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NVIDIA Prepping RTX 3070 Ti w/ 7,424 Cores and 320-bit to Tackle AMD’s RX 6800XT

As the first benchmarks of AMD’s Radeon 6000 GPU lineup surface, the alarm bells over at Jensen’s house have started ringing. In an attempt to tackle the RX 6800XT which seems to feature a killer price/performance ratio, NVIDIA has reportedly started working on another GPU based on the GA102 core with 7,424 cores and a 320-bit bus.

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 TiNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
GPU NameAmpere GA104-200Ampere GA104-300Ampere GA102-150Ampere GA102-200
CUDA Cores4864588874248704
TMUs / ROPsTBA184 / 96232 / 80272 / 96
Tensor / RT Cores152 / 38184 / 46232 / 58272 / 68
Base ClockTBA1500 MHzTBA1440 MHz
Boost ClockTBA1730 MHzTBA1710 MHz
Memory8GB GDDR68GB GDDR610GB GDDR6X?10GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus256-bit256-bit320-bit320-bit
Memory Speed14Gbps14Gbps<19Gbps?19Gbps
Bandwidth448Gbps448Gbps<760Gbps?760 Gbps
TDP180W?220W300W?320W
Price$399 US?$499 US$599 US?$699 US

Although the source (kimi) hasn’t said anything about the memory of this card, we expect 8 or 10GB of GDDR6X memory across a 320-bit bus, resulting in a bandwidth very similar to the RTX 3080. Looking at the configuration, it doesn’t take long to figure out that this part with either be called the RTX 3070 Super or 3070 Ti.

The leaked 3DMark benchmarks show the RTX 3080 going neck to neck against a Navi 21 part which is either the 6800XT or the 6900XT. If AMD manages to sell the former at $499 with performance on the same level as the RTX 3080, ray-tracing or not, it’s going to be a killer product, something I’d definitely consider buying. As for the top-end part, an AMD exclusive GPU that’s faster than the RTX 3080 and priced the same should mark RTG’s glorious return to the high-end GPU space.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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