After a delay in January, Nvidia is reportedly set to launch the RTX 3090 Ti next week. Unfortunately for anyone thinking about splurging on Nvidia's improved flagship, pricing is looking to be incredibly steep, with early retail listings pushing the price up to around $4000 USD – for reference, the RTX 3090's launch price was $1500.
Twitter account, momomo_us, has been keeping an eye on retailers across the world for new GPU listings. Recently, a Canadian retailer listed two RTX 3090 TIs, an ASUS GF TUF Strix model, and an ASUS ROG Strix LC model. The former was priced at $4,649.19 CAD, which works out to $3680 USD, while the latter was priced at $5,239.93 CAD, which works out to roughly $4,150 USD. Here in the UK, those prices would roughly work out to be £2800 and £3150.
At launch, the RTX 3090 had an MSRP of $1500 USD, although custom-cooled cards from board partners were significantly more expensive. Once the GPU shortage kicked into full swing, retail pricing rose to match the second-hand market. Nvidia has not yet revealed an MSRP for the RTX 3090 Ti and given the current market situation, it may opt not to announce one at all.
Current rumours claim the RTX 3090 Ti will launch next week, powered by a full GA102 GPU with 10,752 CUDA cores and 24GB of GDDR6 memory.
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KitGuru Says: Nothing has been officially announced yet, so things could change before launch. For now though, it is looking like the RTX 3090 Ti is going to carry a hefty price tag.