A leaked image has allowed us to see what the ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ROG STRIX, a top-of-the-range graphics card that aspires to become one of the most interesting models within personalized versions with “premium” designs.
As we can see the ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ROG STRIX has a three fan cooling system that follow the classic pattern from the ASUS ROG STRIX series. Under these fans should be a large radiator, which will make contact with all the key areas of the graphics card (GPU, VRAM and VRM) to achieve optimal heat transfer and keep temperatures under control, even at high workloads .
At the design level we do see some important changes, such as the use of a pattern in silver color running through the fan area, the ‘RTX 3080 Ti’ badge in the lower left corner and the RGB LED lighting in the upper section.
It is important to note that this image does not have official confirmation, so we must take it with caution. On the other hand, the source of the news indicates that this design could be “provisional”That is, it could correspond to a prototype made by ASUS, and it would not have been approved yet.
What can we expect from the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti?
This graphics card has not yet been introduced by NVIDIA, so we do not know its final specifications. Despite this, thanks to the multiple leaks that have been appearing we have been able to break down a set of possible specifications that have enough credibility, and that allow us to get an idea of what this graphics card could offer.
- GA102 graphic core (Ampere at 7 nm).
- 5,376 shaders.
- GPU at 1,770 MHz-1,925 MHz, normal and turbo mode.
- 336 texturing units.
- 96 raster units.
- 168 RT cores.
- 672 tensor nuclei.
- 384-bit bus.
- 12 GB of GDDR6 at 16 GHz.
- 320 watt TDP.
If these specifications are confirmed we will see a huge difference in RT core count vs. RTX 2080 Ti, since the latter only mounts 68 RT cores. That difference of 100 RT cores in favor of the RTX 3080 Ti helps us understand why some media say it will improve ray tracing performance two to four times.
In terms of gross performance, regardless of ray tracing, the performance difference between the two graphics cards should be considerably less. Some sources speak of an improvement of 40%, an average value which, in some specific cases, could theoretically be as high as 70%.
We do not have details on the sale price that the RTX 3080 Ti will have, but we can assume that it will cost, at least, a little more than the RTX 2080 Ti, which would take us to the range of 1,359 euros. Its launch will take place between September and October of this year.