The RTX 3080 Ti is essentially a beefed up version of the GeForce RTX 3080, with twice the amount of GDDR6X memory (20GB). Adding to the smoke are some leaked benchmark runs purportedly showcasing the unannounced GPU.A hefty cache of alleged benchmarks for the rumoured Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 20GB have been released. The numbers from Chinese ‘tuber Big Hardware Player and spotted by Twitter user HXL place the mooted card between the existing RTX 3080 and 3090 boards, but closer to the range-topping megabucks RTX 3090.
The alleged leak includes GPU-Z grabs showing the card with 20GB of memory running over the same 320-bit bus as an RTX 3080 but the same 10,496 Cuda core, 112 ROP and 328 texture unit counts as the RTX 3090. Core and boost clocks are again the same as the 3090, though the RTX 3080 Ti’s memory clock is the slightly slower 1,188MHz of the RTX 3080 rather than the 3090’s 1,219MHz.
— HXL (@9550pro) January 29, 2021
Before we go on any further, VideoCardz.com received a response from a Colorful rep regarding this leak, which says: “This ‘rumor’ doesn’t even ‘deserve’ a statement….” Of course, any graphics card manufacturer would probably say something similar, whether a leak is real or fake. Still, there’s a huge chance none of this is legitimate, and we’ll get into the why in a moment. Basically, take the following details with an extra-large scoop of salt (as you always should with leaks).
It seems like an inevitability that NVIDIA will launch Ti variants of its higher end cards. Oddly enough, in the GeForce RTX 3060 tier, NVIDIA released the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti first, followed by a GeForce RTX 3060 (non-Ti) later, with the regular version actually having more memory than the Ti model (12GB versus 8GB, both of the GDDR6 variety).