At this year’s CES 2022, NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti with further news planned for “later this month (January)”. Today was the last day of Jan, and we’re none the wiser regarding the launch date, price, or the official performance figures of the next BFGPU from Team Green. This obviously means that the launch of the RTX 3090 Ti has been delayed, with no word from NVIDIA or its partners on the matter.
Earlier this month, TweakTown had reported that NVIDIA asked its board partners to halt the production of the GPU, supposedly due to some hardware or firmware issue. This might be due to the sheer size of the die. It’s worth recalling that the RTX 3090 Ti features the full-fledged GA102 die with 10,752 FP32 cores paired with 24GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X memory via a 384-bit bus.
The RTX 3090 Ti is the first graphics card to use a 16-pin power connector on account of its 450W TDP, 100W higher than the RTX 3090. If this indeed is the case, then the launch will likely be delayed by at least a month (depending on the severity of the problem). Considering that the RTX 4080 and 4090 are slated to launch in the third quarter, I wouldn’t be surprised if the 3090 Ti launches in very limited volume.