/NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti

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
CUDA Cores 10496 10240 8704 6144 5888
ROPs 112 112 96 96 96
Boost Clock 1.7GHz 1.67GHz 1.71GHz 1.77GHz 1.725GHz
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
TDP 350W 350W 320W 290W 220W
GPU GA102 GA102 GA102 GA104? GA104
Transistor Count 28B 28B 28B 17.4B 17.4B
Architecture Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere Ampere
Manufacturing Process Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Launch Date 09/24/2020 06/03/2021 09/17/2020 06/10/2021 10/29/2020
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.