NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 Ti (with 12GB of VRAM) and 3070 Ti (8GB VRAM) are reportedly coming our way in a matter of weeks! The venerable GPU-only news outlet Videocardz have once again leaked a fair bit of information and, needless to say, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover!
Let’s start off with the more potent GPU of the bunch — the RTX 3080 Ti that’ll ostensibly pack 12GB of GDDR6X memory!
RTX 3080 Ti — Coming in April
This is basically NVIDIA’s answer to AMD’s 6900 XT. They want to have as wide a range of graphics as possible (i.e. for everyone’s budget), so they’re targeting the ±$999 range this time around. How high it’ll eventually retail for is anyone’s guess at this point. Obviously, at a thousand dollars, this GPU won’t be geared towards the budget-conscious gamer. Still, it’ll surely be more affordable than the RTX 3090 which, in all fairness, is obscenely priced as well.
The RTX 3080 Ti will retain the previously rumored 10240 CUDA core count and is expected to go on sale in mid-April, with an official announcement coming in a matter of weeks! As for specs, it’s noticeably more potent than your standard RTX 3080, with more VRAM (12GB instead of 10GB), higher bandwidth (846 GB/s instead of 760 GB/s), and a wider bus width as well (384-bit instead of 320-bit). It’ll also come with higher base and boost clock speeds, although that’s still TBA.
RTX 3070 Ti — Coming in May
The second GPU of the bunch is a lot more interesting for those who aren’t looking to annihilate their life’s savings. This doesn’t mean it’ll come cheap per se, but it’ll definitely be cheaper than an RTX 3080.
The upcoming RTX 3070 Ti will come with 6144 CUDA cores (the same amount as an RTX 3080 Mobile) and a very respectable 8GB of GDDR6X memory. There’s still no news on its base or boost frequencies, though.
It’s supposed to launch by the end of May, although NVIDIA might still push its release a bit depending on how much stock they manage to pile up. After all, they don’t want another (arguably inevitable) debacle on their hands. Because of the whole cryptocurrency mining craze and the sudden appearance of those pesky scalpers, gamers looking to upgrade their builds will have the wait a bit longer until they can actually purchase any of these oh-so-enticing GPUs for their intended retail prices.