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Nvidia reportedly launches RTX 3090 Ti on March 29, 3070 Ti with 16 GB is no more

An official render of the Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU

During CES 2022, Nvidia revealed its plans to launch a more powerful version of its current GPU flagship. Two months since the initial announcement, RTX 3090 Ti is still nowhere to be found. Although Nvidia has not provided official statements about delays, numerous sources claim the company postponed the release due to hardware or BIOS-related issues. Now a post on Chiphell claims Nvidia is on track to launch RTX 3090 Ti on March 29, 2022.

According to the source (by Videocardz), Nvidia experienced memory stability problems in specific workloads and scenarios. To fix the situation, Nvidia had to replace memory on all existing units and opt for new vRAM chips for future models.

Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti should offer full capabilities of the GA102 die found in RTX 3090, 3080 Ti, and 3080 models. “Full capabilities” include more CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores, plus faster core and memory clocks. Memory size-wise, RTX 3090 Ti is to come with the same 24 GB of GDDR6X VRAM. All the extra power in Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti will increase the price and power consumption. The MSRP for RTX 3090 Ti remains unknown, but TDP will go up from 350 W in RTX 3090 to 450 W.

Alleged RTX 3090 Ti specs compared to RTX 3090
RTX 3090 TI RTX 3090
Die "Full" GA102-350 GA102-300
GPU Clusters 84 82
CUDA Cores 10752 10496
RT Cores 84 82
Tensor Cores 336 328
Base Clock 1560 MHz 1395 MHz
Boost Clock 1860 MHz 1695 MHz
VRAM 24 GB of GDDR6X 24 GB of GDDR6X
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Clock 21 Gbps 19.5 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 1008 GB/s 936 GB/s
TDP 450W 350W

Finally, the post on Chiphell says Nvidia ditched the plans to release an upgraded version of RTX 3070 Ti with more memory. If you hoped to snag an RTX 3070 Ti with more than 8 GB of VRAM, you better start looking at RTX 3080, 3080 Ti, 3090, or the upcoming 3090 Ti.

It is also worth noting that the post on Chiphell is unconfirmed, which means you should take it with a hefty grain of salt and wait for Nvidia to confirm or deny the rumors.

Source: Chiphell (1), (2)

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