NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti & RTX 3050 Launching on 27th January, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB on 11th January

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti & RTX 3050 Launching on 27th January, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB on 11th January

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 SUPER Rumored To Feature Full GA102 GPU With 10752 CUDA Cores & Over 400W TGP

NVIDIA is prepping to expand its GeForce RTX 30 lineup with three new graphics cards, the RTX 3090, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB & RTX 3050, in January.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB & RTX 3050 Launching In January, Leaked Documents Confirm

The leaked information comes from Videocardz who has managed to obtain the embargo documents for NVIDIA’s upcoming graphics cards based on the Ampere graphics architecture. These three new cards include the hotly anticipated and the new flagship, the RTX 3090 Ti along with RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and RTX 3050.

Each graphics card is aimed at its own set of users with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti aimed at the ultra-enthusiast GPU segment, the RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB aiming at the high-end segment while the RTX 3050 will be aimed at the mainstream segment. The launch / unveil dates of these graphics cards are mentioned below:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti: 27th January 2022 (On Shelve Date)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB: 17th December (Unveil) / 11th January (Launch)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050: 4th January (Unveil) / 27th January (Launch)


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti ‘Alleged’ Specifications

First up, we have the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and this is expected to be a Titan-class card once again. As for the specs, 3090 Ti is expected to rock the full GA102 GPU core with 10752 cores and 24 GB GDDR6X memory. The memory will be faster-clocked thanks to improved dies from Micron, pushing speeds past 20 Gbps. The pricing may be kept the same at $1499 US (MSRP) but overall, we are looking at a minor 5% improvement.

A previous rumor also stated that the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card will feature a TGP of over 400W. That’s 50W more than the existing 3090 which means that we could be looking at faster clocks on GPU and VRAM.

There’s also been a rumor of a brand new power connector that will come in the MicroFit form factor but it isn’t going to look anything like the existing connector. The new 16-pin connector will be PCIe Gen 5.0 ready & will offer some current stability for the next-gen protocol which is expected to be introduced on the flagship card.

A major change for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti would be the addition of 2GB GDDR6X memory modules. Running at 21 Gbps will require more power and more power translates to higher temps. We have already seen how the VRAM temperatures on GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card gets and especially the modules featured on the back-side.

Having denser capacities modules will mean that NVIDIA could feature all the modules on the front side of the PCB (12 modules in total) which will yield slightly lower PCB and memory temperatures. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti won’t be the only card getting these higher density modules as the rumor also mentions the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get a similar 2GB module treatment. Having 21 Gbps memory chips would essentially give the card up to 1 TB/s of bandwidth.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB Graphics Card Specifications

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB on the other hand is going to feature the GA104-401-A1 GPU.  The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will utilize the PG141-SKU10 board. The Ampere GPU will feature 6144 CUDA cores or 48 SMs. These are 4% more CUDA cores than the GeForce RTX 3070 & around 30% lower cores than the GeForce RTX 3080. The card features clock speeds of 1580 MHz base & 1770 MHz boost.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will also feature 16 GB GDDR6X memory and what’s important here is the fact that NVIDIA is utilizing the higher-grade GDDR6X chips rather than the standard GDDR6 modules featured on the existing GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will end up close to the RTX 3080 with a TGP of 300W considering the increased cores & the newer memory modules. The card will retain a 256-bit bus interface and pin speeds will be rated at 19 Gbps like the GeForce RTX 3080 and the RTX 3080 Ti.

The standard RTX 3070 comes with a single 8-pin connector while the RTX 3070 Ti rocks a 12-pin micro-fit power interface and also a brand new PCB design which is similar to the irregular PCB designs featured on the RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 3090.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 8 GB Graphics Card Specifications

Coming to the specifications of the GeForce RTX 3050, there are reports of an NVIDIA GA106-150 GPU for the ‘PG190 SKU 70’ board being cooked up. The GA106-150 GPU allegedly features 3072 CUDA cores in 24 SM units.

It is also reported that the card might end up with 8 GB GDDR6 memory which gives it a big memory advantage over AMD and Intel entry-level parts. The card is expected to offer performance faster than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER but will be slower than the RTX 2060 12 GB variant which also launched yesterday.

Based on these specifications, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 is going to be competitive against AMD’s Navi 24 (Radeon RX 6500 / Radeon RX 6400) and Intel’s Alchemist DG2-128 (ARC A380) graphics cards which launch next year too. What will be interesting is to see whether prices can be maintained for these budget tier cards though we shouldn’t keep our hopes high as supply issues aren’t expected to be resolved till 2023.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 ‘SUPER’ Series Graphics Card Specifications (Rumored):

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
GPU Name Ampere GA102-350? Ampere GA102-300 Ampere GA102-225 Ampere? Ampere GA102-200 Ampere GA104-400 Ampere GA104-400 Ampere GA104-300 Ampere GA104-200 Ampere GA106-300
Process Node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Die Size 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2 TBA 628.4mm2 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 TBC
Transistors 28 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion TBA 28 Billion 17.4 Billion 17.4 Billion 17.4 Billion 17.4 Billion TBC
CUDA Cores 10752 10496 10240 TBA 8704 6144 6144 5888 4864 3584
TMUs / ROPs 336 / 112 328 / 112 320 / 112 TBA 272 / 96 184 / 96 184 / 96 184 / 96 152 / 80 112 / 64
Tensor / RT Cores 336 / 84 328 / 82 320 / 80 TBA 272 / 68 184 / 46 184 / 46 184 / 46 152 / 38 112 / 28
Base Clock TBA 1400 MHz 1365 MHz TBA 1440 MHz TBA 1575 MHz 1500 MHz 1410 MHz 1320 MHz
Boost Clock TBA 1700 MHz 1665 MHz TBA 1710 MHz TBA 1770 MHz 1730 MHz 1665 MHz 1780 MHz
FP32 Compute TBA 36 TFLOPs 34 TFLOPs TBA 30 TFLOPs TBA 22 TFLOPs 20 TFLOPs 16 TFLOPs 13 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs TBA 285 TOPs 273 TOPs TBA 238 TOPs TBA 183 TOPs 163 TOPs 192 TOPs 101 TOPs
Memory Capacity 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 16 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 12 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
Memory Speed 21 Gbps 19.5 Gbps 19 Gbps TBA 19 Gbps 21 Gbps 19 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 16 Gbps
Bandwidth 1008 GB/s 936 GB/s 912 Gbps TBA 760 GB/s 672 GB/s 608 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 384 GB/s
TGP 450W 350W 350W TBA 320W ~300W 290W 220W 175W 170W
Price (MSRP / FE) $1499 US $1499 US $1199 TBA $699 US $599 US? $599 US $499 US $399 US $329 US
Launch (Availability) Q1 2022? 24th September 2020 3rd June 2021 Q1 2022? 17th September 2020 Q1 2022? 10th June, 2021 29th October 2020 2nd December 2020 25th February 2021

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