What’s interesting is the board power figures put out by Gainward. The RTX 3090 typical board power (at least for the Phoneix GS), is rated at 350 W, while that of the RTX 3080 is rated at 320 W. These explain why we’re seeing custom-design RTX 3090 cards with either three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, or in case of the Founders Edition card, the 12-pin connector that’s capable of 600 W power delivery. Many of the custom-design RTX 3080 cards we’ve come across have two 8-pin PCIe inputs. The slides also list out “2nd generation RTX technology,” and “3rd gen tensor cores.” Gainward’s board features a meaty triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution that has RGB LED illumination. We predict Palit’s cards to look very similar to these (with different cooler shroud designs).
Update 06:09 UTC: More pics follow, courtesy harukaze5719.