Listings from Dutch retailer Motus indicate that NVIDIA’s top-end Ampere SKU, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti will launch in the first week of March. Following the official announcement during the chipmaker’s CES 2022 keynote, the RTX 3090 Ti has been somewhat hanging in limbo. The possible reasons for the delay include high power draw (of up to 520W), difficulty to get fully functioning GA102 dies, and low stability of Micron’s GDDR6X memory chips at 21Gbps.
Two listings have been spotted on the Dutch retailer’s website. These are placeholders but do mention the exact SKU models, and the estimated time of launch. The variants include the ASUS TUF Gaming and ASUS ROG Strix LC Gaming. The former is a triple-fan variant while the latter features liquid cooling, allowing the RTX 3090 Ti to reach its full potential. It’s very possible that the Liquid Cooled variants will have a TDP of up to 550W, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the RTX 40 series heavyweights, the RTX 4080, and RTX 4090.
Considering that NVIDIA’s plans to announce the next-gen RTX 40 series graphics cards at Computex in June, there isn’t a whole lot of room left for the RTX 3090 Ti, and as such, a 2nd March launch seems highly unlikely.