There is too much “cocoa” in all of this, and most importantly, the rumors turn into different realities over the months. What was today a very secure GPU, tomorrow is called something else and ends up being released to the market with another name, this is how it works in the middle of 2021, so better look at the chips to discern what we can find.
NVIDIA will have 6 chips for the entire midrange, high end and elite
I really don’t know their real names.
GA102 20 GB GD6X
GA102 12 GB GD6X
GA103 10 GB GD6X
GA103S 8 GB GD6X
GA106 12 GB GD6
GA106 6 GB GD6
WHAT A MESS!
– kopite7kimi (@ kopite7kimi) January 5, 2021
The tweet, as usual, is from Kopite7kimi and it shows how all the chips NVIDIA will hit the market in the coming months, not counting the existing ones, of course.
They are listed as GA102 in two variants of VRAM, GA103 and GA103S (we assume this is the SUPER line) and GA106 in two other variants and without GDDR6X as such.
What can we clarify then and which models will NVIDIA present? Now, let’s take some salt first and pour it on the meat, then on the grill, because that’s pure speculation here.
Speaking of the latest rumors and leaks, apparently NVIDIA has the RTX 3080 Ti ready, which will carry 20GB of GDDR6X, while the second version of the GA102 is said to be the RTX 3080 SUPER with 12GB of GDDR6X. It’s surprising, however, that the chip doesn’t have the “S” designation, but it may actually have its reasons.
The high and medium range heats up
We’ve been talking about the GA103 for months, how NVIDIA canceled it and magically reappearing before the options AMD is going to put on the table. Therefore, this GA103 with 10 GB of GDDR6X would correspond to the supposed RTX 3070 Ti, while the GA103S version with 8 GB of the same type of memory would be the one also named RTX 3070 SUPER on occasion.
In the mid-range, apart from the RTX 3060 Ti already launched, we will have a GA106 with 12 GB of GDDR6, not X, which would, in theory, be the RTX 3060 SUPER / Ultra (it is not at all clear ). And finally there would be the GA106 with 6GB of GDDR6 which would arrive as an RTX 3060 to dry.
Yes, it’s a bit confusing seen like this, but what NVIDIA intends not only to compete in terms of performance, but to drown AMD by surrounding each of its models with others that may be more. attractive for certain characteristics.
We’ll see if the forecast is finally met and indeed the launches will take place before the middle of the year, shifting each GPU as AMD launches its corresponding low and mid-range GPUs. In any case, NVIDIA knows that it has a formidable rival ahead of it, it is not in vain that the plans to launch or launch so many GPUs indicate it.