The VideoCardz portal shared photos of the GEFORCE RTX 3080 TI graphics accelerator in the reference execution of Founders Edition from NVIDIA. It seems that the novelty appearance does not differ from the GeForce RTX 3080 model in the same reference version. Both video cards are equipped with a unique two-sheet cooling system with two fans (one on each side).
The manufacturer did not refuse to use in the GeForce RTX 3080 TI of the branded 12-contact additional power connector, which appeared from the senior models of the Ampere series video cards in the reference version. Apparently, the package, as before, a special adapter will be enabled, providing support for power supplies to which there is no such connectivity. Note that the non-reference versions of the video card will be equipped with traditional 8-pin connectors.
Despite the fact that the novelty is equipped with exactly the same cooling system as the usual GeForce RTX 3080, which has the claimed level of energy consumption of 320 W, the power consumption of the reference GEFORCE RTX 3080 Ti is 350 W, like GeForce RTX 3090. How will this affect The cooling efficiency of the new video card – we will find out on June 2, when the first reviews begin to appear.
The GEFORCE RTX 3080 TI is based on the GPU GA102-225 with 10,240 CUDA cores, as well as 320 tensor and 80 RT nuclei. The boost frequency of the graphics processor is 1665 MHz, which is lower than that of the GeForce RTX 3090 model, in which this indicator is 1695 MHz. The novelty is equipped with a 12 GB of GDDR6X video memory with a bits of 384 bits.
According to VideoCardz, NVIDIA has not yet reported the recommended cost of GeForce RTX 3080 TI to observers that received a video card for tests. This information will be known on May 31, when the video card will be officially represented.