The RTX 3080 Ti is expected to arrive within the next few weeks but with news already affirming its arrival, the only confirmation left is the appearance of the physical cards themselves. Redditor FaisalKhatib posted a photo of a pair of MSI RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X graphics cards he spotted on a UAE retail store.
The box doesn’t show much detail and the logo doesn’t seem to be Photoshop-work but the lack of memory config does lead some room for doubt. Regardless, it was MSI themselves who confirmed to investors that two more GPU SKUs will arrive in Q2. The RTX 3080 Ti is supposed one of them with the other being the RTX 3050/3050 Ti.
The box shows a shot of the RTX 3080 Ti Suprim X featuring a similar cooler to the RTX 3090 Suprim X complete with the same power configuration.
The biggest news was the card was already available for purchase in the store for $3500. As there currently are no drivers for the card, it will be a display piece until NVIDIA releases public drivers.
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti is expected to be announced on the 3rd week of May with store availability at the end of the month. The RTX 3080 Ti will have the GA-102-250 and will have pretty much a similar configuration to the RTX 3090 with a reduction in CUDA cores and VRAM at only 12GB of GDDR6X memory with a 384-bit bus. The card will also have 10240 CUDA cores and will sit just beneath the RTX 3090 in performance. NVIDIA plans to pit this card directly against the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
NVIDIA will reportedly lock the ETH hash rate for this card via vBIOS.