Fresh off Computex 2021, Nvidia has announced it’s upgraded Ampere cards the 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will be launching on Thursday, June 3rd and the RTX 3070 Ti will launch a week later on Thursday, June 10th.
What’s not so great about this announcement not a year into the launch of the 3000 series of GPUs? The 3080 Ti is priced at $1199 and the 3070 Ti is priced at $699.
|NVIDIA GeForce Specification Comparison|
|RTX 3090||RTX 3080 Ti||RTX 3080||RTX 3070 Ti||RTX 3070|
|Memory Clock||19.5Gbps GDDR6X||19Gbps GDDR6X||19Gbps GDDR6X||19Gbps GDDR6X||14Gbps GDDR6|
|Memory Bus Width||384-bit||384-bit||320-bit||256-bit||256-bit|
|Single Precision Perf.||35.7 TFLOPS||34.1 TFLOPS||29.8 TFLOPS||21.7 TFLOPS||20.3 TFLOPS|
|Tensor Perf. (FP16)||143 TFLOPS||136 TFLOPS||119 TFLOPS||87 TFLOPS||81 TFLOS|
|Tensor Perf. (FP16-Sparse)||285 TFLOPS||273 TFLOPS||238 TFLOPS||174 TFLOPS||163 TFLOPS|
|Manufacturing Process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Launch Price||MSRP: $1499||MSRP: $1199||MSRP: $699||MSRP: $599||MSRP: $499|
The GeForce 3080 Ti
Nvidia’s newest gaming flagship card receives a 2GB bump in VRAM, a larger memory bus, more ROPS, and a higher TDP compared to the 3080. Despite a lower boost clock, it still gets 4.3TFlops more performance when compared to the 3080. This of course is offset by a significantly higher price, the 3080 has an MSRP of $699 and the 3080Ti has an MSRP of $1199.
The GeForce 3070 Ti
Next in line is the 3070Ti. Interestingly enough, the 3070 and the 3070Ti only varies with the memory used. Same amount of VRAM, same amount of ROPs but Nvidia was generous enough to give it more CUDA cores.
The 3070Ti receives a price bump from the $499 price of the 3070 to $599.