPU memory. The aspect of GA-103 featuring in the the upcoming cards seems quite interesting also.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB to be built on GA-103 platform
These Ampere GPUs have had an underwhelming supply is a fact out in the open. Bot attacks have majorly been responsible for manufacturers being rapidly forced into restocking. Of all the GPUs that were sale ready, scalping has only added to more misery. Hence, the arrival of GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB will not only bring relief but add variety, too. The one major difference between the late arrivals and the initial line will be the chipset platform they are built on. The GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition are inspired from GA-102 chipset. The RTX 3080 20 GB and RTX 3070 16GB will be built on GA-103.
There’s no doubt that producing GPUs with GA-102 is an expensive deal for the OEMs as well. So, yes when these come, the issue with scarcity of RTX 30XX graphics cards might start getting resolved. Some believe GA-103 fueled GeForce RTX 3080 20GB will match AMD’s upcoming Big Navi head and toe. These are optimistic speculations for now and there’s at least over a month before we see them in the market.