As you may recall, all of this has been speculated before, but the new leak comes courtesy of a claimed NDA letter from MSI, which VideoCardz obtained, with the tech site claiming that it has contacted additional industry sources who have confirmed that the document is legitimate. But, obviously, we must proceed with extreme caution.
Nvidia’s RTX 3090 Ti graphics card might arrive on January 27th, with the top-end Ampere graphics card sporting 24GB of RAM.
If true, the information pertains to MSI’s GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Suprim X 24GB graphics card, with the complete name and VRAM loadout confirmed. the video memory is 21Gbps GDDR6X RAM, and the 3090 Ti is said to have 10,752 CUDA cores.
Another interesting point with that Asus leak is that it showed a beefier cooler, which again reinforces rumors that the power usage of the RTX 3090 Ti will be (predictably) higher than the vanilla 3090 – theoretically a lot higher.
As we said at the outset, this backs up a number of previous rumors about the apparently incoming RTX 3090 Ti, including most recently leaked pics of the packaging of an Asus TUF Gaming 3090 Ti. This showed what looked like the second figure of the VRAM amount on the box, a cut-off ‘4’ – which lines up with the RAM being 24GB, of course, so that all fits.
Previous gossip points to a 450W TDP rather than 350W with the base 3090, so that’s a big step up, and the worry is that possible performance gains – which could be fairly thin based on the rumored specs – aren’t going to nearly match up with that huge dollop of extra power which the card could chomp through, and that cooling may be something of a thorny issue as a result.
That said, those who want the absolute most powerful GPU for their rig probably won’t care much (and of course, for some folks, the bragging rights alone will be enough reason to get the 3090 Ti).
At any rate, hopefully we’ll see the RTX 3050 next month as well, as per speculation, because that’s the graphics card mainstream buyers really need – a relatively wallet-friendly GPU, and not another exorbitantly priced (and let’s face it, excessively powerful for the vast majority) top-end option.