Nvidia may very well be getting ready a brand new spin on the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti going by the newest leak regarding Crew Inexperienced’s graphics cards.
This one was aired by outstanding leaker @harukaze5719 on Twitter (as highlighted by Wccftech (opens in new tab)), who noticed a brand new RTX 3070 Ti variant listed by Gigabyte with the EEC (opens in new tab) (Eurasian Financial Fee).
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Amongst of bunch of listings for another playing cards – primarily current fashions, however there may very well be a twist on that, we’ll come again to that later – there’s one for a ‘GV-N307T GAMING OC ST-16GD’, which interprets to a Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC graphics card with 16GB of VRAM.
As chances are you’ll bear in mind, the RTX 3070 Ti version that currently exists is proscribed to 8GB of video RAM – the identical quantity because the RTX 3070 – so this doable refresh on the graphics card is doubling that up, a significant reminiscence improve.
Curiously, we now have seen Gigabyte beforehand file an RTX 3070 Ti 16GB model with the EEC, proper again in the beginning of the 12 months. Clearly that by no means occurred, but it surely seems just like the plan could also be again within the playing cards…
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That earlier EEC submitting underlines why we should always all the time be suitably skeptical round leaks like this. Simply because a graphics card mannequin seems on the EEC – one thing that usually occurs when the product is near launch – doesn’t imply it’ll essentially hit the cabinets. Typically speculative filings are made with the group, placeholder entries that don’t come to fruition, as we noticed with the earlier 3070 Ti 16GB from Gigabyte.
That doesn’t imply it received’t occur this time spherical, after all, and the massive ‘nonetheless’ right here is that we just lately heard chatter on the grapevine a few refresh of the RTX 3070 Ti which uses the GA102 GPU (the higher-end chip which is the engine of the RTX 3080 and 3090), quite than the GA104 which drives the RTX 3070 Ti presently.
And when rumors again one another up like this, they acquire a bit extra credibility – though we’re nonetheless remaining very cautious on this one. It’s additionally value noting that the earlier rumor means that the brand new spin on the RTX 3070 Ti may very well be restricted to 1 area, maybe (China perhaps). Moreover, the previous leak didn’t point out upping the VRAM both (although we may even get a model with doubled VRAM and that new GA102 chip).
That final rumor additionally pushed the notion that Nvidia is readying not simply an RTX 3070 Ti variant, however an RTX 3060 with 8GB of VRAM (quite than 12GB). Now, the EEC submitting from Gigabyte doesn’t present this purported refresh – there’s a new 3060 card listed, however nonetheless with 12GB. So, make of that what you’ll, however there was additionally speak of an RTX 3060 Ti with quicker GDDR6X reminiscence – 8GB on this case, which is the usual loadout with the present graphics card – and a brand new RTX 3060 Ti mannequin is listed right here. So perhaps that’s a model with the aforementioned pepped-up VRAM.
Finally, we are able to’t make sure about any of this, however what we are able to say is that rumors are more and more pointing to Nvidia at the least placing out one or two contemporary variations of its current Ampere graphics playing cards (presumably as quickly as subsequent month).
This might seem like a part of the general close to future GPU rollout technique for Crew Inexperienced, as the corporate has mentioned that it intends to layer current-gen offerings with next-gen. And with high-end RTX 4000 graphics playing cards coming first, doubtless the RTX 4090 and 4080, it is smart that the RTX 3070 and 3060 can be the layered refreshes to tide issues over till their Lovelace successors flip up, perhaps not till 2023.
The RTX 4060 definitely isn’t anticipated till subsequent 12 months, and the extra we hear, the extra we’re considering this may be the case for the RTX 4070, with Nvidia purportedly contemplating pushing out two quite different versions of the RTX 4080, considered one of which may very well be in lieu of the 4070 in idea. Admittedly, that’d be one thing of an odd transfer, however we received’t have lengthy to attend to search out out if it’s true – Nvidia’s big reveal for next-gen Lovelace GPUs is barely a few days away now.