This week NVIDIA debuted its latest flagship graphics card (GPU) at the annual Computex event, but good luck finding one when it goes on sale after June 3. NVIDIA has actually announced two cards as expected, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti along with the high-end RTX 3080 Ti.
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The RTX 3080 Ti is almost identical to the original, but got a nice boost throughout. The RTX 3080 Ti comes with more VRAM than the RTX 3080 and 12 GB GDDR6X. Keep in mind that you get half the VRAM as the 3090, but the performance is still pretty close and costs less. Either way, it’s clear that NVIDIA is positioning this as the flagship graphics card for gaming.
The RTX 3070 Ti is more accessible with an asking price of $599 and will be available a week later, on June 10. Like its bigger brother, the 3070 Ti is designed to offer 1.5x more performance than the previous RTX 2070 Super, even though it only has 8 GB of GDDR6X memory. Plus, it offers a 2x improvement over the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, making it a good option for those looking to upgrade.
Both new RTX cards support all of NVIDIA’s exciting technologies. These include ray tracing, DLSS and Reflex technologies. The company mentioned that there are now more than 50 games that support Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) AI-powered performance improvements during the announcement.
NVIDIA has ensured that all GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti graphics cards come with a lower Ethereum hash rate, the NERF that makes them less attractive to crypto miners. However, we doubt that will make much of a difference with the high GPU prices, scalpers everywhere and supply chain shortages that make them nearly impossible to find.
So while the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti sound great, good luck buying one.