NVIDIA had promised that it would be sharing more details regarding the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti before the end of the month, but it appears that the company’s plans have changed, as the date is now January 31 and the flagship graphics card remains as mysterious as ever.
The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti was initially confirmed by Jeff Fisher (senior vice president of the GeForce business) during NVIDIA’s CES 2022 Special Address in early January, in which he teased some of the “monster” GPU’s specifications and performance targets, such as 78 TFLOPS for ray tracing. Fisher had claimed that NVIDIA would be sharing more details “later this month,” but it seems that GeForce users may have wait a little longer for crucial details such as clock speeds, power requirements, and recommended pricing.
“RTX is the new standard, and the GeForce RTX 3050 makes it more accessible than ever,” Fisher said during the CES 2022 Special Address while holding one of the beefy graphics cards in his right hand.
“The RTX 3090 Ti will pack 24GB of GDDR6X running at 21 Gbit/s, the fastest memory ever. The GPU will crank out 40 teraflops for shaders, 78 teraflops for ray tracing and a whopping 320 teraflops of AI muscle. More details will be coming later this month.”
NVIDIA’s lack of communication regarding the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti suggests that those reports of manufacturers running into production issues with the graphics card might be more than just rumors. According to one story, NVIDIA had told AIB partners to halt production on the GPU for what is alleged to be BIOS and hardware issues, while another suggested that the holdup had something to do with the PCB design.
In any case, NVIDIA will presumably share something about the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti relatively soon, as there seems to be no going back at this point, even in light of potentially serious manufacturing setbacks. Overclocked versions of the graphics card will supposedly carry a recommendation for 1,000-watt PSUs.