Although they’re difficult to buy right now thanks to continuous stock issues, if you want the best graphics card from Nvidia then the RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 are probably the best options, especially since the flagship $1,499 RTX 3090 is pretty over-powerful for most uses. Looking ahead, however, there could very well be another GPU sitting between them in the near future.
The Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti has been sighted as far back as September before resurfacing in December on an EEC listing and on an HP OEM driver list. The card was spotted again by Gamestar recently on the specs of a prebuilt gaming PC from Lenovo. Here the GPU had 16GB of VRAM, but just like the 3080 Ti’s reported VRAM downgrade, this looks like it’s now been halved to the same as the standard 3070’s 8GB, although it will be using higher-bandwidth GDDR6X memory.
So far, Nvidia’s made no official announcement on the existence of the card, even though it’s recently been spotted in an EEC listing.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti.
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti Release Date
The RTX 3070 Ti is currently rumoured for be announced on May 31 alongside the RTX 3080 Ti. Then, Videocardz reports that reviews will be published on June 9. If previous RTX 3000 launches are anything to go by, we could expect a launch the day after the review embargo lifts.
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti Price
You can expect the MSRP to sit somewhere around $600, neatly sandwiched between the $499 and $699 price tags of its brethren. However, good luck picking one up at anywhere near its retail price, as we recently saw the RTX 3060 being listed at double its MSRP ahead of its launch.
Unfortunately, upon release you can likely expect the 3070 Ti to suffer from the same stock issues of every graphics card as it will be a particularly popular choice, filling that gap between the mid and high-end GPU market.
Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti Specs
The latest report from Videocardz claims the RTX 3070 Ti will launch with a GA104-400 GPU packing 6,144 CUDA cores – only a 4% jump on the standard 3070, although its 8GB VRAM capacity uses faster GDDR6X memory. We’ll have to wait for any future benchmark leaks to get a better idea of how the card performs, however.