The much-rumored Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card appears ever extra seemingly, with a brand new driver launched by HP apparently accidently confirming the GPU.
As VideoCardz studies, a HP OEM driver lists a number of gadget IDs of graphics playing cards that have but to be launched, and with a little bit of analysis by the Laptopvideo2go boards, it seems that one gadget ID, NVIDIA_DEV.2205, refers back to the RTX 3080 Ti. Apparently, different items of software program have been noticed that join the 2205 ID to the RTX 3080 Ti.
We’ve not seen that proof, and because of the nature of this rumor we’d take this all with a healthy dose of salt, however with the rising quantity of RTX 3080 Ti leaks that have been popping up not too long ago, we’re changing into extra satisfied that Nvidia is prepping to launch this GPU sooner or later.
Where does that go away the RTX 3080?
The indisputable fact that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has popped up in a laptop computer and PC maker’s drivers means we may see the brand new GPU quickly, and it once more appears just like the RTX 3080 Ti will include 20GB VRAM.
This would put it between the RTX 3080, with 10GB of VRAM, and the top-end RTX 3090 with 24GB. The RTX 3090 is a really pricy card, promoting for $1,499 / £1,399 (round AU$2,030) when it sometimes comes into inventory, so the RTX 3080 Ti is prone to be pitched as a efficiency improve over the RTX 3080 for individuals who can’t afford the RTX 3090.
It would additionally give Nvidia a card to compete with AMD, which not too long ago launched the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which comes with 16GB of GDDR6 reminiscence.
All fairly thrilling, until you obtain an RTX 3080, maybe. That card being so rapidly supplanted by a extra highly effective variant (Nvidia often leaves it fairly some time earlier than releasing a ‘Ti’ or ‘Super’ model of a GPU) might not go down too properly.
Also, with Nvidia nonetheless struggling to satisfy demand of the RTX 3080, together with the RTX 3090 and RTX 3070, the truth that it is planning one more GPU launch will definitely increase a number of eyebrows.
If the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti does certainly exist, you may make sure that we’ll be getting our fingers on it and giving it an intensive assessment quickly.