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Benchmarks surface for alleged Nvidia RTX 3080 20G engineering sample

A video of a Chinese content creator allegedly testing an engineering sample of the RTX 3080 20G has been uploaded to Bilibili. As per the video, the card manufacturer is Colorful, but since the card itself is never shown during the video, it's better to take these test results with a pinch of salt.

Oddly, GPU-Z detects the unreleased GPU as an RTX 3080. If this card is actually the unreleased RTX 3080 with 20GB, it looks like it will feature the same GA102 GPU as the original RTX 3080, but with more cores enabled. If this is the case, it would be similar to the GTX 1060 3/6GB situation, where the 6GB variant has more CUDA cores enabled than the 3GB model.

As per the GPU-Z information of the RTX 3080Ti shown in the video (via @9550pro), the unreleased graphics will feature the same base (1395MHz) and boost clock (1695MHz) of the RTX 3090 and 20GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19Gbps on a 320-bit memory bus. The leaker also claims that the card has the same TDP as the RTX 3090, which is 350W.

During the video, the leaker compares the RTX 3080 20G to the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090 in multiple games and benchmarks. According to his results, the RTX 3080 20G performs similarly to the RTX 3090 most of the time, but in a few cases, the performance difference can reach up to eight percent.

The leaker didn't reveal a release date for the RTX 3080 20G, but shared the expected price range, which should be between ¥7999 (£907) and ¥8999 (£1021). He also claimed that the GPU's price could increase due to the low stock of memory chips.

KitGuru says: Do you think an RTX 3080 20GB makes more sense over an RTX 2080Ti? How much would you be willing to spend on an upgraded RTX 3080? 

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