MSI Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards spotted in transit – Graphics – News
A Facebook user shared photos taken of MSI packaging boxes in transit from Hong Kong to the United States. LokLok shared the images on Saturday and the photos are believed to have been taken in or near an MSI transfer warehouse in Sheung Shui, HK. It’s easy to read that among the various graphics card models seen packaged and ready to go, there is a box full of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X 12G OC cards.
Above you can see the labels on a pallet box that contains a mix of MSI’s RTX 2090 and RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards. Below you’ll see that MSI is also shipping what appears to be a large amount of Nvidia GT 710 2GD3 LP graphics cards, along with several boxes of the MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 8G OC. I have recently seen a lot of pre-builds sporting the GT 710, paired with one of the Intel ‘F’ suffix chips without iGPUs or Ryzen desktop processors. I find it a bit more surprising to see amounts of RX 580 graphics cards shipped, even though they perform a lot better than the GT 710 parts.
The latest rumors about the finalized specs for the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti indicate that it will ship with a GPU containing 10,240 CUDA cores, 80 RT cores, and 320 Tensor cores. The illustrated packaging shows that the MSI Ventus 3X 12G OC is overclocked from the benchmark and confirms that this model will contain 12GB of memory, which is expected to be GDDR6X on a 384-bit interface. The GPU specification is right next to that of the RTX 3090, but it has half the memory of its big brother.
Look for the launch of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards in May. It was designed to accommodate a large price gap in the GeForce lineup and to compete with the Radeon RX 6900 XT priced at $ 999 MSRP. All new and updated GeForce graphics cards are expected to ship with new “mining algorithm limit” systems applied.