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Nvidia announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti

Today at Computex 2021, Nvidia officially announced the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, Nvidia's new gaming flagship. Up against the last generation RTX 2080 Ti, the 3080 Ti is said to be 1.5 times faster in games. 

The jump to the Ampere architecture brought about 2nd Gen RT Cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores, enabling higher performance more efficiently. The RTX 3080 Ti utilises a GA102 GPU, capable of 2x FP32 performance compared to the RTX 2080 Ti. The new 2nd Gen RT Cores delivers 67 RT-TFLOPs compared to 43 RT-TFLOPs on the 2080 Ti, which will translate to higher frame rates while playing games with ray-tracing switched on.

In the table below, you can see the RTX 3080 Ti specifications compared with the RTX 2080 Ti:

GPU GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
(Founders Edition)
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
(Founders Edition)
SMs 68 80
CUDA Cores 4352 10240
Tensor Cores 544 (2nd Gen) 320 (3rd Gen)
RT Cores 68 (1st Gen) 80 (2nd Gen)
Texture Units 272 320
ROPs 88 112
GPU Boost Clock 1635 MHz 1665 MHz
Total Video Memory 11 GB GDDR6 352-bit 12 GB GDDR6X 384-bit
TGP 260 Watts 350 Watts

Aside from the RTX 3080 Ti, Nvidia also announced the RTX 3070 Ti today, featuring 6144 CUDA Cores, 48 RT Cores, 192 Tensor Cores, a 1770MHz Boost Clock and 8GB of GDDR6X memory.

The RTX 3080 Ti is launching on the 3rd of June, priced at $1,199 and the RTX 3070 Ti is coming on the 10th of June, priced at $599.

KitGuru Says: The RTX 3080 Ti is now official, but this is just the beginning, in the coming days we'll start to see third-party performance benchmarks. Are any of you hoping to upgrade your graphics card this month? Will you be trying to pick up an RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3070 Ti? 

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