When it comes to GPU, Nvidia is the GPU that comes into mind. Nvidia, although coming into the market later, still brought a big competition to the co-existing companies such as AMD. Now, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is going to be released. The mesmerising part of this GPU is the Ti version which would provide a massive 20GB of video memory.
Those readers who are not into technicalities, 20GB of Video Memory is not a small thing. 20GB of VRAM is considered a monstrously powerful graphics card. This kind of VRAM is exceedingly rare in the GPU market. Just for the information, 4GB of VRAM is also enough to display 4K videos. Nvidia just goes an extra mile and is bringing 20GB of VRAM.
This is not it, some news in the air also says that Nvidia is working on a massive 24GB VRAM. This would be the high-end Titan RTX GPU. As said earlier, these big numbers in VRAM are not necessary for the users (unless you are running a time machine or something as big as that.) This is the reason, Nvidia would not be launching this 24GB VRAM for commercial purposes.
Nvidia vs AMD
20GB of VRAM is something that Nvidia has never introduced before. Currently, the highest VRAM that a Nvidia GPU provides is 11GB. This is the top-end Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Let alone Nvidia, no other company in the market of GPUs has introduced a GPU with this large VRAM. So, the new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090 would give a tough competition to its rivals. Even AMD might become hostile to Nvidia’s new scheme, unless their AMD Big Navi has something better to offer.
Currently speaking, the highest VRAM that AMD offers is 16GB in its Radeon VII GPU. So, AMD must buckle up and introduce something better than what they have.
You all might be thinking, if it is providing 20GB of VRAM, there has to be a catch somewhere. Well, obviously, no company would supply something massive for free. Same way, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti would be somewhere around Rs75,000! This is such a big number for a GPU, at this price, let alone a GPU, you can buy one whole CPU including the processor and accessories!
Although, Nvidia to address this problem is working with its other series that is the Ampere to present users with something as such at a lower price than this. But they probably would not be able to provide VRAM anywhere near 20GB because then the price would barely change. This is because, the more the VRAM, the more the price. What consumers pay in the GPU is mainly for the VRAM and the storage.
By the price itself, it is clear that the only customers that the RTX 3080 Ti would have would be hardcore gamers who can earn this much. What they would do with such a massive VRAM is still unknown!