RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB has reportedly been cancelled by Nvidia

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 2:30 PM

When Nvidia announced the RTX 30 series graphics cards, everyone was impressed by the significant jump in performance improvements over the last generation of GPUs. However, there was one concern among some fans regarding the low VRAM capacities, and whether 10GB on the RTX 3080 would be enough.

Thankfully, rumors spread out quite quickly afterwards detailing new refresh models that would feature higher VRAM including an RTX 3080 20GB edition and an RTX 3070 16GB edition, presumably in order to combat against AMD’s offerings of 16GB VRAM on most of their Radeon RX 6000 cards.

None of these new cards had been officially announced by Nvidia, but Gigabyte seemingly leaked the info about them, as well as Galax and even Lenovo, so it seems pretty legitimate that these cards were in development at one point.

But now according to some independent sources, both the RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB editions have been cancelled by Nvidia. Originally the cards were rumored to launch in December this year, but the new info says these GPUs have been outright cancelled, rather than postponed.

Reasons for the cancellation are currently unknown, but one source claims it was due to low GDDR6X yield issues. However the RTX 3070 16GB uses GDDR6 memory, so the cancellation there is still unclear.

Additionally, Nvidia has apparently already cancelled the RTX 3070 Ti GPU, but the RTX 3060 Ti is still on track to launch in mid-November, though no specific release date is set.

What do you think? Would you have liked to see an RTX 3080 20GB and RTX 3070 16GB editions? Will Nvidia eventually bring them back? Let us know!

Would you like to have seen an RTX 3080 20GB edition?

Would you like to have seen an RTX 3070 16GB edition?

Which one would you prefer?

How much more would you be willing to pay for the higher VRAM cards? In USD

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Were the 'new refresh models' meant to be the Super versions of the 3070/80? If not then it would make sense for Nvidia to give the Super models the higher VRAM. It depends on whether Nvidia intend to continue the Super brand or just have the 60/70/80/90 plus Ti models. If the Super brand isn't continued I expect the Ti models to have the higher VRAM.

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19:44 Oct-22-2020

I feel they canceled them due to issues with GPU supply, Samsung either isn't yielding good enough or they have some other issue. And extra models using supply of same 3080 and 3070 dies wouldn't help, since it would just reduce supply of every single model, by dividing it on two models.Plus I feel like nVidia wants to move to TSMC 7nm as fast as possible, so I guess they will think about it then.

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19:46 Oct-22-2020

But at least 3070 and maybe later even 3060Ti//3060 will help a bit with demand, since some might decide that higher end is nice to have but they don't need it. Plus hopefully AMD is better equipped to deal with demand, which also should remove some strain from supply, even if it is not the way nVidia would like. But it is not like nVidia can ramp up much.

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19:16 Oct-22-2020

So aside from the typo on the "Which one would you prefer" being a 2080 instead of a 3080. I think this has more to do with shortages rather than Nvidia pulling out because of the Ti versions. Cause we did have the 1060 with 3 and 6gb, but there was the small difference in speed too.

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18:05 Oct-22-2020

i don't think they're cancelled. i assume we will see a "super" version withing 6 months with these "cancelled" gfxs

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16:55 Oct-22-2020

The thing with the 3080 as it is, the price point is at the high end of reasonable already. Double the VRAM would be cool and all but it would push it too far out of consideration for purchase (at least for me.) I would be more interested if they did a 16GB or even 14GB version.

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15:23 Oct-22-2020

Think of just how huge of a slap in the face to existing card buyers it would be to release cards with double the memory that soon...
Nvidia is already in damage control mode, so adding more fuel to the fire wouldn't be wise until the dust settles.
And even if the GDDR6X is truly the problem - well then the 3070 memory upgrade can't go forward either, since that would make a lower-end product have a skewed amount of memory compared to the rest of the lineup - it makes sense not to do it until the rest can be upgraded.
Either way...BOO!

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15:30 Oct-22-2020

well wouldnt the buyer be slaping them selfs as its well known that nvidia releases gpus then wait for amd to put their card on the table so that they can overshadow them with super and ti versions

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15:39 Oct-22-2020

Hmm thing is you would pay more for double vram cards and im pretty sure that you would need to pay much more than people from this poll hope(currently 50$), im sure if nvidia would have released 20 and 16gb cards, old models would still make sense (for its asking price). Im can theorize in two probabilities: either amd big navi will be much better and just double vram wont be enough and they are indeed porting ampere straight on 7nm instead or

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15:39 Oct-22-2020

big navi will flop and they sit on current ampere configuration for much longer.

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14:58 Oct-22-2020

Were the 'new refresh models' meant to be the Super versions of the 3070/80? If not then it would make sense for Nvidia to give the Super models the higher VRAM. It depends on whether Nvidia intend to continue the Super brand or just have the 60/70/80/90 plus Ti models. If the Super brand isn't continued I expect the Ti models to have the higher VRAM.

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