The debate over the GeForce RTX 30 series is one for the ages. Despite the enthusiasm, NVIDIA encountered a slew of issues. Because of the persistent chip shortage, fewer GPUs are flying off the shelves. In addition, scalpers snatched up the limited supply. As a follow-up to the crazy series, NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
The new model, as expected, outperforms the previous leader, the RTX 3090. The RTX 3090 Ti includes 84 streaming multiprocessors instead of the original’s 82 through an Ampere architecture. It also features greater clock rates, with a base clock speed of 1.56GHz and a boosted speed of 1.86GHz.
Furthermore, the GPU has 24GB of GDDR6X memory with a memory speed of 21Gbps. Of course, more power necessitates increased energy consumption. It consumes 450W of thermal design power, as opposed to the original’s 350W.
The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does come at a high price. Customers will have to pay a whopping US$ 1,999 for the GPU, which is almost $500 more than the original RTX 3090.
Aside from the expense, obtaining the GPU may present an additional level of difficulties. As previously said, the continuous chip shortage and scalper problem are removing the GPU from the hands of consumers.
Furthermore, NVIDIA is expected to release a new generation — possibly the RTX 40 series — later this year.