The long anticipated GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti have finally been announced with their release coming within the week!
Debuting during Nvidia’s COMPUTEX 2021 Keynote, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is being marketed as Nvidia newest flagship graphic card with it taking full advantage of everything Nvidia has to offer, including ray-tracing, DLSS, and so much more!
Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti features 3rd gen Tensor Cores for amazing DLSS performance boosts, 2nd gen RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing, and the latest streaming multiprocessors to turbocharge traditional games. Plus 12GB of superfast GDDR6X memory. It offers full support for all our latest and greatest technologies, such as G-SYNC, NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast, and the performance to enjoy Virtual Reality games and applications at high frame rates, at high resolutions and detail levels.
Nvidia states that the RTC 3080 Ti is 2X faster than the GTX 1080 Ti, and 1.5X faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at 4K. Here’s a comparison pitting the 3080 Ti against the former cards. If you are looking to see how the card stacks against Nvidia latest offerings such as the RTX 3080 and 3090, this nifty spec chart (via Digitaltrends) highlights all the differences.
|RTX 3080 TI||RTX 3090||RTX 3080|
|Interface||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0|
|Memory||12GB GDDR6X||24GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X|
Between the 3080 Ti and 3090, spec wise they are pretty close to one another with the 3090 just inching in most areas. The big difference, however is how much video RAM is available, with the 3090 being 24GB versus 3080 Ti 12GB. However, if you plan on using this solely for gaming as Nvidia markets, then you’ll find that the 3080 Ti is well equipped to handle just about anything that gets thrown at it.
This may just be the card that many PC gamers may be looking for, and while it does come at a hefty price tag it does retail less than the MSRP of the RTX 3090. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be releasing June 3 with a MSRP of $1,199.
If that price tag is a bit steep for you then perhaps the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti may fit more to your budget. Retailing at $599, the RTX 3070 Ti is a supercharged variant of the RTX 3070, with 1.5X performance improvement versus the previous-gen GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, and a 2X improvement over the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
Comparison: RTX 3070 Ti vs. RTX 3070
|RTX 3070 Ti||RTX 3070|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6|
Overall, RTX 3070 Ti is an improvement over it’s older brother in nearly every spec. At just $100 more (assuming you can find it,) this without a question should be the go to card for those looking to get a 3070.
The RTX 3070 Ti will be launching on June 10 for a MSRP of $599.
What do you guys think, are these cards the specs you were hoping for? What about the prices? Is the 3080 Ti worth it’s premium tag?