Obviously, the RTX 3070 Ti should be placed in the market segment between the current RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, and its MRSP should be around $ 599. For its part, the RTX 3080 Ti is expected to be placed between the current RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090, and it is assumed that its selling price would be around $ 999 in all probability.
MSI and Gigabyte’s RTX 3080 Ti selling price is insane
The MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X and the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC are models that have already been leaked; The Gigabyte variant was listed a few days ago by online retailers for a price of NZD 3,152, or $ 2,250, or around 2,000 dollars, while the MSI variant has now been spotted in a distribution center.
The two graphics customized by NVIDIA assemblers have now been photographed once again, showing that both are already on sale in physical stores. Gigabyte’s model will feature a three-slot WindForce 3X cooler and three fans, while MSI’s variant will feature the massive Tri Frozr 2S cooling system. Both graphics will feature custom PCB designs that are not referenced and have ‘Premium’ cooling from each of the manufacturers, but will also have a hefty price premium, especially MSI as this is the manufacturer’s premium model. .
Gigabyte has already listed several custom RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards in an ECC registry, including the Turbo, Eagloe, Vision, Gaming, AORUS Master, and AORUS Extreme models, and in this case, this is the first news we have ever had. One of them, the Gaming model, will be one of the most basic in terms of clock speed and, in theory, price.
Redditor FaisalKhatib has now spotted MSI’s RTX 3080 Ti at a local store in the UAE. This graph is said to be available for purchase a month before its official launch for a price of $ 3,500 (roughly $ 2,920), which is sheer folly as it triples NVIDIA’s theoretical MRSP.
The Redditor states that it is common for UAE retailers to virtually inflate the prices of products that have not yet been officially launched and sell them even months before their launch. This is a fairly common practice in countries in the Middle East and South Asia where breaking an NDA has no repercussions and as a result these retailers are looking to get out of it and to make the maximum profit possible.
Theoretical specifications of the RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB FE (Founders Edition) is expected to feature the PG132-SKU18 PCB layout and GA102-225-KD-1 graphics core. The GA102-225 GPU has also changed since we last saw it and will now feature 10,240 CUDA cores out of a total of 80 SM drives. The GPU features a base clock speed of 1365 MHz and up to 1665 MHz in Turbo mode, both slower than existing GA102 GPUs.
In terms of memory, this graphic will have 12GB of GDDR6X. Unlike the 19.5 Gbps speeds of the RTX 3090, the RTX 3080 Ti would retain the same speeds as the RTX 3080 at 19 Gbps; Since we have 12 GB of memory, this graph will use a 384-bit interface which equates to a total bandwidth of 912 GB / s. This is an 8GB reduction in VRAM from the previous spec, but the bus is much bigger and with better bandwidth.
The TGB of this GPU would be configured to be the same as that of the RTX 3080, 320 watts. This will definitely be needed to maintain the additional cores, so NVIDIA may need to tune the clocks a bit to improve performance.
In principle, we will eliminate all doubts on May 31, when NVIDIA will officially present this GPU with the RTX 3070 Ti. Its launch would be set for June 2 (June 9 for the RTX 3070 Ti), although it remains to be seen if we can see real stock in store or if we will again be faced with a paper-only launch, which sees speculative prices. which graphics are already listed may be precisely what is happening.