NVIDIA is preparing an RTX 3070 Ti graphics card for launch in May, and according to Videocardz, it will have two variants – an 8 GB GDDR6X one and a 16 GB GDDR6X one. This news has been further validated by Uniko’s hardware which not only confirmed the chip specifications but also the memory varies. We also know now that the memory will be clocked at 19 Gbps.
NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti comes with 8 GB and 16 GB GDDR6X VRAM buffers clocked at 19 Gbps
NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti will be based on GA104-400 GPU and have 6144 CUDA cores divided into 48 GPU clusters. This means that it has exactly 2 more clusters than the non-Ti variant and 20 less than the RTX 3080. It will have 48 RT cores (chorus comparison RTX 3080 has 68), which is also 2 more than the RTX 3070 and 20 less than RTX 3080. ROPs will be 96 for this segment of NVIDIA’s lineup, and the clock speed will be confirmed. It has a 256-bit memory bus with 8 GB or 16 GB of GDDR6X memory clocked at 19 Gbps. Release is currently planned in May 2021 outside of RTX 3080 Ti, but this may change due to the unstable supply situation.
Below is the tweet confirming Videocard’s exclusive details about the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti:
8 GB and 16 GB
– Unikos Hardware (@unikoshardware) March 26, 2021
You can use the memory ID provided to track all the specifications of the memory used:
Interestingly, the RTX 3070 Ti is positioned as something of a replacement for the RTX 3070 because it is not * it * powerful compared to its name. With just one difference between two GPU clusters, there is only so much performance to be achieved. The RTX 3080 Ti, on the other hand, makes a huge difference compared to its namesake.
The RTX 3080 Ti has 12 more GPU clusters compared to the RTX 3080 for a total of 10240 cores (2 smaller than the RTX 3090). It has 80 RT cores and 112 ROPs. It will be combined with a 12 GB GDDR6X vRAM buffer and a 384-bit bus for a total of 912 GB / s. It is clearly a card monster, and from the specifications it appears to be a very small, less powerful, replacement of RTX 3090 and the real flagship of NVIDIA’s amp series. It is also planned to start in May 2021.
In another world, where cryptocurrencies did not exist, I would have been very excited about this launch, but it does not feel like I am writing for another card that will probably never end up in the player’s hands and will use its many digital cycles in a cryptocurrency mine somewhere. It is unlikely that supply and demand will improve within a month, and with the global chip and NAND shortage, it is unlikely that this card will be anywhere its MSRP no matter (whatever it may be). Nevertheless, players can still hope to get these by signing up for AIB’s waiting lists and staying for a few months.