Nvidia is teasing a big event for May 31st and everyone is gearing up to a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti announcement.
As is usual by now, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be accompanied by a cheaper GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card.
Right now, all the info set in stone is a 10 second teaser posted by Nvidia on Twitter, which announces a GeForce Event sent on May 31st at 10PM P1 or June 1st at 1AM ET.
If you go by the rumor mill, the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti will have 12 GB of GDDR6X memory, 2 GB more than what the RTX 3080 offers.
It’s also rumored it will have a wider 384-bit bus, just like the RTX 3090.
It’s safe to expect that both the RTX 3080 Ti and the RTX 3070 Ti will include hash mining limits to make them less attractive for Ethereum cryptocurrency mining. It’s the same limit imposed on the existing RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, which have “LHR” or “Lite Hash Rate” identifiers.
Will that be enough to keep the RTX 3080 Ti from the hands of miners and scalpers?
If you go by recent history, not really, so prepare to pay a hefty sum over MSRP if you want one.
The official RTX 3090 MSR is $1,499 and the 3080 Ti would be one step below it and one step above the RTX 3080, so the price could be around $1,000 officially – and sky high because of scalpers and the global chipset shortage.
Nvidia has already warned that the shortage will affect their output through 2021 and other companies are even more pessimistic.
TSMC, the chipset giant, said it anticipated the shortage to last all through 2022, so supply chains are disrupted everywhere and prices are only going up.