After months of build-up, we finally see a GPU-Z validation (courtesy of Matthew Smith) for Nvidia's looming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. Barring any last-second surprises, the information from the validation entry should be the final specifications of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
If you haven't been following the rumor mill, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti utilizes the GA102 silicon. The submission fails to specify the exact die revision, but we expect it to come with the new silicon with an improved Ethereum anti-mining limiter. With 80 enabled Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), the Ampere graphics card debuts with 10,240 CUDA cores, 320 Tensor cores, and 80 RT cores. The reference clock speeds appear to be a 1,365 MHz base and a 1,665 MHz boost. With these specifications, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti pushes out single-precision performance of up to 34.1 TFLOPs.
For comparison, the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 offer around 29.77 TFLOPs and 35.58 TFLOPs, respectively. If we look at single-precision performance figures alone, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is up to 14.5% faster than a GeForce RTX 3080. At the same time, the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 is only 4.3% faster than a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which explains the close proximity between the two graphics cards in Geekbench 5.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Specifications
|Header Cell - Column 0||GeForce RTX 3090||GeForce RTX 3080 Ti*||GeForce RTX 3080||GeForce RTX 3070|
|Architecture (GPU)||Ampere (GA102)||Ampere (GA102)||Ampere (GA102)||Ampere (GA104)|
|CUDA Cores / SP||10,496||10,240||8,704||5,888|
|Base Clock Rate||1,395 MHz||1,365 MHz||1,440 MHz||1,500 MHz|
|Boost Clock Rate||1,695 MHz||1,665 MHz||1,710 MHz||1,730 MHz|
|Memory Capacity||24GB GDDR6X||12GB GDDR6X||10GB GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||19.5 Gbps||19 Gbps||19 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||936 GBps||912.4 GBps||760 GBps||448 GBps|
|Transistor Count||28.3 billion||28.3 billion||28.3 billion||17.4 billion|
|Die Size||628 mm²||628 mm²||628 mm²||392 mm²|
|MSRP||$1,499||$999 - $1,099||$699||$499|
*Specifications are unconfirmed.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers up to 12GB of GDDR6X memory that adheres to a 19 Gbps memory clock. This memory operates across a 384-bit memory interface, meaning we get a maximum theoretical memory bandwidth of up to 912.4 GBps. That's 20% more bandwidth than a GeForce RTX 3080 and only 2.5% less than the GeForce RTX 3090.
The GPU-Z validation submission doesn't specify the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's TDP (thermal design power) rating. However, there is heavy speculation that the Ampere graphics card could max out at 350W, which is the same thermal limit for the GeForce RTX 3090.
Nvidia likely produced the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to cross swords with AMD's Radeon RX 6900 XT in the $999 price bracket. The GeForce RTX 3090 was already a formidable opponent for the Radeon RX 6900 XT. However, the flagship Ampere part's $1,499 price tag dissuaded consumers from taking the graphics card into consideration. At a rumored price range between $999 and $1,099, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti should be a very attractive option. The Ampere offering has yet to prove its worth beside the Radeon RX 6900 XT, though.
Hopefully, we won't have to wait long to find out if the rumored dates are accurate. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti may see an official announcement on May 31. Lastly, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti should be available on the streets on June 4, although the exact pricing remains a mystery.
The other question is what kind of real world gaming performance will this card have over the 3080?