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The wraps are finally off Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti GPUs


We’ve known for several months that Nvidia has been working on a new pair of high-end GPUs to add to its GeForce RTX product line-up, and the new RTX 3080 and 3070 Ti have now been officially released.

Launched during its keynote session at the recent virtual Computex event, both graphics cards are now available for purchase and add to an extensive product family that includes the flagship RTX 3090, as well as the original RTX 3080 and 3070.

Ahead of the launch, there was plenty of speculation around what these new GPUs would offer, so now that the wraps are off what can we expect?

The RTX 3080 Ti

Billed as Nvidia’s new flagship gaming GPU, the RTX 3080 Ti is very similar in design to its sibling, the original RTX 3080. It’s built on Nvidia’s 2nd gen RTX Ampere architecture and comes with the same innovative dual axial flow through design that helps to deliver better thermal performance with a reduced noise output.

Despite the similarities, the 3080 Ti does offer some new features that deliver better performance. This includes 12GB of fast GDDR6X memory, 2GB more than the 3080. There’s also 10,240 CUDA cores for improved graphic performance, and more tensor and RT cores for DLSS and ray tracing capabilities.

Here’s the full specs:

• 10,240 CUDA Cores
• 1.67Ghz boost clock speed
• 1.37 GHz base clock speed
• 12GB GDDR6X fast memory
• HDMI 3x DisplayPort

The RTX 3070 Ti

As with the 3080 Ti, the 3070 Ti shares a host of features with its immediate sibling the RTX 3070.

The 3070 Ti is also based on 2nd gen Ampere RTX architecture and includes RT and tensor cores to deliver ray tracing and DLSS.

Once again, however, there are some important differences that offer performance improvements. The 3070 Ti comes with 6,144 CUDA cores, and features 8GB of faster GDDR6X memory.

Here’s the full specs:

• 6,144 CUDA Cores
• 1.77GHx boost clock speed
• 1.57GHz base clock speed
• 8GB GDDR6X fast memory
• HDMI 3x DisplayPort

No luck for crypto miners

With a number of its existing high-end cards being favoured by those mining cryptocurrencies, Nvidia has included a new lite hash rate (LHR) GPU within its latest cards.

This senses when the graphics card is being used for crypto mining, and lowers the speed, or hash rate, by up to 50% to artificially limit performance.

We’re looking forward to seeing what both of these new RTX graphics cards can offer as part of our product range. To learn more about the capabilities of both the 3080 and 3070 Ti, and how they integrate with our family of Mini and Rack PCs, speak with a member of the team.