Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 have seen some major leaks, with images from two manufacturers online, in addition to the supposed final graphics card specifications, and also photos of the RTX 3070.
Gainward and Zotac are the subject of these leaks, with images of the first-time Phoenix graphics cards complete with details of the RTX 3080 and 3090 specifications, as Videocardz highlighted.
In addition to confirming the names, which are clearly on the package, the leak lets us know that the GPUs are built in 7nm and that Gainward’s 3080 and 3090 have a 2.7-slot design with three fans (so, since it was from wait, third-party cards aren’t small either, but they’re not on the same scale as Nvidia’s supposedly giant Founders Edition we saw recently).
As for those specs, the RTX 3090 is loaded with 5,248 CUDA cores (as previously rumored), with a massive 24GB GDDR6X video memory (ditto) clocked at 19.5Gbps, with a power consumption of 350 W (again as rumored) before).
With the RTX 3080, you’re looking at 4,352 CUDA cores, 10GB of GDDR6X VRAM (at 19Gbps), and 320W on the power front (a version with more video memory may be released later).
Gainward will run the RTX 3090 at a boost clock of 1,725MHz with the RTX 3080 hitting 1,740MHz. Remember, we can’t take this as a cast iron certainty, as with any leak, but at this point the spec sheet looks pretty convincing (and it marries previous speculation, and the new Zotac spill as well).
Let there be RGB
Zotac’s leaked images (again via Videocardz) of their RTX 3080 and 3090 models, as well as the 3070 boards, also show the Trinity HoLo 3080 and 3090 models (along with the simple Trinity, which ditches RGB lighting, as well as AMP Extreme versions) which are triple slot graphics cards with three fans like Gainward GPUs.
Zotac’s RTX 3070 GPU will be a smaller graphics card with a dual-fan setup (with an RGB version and one without fancy lighting).
Also note that the leaks reveal that Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 will supposedly benefit from NVLink SLI, meaning you can pair two of these GPUs for monstrous performance (although the cost of two cards will certainly reach a level truly astronomical).
These Ampere graphics cards will support PCIe 4.0 and will come with 2nd generation ray tracing cores; A massive increase in performance was previously rumored when it comes to RT cores. In any case, the launch of these GPUs is almost upon us now, and we will know all the official details soon: Nvidia is expected to make the big reveal on September 1, in just two days.