During NVIDIA’s CES 2022 press conference, the company revealed its newest flagship GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti, NVIDIA explained more details on the upcoming GPU will later this month.
Until then, NVIDIA revealed the RTX 3090 Ti’s specs which reveal that the graphic card will have 24 GB of GDDR6X memory which is comparable to the RTX 3090. The differences though the GPU will run at 21Gbit/s, a slight bump to the RTX 3090’s 19.5Gbits/s. NVIDIA claims that RTX 3090 Ti will be capable of calculating 40 shader teraflops, 78 RT teraflops and 320 tensor (AI) teraflops which is an increase over the RTX 3090.
Engadget notes that the RTX 3090 uses 82 out of the GA102’s 84 streaming multiprocessors activated and it is likely that the 3090 TI will use all 84. The publication adds in order to reach the 40-teraflop figure NVIDIA has provided, the 3090 Ti might have a boosted clock speed of 1,850MHz which would be 155MHz faster than the 3090.
Overall the figures show off that the RTX 3090 Ti is 11 to 12 percent more powerful than the RTX 3090. No release date or price was revealed for the upcoming GPU but the 3090 currently costs $1,499 USD so it’s safe to assume that the RTX 3090 Ti will be more expensive, a $2,000 USD price tag wouldn’t be that surprising.
That wasn’t the only new graphic card NVIDIA announced at CES 2022, they also announced a new low-end GPU, the RTX 3050. The new GPU is promised to be the company’s most affordable entry into ray-traced gaming at 60fps (1080p).
The RTX 3050 will come with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 256- CUDA cores, 224 GB of memory bandwidth and more. It will also offer Nvidia’s third-generation Tensor cores which will allow users to utilize its AI-based DLSS upscaling. The hope of the new GPU is to entice users to upgrade from the company’s more dated cards like the GTX 1650, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1050. The RTX 3050 is set to go on sale on January 27th for a retail price of $249 USD.