ASUS's GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF Gaming graphics card might just be the first custom variant of the upcoming flagship that has leaked out.
ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF Gaming Graphics Card Spotted, First Custom Model Leak?
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti would be the new flagship of the Ampere graphics lineup. It will be a step up from the existing RTX 3090 and offer slightly better performance through faster GDDR6X memory chips. These will also push the power envelope higher than ever. ITHome has spotted the first pictures of the ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 Ti TUF Gaming graphics card, a fully custom design for NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs.
The site doesn't mention any details of the card nor shows it visually. The only thing we can see is the packaging which looks fairly similar to the existing 3090 TUF Gaming graphics card. Also, there is no mention of PCIe Gen 5.0 (PCIe Gen 4.0 is mentioned), a feature that was rumored to be the highlight of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti though it may still hold true for Founders Edition models as it was only the power connector that was going to be Gen 5 compliant and most custom models use non-FE power inputs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 'Alleged' Specifications
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is expected to be a Titan-class card once again. As for the specs, 3090 Ti is expected to rock the full GA102 GPU core with 10752 cores and 24 GB GDDR6X memory. The memory will be faster-clocked thanks to improved dies from Micron, pushing speeds past 20 Gbps. The pricing may be kept the same at $1499 US (MSRP) but overall, we are looking at a minor 5% improvement.
A previous rumor also stated that the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card will feature a TGP of over 400W. That's 50W more than the existing 3090 which means that we could be looking at faster clocks on GPU and VRAM.
There's also been a rumor of a brand new power connector that will come in the MicroFit form factor but it isn't going to look anything like the existing connector. The new 16-pin connector will be PCIe Gen 5.0 ready & will offer some current stability for the next-gen protocol which is expected to be introduced on the flagship card.
A major change for the NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti would be the addition of 2GB GDDR6X memory modules. Running at 21 Gbps will require more power and more power translates to higher temps. We have already seen how the VRAM temperatures on GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card gets and especially the modules featured on the back-side.
Having denser capacities modules will mean that NVIDIA could feature all the modules on the front side of the PCB (12 modules in total) which will yield slightly lower PCB and memory temperatures. The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti won't be the only card getting these higher density modules as the rumor also mentions the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti to get a similar 2GB module treatment. Having 21 Gbps memory chips would essentially give the card up to 1 TB/s of bandwidth. The graphics card has been rumored for a CES 2022 unveil and will launch on 27th January (if things go according to plan).
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Card Specifications
|Graphics Card Name||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 OEM|
|GPU Name||Ampere GA102-350?||Ampere GA102-300||Ampere GA102-225||Ampere GA102-220||Ampere GA102-200||Ampere GA104-400||Ampere GA104-300||Ampere GA104||Ampere GA104-200|
|Ampere GA106-300||Ampere GA106||Ampere GA106-150|
|Process Node||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Die Size||628.4mm2||628.4mm2||628.4mm2||628.4mm2||628.4mm2||395.2mm2||395.2mm2||395.2mm2||395.2mm2 (GA104)||276mm2||276mm2||276mm2 (GA106)||276mm2 (GA106)|
|Transistors||28 Billion||28 Billion||28 Billion||28 Billion||28 Billion||17.4 Billion||17.4 Billion||17.4 Billion||17.4 Billion (GA104)||13.2 Billion||13.2 Billion||13.2 Billion (GA106)||13.2 Billion (GA106)|
|TMUs / ROPs||336 / 112||328 / 112||320 / 112||280 / 104||272 / 96||184 / 96||184 / 96||152 / 80||152 / 80||112 / 64||112 / 64||80 / 32||TBD|
|Tensor / RT Cores||336 / 84||328 / 82||320 / 80||280 / 70||272 / 68||184 / 46||184 / 46||152 / 38||152 / 38||112 / 28||112 / 28||80 / 20||TBD|
|Base Clock||1560 MHz||1400 MHz||1365 MHz||TBA||1440 MHz||1575 MHz||1500 MHz||1410 MHz||1410 MHz||1320 MHz||1320 MHz||1552 MHz||1510 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1860 MHz||1700 MHz||1665 MHz||TBA||1710 MHz||1770 MHz||1730 MHz||1665 MHz||1665 MHz||1780 MHz||1780 MHz||1777 MHz||1760 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||40 TFLOPs||36 TFLOPs||34 TFLOPs||TBA||30 TFLOPs||22 TFLOPs||20 TFLOPs||16 TFLOPs||16 TFLOPs||13 TFLOPs||13 TFLOPs||9.1 TFLOPs||8.1 TFLOPs|
|RT TFLOPs||74 RFLOPs||69 TFLOPs||67 TFLOPs||TBA||58 TFLOPs||44 TFLOPs||40 TFLOPs||32 TFLOPs||32 TFLOPs||25 TFLOPs||25 TFLOPs||18.2 TFLOPs||16.2 TFLOPs|
|Tensor-TOPs||TBA||285 TOPs||273 TOPs||TBA||238 TOPs||183 TOPs||163 TOPs||192 TOPs||192 TOPs||101 TOPs||101 TOPs||72.8 TOPs||64.8 TOPs|
|Memory Capacity||24 GB GDDR6X||24 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||10 GB GDDR6X||8 GB GDDR6X||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6X||8 GB GDDR6||12 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6||8 GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||21 Gbps||19.5 Gbps||19 Gbps||19 Gbps||19 Gbps||19 Gbps||14 Gbps||19 Gbps||14 Gbps||16 Gbps||15 Gbps||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||936 GB/s||912 Gbps||912 Gbps||760 GB/s||608 GB/s||448 GB/s||608 GB/s||448 GB/s||384 GB/s||240 GB/s||224 GB/s||224 GB/s|
|Price (MSRP / FE)||TBD||$1499 US||$1199||$999 US?||$699 US||$599 US||$499 US||$399 US||$399 US||$329 US||TBD||$249 US||TBD|
|Launch (Availability)||29th March 2022?||24th September 2020||3rd June 2021||11th January 2022||17th September 2020||10th June, 2021||29th October 2020||October 2022||2nd December 2020||25th February 2021||October 2022||27th January 2022||2022|
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