Alleged RTX 3090 Ti Packaging Reveals Next Year’s Sold Out GPU

Chinese news outlet IT Home (via HXL) has posted a photograph of the rumored GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, more specifically a custom Asus GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF Gaming model. The new Ampere flagship will likely take a place at the top of the list of best graphics cards, at least in terms of performance. It will also likely end up with and even higher GPU price than the existing RTX 3090 (which already sells for over 50% more than its original MSRP).

Rumors have been circulating that Nvidia may launch the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti during CES 2022. As you’d expect from the name, the graphics card will take the throne away from the GeForce RTX 3090 and become the head honcho of Nvidia’s Ampere army. The latest leaked photograph lends credence to the rumors of its imminent launch. Respected hardware sleuth kopite7kimi shared the potential specifications for the GeForce RTX 3090 Super back in September, but he wasn’t sure on the model name at the time. It appears that Nvidia has opted for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti moniker, meaning every RTX 30-series GPU now has a “Ti” variant.

Logically, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti would leverage the GA102 silicon, which is Nvidia’s largest consumer Ampere die (ie, not counting the data center GA100, which lacks ray tracing hardware among other things). The GeForce RTX 3090’s silicon has 82 enabled streaming multiprocessors (SMs) out of the potential 84 from GA102. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti will in all probability arrive with the fully enabled silicon. This means that it would have 10,752 CUDA cores at is disposal as well as 336 Tensor cores and 84 RT cores.

GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (Image credit: IThome)

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti may be the first graphics card to take advantage of Micron’s speedy 21 Gbps GDDR6X memory. The card will likely retain the 24GB configuration and 384-bit memory interface from the GeForce RTX 3090. However, the faster memory will give the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti (21 Gbps) a slight edge over the GeForce RTX 3090 (19.5 Gbps) in regards to memory bandwidth. While the GeForce RTX 3090 is good for 936.2 GBps, the Ti variant will offer up to 1,018 GBps, a nice 9% uplift.

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