Nvidia showcases two more graphics cards you probably won’t be able to buy

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Good news for anybody who has been looking to get their hands on a new Nvidia graphics card – Nvidia has announced two new cards are coming to the market.

Well, “new” as in these cards are Ti versions of the Ampere powered 3000 series GPUs launched last year.

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti are those new cards and on paper things look, tempting. Nvidia hasn’t detailed it’s GPU specs completely, but we have pieced together the chart below with information from The Verge and TechPowerUp.

RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 RTX 3070 Ti
CUDAs 10496 10240 8704 6144
RTs 82 80 68 48
Tensor 328 320 272 192
ROPs 112 112 96 96
Boost clock 1695MHz 1665MHz 1710MHz 1770MHz
Memory 24GB GDDR6X 12GB GDDR6X 10GB GDDR6X 8GB GDDR6X
Bus 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit
Bandwidth 936 GB/s 912 GB/s 760 GB/s 608.3 GB/s
TDP 350W 350W 320W 200W
Price $1499 $1199 $699 $599

On paper then the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is rather close to an RTX 3090 although the former is the same size as the RTX 3080. That’s not saying much as both of those GPUs are massive but the RTX 3080 is slightly less massive.

The power bump is also interesting and we’re curious to see how this impacts the heat the RTX 3080 Ti kicks out.

According to The Verge, Nvidia will nerf cryptocurrency mining on these GPUs so maybe they won’t be scooped up on launch day by an army of bots. Wishful thinking we know.

Speaking of launch day, the RTX 3080 Ti launches this week on 3rd June but we doubt South Africa will be in line for the first day of launch. The RTX 3070 Ti launches on 10th June for $599.

Those price points are a nice suggestion but given how wildly prices have differed in the wild we’re not hopeful real pricing will mirror those announced by Nvidia.

ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galax, GIGABYTE, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, Zotac and other regional providers around the world will have custom boards ready for purchase at launch as well Nvidia said.

There’s also the question of stock. A quick glance at Evetech here in South Africa will reveal the only GPUs you can purchase from the Nvidia stable are a GeForce GT 710 2GB and a GeForce GT730 LP.

Nvidia may have launched new GPUs but the real test is getting those GPUs into the hands of users and given past experiences, we’re not all that hopeful this will happen.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.

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