A few days back, there was a report claiming that Nvidia's upcoming RTX 3080 Ti is launching on the 25th of May with sales starting a day later on the 26th. Today however there is a new report from the Chiphell forums via IT Home that suggests that the previous report was slightly incorrect.
Although the new report still says that the RTX 3080 Ti will be going on sale starting on May 26, the launch date of the GPU is allegedly stated as being on May 18th, which is a week earlier than what was previously rumored. However, the report adds that the May 25 date will supposedly still be eventful as the review embargoes for the RTX 3080 Ti will lift on this day.
This new report does make more sense, as it is unusual for a company like Nvidia to start selling products (not considering pre-orders) before independent reviews are out. and reviews of Nvidia graphics cards generally go live about a week before the product launches.
The RTX 3080 Ti is reportedly launching at an MSRP of $999. In terms of specifications, it allegedly features a cut-down GA102 chip with 10.240 CUDA cores and 12GB GDDR6X memory. Soon after that, Nvidia is also rumored to launch the 3070 Ti sometime in June.
The RTX 3070 Ti will supposedly feature the full GA104 die with 6,144 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6X VRAM.