A new day begins and with it comes, as has been a trend in recent weeks, new news related to cryptocurrencies, the mining of the same (operations that are carried out with graphics cards to obtain these virtual currencies) and the solutions that the brands try to put so that their GPUs do not go solely and exclusively to the miners.
A few weeks ago NVIDIA announced that the RTX 3060 would be artificially limited so that it would not be effective when carrying out these “mining operations” and now, according to rumors published by the Wccftech portal, the green brand would also want to carry this limitation to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, a graphic that has not yet been announced but that will arrive sooner rather than later on the market either under this name or under the RTX 3080 Super (or perhaps we will see both as in the past generation).
The person in charge of spreading this rumor is Kopite7kimi, a Twitter user who has already leaked other hardware information with success in the past and who points out that NVIDIA will repeat with the 3080 Ti the same strategy as with the 3060 to reduce your effectiveness “mining” Ethereum and that it is not attractive for these users who will soon have their own dedicated graphics designed by the green brand. By reducing the “power” of the RTX 3080 Ti in mining processes and not being profitable for miners NVIDIA hopes they will end up in the hands of the users it is designed for: gamers and professionals..
It will have 12G 19Gbps VRAM and an ETH mining nerf too.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) March 4, 2021
These are not the first rumors and leaks to come to light about the RTX 3080 Ti (the specifications of the graphics are usually leaked before its official presentation with enough success in most cases) that according to the rumors would be based on the chip GA102-250-KD-A1 with a total of 10,240 ncleos CUDA next to 12GB GDDR6X memory at a speed of 19 Gb`s and a 384-bit bus to offer us a bandwidth of 912 GB / s and a consumption of 320W. What we do not know is its price or the date on which NVIDIA plans to present or launch this new model.