GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will indeed receive 12 GB of memory. The novelty is allegedly already on sale in the UAE for $ 3500
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti video card will indeed receive 12 GB of video memory. This volume is mentioned in the name of the Gigabyte video card, the packaging of which was shown on the YouTube channel Moore’s Law is Dead. According to the channel owner, the video card ended up in the hands of a person he knows personally, so he has no doubts about the authenticity of the photo. It is noted that the new product is already being sent to distribution centers.
Gigabyte was one of the first to register all future versions of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the database of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The manufacturer will release versions of the Aorus Master and Xtreme, as well as models performed by Gaming, Vision, and Eagle. The photo below shows the version of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC 12G. The packaging confirms that the graphics accelerator is equipped with 12 GB of video memory.
Meanwhile, one of the users of the Reddit forum posted a photo of boxes with MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X graphics accelerators. According to the source, the photo was taken in one of the local computer stores in the UAE. At the same time, it is argued that the novelty is allegedly already on sale. The seller put an inadequate $ 3500 price tag on the video card. Recall that the official announcement of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti from NVIDIA is expected only at the end of the month, May 31. At the same time, the novelty will presumably go on sale only in June.
By the way, it is not the first time that officially unannounced NVIDIA video cards of the Ampere series appear at retailers from the Middle East. For example, a month before the official announcement, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti went on sale in one of the stores in Saudi Arabia, where the seller put up a price of $ 1000 for it. Considering the current global shortage of video cards and the prices at which this model is being sold now, the local seller even made a bargain.
In any case, early UAE buyers of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X will not be able to use the graphics card, as there is no official driver for it yet.