Asus support would have temporarily listed the RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti, at the same time corroborating some of their technical characteristics. The information remains to be confirmed, however.
Have the next graphics cards from Nvidia just been confirmed by Asus? The RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti, two GPUs that have yet to be announced, appear to have made an early appearance on the Taiwanese manufacturer’s product support list.
RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3060 on the program?
Both graphics cards would have been seen by @ 9550pro in the product selection ROG site customer support. To date, however, this page does not display the two GPUs in question and no trace of their passage is visible in the site’s cache history. We must therefore take our word for the screenshot shared by the user on Twitter.
— HXL (@9550pro) December 25, 2020
However, this is in line with the rumors which already promised the imminent arrival of these two cards. Note all the same that the screenshot in question shows two versions of each card at Asus: one overclocked and the other not.
An RTX 3060 to compete with AMD?
The RTX 3060 is particularly expected to enable low cost configurations. According to the first rumors, it should offer a GA106-400 GPU with 3840 CUDA FP32 cores. On the other hand, it is on memory that opinions differ. While some announced 6 GB of VRAM (GDDR6), others, as is the case here, claim that it would be equipped with 12 GB, or 4 GB more than the RTX 3070, but on a 192 memory bus. bits and not in 256.
This could be an aggressive tactic on Nvidia’s part to compete with AMD, which offers more VRAM at the same price, and thus provide an accessible alternative for content creators (and cryptocurrency miners) who need more memory.
The RTX 3080 Ti, a competitor to the RTX 3090?
As for the RTX 3080 Ti, the rumor of the day mentions 20 GB of VRAM (GDDR6X), which corroborates the previous hallway rumors. Some say it could ship a GA102-250 GPU with 10,496 CUDA FP32 cores, which is as much as the RTX 3090.
The difference would therefore be at the level of the speed of the memory, identical to that of the RTX 3080, with a memory bus in 320 bits (against 384 bits on the RTX 3090).
The appointment is made in January
For the moment, all this is still just rumors and we will have to wait for an officialization from Nvidia to confirm it or not. The wait should not be long, a conference is scheduled for January 12, 2021 as part of the CES.