The continuous worldwide lack of chip parts has added to designs cards like the GeForce RTX 3080 being unfathomably hard to get hold of, which may clarify why apparently Nvidia is reusing unused renditions of the RTX 3080 Ti as its lead GPU, the RTX 3090.
The authority arrival of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU has been supposed for quite a while, with delivery dates at first expected for mid-April.
Something awkward happened. A community member bought a GeForce RTX 3090 FE, changed the cooler and found this: The GPU was labeled GA102-250-KD-A1, which was rumored to be the chip for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti by end of 2020.https://t.co/pMT9NN8cQz pic.twitter.com/Biy2ubQpBy
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The most recent update proposes we will probably see the card showing up at some point in mid-May, however it appears to be the SKU we recently expected to be highlighted on the at present unreleased GPU has effectively shown up.
Nvidia’s reusing plan?
The confounding item was found by a client on Hardwareluxx’s discussions and seems to show the Ampere GA102-250 GPU SKU expected for the first RTX 3080 Ti fixed and supplanted with the authority GA102-300 SKU utilized on the RTX 3090. The GPU apparently traces all the way back to November 30, 2020, which could demonstrate the choice to reuse the equipment was made back close to the dispatch of the Ampere line in September.
The underlying arrival of the RTX 3080 Ti was relied upon to be a suped-up variation of the RTX 3080 highlighting an astounding 20GB of memory and was supposedly booked to dispatch in December, however, Nvidia since pushed the delivery back on various occasions.
Since its declaration, the SKU has gotten new specs and a memory minimization to 12GB, and now looks set to land close by the supposed Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti. Just as decreased memory, the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti is likewise expected to send with fewer CUDA centers than was recently proposed, minimizing to 10,240 from the recently supposed 10,496.
This could obviously all be down because of a peculiar mislabelling occurrence, yet, with reports recommending GPU deficiencies could go on until one year from now, it would seem that purchasing any Ampere illustrations card soon is probably going to be a genuine battle. Nvidia needing to use as much accessible equipment to make working GPUs for shoppers is justifiable.
It likewise isn’t clear if the 250 variation SKU offers similar execution or force as the 300, yet given the naming shows, we would expect that there could be a remarkable contrast. We have connected with Nvidia for input.