The currently fastest graphics card for gamers is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090. But that could change in a few months. According to some insider sources, Nvidia will launch the RTX 3090 Ti in January, which offers even more performance. The first details about the new gaming GPU have already been leaked.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti: Even faster, even more power hungry
Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards will not be launched until autumn 2022 – but that does not mean that the company is now keeping its feet still. According to some insider information, not only will the 3-year-old RTX 2060 be relaunched, but another new graphics card will also appear in January 2022: the RTX 3090 Ti.
The so far still secret graphics card model is an improved version of Nvidia’s previous flagship: the RTX 3090. The first technical details about the new Ti variant are also said to have already leaked. For example, the rumor mill assumes that the memory clock frequency will increase from 19.5 to 21 GHz, which should also have a positive effect on the memory bandwidth. Instead of 936 GB / s, values of 1,008 GB / s should be achieved. The RTX 3090 Ti would still be a long way from Nvidia’s new mining graphics card in this area, but the performance plus is still impressive.
According to the sources, the number of tensor and RT cores that are required for the use of ray tracing and DLSS has also been increased slightly. But the number of normal CUDA cores continues to increase from 10,496 to 10,752. The bottom line, however, is that the improved hardware apparently also results in higher power consumption. While the RTX 3090 works with a TDP of 350 watts, the RTX 3090 Ti should achieve a value of 450 watts.
What else has happened in the world of technology and games, we summarize briefly and succinctly for you in the GIGA headlines:
New Nvidia card solves the RTX 3090’s biggest problem
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 offers an astonishingly high performance, but has been struggling with a major problem since its release: the arrangement of the GDDR6X memory modules. Since 24 individual 1 GB chips had to be accommodated on the card, the memory was attached to both the front and the rear. The problem: The memory on the back got hot and very quickly reached temperatures of over 100 degrees Celsius.
This problem should no longer arise with the RTX 3090 Ti, since Nvidia apparently relied on storage units that are 2 GB in size for the new model. In other words: only 12 memory modules are required, all of which are located on the front of the graphics card and thus be better cooled (Those: videocardz).
So far, the technical information about the RTX 3090 Ti is still unconfirmed informationwhich should be viewed with caution. What the rumor mill owes us is an indication of the RRP of the new Nvidia graphics card. However, PC gamers can assume that this will not serve as a guide for real market prices during the hardware crisis anyway. GIGA keeps you up to date.