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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU only uses 14Gbps GDDR6 Memory, 16Gbps reserved for future SKUs

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Nvidia recently announced its Ampere lineup of Flagship GPUs, the RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070. And while there were some specs highlighted, there was chatter before on the web that Nvidia might use 16Gbps GDDR6 memory for the RTX 3070 GPU. But that doesn’t appear to be the case.

We already know the GeForce RTX 3070 only uses the GDDR6 memory type, the non-X variant from Micron, and now we have some confirmation on the memory clock speed as well, thanks to ASUS and Zotac.

According to updated specification pages for the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 3070 Twin Edge and ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3070, the GeForce RTX 3070 uses the older, and slower 14Gbps GDDR6  memory.

More importantly, the use of 14Gbps GDDR6 across a 256-bit wide memory bus gives…



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