So it looks like NVIDIA is up to its old/new tricks again but this time with the upcoming RTX 3080 Ti. If you guys remember the 3060 sagas from..Look at watch....oh yeah 2 weeks ago... it was revealed that NVIDIA would be limiting Ethereum mining on that GPU. the fact that its currently the lowest end card at $330 bucks, so it was maybe kind of understandable that they would limit the appeal of that model to miners, just to attempt to get as many cards into the hands of gamers. However, the RTX 3080 Ti is probably going to be somewhere around $1100 to 1300 dollars, so that's a whole different story. At this price level, the full capabilities of a GPU should be available to the buyer, with no exceptions.
By the way, if you haven't been staying in the loop - that's my job after all - the specs of the 3080 ti goes as follows. 80 SM’s for a total of 10240 Cuda cores, 12GB of GDDR6X, and that memory is clocked at 19Gbits per second. Very, Very close to the RTX 3090. The only thing that's up in the air are the clock speeds, but I doubt they are going to be any higher than the RTX 3080's since that would push the 3080 Ti too close to the 3090's performance.