NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti launch dates emerge
HKEPC has published new launch dates for the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti, NVIDIA's next high-end Ampere cards. According to the website, Taiwanese graphics cards manufacturers have informed it that NVIDIA will still launch the RTX 3080 Ti before the RTX 3070 Ti, with the latter's release date having slipped into early June. Last month, Videocardz asserted that NVIDIA planned to release the RTX 3070 Ti towards the end of May, for reference.
HKEPC has not provided any additional details about the RTX 3070 Ti's launch cycle, but it has more information on the RTX 3080 Ti's. Apparently, reviews for the card will go live on May 25, only a day before NVIDIA and AIBs start selling it. As we have reported previously, NVIDIA is expected to price the RTX 3080 Ti at US$999, sandwiching it between the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. The RTX 3080 Ti should be closer to the RTX 3090 in GPU performance than the RTX 3080, albeit with half the VRAM than the RTX 3090.
By contrast, the RTX 3070 Ti is believed to be the first card with a complete GA104 die. The GA104-400 will have 6,144 CUDA cores, GDDR6X VRAM and a 19 Gbps memory clock, all advantages over the RTX 3070. Consequently, the RTX 3070 Ti will have a 608 GB/s memory bandwidth, 35% higher than the RTX 3070's bandwidth.
Videocardz stresses that it has not been able to confirm these dates yet, and neither have we. If they are correct, then we would expect NVIDIA to make some sort of announcement within the next few weeks.