I’m sitting here benchmarking NVIDIA’s upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition, which you can check out my unboxing right here, but now we have some juicy rumors on the Ampere-based TITAN RTX Graphic card.
The news comes from Moore’s Law is Dead and its latest video you can see here, where it teases that Micron is allegedly working on even faster GDDR6X memory. MLID says Micron will have 23 Gbps GDDR6X memory available in the first quarter of 2021
NVIDIA’s purported TITAN RTX graphics card may contain 24GB or 48GB of GDDR6X memory, which I personally would base on 48GB (to give a good distance between the RTX 3090 and its 24GB of GDDR6X). The 23Gbps GDDR6X super speed would be used on a 352-bit memory bus which would provide a whopping 1012GB / sec (1TB / sec) memory bandwidth.
The cost of this card would be huge, somewhere in the $ 3000 to $ 3500 range. Note that the Turing-based TITAN RTX with 24GB of GDDR6 costs $ 2499 and the new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3090 with 24GB of GDDR6X costs $ 1199.
NVIDIA would be waiting in the wings with its massive Ampere-based TITAN RTX, just in case Bigger Navi launches and poses any form of threat to NVIDIA’s reign at the top of the graphics card mountain.
Note: Micron is just now GDDR6X memory debut to 19.5 Gbps on the GeForce, while the GDDR6X specification increases up to 21 Gbps. I’ll have an article on overclocking within 24 hours of my GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition review – expect some investigation into that.