In the context: Nvidia’s highly anticipated RTX 3090 Ti has been like a mirage ever since the company decided to reveal its existence. Originally announced at CES this past January, Team Green’s “GPU monster” was supposed to solidify its performance crown. Instead, the new map has been shelved to the point where the little hype surrounding it has pretty much died down.
The most recent rumors point to a March 29 launch date for the RTX 3090 Ti, with sales expected to start on the same day. However, those same rumors suggest that the MSRP will hover around $1,999, which is $500 above the recommended price of a regular RTX 3090. GPU retail prices have been improving lately, so there is hope that at least some gamers will be able to afford it. allow. .
Thanks to the popular leader @wxnod (across video card), we now know what the Galax RTX 3090 Ti Boomstar will look like. The upcoming card is a Chinese exclusive and it looks like it will take up three slots, which isn’t all that surprising given the cooling requirements of a top-end GPU these days. If the leaked image indicates it will use the 12VHPWR 16-pin power connector, which is part of the PCIe 5.0 standard and is capable of delivering power up to a whopping 600W.
The AIB RTX 3090 Ti variants are said to require up to 450W to power an overclocked GA102 GPU with no less than 10,752 CUDA cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory at 21Gbps. The Founders Edition may still have Nvidia’s own 12-pin header, and that explains the big delay in bringing the new card to market.
Meanwhile, AMD is preparing a response in the form of the Radeon RX 6950 XT for a late April launch. And according to @greymon55the company will bring back the Midnight Black cooler design for the reference version of the new card.