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NVIDIA’s CES 2022 event included announcements regarding the RTX 3090 Ti and the rest of the 30-series of cards.
NVIDIA’s conference showstopper has been leaked though, as is usually the case with any high-profile release from the green powerhouse. AMD has also seen its new announcements spread across the internet. With so much information out there, it’s time to get down and pick through the pieces of what’s been leaking out the pipes.
NVIDIA 3090 Ti Specs
The powerhouse card is seeing an upgrade, that we know for certain. NVIDIA’s 3090 is a beast, designed to be the nuke you drop on your workflow for creative content or to crush gaming performance with zero worries about overhead for the next few years. Other sources have beat NVIDIA to their own news, as the company said that the GPU would get more of an information dump later on in the month.
According to VideoCardz, The Ti variation will bring a bit more power, both in terms of performance and in the rumoured need for a grotesque 1275 watt minimum power supply for certain brands.
If you’ve upgraded to 3090 recently, I wouldn’t worry too much, as the 3090 Ti appears to be only 7.7% faster, so an increment, rather than a full overhaul. Blood from a stone and all that. However, this near 8% improvement is thanks to the apparent 24GB GDDR6X memory, clocked in at around 21Gbps. While it’s the same amount of memory in the original 3090, this is a faster variation.
Shown was the Founders Editon of the 3090 Ti, continuing NVIDIA’s trend of going to market first before everyone else. These cards are usually that bit more powerful than the base model, with an apparent max clock speed of 1860 MHz and a base clock speed of 1560. An image of this card leaked, from what looks like a prepackaged video for the CES presentation.
|Base Clock (MHz)||1560||1395|
|Boost Clock (MHz)||1860||1695|
|Memory||24GB G6X||24GB G6X|
|Bandwidth||1008 GB/s||936 GB/s|
GeForce Now coming to Samsung TVs, AT&T
GeForce Now is NVIDIA’s live streaming service that brings the power of their RTX cards to mobile devices, for a subscription fee. Launching the service on LG TVs last year, this year the focus is on Samsung and bringing it to mobiles through a reliable network. While 5G hasn’t yet smoothed all the ridges in its coverage, NVIDIA is partnering with AT&T to bring the game streaming service to anyone on 5G without any additional charge.
NVIDIA 1440p Esports displays announced
A little bit of a surprise is NVIDIA partnering up with different manufacturers to improve their G-Sync offering, with specific esports displays being available soon. These monitors have two resolutions, coming in at a native 1440p, but can flip to 1080p at 25″ of the overall 27″ screen for a boost in performance if they need it.
RTX 3050 brings budget gaming to a new level
The 1650 and 1050 still rule the roost when it comes to budget builds, but even NVIDIA wants you to upgrade at some point. The 3050 cards will bring you into the RTX ecosystem, allowing for more performance in favourite games without dropping the quality settings down.
NVIDIA have ramped up their support for content creators in recent years, making strides with the Studio drivers to improve performance in programs like DaVinci Resolve and the Adobe Suite. Now, they’re working to collate everything together, allowing you to design everything within their singular program after working in the individual program. Instead of having to swap between Blender and Unreal, you can just import everything into Omniverse and work on it there.
The toolkit from Omniverse has also been made open, no longer requiring beta access, and has new features or additions.
New portable version of the 3080Ti, 3070Ti
NVIDIA Studio Laptops get a boost too, with NVIDIA taking aim at the new M1 Max Laptops from Apple in regards to rendering times. New laptops will be available later down the line that features these cards.