Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Release mockup
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For weeks now, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti was scheduled for a release in mid-April. That apparently will no longer be the case as a new report claims the next GPU in the RTX 30 Series lineup will be coming in May instead.

First reported by ITHome, Nvidia has issued an internal announcement regarding the status of the graphics card. In that announcement, the company told employees that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will now launch in mid-May. This delay marks the fifth since the card was originally meant for a January 2021 release.

 

Nvidia has questions to answer with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

With the delay to May, Nvidia could launch both the 12GB GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and the 8GB GeForce RTX 3070 Ti in the same month. But in typical Nvidia fashion, t’s quite possible we see the 3070 Ti pushed back in order to give the higher-end card more time as the latest consumer release.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Specs*
Architecture Ampere
GPU GA102
CUDA Cores 10240
Tensors/TMUs 320
Memory 12 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 384-bit
Memory Clock 19 Gbps
Bandwidth 864 GB/s

There’s also the small issue of GPU shortages causing major headaches for consumers. Don’t be surprised if when the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti finally sees release that stock remains a problem for the foreseeable future.

Nvidia is expected to make an official reveal of the new graphics card in the coming weeks that will include confirmed specs and pricing. Nvidia is holding its annual Graphics Technology Conference (GTC 2021) in April. At the event, CEO Jensen Huang will deliver a keynote, but that conference rarely focuses on anything consumer related. That could lead to a separate, smaller event being where the new cards are revealed.

Whenever the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti release does happen, just be ready to pay more than whatever the MSRP price given is due to tariffs and other various reasons.

*Specs unconfirmed as of writing

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