Nvidia Announces Upgraded Ampere GPUs | RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti Reveal
Nvidia has announced the much-expected RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 upgrades! The top-of-the-line Ti lineup, as usual, brings forth improved performances over the standard iterations with more VRAM, CUDA cores, and superior memory bandwidth. These cards will offer impeccable performance and will go on sale in the next couple of days.
More precisely, RTX 3070 Ti will be available beginning June 10, while its big brother, RTX 3080 Ti, will have a release date of June 3. The retail price of the 3080 Ti is $1,199 – it’s priced in between the standard 3080 and 3090. 3070 Ti, on the other hand, is priced very competitively at $599, offering excellent value for gamers looking to give raytracing a try.
Additionally, Nvidia announced that RTX, DLSS, and Reflex tech are coming to several popular titles. Games such as Doom Eternal, Rainbow Six Siege, Red Dead Redemption, and more will get superior performance, input lag, and graphics thanks to the #RTXON upgrade!
Nvidia also stated that gamers would purchase limited quantities of Founders Edition cards and third-party products with custom clock boosts and better cooling solutions. But are these cards going to end up in gamers’ hands?
Are We Actually Going to Be Able to Buy These Cards?
Even though new GPU announcements are typically good for the gaming industry, the current situation left quite a few people outraged. Some say the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti release date announcements are a slap in the face to people who are still waiting for the standard versions of these cards. And, quite frankly, I can see where they’re coming from.
Despite Bitcoin’s value plummeting to slightly below $32,000 last week, cryptocurrency mining is far from over. Miners will want to get their hands on these new cards once they’re available, which means gamers will once again struggle to get their upgrades at or slightly above MSRP.
It sucks to be a gamer these days… thanks, Nvidia!