Gigabyte appears to have listed several new products on the official CEE Registry website. These products may or may not make it to market. There are a total of five new unreleased graphics cards from Gigabyte, but one caught our attention as it appears to be an RTX 30-series model with an all-new memory configuration; a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16 GB of VRAM. The database entry, discovered by Twitter Harukaze5719 (opens in a new tab)bears the unmistakable Gigabyte-style codename of ‘GV-N307TGAMING OC ST-16GD’.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen mentions of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 16GB. We reported that this card was lined up by both Gigabyte and Asus in January this year. It never appeared, of course, but recent rumors of an RTX 3080 with 12GB turned out to be true.
We also have to put the new Gigabyte GV-N307TGAMING OC ST-16GD in the perspective of the predicament of the Nvidia RTX 30 series. to come, and offering a wider variety of memory configurations across the series seems like a favored idea. A week ago, another Twitter leaker pointed out that an 8GB GeForce RTX 3060, an RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X, and an RTX 3070 Ti based on the GA102 GPU would all be on the market.
At this point, we don’t know if the 16 GB version of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will rely on the GA102 GPU, as recently rumored, or if it will stick with a GA104 version, like the models currently in production. sale.
- GV-N307TGAMING OC ST-16GD (Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Stealth 16GB)
- GV-N307TGAMING OC ST-8GD (Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Stealth 8GB)
- GV-N3070GAMING OC ST-8GD (Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC Stealth 8GB)
- GV-N306TGAMING OC ST-8GD (Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming OC Stealth 8GB)
- GV-N3060GAMING OC ST-12GD (Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC Stealth 12GB)
Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted something else relatively new to the naming scheme; all five new cards have “ST” in their codename, indicating that they will be new stealth project models. This family of stealth devices is very quiet and minimizes obstructions to airflow. They use Gigabyte’s decent but long-in-the-tooth WindForce technology, a “quiet” BIOS option, and power connector positioning to reduce cable clutter. However, they aren’t visually stealthy with their RGB Fusion 2.0 LEDs on.
Nvidia is due to launch its first GeForce RTX 40 graphics card at the GeForce Beyond event on Tuesday. However, we don’t expect an RTX 3070 Ti successor to arrive until early next year. Additionally, many are predicting an avalanche of “little used” and “almost new” GeForce and Radeon graphics cards hitting the used market due to the recent Ethereum merger.
Finally, don’t forget to add a pinch of salt to the likely output of a graphics card model based on an EEC listing. Sometimes they come, sometimes they don’t, and sometimes there will be a significant delay between a quote and a launch.