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The RTX 3090 is not fully unlocked. It has 10496 cores enabled. Fully unlocked GA102 has 10752 cores. Currently only the Ampere Quadro card with 48GB GDDR6 memory is using a fully unlocked die.On the other hand, n RTX 3080 Ti at $999.99 with the same fully unlocked GA102 core as the RTX 3090 could be appealing.
It’s not bad in North America. I’ve already had 2 reservations for RTX 3090s pop up. (ASUS ROG Strix oct 28, EVGA FTW3 Nov 3rd). And another 3 popping up next week.Reading about GPUs these days is akin to reading about unicorns. It would be awesome if only they were real. . .
That sucks that nVIDIA isn't willing to sell a Fully Unlocked GA102 to consumers as a 3090Ti variant.The RTX 3090 is not fully unlocked. It has 10496 cores enabled. Fully unlocked GA102 has 10752 cores. Currently only the Ampere Quadro card with 48GB GDDR6 memory is using a fully unlocked die.
It's almost impossible to get a 3080 in its current configuration. Nvidia made the right call. A 20GB 3080 also wouldn't have been $700 so they still would need the 10GB version to fill that price slot.It's a shame they didn't ship the current 3080 with 16GB of GDDR6X. The X variant is not that much more expensive then GDDR6. The 3070 should have gotten the 10GB. Very sad.
Who knows, maybe there will be 3090ti at $1999! It would be cool!