With a new driver released by HP unintentionally verifying the much-awaited GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card looks even more plausible.
An HP OEM driver mentions a few device IDs of graphics cards that have yet to be released, as VideoCardz reports, and with a bit of digging from the Laptopvideo2go forums, one device ID, NVIDIA DEV.2205, appears to relate to the RTX 3080 Ti. Other pieces of software that link the 2205 ID to the RTX 3080 Ti have been spotted.
We haven’t seen the evidence, and we’d take all of this with a heavy dose of salt because of the existence of this rumour, but with the increasing number of RTX 3080 Ti leaks that have been showing up lately, we’re getting more confident that at some stage Nvidia is planning to launch this GPU.
Where Does The RTX 3080 Ti Stand?
The fact that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti popped up in the drivers of a laptop and PC builder means we will soon see the new GPU, and it looks like the RTX 3080 Ti is arriving with 20 GB VRAM again.
This will bring it between the RTX 3080, with 10GB of VRAM, and the top-end 24GB RTX 3090. The RTX 3090 is a very expensive card that sells for $1,499 / £1,399 (around Rs 1,52,000) when it periodically comes into production, but for people who can’t afford the RTX 3090, the RTX 3080 Ti is likely to be pitched as a performance boost over the RTX 3080
Nvidia will be able to compete with AMD, which recently released the Radeon RX 6900 XT, which comes with 16 GB of GDDR6 ram.
All pretty exciting, unless you have already purchased an RTX 3080. The card is replaced by a more powerful edition too soon (Nvidia normally leaves it for quite a while before launching a GPU version of ‘Ti’ or ‘Super’) and it may not go down too well.
Also with Nvidia already struggling to satisfy the demand for the RTX 3080, along with the RTX 3090 and RTX 3070, a few eyebrows would definitely be raised by the news that it is considering another GPU update.