Nvidia today teased a GeForce event for May 31 on Twitter, which will be live-streamed on YouTube and Twitch. While the teaser does not provide anything in the way of information on what is expected, the firm is likely gearing up the launch of the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards – models that have been spotted in multiple leaks in the recent past.
Unsurprisingly, the RTX 3080 Ti is expected to sit between the RTX 3090 and the RTX 3080. It is rumored to sport 12GB of GDDR6X memory and a new variant of the GA102 chip with 10,240 CUDA cores along with a wider 384-bit memory interface. Current rumors point to a $999 price point for the RTX 3080 Ti, which sits right between the top-of-the-line RTX 3090 at $1,499 and the RTX 3080 at $699.
The RTX 3070 Ti, on the other hand, is said to house 8GB of GDDR6X memory – upgrading from the GDDR6 memory in the RTX 3070 – and is expected to pack the full GA104 GPU die with 6,144 CUDA cores. The card is likely slated to retain the 256-bit memory bus as that of the RTX 3070. Both the new cards will also likely come with the recently announced hash rate limiter.
While GPU options are always welcome for gamers, it is unlikely that these new cards will be easily to get a hold of thanks to the global chip shortages, which the company has acknowledged is causing supply issues. Add to this the nuisance caused by scalpers, the new offerings are likely to be difficult to find and out of stock quickly after launch, unless there are any surprises from the company.
The Nvidia GeForce event is scheduled to be held on May 31 at 10PM PDT or on June 1 at 1AM for those on the east coast.