Gigabyte EEC filing shows RTX 3080 12GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB could be coming in January

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Gigabyte has recorded SKU listing EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) Which confirms that multiple variants of the RTX 3080 12GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB are in production, and could possibly be released in early January.

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According to videocardz, a total of ten RTX 3080 12GB models and six 3070 Ti 16GB video cards are planned for production. In terms of the latter’s GPU, it is currently believed that the 16GB version of the RTX 3070 Ti will have the same 6144 CUDA cores and 256-bit bus width.

However, it has been proposed that the RTX 3080 12G will run the same 384-bit bus width as the RTX 3080 Ti. While a higher bandwidth doesn’t necessarily mean a faster card, it does mean more overhead for potential speeds when under stress.

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The complete listing reveals that different RTX 3080 12GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB Gigabyte models are going to be available. This includes options similar to the stock MSRP of the GPU (such as the Vision OC, Eagle OC) and more high-end variants, which allow overclocking and water-cooling at higher asking prices (Aorus Waterforce, and Waterblock) .

No pricing information has been revealed yet, though the RTX 3070 Ti 16GB is rumored to retail for $599 (wccftech), which will price it at the same rate as the model that was launched back in June.

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One of the main criticisms on the RTX 3070 Ti at launch was how it retained the same 8GB memory capacity of the original 2020 model, despite bumping up to GDDR6X. This new model will offer similar clock speeds and a 256-bit bus, but with double VRAM for more demanding games, especially in 4K.

The more interesting proposition, however, is the RTX 3080 with 12GB, which, with no price estimate given, is only a proposed upgrade from the original’s 320-bit to 384-bit memory bus (which would match it more closely). RTX 3080 Ti in VRAM and bandwidth). It remains to be seen what price range this new model will fall in, given the $500 difference between the stock RTX 3080 ($699) and RTX 3080 Ti ($1,199).

What does this mean for the RTX 30 Series Restocks?

It’s highly likely that these new graphics cards will sell out as quickly as the RTX 30 series TI line when they were released in June, making it equally difficult to track down for PC gamers and builders around the world. This is when the GPU shortage may continue until 2022.

For anyone looking to get their hands on the new GPU, it’s likely that the release date window will be the only chance to pre-order a model (either Gigabyte or one made by another manufacturer).

Based on the track record that we’ve seen releasing some of the best graphics cards, if you miss that initial launch window, you’re better off buying a prebuilt system, or one of the best gaming laptops out there.

At the moment, an RTX 3080 PC or RTX 3070 PC is the better value proposition, considering how much prices go up after the fact. It remains to be seen whether this happens at the time of release.


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