The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is allegedly launching later today and the price of the reference model, or as Nvidia calls it, the Founder's Edition card, is affixed at $1,999 according to new report from VideoCardz.
This is $500 more than the MSRP of the RTX 3090 and for this 33% bump up in price, 3090 Ti owners will seemingly be getting around up to 9% faster performance as per 3DMark Time Spy Extreme data. The Time Spy Extreme benchmark is tested at the resolution of 2160p or UHD / 4K. This is the best case scenario for the upcoming RTX 3090 Ti as it will benefit from the faster 21Gbps memory on the new Nvidia flagship. Similarly, in the 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra test, which runs at 4K, the 3090 Ti is 8% faster than the 3090.
Some of the leaked third-party AIB models of the RTX 3090 Ti, like this MSI one here, show how thick the air-cooled models are going to be. Most of these are around 3.5 to 3.7 slots wide. And the rated total graphics power (TGP) on the new 3090 Ti AIB cards are around 500W which means you'd ideally want a decent 1,000W power supply unit for this beast.
While water-cooled models are probably just as power-hungry, the cards are much leaner, generally around 2 slots wide.
The image above shows a comparison of a Gigabyte water-cooled 3090 Ti against an air-cooled variant.
Source and image: VideoCardz