The 8nm Ampere GA104-based Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card is actually faster than the last-gen, Turing-based flagship RTX 2080 Ti, according to a new report, which based its verdict on a recently leaked 3DMark performance.

As reported by Videocardz, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 scored 8,749 points in Fire Strike Ulta graphics benchmark. The graphics card for 17,115 points in Fire Strike Extreme at clocks at around 6,907 points in Time Spy Extreme. Interestingly, the graphics card scored 8324 points in the recently launched DX12 Port Royal ray tracing benchmark.

All of the tests were reportedly performed on an AIB card using Nvidia reference clocks and a default TDP of 220W. According to Wccftech, while the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 is a little bit faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, APIs and drivers improve over the next year, believing that the performance of the RTX 3000 series would significantly increase.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 features 8GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit memory bus. According to Videocardz, on paper, the RTX 3070 features more ROPs and CUDA cores than the RTX 2080 Ti. However, it has a slower and smaller memory because of its much narrow bus.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 is based on Samsung's N8 process, which is considered as the second-fastest uncut chip in the RTX 3000 series. The GPU features 17.4 billion transistors and spans 392.5mm². Nvidia also equipped the RTX 3070 with the latest generation ray tracing cores, a brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units, and Tensor cores.

Meanwhile, Videocardz reported that Nvidia informed its board partners that it would no longer launch the GeForce RTX 2080 20 GB and the RTX 3070 16 GB graphics cards. While the report did not reveal the reason behind the cancellation, it pointed out that it could be due to low GDDR6X yield issues. Another possible reason could be the supply crunch that, according to Nvidia CEO, could be resolved by 2021.

Proshop, a major U.K. retailer earlier, shared its list of orders placed to Nvidia for various graphics card SKUs. The list revealed that the chipmaker was only able to serve less than 10% of the actual order placed by the retailer. While it is becoming clear now that Nvidia has some supply issues, it is possible that it decided to cancel the release of RTX 3070 16GB and RTX 3080 20 GB to prevent future supply issues.