If you focus on the countdown launched by NVIDIA, then there are exactly two weeks left before the announcement of the first gaming video cards with the Ampere architecture. It is not surprising that references to samples of new products are beginning to appear in open sources. GeForce RTX 3080, for example, was spotted right away in NVIDIA drivers and UserBenchmark.
The moderator of the TechPowerUp graphics database at one of the thematic forums stated that the entry in the NVIDIA_DEV.2206 drivers corresponds to the GeForce RTX 3080 video card. It was also seen in the UserBenchmark database entry, which had already been deleted by the time this news was published. Enthusiast _rogame saved screenshots on his Twitter page.
The source ascribes to the GeForce RTX 3080 video card the presence of 10 GB of memory of an undetermined type with an effective frequency of 19 GHz, the frequency of the GPU reached 2100 MHz. Judging by the memory frequency, we are talking about using chips like GDDR6X.
Unofficial sources previously attributed the GeForce RTX 3080 to the possibility of existence in two modifications, with 10 and 20 GB of memory, respectively. In a specific case, the younger version of the GeForce RTX 3080 could have left a trace in the database with the test results. It remains to wait for additional confirmation of the characteristics of the video cards of this series, which will probably emerge even before the official announcement.
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