Nvidia Launches New GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Graphics Cards
Nvidia launched its new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti graphics cards at the virtual Computex 2021 event in Taiwan.
Nvidia officially announced the long-awaited GeForce RTX 3080 Ti during its Computex keynote late Monday night, and the graphics card looks quite impressive. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti also made its debut with faster GDDR6X memory.
The RTX 3080 Ti includes 12GB of GDDR6X memory — a 2GB increase from the RTX 3080 and half of what the RTX 3090 offers, yet Nvidia says the 3080 Ti will serve as a new flagship to the RTX 30-series.
Nvidia has bumped the spec of the RTX 3080 Ti considerably compared to the existing RTX 3080, increasing the CUDA cores count to 10,240, the on-board memory to 12GB, and the memory interface to 384-bit. The RTX 3080 has 8,704 cores, 10GB of memory, and a 320-bit memory interface. Clock speeds are lower, though, with the RTX 3080 Ti running at 1.37GHz and boosting to 1.67GHz, where as the RTX 3080 runs at 1.44GHz boosting to 1.71GHz.
Alongside the RTX 3080 Ti, Nvidia also unveiled the RTX 3070 Ti. According to Nvidia, the RTX 3070 Ti features 1.5x more performance than the previous RTX 3070 Super and includes 8GB of GDDR6X memory.
It’s a different situation with the RTX 3070 Ti, which has 6,144 CUDA cores compared to the RTX 3070’s 5,888 cores. However, it retains the same 8GB of memory and 256-bit memory interface. Clock speeds are higher at 1.58GHz boosting to 1.77GHz.
For both Ti cards, we can expect overclocked versions to appear from multiple manufacturers. We’ll find out just how capable these new cards are in the coming days when the first reviews start to appear, but it seems unlikely this will ease the pressure on the supply chain and make purchasing a graphics card any easier.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be available on June 3, starting at $1,119 USD, while the cheaper GeForce 3070 Ti is set to release on June 10, starting at $599.