- Jan 14, 2006
I understand what you're saying about the 80 ti's vs 3070. But considering everything that happened in 20 and the Gddr 6 and 6x shortage. I mean it seems less rx 6000 series are out there than ampere. Mostly 16 gb there which is nice but like i said even less of them and they're not as popular with the miners as ampere. Well considering raytracing is only viable at 1440 on the 10gb gddr6x 3080 i don't think that is a worry. granted 16 gb for 3080 at least would have been nice(and preferred) but at least there's a ti or super coming. Considering how hard it is to buy an 3000 series card i say most will be looking to upgrade from a pre ampere card. So it'll work out somehow.
Right, you want to understand how frustrating it's been for users waiting for double-density GDDR6 ram chips, call me back when you go over the months of threads waiting on the 20GB 3080 Ti (now a 12GB 384-bit.)
The fact that here in April Nvidia still doesn't have GDDR6x 16Gb chips from Micron tells you all you need to know about it's availability in the rest of the video card world. Nvidia is doing it's best to reduce demand for these chips by only putting six of them on a card; and because it's clocked at 15 Gbps, you can source those chips a lot more easily than AMD's 16Gb x 16Gbps liquid gold.
AMD's RX 6700 XT also uses the exact same liquid gold 16x16 chips, so I wouldn't expect to see too many of them in retail.