• Release date: June 3, 2021 (rumoured)
  • GPU: Nvidia GA102-225
  • Core configuration: 10,240 CUDA cores (80 SMs)
  • Memory: 12GB GDDR6 384-bit
  • Performance: Faster than an RTX 3080, particularly at 4K, but only just
  • Price: $999 most probably, although yet to be announced

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is definitely coming, that’s one thing we’re sure of. When it comes to the rumoured RTX 3080 Ti release date of June 3, 2021, however, we can’t be quite so definite. That’s the latest rumour, with a potential announcement happening (presumably from Jen-Hsun’s kitchen) one week ahead of launch.

There’s still no official word about the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti release date from Nvidia though. The rumoured May launch was been pushed back, but the first as-yet-unreleased MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC models have begun hitting warehouses, so they do exist and that means it won’t be long now. Performance leaks and specs sheets will probably start popping up soon, with more juicy details as we head further into May.

The RTX 3080 Ti has been expected for a while now, if only because there’s a Ti-shaped hole in the market, and a $999 rival from AMD in the Radeon RX 6900 XT to contend with. There are those who want more raw grunt than the standard GeForce RTX 3080, but don’t want to stretch all the way up to the GeForce RTX 3090; a card which doesn’t make too much sense for gamers at it’s breathtaking $1,499 price tag. A faster RTX 3080, offering more raw grunt, particularly at 4K, makes a lot more sense.

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