On the way to LA, boxes of RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GPUs have been photographed

Long-awaited: Pallets with MSI GPUs were photographed in transit to Los Angeles. Amid the eclectic range is the upcoming “GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 12G OC”, which, as the armchair generals of the forums have, will be out in a month.

Inside the camera lens are a handful of pallets, each containing a dozen boxes containing perhaps a hundred GPUs. The well-protected chest is labeled with the 3090 and the aforementioned 3080 Ti. The cartons contain GeForce GT 710s and Radeon RX 580s.

If the 3080 Ti ships to distribution centers now, it should be released soon. The popular forecast is mid-May. The expectation that the Ti will be combined with 12 GB of memory also finds support in MSI’s package label; the “12G” in the long name of the card may not mean much else, but there is a risk that it may be incorrect.

Current, albeit dubious predictions about the Ti pin, the card counts 10,240 and its boost clock at 1,665 MHz. If those numbers are true, it will perform like a 3090, but with luck it will be priced closer to the vanilla 3080.

It could even be cheaper if it has a built-in mining limiter that makes it less valuable to the crypto madman. And if the mine limiter works …