At COMPUTEX 2021 yesterday, Nvidia unveiled two hotly anticipated Ti graphics cards: A new flagship gaming GPU (GeForce RTX 3080 Ti) and an upper-class model (GeForce RTX 3070 Ti). The so-called Ti models usually follow late after the introduction of a new GPU structure and usually offer a significantly more interesting price-performance ratio than the non-Ti models of the current GPU generation.
The RTX 3080 Ti is technically only slightly below the current RTX 3090 model (RRP 1549 euros) and, in direct comparison, offers above all significantly less memory (12 instead of 24 GB GDDR6X). The price for the RTX 3080 Ti is a little higher than many expected (RRP 1,199 euros).
The RTX 3070 Ti, on the other hand, "only" carries a recommended retail price of 619 euros and comes with 8GB GDDR6X. Nvidia promises a 1.5x performance increase for the new RTX 3070 Ti compared to the previous generation GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and a 2x increase compared to the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
If we interpret it correctly, the two new Ti cards are supposed to be equipped with a mining brake, which is supposed to keep potential miners away as buyers. The RTX 3090, on the other hand, can continue to mine cryptocurrencies unhindered.
Which brings us to the exciting point of availability. Personally, we&d almost blindly prefer 24GB of memory for a €350 premium in this GPU class, but the RTX 3090 won&t be available for its MSRP until further notice. On the other hand, as long as the crypto-brake of the new cards isn&t leveraged, their availability might be better off.
The RTX 3080 Ti should already be available in this country from the day after tomorrow (3 June), the RTX 3070 Ti will follow from 10 June. But even if the miners don&t strike here, there is likely to be a lot of pent-up demand by gamers who have been waiting so far. And how retailers will deal with the recommended retail prices on the launch days is also still completely open.
Experience shows that the best chances are in the minutes after the market launch in Nvidia&s own store, but even here the stocks are often emptied within seconds.