Gigabyte accidentally reveals RTX 3070 16GB and RTX 3080 20GB GPUs

Gastec

Posts: 45   +17
Whilst a 3080 with more memory was a no brainer, given the ridiculously large delta between it and the 3090's 24GB, I'm surprised more memory is all its looking like its going to be.
"Although the relatively low memory capacities of the RTX 3000-series have been a common target for criticism"

Seriously?? They just came out and barely anybody has them, so who is doing this criticizing??

This who memory thing is just a red herring. What games are suffering from the "lack of memory" ?? Almost all seem to run perfectly with 4 - 8 GB of VRAM. But "somebody" is not happy with that....!!
Scalpers, pushers and other shills.
 

Ben1978

Posts: 84   +67
WOW. People still giving memory tooo much importance

None of today games need more than 8GB to run well. Even games that can consume more than 8GB do not need more than 8GB to run well as long as the GPU is fast enough. Doom Eternal can consume 9GB on 4K max setting but it it still runs over 60fps on RTX 2080 super. So memory is not an issue here

Microsoft Flight Simulator can consume more than 8GB on highest setting, but no GPU on this planet (even RTX 3090) have enough power to run it max out. So, GPU speed is the real culprit. If you have GPU with 2x speed of RTX 3080 but same 10GB it will still run 4K games way better than any card with 20 or 24GB or whatever vram it have.

Also, there is many games that use more video ram when free video ram is available, but it does not mean it needs that memory. Video memory become an issue if stutter and lag is causes by low video ram, but none of the games today have any issue even with 8GB let alone 10GB
What if you wanna run doom at 4K 120? I'm not sure this is possible, but if it is wouldn't being restricted by VRAM possibly preclude this? 4K 120 is one of the big new features of HDMI 2.1 I believe.
 
WOW. People still giving memory tooo much importance

None of today games need more than 8GB to run well. Even games that can consume more than 8GB do not need more than 8GB to run well as long as the GPU is fast enough. Doom Eternal can consume 9GB on 4K max setting but it it still runs over 60fps on RTX 2080 super. So memory is not an issue here

Microsoft Flight Simulator can consume more than 8GB on highest setting, but no GPU on this planet (even RTX 3090) have enough power to run it max out. So, GPU speed is the real culprit. If you have GPU with 2x speed of RTX 3080 but same 10GB it will still run 4K games way better than any card with 20 or 24GB or whatever vram it have.

Also, there is many games that use more video ram when free video ram is available, but it does not mean it needs that memory. Video memory become an issue if stutter and lag is causes by low video ram, but none of the games today have any issue even with 8GB let alone 10GB
You do realise people are not only gaming with these cards, don't ya?
 
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Mister_K

Posts: 1,973   +630
WOW. People still giving memory tooo much importance

None of today games need more than 8GB to run well. Even games that can consume more than 8GB do not need more than 8GB to run well as long as the GPU is fast enough. Doom Eternal can consume 9GB on 4K max setting but it it still runs over 60fps on RTX 2080 super. So memory is not an issue here

Microsoft Flight Simulator can consume more than 8GB on highest setting, but no GPU on this planet (even RTX 3090) have enough power to run it max out. So, GPU speed is the real culprit. If you have GPU with 2x speed of RTX 3080 but same 10GB it will still run 4K games way better than any card with 20 or 24GB or whatever vram it have.

Also, there is many games that use more video ram when free video ram is available, but it does not mean it needs that memory. Video memory become an issue if stutter and lag is causes by low video ram, but none of the games today have any issue even with 8GB let alone 10GB
I need VRAM for video editing, the more the better. I want smooth playback with 4K 24p (or even 60/24) clips that have colour grades and noise reduction running, so the more VRAM the better. For 3D work even 48GB can be too little (RTX8000). The RTX3090 is an amazing card that can futureproof my workflow.

As someone mentioned, gaming is going to see an increase in VRAM usage due to the new consoles, see PS3>PS4 era.
 

loki1944

Posts: 430   +280
What if you wanna run doom at 4K 120? I'm not sure this is possible, but if it is wouldn't being restricted by VRAM possibly preclude this? 4K 120 is one of the big new features of HDMI 2.1 I believe.
Not sure how much better those sprites would look at 4k though.