A lot has been said about the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti but it appears the price and specs for the upcoming CPU are out. Although it remains unofficial, it appears that the GPU will be carrying some restrictions to make sure that it is made for gamers and not crypto miners.

According to the Chinese website ITHome, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will boast of a GA102 GPU with 10,240 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR6X memory and a 384-bit memory bus. As far as the cores are concerned, it will be slightly lower than the RTX 3090’s 10,496, and much higher than the RTX 3080’s 8,704.

If spot on, this leak coincides with previous rumors tied to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti which would allegedly come out with 12 GB of memory. Taken altogether, this means that the said GPU would be an ideal graphics card for gamers with its performance not that far from the RTX 3090. However, there is the matter of price.

The post further claims that the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be priced at roughly $1,099. Hence, this could be something that potential buyers would consider, an expensive piece of hardware that most initially feared. But compared to the RTX 3090 which costs roughly $1,499, it remains a cheaper alternative. The only problem with that flagship is that stocks are hard to come by, meaning its price fluctuates.

If this is the official price for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, there is more to consider. Cryptominers have been known to hoard these GPUs, a reason why stocks are sometimes hard to come by. Along with that is tied why the price of the graphics card skyrockets. Hence Nvidia is trying ways to lower the interest from crypto miners by limiting its mining capabilities.

If this strategy is on cue, it could lower interest and demand for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and allow gamers to get hold of them. But as mentioned earlier, the price may not be that friendly and such leaves Nvidia in a conundrum.

Nvidia Images of the highly touted Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 have reportedly been leaked. Getty Images/Smith Collection