According to reports from ITHome , NVIDIA has delayed the launch of its alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti until mid-May. Recent rumors – which also leaked its specs – suggested that the company was preparing to launch the RTX 3080 Ti in mid-April , however it would seem that in reality we will only be able to see it available a month later. This would have been confirmed – according to the source – by the company itself, through an internal note: at the moment, however, nothing has been confirmed, so we invite you to take this information with a grain of salt.
If the rumor turns out to be true, this wouldn’t be the first time the launch of the GPU in question has been postponed. The card, which was originally rumored to arrive as a 20GB RTX 3080 , was due to launch in December, but NVIDIA is said to have put it off until January, and then again in February. Since then, the SKU has received new specs and a memory downgrade to 12GB , and now looks set to hit the tech market in two months, alongside the alleged NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti .
In addition to a memory downgrade, recent rumors also suggest that the RTX 3080 Ti will ship with fewer CUDA cores than previously anticipated, with the company planning to equip the GPU with 10,240 instead of the previously mentioned 10,496 . Following the line of rumors, it would also appear that NVIDIA is planning to limit the crypto-mining capabilities of the upcoming GPU to ensure it ends up exclusively in the hands of gamers.
In relation to this, there is a concrete possibility that the same limiter that debuted with the GeForce RTX 3060 will be implemented inside the 3080 Ti , which means that the GPU firmware will be able to detect the type of operations used . to mine Ethereum and limit the performance of the graphics card to consequently reduce the efficiency dedicated to mining.