NVIDIA has announced yet another GPU that you probably won’t be able to afford or find in the world. The new NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti is now the company’s most powerful flagship GPU that plans to succeed the standard RTX 3080 (apart from the 3090 of course). According to NVIDIA, the RTX 3080 Ti promises to deliver 1.5x more performance compared to the previous RTX 2080 Ti. While the local pricing and release date has yet to be confirmed, NVIDIA says the GPU is releasing on 3 June for $1,199.
For the most part, the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti looks very much the same as the regular RTX 3080. It has identical ports and the design is almost the same. However, inside the chassis is where the improvements are made. The NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti ships with more VRAM, 12GB of GDDR6X in total. If anything, the RTX 3080 Ti is almost identical to the 3090 while being cheaper too.
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti includes 80 GPU clusters whereas the RTX3090 includes 82, it uses the same power and has slightly less bandwidth. The big difference between the two is the lack of 24GB of VRAM.
RTX 3080 TI SPECS
|RTX 3090||RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3080|
|Memory||24GB G6X||12GB G6X||10GB G6X|
|Bandwidth||936 GB/s||912 GB/s||760 GB/s|
We will have to wait for reviews to arrive for the NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti before we can see the full performance difference between these cards. It is so close to the 3090 that one would almost just invest the extra money into the purchase to get the best. Especially if you want that 24GB of VRAM. The GPU requires the same 750W power supply and also uses NVIDIA’s new 12-pin connector.
NVIDIA also showcased the RTX 3070 Ti. This card will retail for $599 and is available on 10 June 2021. NVIDIA also says that the RTX 3070 Ti is capable of 1.5x more performance than the 3070 SUPER and will include 8GB of GDDR6X memory.