The Nvidia RTX 3080 20GB RAM has been rumored since the card was first announced. Given the gap between the RTX 3080’s current 10GB and 24GB RTX 3090, it seemed clear that Nvidia would eventually fill that niche with a new SKU. But so far, there is little concrete evidence of the RTX 3080 Ti (or RTX 3080 Super).
According to PCGamesN, an HXL leak found a database entry on the Asus support page listing two models of RTX 3080 Ti 20GB cards. In addition, Leak noticed two entries in the RTX 3060 with 12GB of RAM. Unfortunately, it has been removed, but HXL’s reputation is high enough that screenshots are unlikely to be a prank.
— HXL (@9550pro) December 25, 2020
The listed models follow the typical Asus naming pattern. If the previous Asus did work, the difference between the two models is that one is factory overclocked and the other runs at stock speed.
- ROG STRIX 12G GAMING
- ROG STRIX O12G GAMING
RTX 3080 Ti
- ROG STRIX 20G GAMING
- ROG STRIX O20G GAMING
Nvidia’s RTX 30 series was rated for its low cost and high performance compared to the RTX 20 series cards, but the line was launched without a card that fills the same niche as the GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2080 Ti. Given that there are many users who need more RAM but not necessarily higher performance, the omission of models between the RTX3080’s $ 699 and the RTX3090’s $ 1499 is obvious.
The RTX3060 and RTX3080 cards have been confirmed with more RAM, but no other details have been leaked. Due to supply issues related to prototyping of RTX 30 series cards, if a new GPU is coming soon, another paper may be available.