NVIDIA Releases It's Most Powerful Consumer GPU
The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is ready for launch, but at a premium price over its predecessor, the RTX 3090. This new GPU addition wasn't designed just for gaming, since it can also be used for content creators and data scientists, with plenty of power for audio and video editing, rendering, visualization, creating production-quality video, or editing in multiple apps at the same time.
Most of the improvements involve a slight bump in CUDA Cores and memory speeds. The RTX 3090 Ti boasts a modest increase in CUDA Cores: 10,752 vs 10,496 in the RTX 3090. As for memory, the RTX 3090 Ti still features 24GB of GDDR6X video memory, but it's now clocking in at a speedy 21Gbps which is an increase from the RTX 3090's 19.5Gbps. The extra memory boost means the product can deliver 1TB/s in memory bandwidth, which NVIDIA says makes the RTX 3090 Ti ideal for processing massive 3D simulations and datasets. To put it into perspective, the RTX 3090 Ti can handle datasets that are twice as large as those that fit into the memory footprint of the RTX 3080 Ti.
As far as the gaming performance is concerned, the new RTX 3090 Ti is about 9% faster than the RTX 3090, and on average up to 64% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti. It can also be used to play, capture, and watch games in 8K HDR with DLSS.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Specs
Now let's see the breakdown in differences between the RTX 3090 Ti and the RTX 3090.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Family
|GEFORCE RTX 3090 Ti||GEFORCE RTX 3090|
|GPU Engine Specs:||NVIDIA CUDA® Cores||10752||10496|
|Boost Clock (GHz)||1.86||1.70|
|Base Clock (GHz)||1.67||1.40|
|Memory Specs:||Standard Memory Config||24 GB GDDR6X||24 GB GDDR6X|
|Memory Interface Width||384-bit||384-bit|
|Technology Support:||Ray Tracing Cores||2nd Generation||2nd Generation|
|Tensor Cores||3rd Generation||3rd Generation|
|Microsoft DirectX® 12 Ultimate||Yes||Yes|
|PCI Express Gen 4||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA® GeForce Experience™||Yes||Yes|
|Game Ready Drivers||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA Studio Drivers||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA GPU Boost™||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA NVLink™ (SLI-Ready)||Yes||Yes|
|Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6||Yes||Yes|
|NVIDIA Encoder||7th Generation||7th Generation|
|NVIDIA Decoder||5th Generation||5th Generation|
|Display Support:||Maximum Digital Resolution (1)||7680x4320||7680x4320|
|Standard Display Connectors||HDMI(2), 3x DisplayPort(3)||HDMI(2), 3x DisplayPort(3)|
|Founders Edition Card Dimensions:||Length||12.3" (313 mm)||12.3" (313 mm)|
|Width||5.4" (138 mm)||5.4" (138 mm)|
|Founders Edition Thermal Power Specs:||Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)||92||93|
|Graphics Card Power (W)||450||350|
|Required System Power (W) (4)||850||750|
|Supplementary Power Connectors||3x PCIe 8-pin cables (adapter in box) OR|
450W or greater PCIe Gen 5 cable
|2x PCIe 8-pin|
(adapter to 1x 12-pin included)
1 - Up to 4k 12-bit HDR at 240Hz with DP1.4a+DSC. Up to 8k 12-bit HDR at 60Hz with DP 1.4a+DSC or HDMI2.1+DSC. With dual DP1.4a+DSC, up to 8K HDR at 120Hz
2 - Supports 4K 120Hz HDR, 8K 60Hz HDR and Variable Refresh Rate as specified in HDMI 2.1
3 - DisplayPort 1.4a
4 - Requirement is made based on PC configured with an Intel Core i9-10900K processor. A lower power rating may work depending on system configuration.
Note: The above specifications represent this GPU as incorporated into NVIDIA's Founders Edition or reference graphics card design. Clock specifications apply while gaming with medium to full GPU utilization. Graphics card specifications may vary by add-in-card manufacturer. Please refer to the add-in-card manufacturers' website for actual shipping specifications.
Who It's For
NVIDIA says the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is for their most ambitious users: those building research systems for data science and AI, or processing large datasets, and those making massive projects in creative applications. It also targets any developer or CG animator working with detailed models, super high resolution textures and massive sets.
If you simply want to game, extreme enthusiasts can enjoy max setting 4K, ray-traced gameplay at the fastest speeds possible, and even 8K NVIDIA DLSS-accelerated gaming on displays that support 8K 60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.
If you are looking for NVIDIA GPUs, you can view our latest selection of the RTX 3090 family series here.
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