There are a lot of vague rumors, a lot of leaks which, for the moment, do not have a minimally valid argument. But is that the secret is pretty blunt this time around and, for example, we can say something similar about other models that we have talked about in the past that are not a reality at the moment, although ‘there are already tangible things. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti are just around the corner and we know a lot about them, but what will the RTX 3090 Ti look like?
NVIDIA Wants No Surprises, RTX 3090 Ti Comes To Confirm Gaming Leadership
Go ahead saying that there are rumors that support the existence of this card and others that do the exact opposite. So anyway, let’s take every rumor or feature with a bit of salt, so that being said, let’s try to shed some light on this GPU.
As we have seen, the leak was from ZOTAC’s control software, FireStorm, but thanks to it we have some details.
This new RTX 3090 Ti is rumored to arrive in a few months thanks to Samsung’s refinement of its 8nm lithographic process and the company’s increased production capacity. This would lead to a lower failure rate in large chips and at the same time a higher volume, which, combined with the production of more wafers per hour, would allow all three versions of the GA102 to see how the number of chips work. .
We are therefore talking about a GA102 chip which in the case of this RTX 3090 Ti would be complete, without cuts or SM advantages. Thus, it would integrate 10752 Shaders, 336 TMUs, 112 ROPs, 336 Tensor Cores, 84 RT Cores and all with 6 MB of L2 and 350 watts of official TDP.
VRAM could skyrocket, and so will its price
There are two versions of this story here, but only one certainty that we know of, at least for now and barring any surprises. Rumors and speculation indicate that NVIDIA could work with 2GB GDDR6X chips today, which would imply that this new RTX 3090 Ti could come with 48GB of VRAM.
The problem, as we saw months ago, is the temperatures. The 1 GB chips are really hot and on the RTX 3090 PCB they are already a problem in dissipating heat, since they are on both sides of the substrate.
We don’t know if these chips are already in production and therefore NVIDIA will use them, if they are pure speculation and therefore we will revisit the 24GB as such, or if we are just speculating on a legend card, but in any account. Given the distance between the RX 6900 and the RTX 3090, NVIDIA cannot rest on its laurels.
Is the RTX 3090 Ti real or just smoky? Time will tell, but there are more and more rumors behind the scenes and we could apply the saying: when the river rings, the water carries.