The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is a GPU juggernaut, but it may soon be usurped as the best graphics card on the market by an even more powerful RTX 3090 Ti. While the new card will likely be the last hurrah of team green’s Ampere lineup, it should send off the series with a bang before it’s succeeded by the company’s RTX 4000 GPUs.
Admittedly, it’s hard to get excited for new GPUs amid ongoing graphics card shortages. Both the recently released RTX 2060 12GB and RTX 3080 12GB suffered from extremely limited availability at launch, and it’s still hard to find one, let alone at MSRP.
While Nvidia’s RTX 3000 GPUs are undeniably coveted, you don’t have to wait around for hardware stocks to replenish to experience RTX gaming. In fact, the best gaming laptops are much easier to get a hold of than dedicated desktop cards, and they come with RTX exclusive features like Nvidia DLSS and DLDSR downsampling. Nevertheless, if you’re still hellbent on upgrading to an RTX 3090 Ti, we’ve compiled information on the graphics card’s price, release date, specs, and possible benchmarks.
Here’s everything we know about the Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti:
RTX 3090 Ti Release date
It looks like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti release date will be March 29. This launch window was seemingly confirmed via embargoed documents obtained by Videocardz.
Strangely, Nvidia didn’t share any further details about its new flagship Ampere card at the end of January, as it said it would during the graphics card’s CES 2022 reveal. It’s remained silent since.
RTX 3090 Ti Price
Nvidia hasn’t revealed an MSRP for the RTX 3090 Ti, but a retailer leak shared by Videocardz has outlined some board partner prices. According to the information, MSI’s RTX 3090 Ti Gaming X Trio comes in at $3,571 USD, with its top-end Suprim X potentially costing a whopping $4,497 USD.
RTX 3090 Ti specs
It’s needless to say that the new RTX 3090 Ti will feature spec improvements over and above the original, but there are some significant differences underneath its shroud. For starters, the card’s GA102 GPU has 10,752 CUDA cores, 256 more than the base model. Nvidia’s new flagship also comes with a new memory configuration, using 12 2GB modules instead of 24 1GB chips.
Speaking of VRAM, the RTX 3090’s packs 24GB of faster GDDR6X Micron memory, with speeds reaching 21Gbps. GPU base and boost clock speeds come in at 1,560MHz and 1,860MHz, while a leaked spec sheet hints that the MSI Suprim X variant could reach speeds up to 1,900Mhz.
MSI’s spec table also suggests that the GPU is gutsy when in terms of power, as it lists a 480W TDP. In addition, the company seemingly recommends using a 1000W PSU connected via three 8-pin connectors. It’s worth noting that the base RTX 3090 requires an 850W power supply, so you might want to keep that in mind if you’re betting on a simple switcheroo.
RTX 3090 Ti benchmarks
We’ve yet to see any official or leaked benchmarks for the RTX 3090 Ti, but Nvidia says its GPU comes packed with 40 shader teraflops, 78 ray tracing teraflops, and 320 tensor teraflops. These specs should surpass the original RTX 3090’s 4K capabilities, which could help enthusiasts to boost fps in the latest games at 8K resolution.
Of course, we’ll need to wait for some benchmarks before knowing how much of an upgrade the RTX 3090 Ti is over the original. While it’s safe to say that the card will rank amongst the best, solid stats and figures will help decipher whether it’s worth upgrading your rig with the new GPU.