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Refreshed NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, 3080 are on the way with boosted VRAM, according to report

ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti
ASUS TUF Gaming RTX 3070 Ti (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • New NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 GPUs have been spotted in a submission to the Eurasian Economic Commission.
  • The new 3070 Ti could have 16GB of VRAM, and the refreshed RTX 3080 could feature 12GB of VRAM.
  • Submissions like this do not always directly correlate with products that become publicly available.

A new wave of RTX 30-Series graphics cards could be on the way. Rather than GPUs based on a new architecture or with a substantially different set of specs, a refreshed RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 are on the menu and may include significantly more VRAM than the versions of the cards currently on the market. A recently discovered submission to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) shows what appears to be new versions of RTX GPUs (via momomo_us on Twitter).

Before diving into the apparent specs of the new cards, it's worth noting that submissions to the EEC don't always line up with products that become publicly available. Additionally, our review of the submission was assisted with Microsoft Edge's translation tool, which leaves the potential for mistranslation. However, if the listings prove accurate and are aligned with the aforementioned claims, then the new cards could be among the best graphics cards available.

In the event the filings line up with cards that see the light of day, the new RTX 3080 could max out with two more gigabytes of VRAM than the current version. To compare against the competition, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT has 16GB of VRAM.

The RTX 3070 Ti could see a more significant jump from 8GB of VRAM to 16GB.

If NVIDIA does release new RTX 30-Series GPUs with increased VRAM, it would line up with what the company has done with the RTX 2060. Earlier this week, NVIDIA partners re-released the RTX 2060 via a souped-up 12GB model. Pricing and availability for it remain unknown, even though it "launched" on December 7, 2021.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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