In less than a year, NVIDIA has announced during its Computex 2021 keynote the new RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti high-end graphics cards.
As the Ti version, the RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti are the beefed-up versions of the regular RTX 3070 and RTX 3080. Specifically, the RTX 3080 Ti has 2 GB more VRAM and 4.3 TFLOPS faster in single-precision performance than its regular counterpart.
While certainly better than the RTX 3080, the RTX 3080 Ti still can’t beat the most powerful consumer card today, the RTX 3090, in terms of memory, bandwidth, and number of cores.
The RTX 3070 Ti, meanwhile, now uses the faster GDDR6X memory, unlike the regular’s GDDR6 VRAM, but there’s still only 8GB onboard. Clock speeds are also slightly faster.
Both the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti features NVIDIA’s proprietary tech such as ray-tracing, DLSS, and Reflex. Per NVIDIA’s estimates, these Ti versions perform better than their regular counterparts by up to 150 percent in overall performance.
The RTX 3080 Ti will launch first on June 3, with the RTX 3070 Ti to follow seven day later on June 10. Their prices are $1,199 (approx. Php57,350) and $599 (Php28,650), respectively. For comparison, the regular RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 in late 2020 with a $699 and $499 price tag, respectively.
With scalpers and the chip shortage, coupled with high demand by gamers and crypto miners alike, you’ll likely find these graphics cards to be sold at even higher prices. That’s assuming you can find one in the first place.