Nvidia might make a fresh spin on the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti due to the latest leak concerning Team Greens graphics cards.
A prominent leaker on Twitter saw @harukaze5719 (as highlighted by Wccftech (opens in new tab)), who saw a new RTX 3070 Ti variant listed by the EEC (opens in new tab) (Eurasian Economic Commission).
GV-N307TGAMING OC ST-8GDGV-N307TGAMING OC ST-8GDGV-N306TGAMING OC ST-8GDGV-N3060GAMING OC ST-12GDhttps://t.co/YaZRx1VrPoSeptember 17, 2022
Among the influx of listings for several other cards mainly existing models, but there may be a twist on that, so come back to that later theres one for a GV-N307T GAMING OC ST-16GD, which is equivalent to a 16GB VRAM.
As you may know, the actual RTX 3070 Ti version is limited to 8GB of video storage the same amount as the RTX 3070, so this possibility refresh on the graphics card is doubling that up, making a major memory upgrade.
Gigabyte has already filed an RTX 3070 Ti 16GB version with the EEC since the beginning of the year. Obviously that never happened, but it seems that the plan might be back in the cards.
Analyse: What''s the potential for Nvidias layering to be successful?
The following EEC filing underscores why we should always be particularly concerned about such leaks. Just because a graphics card model appears at the EEC something that normally occurs when the product is near to release does not mean itll necessarily hit the shelves. Some speculative filings are made with the organization, but placeholder entries that fail to come to fruition, as we observed with the previous 3070 Ti 16GB from Gigabyte.
The big thing about it is that we recently heard a chat on the grapevine about a refresh of the RTX 3070 Ti, which uses the GA102 GPU (the higher-end chip which is the engine of the RTX 3080 and 3090), rather than the GA104 which is currently driving the RTX 3070 Ti.
And when rumors back up like this, they gain a bit more credibility, although they were still remaining very cautious on this one. Moreover, the previous rumor suggests that the new use on the RTX 3070 Ti might be limited to one region, perhaps (China maybe). Aside from, the previous rumor did not mention upping the VRAM (though we might even get a doubled VRAM and a new GA102 chip).
Nvidia is developing not only an RTX 3070 Ti variant, but an RTX 3060 with 12GB of VRAM (rather than 12GB). So, the EEC filing from Gigabyte does not show this purported upgrade there is a new 3060 card listed, but it is still with 12GB. There was also a possibility of a RTX 3060 Ti with a faster GDDR6X memory 8GB in this case, which is the standard loadout with the current graphics
We can''t be certain about any of this, but we can say that information is becoming a public concern that Nvidia may at least distributing one or two new versions of its existing Ampere graphics cards (possibly as soon as next month).
Team Green''s current-gen graphics cards, likely the RTX 4090 and 4080, would be the layered refreshes to tide things over until their Lovelace successors turn up, perhaps not until 2023.
The RTX 4060 is expected for next year, and the more we see it, the more Nvidia appears to be considering distributing two quite different versions of the RTX 4080, one of which might be in place of the 4070 in theory. However, the whole process will be fairly straightforward, but we will not know if the true Nvidias big breakthrough for next-gen Lovelace GPUs is a few days away.