Whether it’s late or not (which buyers will decide) NVIDIA won’t give up so easily, especially with its current market potential. On the contrary, it pulls the muscle like it did with RDNA 1.0 and the RX 5000 presenting its SUPER range, except that in this case and given the launch of its GPU Ampere so close, the movement will be to launch Ti versions. to compensate for the shortcomings of its current models.
Is an RTX 3070 Ti required in the market with the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080?
Well, after seeing the latest engines and games, the truth is that this will be a stopgap for the Greens, and yes, it is a necessary model since the RX 6800 has taken the shame of the two existing models in NVIDIA.
Remember that the RTX 3070 obtains as a configuration of 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 256-bit bus, while the RTX 3080 achieves 10 GB of GDDR6X with a 320-bit bus. Its direct rival, the RX 6800, was equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6 with a 256 bits plus the Infinity cache which acts as a L3 with 128 MB, it therefore mitigates the difference of the bus compared to its higher rivals.
What will NVIDIA do to try to position itself better in the market? Well, very simple, you plan to run your RTX 3070 Ti with 10GB of GDDR6X with a 320 bit bus, or whatever, you plan to bring in a GPU which is basically a decaffeinated RTX 3080 which rivals both models. AMD.
What are the features of this new RTX 3070 Ti 10 GB?
10G GD6X, confirmed.
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It’s not clear yet, but rumors and leaks indicate that we’ll be facing a GPU that is closer in performance to the RTX 3080 than the RTX 3070 Ti. There are two possibilities where one of them by pure logic is plausible, or at least more probable:
- NVIDIA will use the GA102-150-KD-A1.
- He will develop a new chip that has been around from the start: GA103-300-A1.
Which one is most likely to see the light? The GA102-150-KD-A1, mainly because it would be easier to fit the faulty chips from the RTX 3080 in this new RTX 3070 Ti, since we went from the 68 SM to the 58 SM more than likely of this new model.
This would imply a total number of FP32 Shaders of 7424, or what is equal, 3712 real Shaders attached to a 320 bit bus to bring them to life 10 GB of GDDR6X how good they are doing with the current RTX 3080.
Of course, this will be another critical GPU as users expect more VRAM to change their graphics card in a few years, but for that, NVIDIA is shaping the 20 GB RTX 3080 (supposedly), so that would cover those users who normally play in 4K at high FPS.
Either way, this 10 GB RTX 3070 Ti should arrive with a new PCB named PG132-SKU40, which has also been confirmed by the leaks, so it appears to be closer to release than you might think.