Team green is expected to launch the 3070 Ti 16GB on December 17 and have it on the shelves on January 11, 2022. The 3090 Ti has yet to be shown, but the site believes it will be available for purchase on January 27, 2022.
Despite rumours that Nvidia is going to introduce RTX 4000 graphics cards in 2022, the firm is also expected to unveil three new GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs in January. This trio of cards is believed to include an all-new entry-level RTX 3050, a high-end 3090 Ti, and an updated 3070 Ti with 16GB of VRAM.
It’s likely the two aforementioned GPUs will rank among the best graphics cards you can buy, provided their launch doesn’t mirror the recent release of the RTX 2060 12GB. However, Videocardz has also received confirmation that Nvidia will reveal the presumably much cheaper RTX 3050 on January 4, 2022, possibly during the company’s CES press conference, and release on the same day as the 3090 Ti.
Perhaps it’s best to employ a degree of patience, and put off your gaming PC upgrade until RDNA 3 or RTX 4000 rolls around. If you can’t wait that long, however, you might want to look out for some of the best gaming laptops that could use AMD’s upcoming RX6000S line of mobile GPUs.
The release of more powerful variants of existing cards is nothing new and is, in fact, a long established part of a microarchitecture’s life cycle, but it seems somewhat futile to further dilute the pool of available Ampere cards when the ongoing shortages already impact availability, and suppliers are struggling to contend with purchases made via bots.
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