The recent announcement of the RTX 3090 Ti by Nvidia at CES has certainly generated a lot of interest. After all, it promises to build on the already impressive performance of the current RTX 3090 GPU. But the all-important question is this: just how impressive are the RTX 3090 Ti Power specifications? We'll break down what we know about the new GPU, allowing you to gauge for yourself just what the 3090 Ti has to offer when it is finally released. Let's get into it.
How Many Teraflops is the RTX 3090 Ti?
It's very easy to get bogged down in compicated explanations. So we'll try to avoid that. But for anyone that's interested, a teraflop is the ability to process one billion floating point operation (flops) every second. In very simple terms, the more teraflops, the more calculations can be performed at once. And therefore, the faster the GPU can perform.
That's the principle at least. As a point of reference, the RTX 3090 has 36 teraflops of GPU performance, 35.6 shader teraflops, 69.5 RT teraflops, and 285 Tensor teraflops. The RTX 3090 Ti meanwhile, will come with 40 teraflops. Additionally, there are 40 shader teraflops, 78 RT teraflops, and 320 Tensor teraflops. We won't make everyone go cross-eyed by trying to explain what each and every one of these actually means. The key point is that the RTX 3090 Ti is expected to be around 11% faster than the original RTX 3090.
How Many Gigabytes is the RTX 3090 Ti?
When it comes to discussing RTX 3090 Ti power, it's important to also consider the memory in the GPU. Again, in simple terms, the more memory, the more data the GPU can hold. In essence, more memory equates to higher resolutions, higher texture quality, and superior anti-aliasing settings.
So what does the RTX 3090 Ti offer in this respect? Well, the basic numbers are 24GB of GDDR6X memory, running at 21.5gbps. The RTX 3090 also has 24GB of memory, but runs at a slightly slower 19.5gbps. It's worth pointing out that both of these GPU are at the very top end of the current market. So compared to most, they are both very powerful indeed. But the 3090 Ti does have a definite edge. There won't be much that it will struggle to deal with in the gaming world.
Nvidia have yet to publish full specs for the 3090 Ti. Those are expected later in January. But we do know that this is set to be their new flagship GPU, at least until the new range of RTX 4000 GPUs start entering the market. We still don't know when this will be, however.
We are also awaiting an official price. The RTX 3090 went on sale for around $1499 when it was launched. But depending on what you read, suggestions are that the 3090 Ti could cost in excess of $2500 when it comes out. We simply won't know for sure until Nvidia tell us.
And if you are hoping to get your hands on one of these, do bear in mind that we are still in the midst of a worldwide chip shortage, which will have an impact on availability. And that's before scalpers and cryptominers and others muscle in on the action.