A new entry to the regulatory office of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) revealed that Gigabyte is preparing a large list of next-generation graphics cards based on NVIDIA SKUs not yet announced. The manufacturer confirmed that it will launch a full line of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti models, including the AORUS Xtreme, AORUS Master, Vision, Gaming, Eagle and Turbo variants.
A few non-Ti RTX 3060 models have also been added to the list, although they appeared to be far fewer cards on the list compared to the 3080 Ti. For now, the company will release the Gaming, Eagle and Vision models available with and without factory overclocking. In fact, it would be surprising if Gigabyte offered more options, such as AORUS cards, as this model is expected to be a mid-range card, despite having more memory capacity than the 3060 Ti model.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is a new high-end model that will fill the gap between the GA102-200 and GA102-300-based models. This card is expected to have same cores count as the RTX 3090 and twice the memory capacity of the RTX 3080. With 20GB of GDDR6X VRAM, the card should serve as a good alternative to the Radeon RX 6900 XT (which is impossible to buy anyway due to lack of stock), which has the full Navi 21 GPU and 5120 stream processors and 16GB memory.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with its CUDA count doubled per streaming multiprocessor is expected to feature 10496 CUDA cores. According to rumors, this new SKU would cost up to $ 999 for the Founders Edition, and probably a lot more for custom variants like the Gigabyte. The release date has yet to be confirmed, but the card was originally planned for January (thus Gigabyte and other AIB brands have started leaking information about the new SKU), however due to Chinese New Year, it will be released in February, 2021.