After a long wait, several clues seem to indicate that the future queen of the RTX catalog will arrive on the market at the end of the month.
The future empress of the green stable likes to be desired, it’s a fact. But after having made his subjects languish for long weeks since the announcement of last January 3, the deadline could finally approach; Rumor has it that Her Majesty of Graphics Cards, the RTX 3090 Ti, may finally grace us with her presence on next March 29.
In any case, this is what the often very well-informed residents of the Chiphell Chinese forum suggest. This is a site known to be the playground of some top Asian insiders; even if it is essentially only noise from the hallway, these have the particularity of being particularly credible.
The precise date should be taken with a grain of salt, but overall, all the clues point in the same direction: the release of the RTX 3090 Ti seems indeed imminent, which would put an end to several months of intensive speculation.
Better late than never
As a reminder, its existence was confirmed with great fanfare at CES 2022, last January. For the first time, Nvidia officially presented this card to us, the existence of which had been anticipated for months. On the menu: no technical sheet and very little practical information, but a presentation long enough to make the mouths of extreme hardware enthusiasts water.
But despite promising to release more information later this month, the source dried up and Nvidia went radio silent. Not a word either during the whole month of February. In the meantime, the observers have therefore had plenty of time to occupy their minds by gleaning a few elements here and there.
For example, it seems certain that this monster will be entitled to the same 24 GB of memory as its little sister, the standard RTX 3090. On the other hand, a considerable portion (16 GB) should be replaced by GDDR6X ICs memory. A difference that will allow it to increase its already phenomenal bandwidth by almost 10%, in order to reach a score of the order of TB/s. To exploit this staggering throughput, the GPU itself should also evolve. Insiders estimate almost unanimously that it will be a GA102 GPU packed with 10,752 CUDA cores.
So we’ll give you an appointment at the end of the month to discover this monster capable of devouring top-of-the-range food raw… provided you have a small fortune available. Because barring an excellent surprise, we already expect this excessively expensive card in normal times to be negotiated at a bewildering price in the current context…