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RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 memory capacities confirmed - Expect next-gen cards to have BIG frame buffers

A 24GB consumer graphics card?

RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 memory capacities confirmed - Expect next-gen cards to have BIG frame buffers

RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 memory capacities confirmed - Expect next-gen cards to have BIG frame buffers

Nvidia is due to reveal its RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards on September 1st, bringing Ampere to the consumer market. Now, Videocardz has reportedly confirmed the size of the frame buffers on these next-generation Geforce offerings, confirming that the RTX 30 series will adopt huge f amounts of VRAM. 

With the RTX 3090 (there is reportedly no RTX 3080 Ti), Nvidia will offer its users an insane 24GB frame buffer over a 384-bit memory bus. This gives Nvidia's upcoming Geforce flagship more than 2x as much VRAM as an RTX 2080 Ti, and significantly more memory bandwidth thanks to their use of GDDR6 memory. 

Strangely, Nvidia's RTX 3080 will include a 10GB frame buffer, offering users significantly less memory capacity than Nvidia's flagship. This is still a 2GB upgrade over the RTX 2080/RTX 2080 Super, but a lot less than the RTX 3090. At this time it is unknown why Nvidia's offering such a vast frame buffer on its gaming flagship. 

Nvidia's RTX 3080 will presumably have a 320-bit memory bus, and offer users GDDR6X memory like Nvidia's RTX 3090. Both graphics cards will allegedly use 19Gbps GDDR6 memory, which is significantly faster than that 14Gbps GDDR6 chips within most RTX 20 series GPUs.  

RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 memory capacities confirmed - Expect next-gen cards to have BIG frame buffers

(Leaked RTX 3090 Image)

On September 1st, Nvidia is due to reveal its RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 graphics cards, though their RTX 3070 will also be shown. Nvidia will reveal essential details about these graphics cards during their Geforce event, and discuss more in-depth aspects of their graphics cards at a later date. 

Geforce fans can expect to hear about Ampere's pricing and specifications on September 1st. 

  
RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 memory capacities confirmed - Expect next-gen cards to have BIG frame buffers  (Leaked Nvidia RTX 3080 image)


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26-08-2020, 07:56:31

Bagpuss
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At this time it is unknown why Nvidia's offering such a vast frame buffer on its gaming flagship.
I'd of thought it was blindingly obvious...to annoy the early 3080 adopters with a refreshed 3080 Super/Ti launch in 2021, with more VRAM and probably a few more Cuda Cores.


A 14GB differential gives them the room to do just that, rather than any actual need for 24GB on the 3090.Quote

26-08-2020, 11:31:31

Gothmoth
yep not going for a 10GB card.


i am waiting for a 16GB 3080TI.Quote

26-08-2020, 12:12:19

smilertoo
No sane person would pay the £600 difference for a small speed bump between 3080 and 3090 if they both had the same ram.Quote

26-08-2020, 12:32:18

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by smilertoo View Post
No sane person would pay the £600 difference for a small speed bump between 3080 and 3090 if they both had the same ram.
It won't be a small speed bump.

The 3080 has been rumoured to be 10-15% faster than the Ti in non RTX workloads.

The 3090 has apparently been reported to be about 38% faster.

Unless you care about RT then the 3080 is not the card for 2080Ti owners. If you want the mega performance bump you go 3090. Nvidia are not stupid.

Of course Jen will talk poo as he always does and make it all about RTX, but underneath that there will be real world performance. And selling your 2080Ti for £550 or whatever some people have been selling them for (nutters) and buying a 3080 is a really silly idea. Mostly because it will only massively improve RT, and that isn't saying very much given how few RT titles we have.

I will be skipping this gen completely, given I don't think RT is all that and the 2080Ti is more than enough (like stupid more than enough) for anything at 1440p. And it will be for ages to come, because the consoles have much less VRAM and the games will all need to work and run on those first.

From what I have heard there won't be a Ti (they are usually safety measures) so if you are waiting for that you will have a long wait. It's 3080 and 3090, possibly Super cards lower down the stack if AMD come with anything half decent.Quote

26-08-2020, 19:56:43

Kleptobot
is it possible the doubled VRAM capacity is Nvidia using the same silicone and PCB for gaming and quadro cards? and just having different drivers and loading more VRAM?Quote
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