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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti 'BFGPU' has rolled out

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Have a lot of spare cash? NVIDIA want you to part with it. Today they've released the ridiculous monster that is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. With a price starting at $1,999 it's not going to be a card for regular consumers at all, more for those who want power without compromises.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is for our most ambitious users - those building research systems for data science and AI, or processing large data sets, and those making massive projects in creative applications. Or maybe you’re a developer or CG animator working with detailed models, super high resolution textures and massive sets.

If you simply want to game, extreme enthusiasts can enjoy max setting 4K, ray-traced gameplay at the fastest speeds possible, and even 8K NVIDIA DLSS-accelerated gaming on displays that support 8K 60Hz as specified in HDMI 2.1.

Compared with previous cards, NVIDIA said it is "up to 60% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and 55% faster than the TITAN RTX". Here's a comparison for you based on a couple of previous models:

  GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 10752 10496 10240
Boost Clock (GHz) 1.86 1.70 1.67
Base Clock (GHz) 1.67 1.40 1.37
Standard Memory Config 24 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X 12 GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface Width 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Graphics Card Power (W) 450 350 350

You can see NVIDIA do their own build video using it below:

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NVIDIA say the likes of ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galax, Gigabyte, INNO3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac will have cards available starting today.

As for driver support, NVIDIA has updated the release notes for the 510.60.02 driver that went out on March 22 to note it supports this GPU.

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Eike Mar 29, 2022
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I wanted to make the joke that it'll cost 2000 bucks online nowadays - didn't expect this to be the actual regular price, though. :D
Mal Mar 29, 2022
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Do we have a benchmark? How faster does this one mine compared to the old model?
rcrit Mar 29, 2022
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450W GPU aka "watch your lights dim while processing large data sets"
Bogomips Mar 29, 2022
So expensive that it is available
Purple Library Guy Mar 29, 2022
Quoting: 1mHfoksd1ZNot only did it all become unaffordable, but also soulless and charmless.
PC hardware once had soul and charm? I'm kind of drawing a blank here.
Ehvis Mar 29, 2022
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Quoting: EikeI wanted to make the joke that it'll cost 2000 bucks online nowadays - didn't expect this to be the actual regular price, though. :D

That's a lot of extra GDDR6. Not exactly cheap, so I'm not really surprised about the $2000.
grace_art Mar 29, 2022
Quoting: MalDo we have a benchmark? How faster does this one mine compared to the old model?

According to LinusTechTips, around 5% with games. Only a second or two faster Blender renders. So basically, crumbs for +600 MSRP.


Last edited by grace_art on 30 March 2022 at 2:02 am UTC
mr-victory Mar 29, 2022
Quoting: rcrit450W GPU aka "watch your lights dim while processing large data sets"
Someone bring the marshmallows!
Mal Mar 29, 2022
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Quoting: rcrit450W GPU aka "watch your lights dim while processing large data sets"

But it's electric power, so it's green and human rights respectful. It would be a different story if this were a gas powered GPU.
Mountain Man Mar 29, 2022
QuoteHave a lot of spare cash?
No.
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