What you need to know
- Leaked images appeared of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
- Specs have also leaked of the GPU, including the fact that it doesn't appear to have a hash rate limiter.
- The RTX 3080 Ti has a hash rate of 118.9 Mh/s, according to the leaks.
NVIDIA's RTX 3000 Series could soon add another member. Recent leaks reported by VideoCardz show off the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU. VideoCardz shares an image of the RTX 3080 Ti as well as details regarding its specifications.
According to reports, the RTX 3080 Ti is based on the GA102-225 GPU. The variant shared by VideoCardz has 10240 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6X memory. Perhaps more notably than the specs is the fact that the RTX 3080 Ti doesn't seem to have a hash rate limiter.
Leaks state that the RTX 3080 Ti has a mining hash rate of 118.9 Mh/s, which is impressive. The setup that reached those specs had been optimized, however, with a reduced TDP of 278W and a memory clock of 21.4 Gbps. For comparison, the RTX 3080 has a hash rate of 97 MH/s at 250W. If these specs are accurate, the RTX 3080 Ti could be one of the best mining GPUs.
Since these are leaked specs, they need to be taken with a grain of salt. That being said, even if NVIDIA tried to limit hash rates, its efforts might be in vain. People managed to work around the hash rate limitations on the RTX 3060 and NVIDIA eventually gave up limiting the card's hash rate.
The RTX 3080 Ti has a base clock speed of 1,365 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1,665 MHz, according to the leaks. VideoCardz notes that the 12GB GDDR6X memory seems to be set at 1,188 MHz by default, which would mean that it has the same 19 Gbps speed as the RTX 3080.
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"Since these are leaked specs, they need to be taken with a grain of salt. That being said, even if NVIDIA tried to limit hash rates, its efforts might be in vain. People managed to work around the hash rate limitations on the RTX 3060 and NVIDIA eventually gave up limiting the card's hash rate." This is just poor news reporting. First, no one managed to "work around the hash rate limitations" - the screenshots posted with the higher hashrate ended up being a different cryptocurrency that nvidia wasn't targeting (conflux); ethereum hashrates were never hacked. Secondly, Nvidia never "gave uplimiting the card's hash rate" at all. They *accidentally* published a windows version of the driver to their developer portal that didn't include the limiter. That got leaked and now everyone has it, despite Nvidia removing that specific driver version. That in no way suggests they gave up, and to date no one has hacked the hashrate; anyone getting the full ethereum hashrate is using the beta driver that Nvidia accidentally published.
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