Nearly a month after NVIDIA missed the alleged launch date of 27 January for its GeForce RTX 3090 Ti due to some technical issues, it appears that the card will finally be getting its day on the stage this month. Specifically, it is now believed that the card will be making its debut on 29 March.
The supposed confirmation of the new and embargoed launch date for the RTX 3090 Ti was first posted on the Chiphell forums. In addition, the embargoed information also shows that this time around, all reviews of the card are also expected to go up at the same time, instead of the usual few days before launch.
Till today, NVIDIA has been silent as to why it missed its 27 January deadline, as well as refusing to provide any information about the delay. Having said that, online rumours and sources seemed to have narrowed down the issue to the 2GB GDDR6X memory chips NVIDIA was using during the card’s assembly, and that said issues were discovered just before they were due to be shipped out to reviewers.
To quickly recap, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is set to ship out with 24GB GDDR6X of graphics memory, the same as the RTX 3090, although they will be running at a higher frequency of 21Gbps. In addition, the card is also expected to have 10752 CUDA cores and it will also be running the same 384-bit memory bus as its predecessor. In terms of clockspeeds, it is expected to have a base and boost clock of 1560MHz and 1860MHz. That, and the card could ship out with a new 16-pin Microfit PCIe MOLEX connector.
The only other detail that is missing is the retail value of the card when it hits the market, though it goes without saying that it isn’t going to be going cheap. That said, images and renders of custom cooled cards for NVIDIA’s AiB partners like ASUS, EVGA and MSI have already been floating about on the internet, so it’s safe to say that we have an inkling of what to expect.