Pictures of GeForce RTX 3080 have surfaced online through a forum called Chiphell, Videocardz.com reported. The photographs appears to be prototypes of RTX 3080 which hasn’t been officially revealed yet by NVIDIA.
The cards appear to not have reached the final stage of production completion, but it looks like they’re captured in one of the divison of the assembly lines during manufacturing. RTX 3080 seems to have a two-fan open design with a currently-visible heatsink, which probably will be covered in the next stages of production. Some users also pointed out the change in color scheme, which apparently isn’t the case.
The visible blue section of the cards are plastic wraps on metals beneath. NVIDIA RTX 3080 is likely to be on the green side of the branding even for this one.
The PCB also appears to have an unusual shape, as @cloudol and Videocardz presented.
Despite NVIDIA not officially announcing any launch dates of the cards, the fact these pictures reveals assures that it may arrive sooner than we expect. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will feature an Ampere-based GPU.
The card could feature up to 4,352 CUDA cores, 10 GB of VRAM and a 320-bit bus, making it a pretty strong range in its 3XXX series, which is expected to land in Q3 2020.