To keep the ball rolling with the latest Nvidia Ampere leaks, German news outlet Igor's Lab has enlightened us with new and juicy details on Nvidia's next-generation GeForce RTX graphics cards. While Igor has reliable sources in the industry, it's still prudent to approach the information with a bit of caution.
As wacky as the design might seem, the alleged photographs of the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition are apparently real. Igor's sources have confirmed to the publication that Nvidia has reportedly launched an internal investigation to find the rat. Foxconn and BYD (Build Your Dreams) are the current suspects, since Nvidia contract those manufacturers to build the Founders Edition cooler.
Surprisingly, Igor has reason to believe that not even Nvidia's own product and sales manager knew about the new design for Ampere Founders Edition graphics cards. Now that the cat is out of the bag, Nvidia might have to go back to the drawing board to redesign the cooler so that it retains that "wow" element when the chipmaker officially launches Ampere.