Let’s get started with Nvidia. With AMD’s cards right around the corner, we’ll talk about that in a moment, Nvidia had plans to strike back later in the year. Since the Navi 21 based RX 6000 series is said to include a massive maximum of 16GB of Vram, Nvidia was planning to release 2 new variants of its current GPU’s.
An RTX 3080 with 20GB of Vram instead of 10, and an RTX 3070 with 16gb of Vram instead of 8. Both cards were planned to be launched sometime in December and we knew of their existence from several leaks, including this photo which shows the entire RTX 3000 lineup. Unfortunately, it seems like they won’t happen.
Apparently, Nvidia told their AIB’s that plans for these high Vram variants have been canceled. Not moved to 2021, just canceled. There are a few reasons why these variants could have been canceled. It could be yield or capacity issues for Samsung’s 8nm process, GDDR6X yields for the RTX 3080 or simply a marketing strategy. I mean, Nvidia also canceled the 3070 ti which would have had more Cuda cores but we also dont know why.