Computex 2021 | NVIDIA launches RTX 3080 Ti — a scaled-down RTX 3090, for US$1,199 and RTX 3070 Ti for US$599
We've been hearing about NVIDIA's plans for launching new RTX 30 series Ti cards for quite some time now. Today, at Computex 2021, NVIDIA has made the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti official. The NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti is essentially the true successor to the RTX 2080 Ti and is based on the same GA102 GPU core as the RTX 3090.
From a specifications perspective, the RTX 3080 Ti is essentially a scaled-down RTX 3090 with 80 streaming multiprocessors (SMs) instead of 82 and 10,240 CUDA cores. The RTX 3080 Ti offers 320 tensor cores, 80 RT cores, and is clocked at 1,440 MHz base and 1,665 MHz boost. NVIDIA has equipped the card with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM on a 384-bit wide bus. NVIDIA said that the RTX 3080 Ti is capable of 34 shader TLFOPs, 67 RT TFLOPs, and 273 Tensor TFLOPs making it 1.5x more powerful than an RTX 2080 Ti, which it replaces. The company also showed off a demo of Doom Eternal hitting the 100 fps mark at native 4K max settings on the RTX 3080 Ti with RTX on and DLSS off.
Design-wise, the RTX 3080 Ti looks pretty much identical to the RTX 3080 including the use of the 12-pin PCIe power connector, one HDMI 2.1-out, and three DisplayPort 1.4a-outs. That being said, the RTX 3080 Ti is rated at a 350 W TDP just like the RTX 3090, so it will be interesting to check out the cooling and noise levels of the card once we get our hands on a review sample.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will launch on June 3 at a starting price of US$1,199 MSRP.
Apart from the RTX 3080 Ti, NVIDIA also announced the RTX 3070 Ti. The RTX 3070 Ti is being pegged as an RTX 2070 Super successor with 1.5x higher performance. While the performance boost is welcome, the RTX 3070 Ti offers just 8 GB GDDR6X memory, which may disappoint many. Full specifications of the RTX 3070 Ti are not yet disclosed, but it is likely to be a complete GA104 GPU with all 48 SMs enabled.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will be available from June 10 at prices starting from US$599 MSRP.
The graphics card market is still yet to recover properly, so expect another round of long wait times and bloated retail prices continuing well up to at least this year end or early 2022. Everything depends on how efficiently can NVIDIA tackle GPU shortages and ensure good supply to the market.
NVIDIA also said that RTX is now enabled in more than 130 games and apps. Some of the current and upcoming games with RTX features include Dying: 1983 (RT+DLSS), Rainbow Six Siege (DLSS), Icarus First Cohort (RT+DLSS), and Red Dead Redemption 2 (DLSS). RTX is also coming to VR in games such as No Man's Sky, Wrench, and Into the Radius. NVIDIA also announced new games with NVIDIA Reflex including War Thunder, Naraka: Bladepoint, CrossFire HD, and Escape from Tarkov.
NVIDIA Press Release