RTX 3090 Ti: Nvidia’s new flagship focuses on pure power
Nvidia's new flagship RTX 3090 Ti can consume much more power than its predecessor. But that doesn't mean much more performance.
Nvidia’s new flagship, the Geforce RTX 3090 Ti, will finally launch on March 29, 2022 if you believe the rumors from Videocardz. The launch of the 3090 Ti was originally scheduled for January 27, 2022, but ultimately did not come to that.
It looks like providers like MSI, EVGA, and Colorful already have their own custom RTX 3090 Ti models in their starting blocks because this time around, the rumors are intensifying. At least that’s what Wccftech reports.
We can also read the first data such as performance and power consumption from these models. Consumption of the new top model reaches new heights. However, in detail, it differs between manufacturers’ models.
The RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X from MSI should need TDP of up to 480 watts. Other models, on the other hand, manage with a TDP of just 450 watts, which is still 100 watts more than the regular RTX 3090.
The high consumption of the 3090 Ti requires significantly larger cooling solutions, possibly also applicable to the RTX 4000 generation. Early versions of the RTX 3090 Ti will likely use 3.5 to 4 slots, although models with a 3-slot design are usually the upper limit so far.
High power consumption does not bring much more performance
At the same time, the increased power consumption and faster memory of the Ti version doesn’t seem to improve the card’s performance that much. According to initial reports, the new flagship delivers between five and ten percent more power than the version without the Ti added.
It seems that the employees of the CapFrameX capture software have already been able to test the new card. According to a tweet from the official account, the RTX 3090 Ti is about ten percent faster at 4K resolution:
Some performance numbers RTX 3090 vs RTX 3090 Ti, first impression!
— CapFrameX (@CapFrameX) March 25, 2022
How much does the RTX 3090 Ti cost?
In another tweet, the MEGAsizeGPU also mentions the official price of the RTX 3090 Ti. So, like the RTX 3090, the RTX 3090 Ti costs $1,499 (in which case its MSRP should drop accordingly). At the same time, initial listings in a Canadian store are going in a different direction, as colleagues from ComputerBase, among others, report.
Accordingly, special models of the RTX 3090 Ti were listed at a Canadian dealer for around $3,600 (about $3,300) to $4,150 (about $3,750). RTX 3090 models are in the $2,400 range. However, information about the RTX 3090 Ti surfaced on the internet a few days ago and the information may not be completely accurate.
In Europe, the RTX 3090 currently retails for around 1,900 euros with the price trend falling. It can be assumed that the first models of the RTX 3090 Ti will be well above the 2,000 euro mark. It will clarify the price for the RTX 3090 Ti when it is released. The RTX 3090 Ti will not offer a good price/performance ratio in either case.