Rumor mill: Only a few weeks left before the long-awaited arrival of the RTX 3090 Ti? The latest rumor about a card that Nvidia still hasn’t talked about since CES 2022 claims it’s coming on March 29th. The same poster also states that the RTX 3070 Ti 16GB has been cancelled.
Nvidia confirmed long-standing RTX 3090 Ti rumors during a CES keynote in early January. Senior Vice President Jeff Fischer announced some details, promising that more will be revealed before the end of the month.
But February came, and there was not a word about the upcoming flagship. Nvidia eventually issued a statement about the situation: confirmation that it had no information to share and that it would be in touch when it became available.
We previously heard that the RTX 3090 Ti will be released on March 1st, based on a listing of one of the cards from Asus. But it seems to be just a placeholder. The latest rumor came from the Chiphell forums (via video card), claiming that the official release date is March 29.
Reasons for the delay of the RTX 3090 Ti – reportedly due to arrive on January 27th – are believed to be related to hardware/BIOS issues. Chiphell’s poster says it was due to 24GB of GDDR6X memory running at 21Gb/s and resulted in all memory being replaced to resolve the issue.
The same poster also claims that the 16GB RTX 3070 Ti, which we heard about a week after Nvidia introduced the Ampere line in 2020, has been officially destroyed by the company. We saw the same rumor back in October 2020, so it looks like this card has been sent to the graveyard of unreleased products.
If the RTX 3090 Ti rumors are true, it will be another boost for the graphics card market, which is showing signs of recovery. Pricing and availability in Germany are at their best since early 2021, our own research shows improvements for new and used cards, and new GPUs are said to be on the way.