The graphics card market is a bit chaotic right now thanks to the combination of bots, cryptocurrency miners and, of course, manufacturing issues related to the global pandemic.
But that doesn’t mean that Nvidia is going to stop making graphics cards, not at all. In fact, the company announced the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti, alongside the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti at Computex 2021.
Here’s everything you need to know about the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti, including their release date, price, and specs.
Launch: When will the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti be released?
The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti will soon be marketed worldwide June 3, 2021, while the RTX 3070 Ti will arrive a week later, more precisely, the next June 10, 2021.
Price: How much will the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti cost?
This is a difficult question to answer given the current graphics card market, as limited supplies are causing prices to skyrocket.
That’s a problem for AMD and Nvidia, with the Asus TUF RTX 3080 costing around $ 1,999 recently on Amazon, far more than the $ 699 offered by Nvidia. The worst part is that this shortage could last a good part of this 2021.
Officially, the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti costs $ 1,199, the same as the RTX 2080 Ti, but we’ll have to see if stores maintain that price. Third-party variants can also cost more than Nvidia’s MSRP.
The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti is expected to hit stores like PCComponentes, but they can easily be out of stock, so you should grab one quickly.
Also at this same store, you should be able to buy the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, albeit at a little lower price. It will have a suggested retail price of $ 599. Prices may also depend on the store and the available stocks.
What does the RTX 3080 Ti offer?
- Released on June 3, 2021
- 12 GB GDDR6X memory
- 34 Shader cores, 67 RT cores and 237 Tensor cores
- 1.5x improvement over RTX 2080 Ti
- Price starting at $ 1,199
Most interesting is the amount of VRAM available in the new RTX 3080 Ti at 1.67 GHz. While GPU fans have long thought that the maximum GDDR6X memory would be 20GB, Nvidia limits it to 12GB (equivalent to the RTX 3060).
Obviously, this is GDD6X VRAM, which is faster than the 3060’s standard GDDR6 RAM, but it still doesn’t get much attention.
Beyond that, this is a 2GB difference from the RTX 3080, and Nvidia also improved the CUDA core count: 10,240 compared to 8,704 for the standard 3080. It also upgraded to 67 RT cores and 237 Tensor cores.
To this must be added an improvement of 384 bits with a bandwidth of 912.4 GB / s, with which we have a graphics card x1.5 more powerful than the last RTX 2080 Ti, and it is not very far from the RTX 3090, designed for a creative audience.
What does the RTX 3070 Ti offer?
- Release June 10, 2021
- 8 GB GDDR6X memory
- 22 Shader cores, 42 RT cores and 174 Tensor cores
- 1.5x improvement over RTX 2070 SUPER
- Price from $ 599
It might not be as powerful as the RTX 3080 Ti, but the 1.77GHz RTX 3070 Ti is still a very capable graphics card that offers a huge improvement over last year’s RTX 2070 Super. , and Nvidia says it’s a 1.5-fold jump. performance compared to the previous generation.
This is thanks to the 8GB GDDR6X memory. It may not be an improvement over the standard RTX 3070, but it is improved with 6,144 CUDA cores, 42 RT cores and 174 Tensor cores for 1440p performance. improved.