The rumor mill can't stop the chatter about NVIDIA's series 3000 cards, and that will probably stay that way until announced. Today yet another twitter user posted a chart, with names and specifications. The interesting part, however, is that the tweet originates from chiakokhua, who you might remember as "Retired engineer".
K.H. Chia is a retired engineer, you might know him from an earlier 'prognosis', he predicted and explained chiplet designs from AMD at the time, and also he drew up a block diagram of AMD Epyc2 processors getting 64 cores spread out over 8+1 dies. That was a prediction before it was public, and he was spot on. That gives the slide he posted a bit of merit and perhaps more credibility than normal.
In a now deleted tweet, it seems that the release dates of the next-gen RTX GPUs will be somewhere in the third quarter of 2020 for the GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, then Q4 2020 for the RTX 3080 Ti, the 3060 should be released by Q1 2021. So far, that all sounds plausible enough. It's expected by a lot of people already, that the new RTX would be released somewhere in the summer, this tweet did not have any specific month, but target dates by quarter. The most interesting part is obviously the specs, where a 3070 could be close in performance to an RTX 2080 Ti. So the shader counts seems hmm, let's call it far-fetched and too enthusiastic?
Above is the spec-deck he posted on his Twitter account, which was shortly after removed again, which is weird and raises questions. It is of course speculation of the highest level, but certainly an interesting tweet all by itself. The smaller than suffixes do seem to indicate an expected number of cores, frequencies, and so on. Very interesting none-the-less. 16 Gbps is mentioned for graphics memory speed, of that pans out to be true that is GDDR6 16 Gbps.
Thanks, EL1TE for the news submit. And guys remember, grains of salt (big ones!), disclaimers and so on as it's nothing more than a rumor posted on twitter.