Nvidia presented the much-vaunted RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti during its Computex 2021 keynote. The RTX 3080 Ti is slated to launch on June 3 for $ 1,199, and the RTX 3070 Ti is slated to launch on June 10 for $ 599.
Both cards are based on the same amp architecture as the RTX 3080 and 3070, but come with additional cores and video memory, among other things.
|RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3070 Ti|
|interface||PCIe 4.0||PCIe 4.0|
|Base clock||1.365MHz||still open|
|Boost clock||1.665MHz||still open|
|memory||12 GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6X|
|Storage speed||19 Gbit / s||19 Gbit / s|
|Bandwidth||912 GB / s||608 GB / s|
The RTX 3080 Ti will dethrone the RTX 3080 as Nvidia’s flagship GPU. Compared to the base model, the RTX 3080 Ti shows improvements across the board. It comes with 1,536 additional CUDA cores, 48 additional Tensor cores, 12 additional RT cores and an additional 2 GB GDDR6X memory.
With no video memory, the RTX 3080 Ti is basically an RTX 3090. It has almost identical specs, including the larger memory bus. The big difference is 12 GB of VRAM on the 3080 Ti versus 24 GB on the 3090. The additional VRAM on the 3090 isn’t always required for gaming, so the 3080 Ti offers a nice middle ground in Nvidia’s Ampere range for those looking for the best in gaming. Performance without spending too much
The RTX 3070 Ti doesn’t show that much improvement, but it’s still a significant step up from the standard RTX 3070. The updated version comes with an additional 256 CUDA cores, eight more Tensor cores, and two more RT cores. It comes with the same 8GB of VRAM as the base model, although the Ti version uses GDDR6X memory, not GDDR6 memory. This improves the memory bandwidth from 448 GB / s on the 3070 to 608 GB / s on the 3070 Ti.
Both cards are equipped with the new LHR Hash Rate (LHR) GPU from Nvidia. This new GPU core will limit Ethereum’s hash rate, which should dampen some demand from cryptocurrency miners. However, Nvidia’s new cards are still in the midst of the worst GPU shortage the market has seen in years.
The RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti look impressive as long as they work as well as the specs at start-up suggest. However, would-be buyers cannot find one. After previous Nvidia launches, we assume that the RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti will be sold out immediately upon launch and will remain sold out for some time to come.