In fact, the launch of these graphics cards was quite postponed with what had been initially thought (two weeks in the case of the 3080 Ti). Now, it has been confirmed with NVIDIA that both charts will be announced on May 31, and NVIDIA has also confirmed that the date on which the media can release the analyzes will be the day. June 2 for the RTX 3080 Ti and the day June 9 for RTX 3070 Ti.
RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti are announced but will there be stock?
Currently, NVIDIA is already sending its partners (assemblers) the GA10X-XX2 GPU models referred to internally as Lite Hash Rate (LHR), which as you know are models that come with a limiter for extraction. of cryptocurrency. The plan is to completely renew the entire range of graphics that they now have in the market with these new limited models, and obviously the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti will already come limited from the factory.
The point is that NVIDIA has stated that GPUs will have availability “In the coming weeks” but did not give a specific date. It is highly likely that the delay in launching these two graphics cards is due to both the implementation of the limitation for mining and the fact that they are stocking up on stock so it is a real launch where users can buy the graphics in stores and not just a paper launch with no real stock as has happened so far.
As we said, on May 31, we will remove the doubts because that’s when NVIDIA plans to make the official announcement; June 2 for the RTX 3080 Ti and June 9 for the RTX 3070 Ti are tied to the release of analytics and benchmarks, and although they typically coincide with the actual launch date with stock, in this case, NVIDIA did not want to confirm the data so this is something that is still in doubt.
While this is the fifth AIB update on the release schedule for both charts, this is actually the first time NVIDIA has confirmed the exact release dates for both SKUs, so it looks like it will be. final.
These will be the new NVIDIA gaming GPUs
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will feature a GA102-225 GPU with 10,240 CUDA cores enabled; This model will offer 12 GB of dedicated GDDR6X graphics memory (only 2 GB more than the RTX 3080) which, thanks to its 384-bit bus, will offer a maximum bandwidth of 152 GB / s higher than the normal RTX 3080.
The RTX 3070 Ti for its part could be one of the most interesting GPUs in the entire NVIDIA lineup. This is the first Ampere graphics to feature full GPU specifications (meaning the GPU delivers its full potential, with nothing turned off), in this case the GA104-400. It will offer 6,144 CUDA cores and 8GB of GDDR6X memory, the same as the RTX 3070. It’s curious that this amount of memory is less than what the 12GB RTX 3060 offers, but it reportedly has twice the number of modules. GDDR6X which provides an increase in bandwidth of 160 Gb / s compared to the non-Ti 3070.
So it seems that the launch of these “Ti” GPUs has more to do with graphics memory than anything else; we’ll have to wait and see what impact this will have on performance.