NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Graphics Card’s GA102-225 GPU Pictured, Specs Leak Out & Price Rumored Around $1000 US

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The latest specifications of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card have leaked out by our pals at Videocardz. The graphics card's Ampere GA102-225 pictures have leaked out though there is still some confusion as to whether this chip will be the final variant for the card itself or there's a newer version of the GPU SKU.

The Ampere GA102-225 GPU Which Powers The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Graphics Card Has Been Pictured

In addition to the newly leaked GPU pictures and specifications, Videocardz also got hold of the initial mining performance numbers of the card. Now we are aware that NVIDIA is using a more strict BIOS Firmware lock to enforce hash rate limit on the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card & revised Ampere cards but it is possible that this particular sample that was tested is an early chip that could be one of the qualification samples that didn't implement the new hardware locks to prevent it from use in mining operations.

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As such, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti sample tested in the leak delivers a mining hash rate of around 119 MH/s (after optimizations) in Ethereum. The card has been tweaked as you can see by its TDP of 278W which is nowhere close to what this GPU would deliver at stock. The memory has also been tweaked to operate at 21.4 Gbps instead of its standard 19 Gbps out-of-the-box speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's preliminary mining performance in Ethereum put it on par with the RTX 3090. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB 'Rumored' Graphics Card Specifications

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FE (Founders Edition) graphics card is expected to feature the PG132-SKU18 PCB design and the GA102-225-KD-A1 graphics core. The GA102-225 GPU has also changed since the last time we saw them and will now feature 10240 CUDA cores within a total of 80 SM units. The GPU features a clock speed of 1365 MHz base and 1665 MHz boost, both of which are slower than the existing GA102 GeForce RTX GPUs.

ITHome has reported that the final NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card is expected to ship with the new GA102-202 or GA102-302 GPU core features the same specifications as the QS but is locked for mining.

The NVIDIA GA102-225 GPU is a QS chip that powers the RTX 3080 Ti graphics card but expected to get a revision in the final release. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

As for memory, the card will feature 12 GB of GDDR6X memory. Unlike the 19.5 Gbps speeds of the RTX 3090, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is said to retain the same memory speeds as the RTX 3080 at 19 Gbps. Since we are getting 12 GB memory, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be using a 384-bit bus interface which equals a total bandwidth of 912 GB/s. So while we see an 8 GB VRAM reduction over the previous spec, the larger bus interface should drive higher memory bandwidth.

The TGP for the card is set to be the same as the RTX 3080 at 320 Watts. That's definitely needed to feed the extra cores so NVIDIA might have to optimize the clocks a bit here. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is expected to feature an MSRP of around $999 US while ITHome has reported that a price of 7999 Chinese Yuan which is equal to around $1200 US is expected in the APAC retail market. The card is rumored to launch in May.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series 'Ampere' Graphics Card Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU NameAmpere GA107Ampere GA107Ampere GA106-300Ampere GA104-200Ampere GA104-300Ampere GA104-400Ampere GA102-200Ampere GA102-225Ampere GA102-300
Process NodeSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
Die SizeTBATBATBA395.2mm2395.2mm2395.2mm2628.4mm2628.4mm2628.4mm2
TransistorsTBATBATBA17.4 Billion17.4 Billion17.4 Billion28 Billion28 Billion28 Billion
CUDA Cores2048?2560?358448645888614487041024010496
TMUs / ROPs64 / 4080 / 48112 / 64152 / 80184 / 96192/ 96272 / 96320 / 112328 / 112
Tensor / RT Cores64 / 1680 / 20112 / 28152 / 38184 / 46192/ 48272 / 68320 / 80328 / 82
Base ClockTBATBA1320 MHz1410 MHz1500 MHz1575 MHz1440 MHz1365 MHz1400 MHz
Boost ClockTBATBA1780 MHz1665 MHz1730 MHz1770 MHz1710 MHz1665 MHz1700 MHz
Tensor-TOPsTBATBA101 TOPs129.6 TOPs163 TOPs174 TOPs238 TOPs273 TOPs285 TOPs
Memory Bus128-bit128-bit192-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit320-bit384-bit384-bit
Memory SpeedTBATBA15 Gbps14 Gbps14 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps19.5 Gbps
BandwidthTBATBA360 Gbps448 Gbps448 Gbps608 Gbps760 Gbps912 Gbps936 Gbps
Price (MSRP / FE)$149?$199?$329$399 US$499 US$599 US$699 US$1199$1499 US
Launch (Availability)2021?2021?February 2021December 202029th October 202010th June 202117th September 20203rd June 202124th September 2020

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will make use of a revised Ampere GPU which will help tackle the cryptocurrency mining market as reported here. The custom models are already being shipped to retailers so we can expect an official announcement relatively soon.

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