Nvidia today announced a new flagship GPU, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. While the wait for Nvidia’s Ampere successor continues, the RTX 3090 Ti is here to prove that Nvidia can still squeeze more performance out of its existing 8nm GA102 chip.
Nvidia is only teasing the RTX 3090 Ti today, and it’s the familiar triple-slot design we’ve seen on the RTX 3090. Both cards may look identical, but inside, the new RTX 3090 Ti will feature 24GB GDDR6X running at 21Gbps. That’s the same amount of VRAM as the RTX 3090, but with a nearly 7.7 percent faster memory clock, delivering extra performance for 4K gaming and AI tasks.
Nvidia says the RTX 3090 Ti will also pack 40 teraflops of GPU performance, about 11 percent faster than the RTX 3090 at 36 teraflops. There are also 78 teraflops for ray tracing and 320 teraflops for AI tasks. Nvidia didn’t provide detailed base and boost clocks, but it certainly looks like the RTX 3090 Ti will be about 10 percent faster than the RTX 3090 on paper.
How much this extra performance will affect power requirements is also not yet clear. Rumors suggest that the RTX 3090 Ti will require a 1000W PSU, with a TDP of 450 Watts. If accurate, that’s 100W more than the RTX 3090 in terms of power consumption and a big bump over the 750W recommended PSU.
However, all these numbers mean very little without game benchmarks or prices. Nvidia isn’t sharing these details today, so we’ll have to wait for detailed reviews to see how well this card performs against the RTX 3090 and AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT. Since the RTX 3090 debuted for $1,499, we wouldn’t be surprised if the RTX 3090 Ti launches around $2,000.
Nvidia promises more details about the RTX 3090 Ti later this month.