Nvidia reportedly discontinuing four Turing RTX cards as Ampere draws near

midian182

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Rumor mill: It’s no secret that Nvidia’s Ampere-based, consumer graphics cards are launching later this year, but what does that mean for its current crop of RTX cards? According to a new report, the company is discontinuing some of its high-end Turing products: the RTX 2070, 2070 Super, 2080 Super, and 2080 Ti.

The claim, which comes from Chinese publication IThome (via Tom's Hardware), does carry some weight. Mass production of the Ampere cards is expected to begin next month, with some of the products rumored to launch in September. Nvidia will likely want to discontinue its current top models as the RTX 30xxx series replaces them.

A leak last month revealed some of the upcoming Ampere cards’ alleged specs, which you can see below. All three launch products are said to be based on the GA 102 GPU and use GDDR6X memory. We’ve also heard that these high-end cards might use Samsung’s 8nm fab process, rather than TSMC’s 7nm alternative.

Part PCB Chip Model Extension Memory Interface TBP Connectors
SKU10 PG132 GA102 RTX 3090 (Ti/Super)* 24 GB GDDR6X
(Double-Sided)
384-bt 350 W 3x DP, HDMI
NVLink
SKU20 PG132 GA102 RTX 3080 (Ti/Super)* 11 GB GDDR6X* 352-bit* 320 W 3x DP, HDMI
SKU30 PG132 GA102 RTX 3080 none 10 GB GDDR6X 320-bit 320 W 3x DP, HDMI

IThome also claims that the price of top Turing cards will see an increase, as Nvidia allegedly suggested the hike to its partners. This recommendation was reportedly prompted by a renewed rise in demand from miners—something that brings back bad memories for PC gamers—and insufficient production capacity from TSMC.

Nvidia will want buyers to choose its new, more expensive flagships over the last generation, of course, so it might start withdrawing the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti from market soon. IThome predicts the RTX 3080 and 3080 Ti will be announced on September 17, so we could discover the largest US chipmaker’s plans in just over two months.

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kmo911

Posts: 220   +27
If its to exspensive WE DONT BUY it. we waiting 1-6 years to price to fall (going down)
then nxt gen would be 40-400% faster.
amd has ok price. to see intel Xe beating price on amd nvidia. matrox gpu up too ? or s3 card will return with 128 gb ram. missing those older ones. they stopped at 128 mb ram.



so had they been making dx 11 dx12 gpus then it would have maybe been faster gpu chipset today to hold 1k-8k in 240-400 fps easy.

since it is only 3 holder of the place amd nvidia intel. we must hope the new h.266 can hold movies and games up to date. x.264 old ?
x.265 in the middle.
x.266 newest version to handle 8k 360 30-120 fps.
so showing in game movie in game and under 15 fps it takes to much to show a game in 60 fps whom are prefect. it was just LIKE from low 300x200 to 640x480. some gpus could not show higer then a few fps in games and media. getting a good fps in 1080 on gtx rtx rx models would be best in that gen 1 and 2. trying to get btter bandwidt must be higher and faster. crysis 1 2 3 was demanding but now running in 4k 8k are still demanding games.
 
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Adhmuz

Posts: 2,020   +813
If its to exspensive WE DONT BUY it. we waiting 1-6 years to price to fall (going down)
then nxt gen would be 40-400% faster.
amd has ok price. to see intel Xe beating price on amd nvidia. matrox gpu up too ? or s3 card will return with 128 gb ram. missing those older ones. they stopped at 128 mb ram.



so had they been making dx 11 dx12 gpus then it would have maybe been faster gpu chipset today to hold 1k-8k in 240-400 fps easy.

since it is only 3 holder of the place amd nvidia intel. we must hope the new h.266 can hold movies and games up to date. x.264 old ?
x.265 in the middle.
x.266 newest version to handle 8k 360 30-120 fps.
so showing in game movie in game and under 15 fps it takes to much to show a game in 60 fps whom are prefect. it was just LIKE from low 300x200 to 640x480. some gpus could not show higer then a few fps in games and media. getting a good fps in 1080 on gtx rtx rx models would be best in that gen 1 and 2. trying to get btter bandwidt must be higher and faster. crysis 1 2 3 was demanding but now running in 4k 8k are still demanding games.
I'm sorry, what?
 

arrowflash

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If its to exspensive WE DONT BUY it. we waiting 1-6 years to price to fall (going down)
then nxt gen would be 40-400% faster.
amd has ok price. to see intel Xe beating price on amd nvidia. matrox gpu up too ? or s3 card will return with 128 gb ram. missing those older ones. they stopped at 128 mb ram.
I think it's currently a pipe dream, but the market really is in dire need of new players (or return of retired players) in the gaming GPU architecture field. Would love to see S3 make a comeback, and Matrox returning to designing gamer GPUs that are competitive with AMD and Nvidia's offerings.

GPUs are getting too expensive. Both AMD and Nvidia are becoming complacent and stagnating in their duopoly. But even almighty Intel so far has been nothing but vaporware.
 

Ludak021

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Well, with their pricing model, I guess there is enough stock to last for years to come. Then again, we will have to wait and see if nvidia prefers chips sold or in stock.