Nvidia might be significantly increasing its graphics memory with new graphics cards. Models with 8.0 GB of VRAM appear to be almost undersized compared towards 24 GB for the flagship product.
As we get closer towards the NVIDIA Ampere announcements more rumours and details that to gather up. We try and stay clear a few massive rumours, however some we just cannot ignore. Current chatter on the web indicates VRAM quantities for these cards that we have not yet seen with gamer graphics cards just yet. As stated, you can expect a release on September 17th, in about five weeks so that's a very strong rumour. The official announcement would be / could be planned eight days in advance on September 9th.
What models can we expect? Well, we still do not have confirmed naming, so we assume a 3000 series, the specs now build up to be so with two possible combinations in VRAM for the more high-end SKUs:
|Geforce RTX 3080 Ti||24.0 GB video memory||Release: Second half of September|
|Geforce RTX 3070 Super (less VRAM)||8.0 GB video memory||Release: Second half of September|
|Geforce RTX 3080 Super (less VRAM)||10.0 GB video memory||Release:mid-September|
|Geforce RTX 3070 Super (more VRAM)||16.0 GB video memory||Release: still unknown|
|Geforce RTX 3080 Super (more VRAM)||20.0 GB video memory||Release: first half of October|
|Geforce RTX 3060 Super||8.0 GB video memory||Release: still unknown|
As you can see, a mainstream 3060 would start at 8GB, the flagship model would see 24 GB of VRAM. double entries are GPU codes that could end up with VRAM doubled/halved. Everything is still based on rumours from the typical respective websites and youtube channels. The VRAM numbers, do seem off and abnormal. Why? Because it is expensive to implement, not likely needed anytime soon for gaming and it builds up the bill of manufacturing, while we can image that NVIDIA would like to keep their prices down this round. If you ask me, I would expect the flagship product to have half of what is rumoured, 12 GB for the 3080 Ti, 10GB for the 3080 and 8 GB for the 3070.
What do you think about the latest rumors about the amount of video memory in Nvidia's new graphics cards are realistic? Feel free to write it in the comments.