It seems that NVIDIA has ditched the launch of two cards, the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and the RTX 3070 16GB, according to VideoCardz.com.
The website said that the information was provided by two independent sources, and that the SKUs were cancelled rather than postponed. If true, this would make them the second and third RTX 30 series cards that NVIDIA has cancelled, as VideoCardz.com had previously reported on the purported cancellation of the RTX 3070 Ti.
One source told VideoCardz.com that the RTX 3080 20GB was possibly cancelled due to low GDDR6X yield. It was seen as a competitor to AMD’s RX6900 and 6800 series. On the other hand, why the GDDR6-fitted RTX 3070 16GB was cancelled remains a mystery.
While those two cards have been scrapped, VideoCardz.com says that there will still be a mid-November launch for the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
So far, NVIDIA has only officially confirmed the existence of the RTX 3070 (with 8GB GDDR6), RTX 3080 (with 10GB GDDR6X), and RTX 3090 (with 24GB GDDR6X). And as PC Gamer reported, the graphics card manufacturers they spoke to had not heard of the 20GB RTX 3080 or the 16 GB RTX 3070. Still, the news makes for some fun “What-if?” speculations.