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Nvidia launches the RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition for US$1,999 with minimum performance gains and very low initial stock

RTX 3090 Ti FOunders Edition (Image Source: Nvidia)
RTX 3090 Ti FOunders Edition (Image Source: Nvidia)
First reviews are out, and the RTX 3090 Ti appears to be around 7% faster than the RTX 3090 on average. Initial availability is expected to be very limited, but, on the bright side, the new model is considerably quieter due to the bulky cooling solution and the GDDR6X is not overheating anymore.

Nvidia is officially launching the RTX 3090 Ti cards today with 10,752 CUDA cores, boost clock set to 1.86 GHz, 24 GB of 21 Gbps GDDR6x VRAM and 450 W TGP. Moore’s Law Is Dead and Videocardz are reporting that the US$1,999 MSRP is only meant for the Founders Edition. Custom versions with even higher clocks and TGPs over 500 W will come at a premium, as Videocardz reports on some EVGA models costing US$2,199 and MLID even expecting US4,000 for some water cooled versions. Are such prices justifying the performance gains?

According to Videocardz’s review roundup, the RTX 3090 Ti appears to be only 7% faster than the RTX 3090 on average. Gains vary between 5% and 9%. MLID is suggesting that some pricier models with overclocked 500+ W specs could end up very slightly faster. Not exactly a huge improvement over the RTX 3090, but MLID also mentions some pluses for the RTX 3090 Ti, including vastly cooler temperatures for the GDDR6X VRAM and substantially quieter performance due to the bulky 3.5-slot cooling systems.

While the US$1,999 MSRP will most likely only serve as a guide for AIB versions, the fact that Nvidia even bothered to provide it certainly reinforces that GPU prices will continue to drop in the coming months, MLID notes that his sources are expecting very low RTX 3090 Ti stocks at launch and, as we’ve already seen with the initial RTX 3000 launch, such low quantities could be botted and scalped easily. We might not see any meaningful stocks for weeks on end yet again. On the other hand, prices for the other Nvidia models could slip under MSRP as we get closer to the Ada Lovelace RTX 4000 launch.


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Bogdan Solca, 2022-03-29 (Update: 2022-03-29)