NVIDIA Launches the RTX 3090 Ti for $1,999: 5-10% More Performance for an Additional $500

After multiple unofficial delays, NVIDIA has finally launched the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti with an MSRP of $1,999, Essentially an RTX 3090 on steroids, the 3090 Ti features 10,752 FP32 cores paired with 24GB of GDDR6X memory across a 384-bit bus. We’re talking about 78 RT-TFLOPs of ray-tracing grunt, 40 shader TFLOPs of raster performance, and 320 Tensor TFLOPs matrix throughput. This is the first and last iteration of the full-fat GA102 die.

According to NVIDIA, the RTX 3090 Ti is 9% faster than the RTX 3090 which is likely a best-case scenario, meaning you’re paying an additional $500 for 5-6% more real-world performance. As already reported several times, this is more or less a paper launch aimed at familiarizing board partners with next-gen RTX 40 series PCBs.

It’s worth noting that the RTX 3090 Ti with its 450W TBP will leverage the same PCB as the Founders Edition RTX 4080/4090 graphics cards. The only difference is that the AD102-powered parts will draw even more power, somewhere in the 450-550W range.

NVIDIA is rather straightforward regarding the supply of its new Ampere flagship. As per the chipmaker, general global availability is expected to be spotty thanks to the latest COVID surge and shutdowns in China, but shipments should pick up through April.

Areej Syed

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