The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has made a few appearances in the news in recent weeks, with rumors of its launch date appearing to settle on May 26 – with the RTX 3070 Ti to watch closely.
One version of the graphics card, the MSI 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC, was previously mentioned when spotted on a shipment to the United States. The same GPU has now appeared in a listing on the Polish retailer’s website X-Kom, but without any image or possibility to pre-order the card.
It is likely that the listing is in preparation for an official launch date for the product as the retailer allows customers to inquire about stock availability (indicating that they are fully aware that the page is live), but X-Kom is unable to provide information based on GPU price or any shipping date.
There is no official price yet for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, but speculation is that it is expensive at 7,999 in China, or around $ 1,099 / £ 800 / AU $ 1,420. It’s still cheaper than the RTX 3090, but it’s certainly not affordable hardware for everyone.
Despite the lack of actual images, we would expect the MSI 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC graphics card to be identical to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, with a 2.5 slot and a triple fan cooling solution as well as a graphene backplate. It is also expected that the GPU will use two 8-pin connectors for power and feature standard HDMI outputs and triple display port.
Professional player, anti-mining
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is currently expected to have 10,240 CUDA cores, 12 GB of GDDR6X video memory, and a 384-bit memory bus, placing it (unsurprisingly) between the specifications of the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards.
It has also been reported that Nvidia will include the same mining performance limiter with the 3080 Ti that we saw included in the RTX 3060 GPU to reduce GPU hash by 50% when crypto mining activity is detected, something which is aimed to prevent cards from being picked up en masse for use in mining rigs and farms.
That didn’t end well initially for the GeForce RTX 3060, with the limiter being removed by Nvidia’s own update and eventually completely cracked down by miners, but Team Green has since returned to redesign the GPU in an effort to keep its technology in the hands of the players. The new version of the hash rate limiter might be what we see in all new Ampere boards going forward, but this has yet to be officially confirmed.
As with all news we get outside of the official source, take it all with a good serving of salt until Nvidia makes an announcement. We can at least establish that the RTX 3080 Ti actually exists, so all we can do is wait and hope that there will be enough stock to buy when it finally hits the shelves.
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