While we are waiting for Nvidia to replenish its existing GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3060, the company appears poised to bring newer, more powerful units to market.
XDA developers report that Nvidia will launch a new flagship GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti, which was originally supposed to be released as the RTX 3090 SUPER. The RTX 3090 Ti will be the new flagship GPU for enthusiasts and will bring much more than just more cores – a higher TDP number, a new power connector and more.
The RTX 3090 Ti is expected to have a TDP of up to 450W, which will help dissipate more heat generated by a computer chip with every workload. The RTX 3090 has a TDP of 350 W, which is 100 less than the RTX 3090 Ti. The higher TDP enables the new GPU to have higher clock rates for both GPU and VRAM.
Additionally, this upcoming GPU is also expected to feature a new power connector, which is said to be a new standard for PCIe Gen 5 compatible motherboards on the market.
The upcoming flagship GPU will also have 21 Gbit / s RAM with 2 GB modules instead of 1 GB modules in the current models. The rumored RTX 3070 Ti GPU with 16 GB VRAM will also have 2 GB modules, but unlike the RTX 3090 Ti it will not have a new PCB.
The RTX 3090 Ti is expected to appear in January 2022 alongside the new RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 2060 GPU with 12 GB of VRAM. Nvidia GPUs could soon hit the market with at least 8 GB of VRAM.