According to the latest leaks by Igor, NVIDIA is manufacturing an RTX 3090 graphics card to reinforce its Ampere based rank and file. Although the name of this card is not yet confirmed, it’s design and specifications of the variants are available through the leaks.
NVIDIA seems to Replace TITAN Branding with the RTX 3090 Flagship
According to the leaks, NVIDIA is currently planning at least three variants of the RTX 3000 series. These include the plain vanilla RTX 3080, RTX 3080 (Ti/Super), and the RTX 3090 (Ti/Super).
Like before, the nomenclature of these variants is NOT confirmed yet. But the motherboard, GPU, and memory type are confirmed for the variants. All three variants consist of the PG132 board and feature different bins of the GA102 chip. Moreover, all three units will consist of GDDR6X memory with a 300+ bit bus width.
The RTX 3080 SKU will consist of a 320-bit bus width along with 10GB GDDR6X vRAM and 320W TDP. Similarly, the RTX 3080 Ti/Super SKU will consist of a 352-bit bus width, 11GB GDDR6X vRAM, and 320W TDP. And the RTX 3090 SKU will come up with 384-bit bus width, 24GB GDDR6X double-sided vRAM, and 350W TDP. All three GPUs will feature 3x Display Ports and HDMI. While the RTX 3090 GPU flagship will feature NVLink as well.
This suggests that NVIDIA is planning to replace the standard TITAN brand with the RTX 3090 GPU. Since the latter consists of the NVLINK as well as double the vRAM of its other siblings. A separate RTX TITAN card does not make sense with this RTX 3090 flagship in the mix.
The original TITAN brand offered a higher double-precision ratio compared to the standard GeForce graphics cards along with other variants. The last TITAN was always a very powerful GPU with a ton of vRAM but almost none of the “pro” features. That’s why upgrading the TITAN brand to RTX 3090 GPU makes a lot of sense.
RTX 3000 Flagship
It’s also possible that NVIDIA would ship out a proper semi-pro card with the RTX 3090 GPU. This might happen because the company is going to bring out an absolute monstrous lineup with the RTX 3000 series across at least three variants. So, the RTX 3000 flagship consists of the GA102 chip. Moreover, there are smaller chips in the unit as well.