So the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is real, it’s here, and also it’s in an unusual place. It’s been about nine months given that Nvidia introduced the RTX 3080 into the wild, and typically that would mean right now would certainly be the excellent time to release a mid-generation refresh like the RTX 3080 Ti. Yet absolutely nothing concerning this generation of graphics cards – either from Nvidia or AMD – has actually been usual.
Due to a worldwide silicon lack, any individual that’s been attempting to get their hands on one of the very best graphics cards has needed to fight with shop lotto games, scalpers, and also simply simple minimal supply. As well as, that’s type of the lens we need to check out this graphics card in, particularly since Nvidia’s high $1,199 starting cost for the RTX 3080 Ti is possibly going to be extremely uncommon for a long time.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti itself is making use of a trimmed-down variation of the very same GPU that powers the RTX 3090, and also is coupled with half the VRAM of that ultra-premium graphics card. That suggests despite the marketplace the RTX 3080 Ti is releasing in, it’s an incredibly effective graphics card, and also must have no worry powering any type of video game imaginable at 4K 60 fps. However, the closeness to the RTX 3080 in performance, and also the distance in price implies that this graphics card could be a hard sell once the marketplace goes back to regular.
Price as well as accessibility
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is available June 3, beginning at $1,199/ ₤ 1,049/ AU$ 1,949. Prices for the RTX 3080 Ti will most likely differ wildly from that minimal cost, and also third-party variations of the GPU will most likely cost much greater.
Considered that the RTX 3080 introduced in September 2020 for simply $699 (₤ 649, concerning AU$ 950), you’re paying a minimum of two times as much for the RTX 3080 Ti. Given that this GPU has simply 2GB much more VRAM and also 17% even more CUDA cores, that 100% rate mark-up may be hard to swallow today.
Although, this graphics card does deliver practically the same level of efficiency as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 at $300 less costly (at least going by MSRP), so it could be worth getting hold of if you had your eyes on Nvidia’s top-end graphics card.
Similar to the rest of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series, the RTX 3080 Ti is improved the Nvidia Ampere style, and also brings with it the very same enhancements as the rest of the lineup. There is something brand-new to the table, nevertheless.
As with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 that introduced in March 2021, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has a hardware-based hash price limiter that should limit the appeal to cryptocurrency miners. We do not evaluate mining efficiency at TechRadar, so we can not speak with just how efficient this restriction really is. Yet given that the hash rate limiter on the RTX 3060 was inadvertently bypassed by Nvidia’s own vehicle driver update, we’ll just need to wait and see just how well this in fact discourages miners from acquiring this graphics card wholesale.
Beyond that, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is actually a fair bit beefier than the initial RTX 3080, which greatly is up to core matter and memory bandwidth.
Due to the fact that, sure, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti does have more VRAM, with 12GB of GDDR6X compared to 10GB of right stuff on the initial card, yet it’s additionally on a quicker 384-bit memory bus. That means you obtain 912 GB/s of memory transmission capacity on the RTX 3080 Ti compared to the RTX 3080’s 760 GB/s. With faster VRAM, as well as just more memory, the RTX 3080 Ti should be a lot more skilled at 4K gaming in the future.
The RTX 3080 Ti is straight up extra powerful, as well. The GPU has 10,240 CUDA cores throughout 80 calculate systems, compared to the RTX 3080’s 8,704 CUDA cores. That’s a 17% boost in core matter, however don’t expect a strict 17% efficiency rise – extra on that later.
You’re also going to get accessibility to Nvidia’s entire collection of software functions, and also it’s not just limited to gaming.
The one we are still crazy with is Nvidia Broadcast, which is seemingly made for streamers and material creators, yet we discover that it is extremely useful in just daily life. We use it a lot when we’re taking conferences, and even simply hanging out with good friends in Discord, especially since it removes a lot of the New York City road noises outside our street-facing apartment or condo home window.
Certainly, you likewise obtain accessibility to Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS. This tech makes use of the Tensor cores– the RTX 3080 Ti has 320 of those– to upscale a reduced resolution to your indigenous resolution. The suggestion is that DLSS will certainly allow you switch on even more of the shiny graphics alternatives, so you do not have to give up image high quality simply to strike a decent framerate, especially at high resolutions like 4K.