Obviously, the RTX 3070 Ti should be placed in the market segment between the current RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, and its MRSP is expected to be around $ 599. For its part, the RTX 3080 Ti should be placed between the current RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, and it is speculated that its sale price would be around $ 999 in all probability.
The selling price of the RTX 3080 Ti from MSI and Gigabyte is insane
Both the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X and the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC are models that have been leaked before; The Gigabyte variant was listed a few days ago by online retailers at a price of 3,152 NZD, equivalent to $ 2,250 or about 2,000 euros more or less, while the MSI variant has now been spotted in a distribution center.
Both graphics customized by NVIDIA assemblers have now been photographed once again, showing that both are already for sale in physical stores. Gigabyte’s model will feature a triple-slot, triple-fan WindForce 3X cooler, while MSI’s variant will feature the massive Tri Frozr 2S cooling system. Both graphics will feature custom PCB designs that are not referenced and “Premium” cooling from each of the manufacturers, but will also have a considerable price premium, especially MSI’s as it is the manufacturer’s top-of-the-line model.
Gigabyte has already listed several custom RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards in an ECC registry including Turbo, Eagloe, Vision, Gaming, AORUS Master and AORUS Extreme models, and in this case this is the first news we have of one of them, the model Gaming that will be one of the most basic in terms of clock speeds and, in theory, price.
Redditor FaisalKhatib has now spotted MSI’s RTX 3080 Ti at a local UAE store. It is said that this graphic will be available for purchase a month before its official launch for a price of 3,500 dollars (about 2,920 euros), which is a real madness because it triples the theoretical MRSP of NVIDIA.
The Redditor states that it is common for retailers in the UAE to virtually inflate the prices of products that have not yet been officially launched and sell them even months before their launch. This is a fairly common practice in Middle Eastern and South Asian countries, where breaking an NDA has no repercussions and therefore these retailers are looking to get away with it and make the maximum possible profit.
Theoretical specifications of the RTX 3080 Ti
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12 GB FE (Founders Edition) is expected to feature the PG132-SKU18 PCB layout and GA102-225-KD-1 graphics core. The GA102-225 GPU has also changed since we last saw it and will now feature 10,240 CUDA cores within a total of 80 SM drives. The GPU features a base clock speed of 1,365 MHz and up to 1,665 MHz in Turbo mode, both of which are slower than existing GA102 GPUs.
In terms of memory, this graphic will have 12 GB GDDR6X. Unlike the 19.5 Gbps speeds of the RTX 3090, the RTX 3080 Ti is said to retain the same speeds as the RTX 3080 at 19 Gbps; Since we have 12 GB of memory, this graph will use a 384-bit interface which equates to a total bandwidth of 912 GB / s. This is an 8GB reduction in VRAM from the previous specification, but the bus is much larger and with better bandwidth.
The TGB of this GPU would be configured to be the same as that of the RTX 3080, 320 watts. That will definitely be necessary to service the extra cores, so NVIDIA might have to tune the clocks a bit to improve performance.
In principle we will get rid of all doubts on May 31, which is when NVIDIA will officially present this GPU together with the RTX 3070 Ti. Its launch would be established on June 2 (June 9 for the RTX 3070 Ti), although it remains to be seen if we can see real stock in stores or if we will again be facing a launch only on paper, something that seeing speculative prices to which the graphs are already listed may be precisely what happens.