Nvidia will update its GeForce RTX 30xx lineup in March this year. We already know that the next-gen GPUs will be based on a new architecture dubbed Ampere, which will succeed currently used Turing architecture.
Facing tough competition from AMD, Nvidia is looking forward to bring significant improvements in the RTX series.
A recent report from MyDrivers has leaked the specs of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 GPUs.
According to leaked specs, there are two new additions in the GPU family codenamed GA104 and GA103. If you’re aware of how Nvidia names its GPUs, GA103 could come as a surprise to you as, for the first time, we’re seeing a core code ending with a numerical 3.
GA103 or GeForce RTX 3080
GA103 is touted to feature 60 SM arrays, 3480 stream processors, 320-bit video memory, and 10/20GB GDDR6 VRAM. MyDrivers says that GA103 will be out as Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 owing to its impressive specs.
GA104 or GeForce RTX 3070
GA104 is the second Ampere-based GPU in the upcoming series. As per the report, GA104 will have 48 sets of SM arrays, 3072 stream processors, 256-bit video memory, and 8/16GB GDDR6 VRAM.
Both the GPUs will be based on 7nm architecture, but there is no news about the foundry.
In comparison to the RTX 2080 Super and 2070 Super, the new GPUs will bring a huge improvement. We can see an increase in the number of stream processors as well as memory capacity. The current high-end GPU from Nvidia, GeForce RTX 2080 Super comes with 8GB of RAM. Thus the upgrade could bring about significant performance improvement.
Nvidia will host GTC Conference in March this year, and there it will officially reveal its upgrades to the GeForce RTX GPU series. The real-world performance of the GPUs will reveal the increment in the performance once they’ll be officially released.