Although the RTX 3080 20GB was thought to be cancelled, MSI has just listed multiple models of this SKU on the EEC database. Alongside them, there’s also the upcoming RTX 3060Ti models and the return of the Aero and Sea Hawk series of graphics cards.
The 20GB version of the RTX 3080 was supposed to be Nvidia’s direct response to the 16GB memory buffers of the AMD Radeon RX 6800 series and the RX 6900XT graphics cards. However, it was since rumoured that this version was cancelled in favour of a new RTX 3080Ti, which should arrive in early 2021. Despite all of that, the EEC listing shared by @KOMACHI_ENSAKA suggests MSI might still release a 20GB variant of the RTX 3080.
— 遠坂小町@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) November 27, 2020
The listing also mentioned the new RTX 3060Ti models, which include 6GB variants. Until now, the only memory configuration of rumoured to feature in the RTX 3060Ti is an 8GB one. A 6GB variant of the RTX 3060Ti was never mentioned. Nonetheless, the standard and 6GB variants of the RTX 3060Ti should be available in the Gaming, Ventus (3X and 2X), and Twin Fan variants from MSI, each with their respective standard and OC models.
The last thing to take from this listing is the return of the Sea Hawk water-cooled graphics cards and the Aero cards, which featured blower coolers. As per the EEC listing, both series will have RTX 3090, RTX 3080 10GB, and RTX 3080 20GB models.
KitGuru says: Would you like to see a 20GB variant of the RTX 3080? Do you think that there will be a 6GB variant of the RTX 3060Ti?
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