You’ve probably already heard that Nvidia has been working on a new generation of graphics cards – the RTX 30XX lineup with Ampere architecture. However, a recent leak has given us a bit more information about what this lineup will actually look like.
Nvidia may be unveiling their graphics card lineup as soon as March during their GTC conference, which would be as good a time as any to make the announcement.
However, we may have a sneak peek at some specifications for the 3080 and 3070 models ahead of the announcement. According to a recent report, the RTX 3080 and 3070 appeared with core codes GA103 and GA104.
As these are only unconfirmed rumors with code names, they should, of course, be taken with a pinch of salt.
What Are The 3080 And 3070 Specifications?
The GA103 or RTX 3080 (now available to buy) will come with 10/20 GB GDDR6 VRAM, a Streaming Multiprocessor count of 60, 3480 stream processors and 320-bit video memory.
The GA104 or RTX 3070 looks like it will have 8/16 GB GDDR6 VRAM capacity, with a Streaming Multiprocessor count of 48. Also featured are 3072 stream processors and 256-bit video memory.
Both GPUs will be manufactured using 7nm technology which poses the next question of who will manufacture these new graphics cards. We’ve recently heard of production slowdowns due to the sheer volume of work to be done, so hopefully, this will sort itself out before the release date comes around.
If this leak proves correct, it looks like Nvidia’s new RTX lineup will offer plenty of performance improvements. The memory capacity and SM count are the most interesting features here and look promising.
Hopefully, it won’t be long before we know more about the RTX 3080 and 3070 when Nvidia announce the details. When we know more, we will keep you updated on whether these rumors are true.