NVIDIA Caught Using Old RTX 3080 Ti GPU for RTX 3090, and Launched by Rebranding

By the way, do you remember the rumors about RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3080 Ti after NVIDIA launched the RTX 3080 last year? In fact, NVIDIA really prepared these graphics cards at the time and prepared corresponding engineering samples, but later NVIDIA brought them back to the furnace to rebuild them Now, it has become the RTX 3080 Ti to be released in May, and the originally prepared engineering samples are now used by NVIDIA to build the RTX 3090. We already reported this earlier which you can check here.

A user in the hardwareluxx website community bought a GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition. He originally wanted to take it apart and change the water cooling but found that the original number of the graphics card GPU was GA102-250-KD-A1, and then this number was crossed out and re-engraved with GA102- The number of 300-A1, GPU-Z shows that it is a normal RTX 3090 graphics card.

Obviously, NVIDIA is reusing the old RTX 3080 Ti samples, and after upgrading, the original shielded part is turned on. The production date of this GPU is 49 weeks in 2020, which also shows that the supply is really tight now.

The GA102-300 GPU used in RTX 3090 has 82 sets of SM, 384bit/24GB of GDDR6X video memory, while RTX 3080 uses GA102-200 GPU, which has 68 sets of SM, 320bit/10GB GDDR6X video memory, which will be used for the upcoming RTX 3080 Ti It is a GA102-225 GPU with 80 sets of SM and 384bit/12GB GDDR6X video memory. The two versions of the RTX 3080 Ti that were previously cut off use GA102-250 GPUs. The 20GB version has the same 82 sets of SMs as the RTX 3090, but the memory bit width is cut to 320bit, while the 12GB version is It is 78 groups of SM, 384bit video memory width.

I don't know how many GA102-250 GPUs NVIDIA has on hand, but now there is a high probability that NVIDIA will change these GPUs on hand to GA102-300 and bring them to the market as RTX 3090.

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