Extra casualties within the wake of the chip scarcity are cropping up, with a few of Nvidia’s increased reminiscence card variations being the newest to hit the chopping block.
Based on Igor’s Lab, sources have revealed that the releases of the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and RTX 3080 12GB are postponed. The playing cards had been rumoured to be on the horizon for a while now, with the official announcement mentioned to be arising in only a few days on December 17. As an alternative, sources are saying now solely the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti will likely be proven off at CES, and sources are saying they’ll be up for buy simply earlier than Chinese language New 12 months. I do not know how a lot these dangerous boys will likely be going for however I think the worth would in all probability make me cry.
Given the present state of issues, it’s not too stunning the reminiscence upgrades to these GPUs are being dropped for now. Any half first rate graphics card will fly off the market, and the little increase in VRAM in all probability isn’t going to alter that. We lastly noticed the boosted 12 GB variant of the RTX 2060 hit shops and the price leaves a lot to be desired.
There’s no probability the upgraded RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 could be releasing with a extra finances mindset, and why hassle when Nvidia can flog the usual variations already simply by sneezing about them with such excessive demand. If you happen to’re actually determined to see an RTX 3070 with 16 GB of VRAM, nicely this modder has you covered anyway.
One other level of hypothesis is Nvidia could possibly be ready to see AMD’s hand. Everybody within the silicon scene is below the crunch and conserving cautious eyes on their rivals. Companion relations are additionally strained, so it may simply be a case of inexperienced ready to get a sneaky take a look at blue.
Within the coming weeks as CES and different model bulletins flood in after the vacations, it’s doubtless we’ll know extra about Nvidia and AMD’s plans for any upcoming playing cards. AMD’s is about for January 4, and may just surprise us with some cool hardware. Plus, we have heard about beefy cards coming to Asus laptops to be introduced. Although who is aware of how a lot any of these items will wind up costing us, or whether or not or not we’ll be capable to purchase them within the first place.