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GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's Final Specs May Have Just Been Leaked

GeForce RTX 3080
GeForce RTX 3080 (Image credit: Nvidia)

After months of build-up, we finally see a GPU-Z validation (courtesy of Matthew Smith) for Nvidia's looming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. Barring any last-second surprises, the information from the validation entry should be the final specifications of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

If you haven't been following the rumor mill, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti utilizes the GA102 silicon. The submission fails to specify the exact die revision, but we expect it to come with the new silicon with an improved Ethereum anti-mining limiter. With 80 enabled Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), the Ampere graphics card debuts with 10,240 CUDA cores, 320 Tensor cores, and 80 RT cores. The reference clock speeds appear to be a 1,365 MHz base and a 1,665 MHz boost. With these specifications, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti pushes out single-precision performance of up to 34.1 TFLOPs.

For comparison, the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 offer around 29.77 TFLOPs and 35.58 TFLOPs, respectively. If we look at single-precision performance figures alone, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is up to 14.5% faster than a GeForce RTX 3080. At the same time, the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 is only 4.3% faster than a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which explains the close proximity between the two graphics cards in Geekbench 5.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Specifications

GeForce RTX 3090GeForce RTX 3080 Ti*GeForce RTX 3080GeForce RTX 3070
Architecture (GPU)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA102)Ampere (GA104)
CUDA Cores / SP10,49610,2408,7045,888
RT Cores82806846
Tensor Cores328320272184
Texture Units328320272184
Base Clock Rate1,395 MHz1,365 MHz1,440 MHz1,500 MHz
Boost Clock Rate1,695 MHz1,665 MHz1,710 MHz1,730 MHz
Memory Capacity24GB GDDR6X12GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR6
Memory Speed19.5 Gbps19 Gbps19 Gbps14 Gbps
Memory Bus384-bit384-bit320-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth936 GBps912.4 GBps760 GBps448 GBps
ROPs1121129696
L2 Cache6MB6MB5MB4MB
TDP350W350W320W220W
Transistor Count28.3 billion28.3 billion28.3 billion17.4 billion
Die Size 628 mm² 628 mm² 628 mm²392 mm²
MSRP$1,499$999 - $1,099$699$499

*Specifications are unconfirmed.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers up to 12GB of GDDR6X memory that adheres to a 19 Gbps memory clock. This memory operates across a 384-bit memory interface, meaning we get a maximum theoretical memory bandwidth of up to 912.4 GBps. That's 20% more bandwidth than a GeForce RTX 3080 and only 2.5% less than the GeForce RTX 3090.

The GPU-Z validation submission doesn't specify the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's TDP (thermal design power) rating. However, there is heavy speculation that the Ampere graphics card could max out at 350W, which is the same thermal limit for the GeForce RTX 3090.

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (Image credit: TechPowerUp)

Nvidia likely produced the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to cross swords with AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT in the $999 price bracket. The GeForce RTX 3090 was already a formidable opponent for the Radeon RX 6900 XT. However, the flagship Ampere part's $1,499 price tag dissuaded consumers from taking the graphics card into consideration. At a rumored price range between $999 and $1,099, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti should be a very attractive option. The Ampere offering has yet to prove its worth beside the Radeon RX 6900 XT, though.

Hopefully, we won't have to wait long to find out if the rumored dates are accurate. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti may see an official announcement on May 31. Lastly, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti should be available on the streets on June 4, although the exact pricing remains a mystery.

  • Heat_Fan89
    This article is written from the perspective that we live in normal times. The general public will find it next to impossible to snag a 3080Ti at MSRP. It’s as if we live in a bubble and it’s 2019.

    The other question is what kind of real world gaming performance will this card have over the 3080?
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  • daworstplaya
    Another paper launch incoming yay! Does anyone even care anymore?
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  • btmedic04
    We're past the point of gpu tiers. MSRP is an illusion. retailers will mark these well above that established baseline and there wont be any availability because people will buy whatever gpu happens to be on the shelf at the time.
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  • spongiemaster
    daworstplaya said:
    Another paper launch incoming yay! Does anyone even care anymore?
    There haven't been any paper launches. There are plenty of people that have gotten cards at launch. And if you really think none are going on sale, feel free to check out Ebay which will have plenty of cards listed within hours of the official launch. If you have enough money you'll be able to buy a card.
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  • blacknemesist
    That MSRP makes no sense, the 3080ti on paper is almost a 3090 and 12gb vram does not make up for $400. 1300 MSRP or higher is more realistic that is if MSRP carried any value, in term of performance speculated the 3080 ti should cost about the same of a 3090 since it is almost as fast
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  • usiname
    blacknemesist said:
    That MSRP makes no sense, the 3080ti on paper is almost a 3090 and 12gb vram does not make up for $400. 1300 MSRP or higher is more realistic that is if MSRP carried any value, in term of performance speculated the 3080 ti should cost about the same of a 3090 since it is almost as fast
    Have you ever hear for premium price? 6900xt is 6800xt's price +50% for almost nothing - 5-10% more performance and same memory size.
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  • srimasis
    Hopefully, this will lower the price of RTX 3090. I tried to buy either an RTX 3090 or RTX a4000 for rendering, but the exorbitant prices make it impossible. And RTX a4000 is unavailable.
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  • auser2070
    This is not going to end well.
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  • Questors
    Yay! Yet another GPU launch for, well, who? Miners? Newegg shuffle? A few here and there at exorbitant prices around the Web? Scams galore on ebay? Another launch of another unavailable graphics card. Lovely.
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  • cgilley
    spongiemaster said:
    There haven't been any paper launches. There are plenty of people that have gotten cards at launch. And if you really think none are going on sale, feel free to check out Ebay which will have plenty of cards listed within hours of the official launch. If you have enough money you'll be able to buy a card.
    I'm just going to comment, "Duh." And if you want, you can go out on EBay and purchase used mining GPUs as well. Honestly, TH just needs to stop covering GPUs until we're through this nonsense.
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