Nvidia is rumored to release RTX 3070 Ti 16GB and RTX 3080 12GB in mid-December

There have been rumors that Nvidia will launch GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (GA102-350), GeForce RTX 3080 12GB version (GA102-220), GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB version (GA104-401), and GeForce RTX 2060 12GB version (TU106-300). It seems that the timetable for some GPUs has been determined.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

According to Twitter user @hongxing2020, Nvidia will launch the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB version based on Turing architecture on December 7 to cope with the shortage of GPU supply. On the other hand, it can compete with the AMD Radeon RX 6600 series in the mid-range market. It is rumored that the GeForce RTX 2060 12GB version will use the PCB design of the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER. The GeForce RTX 3080 12GB version and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB version based on the Ampere architecture will be released on December 17 and will be released on January 11 next year. There is currently no news about the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. This graphics card is expected to become the first graphics card with a new external power interface.

It is understood that the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB version only doubles the video memory capacity on the basis of the existing GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The others should be no different. It still has 6144 CUDA cores. Compared with the existing GeForce RTX 3080, the GDDR6X video memory used in the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB version has increased by 2GB, which means that the video memory bit width may increase from 320 bits to 384 bits.

After NVIDIA updates its graphics card product line again, the models will become more confusing, especially the many Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 (LHR) series GPUs. There are six models involving GA104 and GA102 cores on consumer desktop platforms. On these new GPUs, NVIDIA seems to be more concerned about the increase in memory capacity or speed and optimizing the GPU memory configuration. Perhaps NVIDIA will consider discontinuing some of the original models in order to simplify the product line.