NVIDIA revealed the RTX 3090 Ti at CES 2022 where they gave the world a tease of the company’s next flagship card that would trump everything else on the market. At the time, the company said they’d share more information in the coming weeks with an initial release date set for January 27th. Of course, January came and went and NVIDIA didn’t say a thing. In fact, The Verge even asked them about it and the company’s spokesperson carefully diverted the question saying they don’t have anything to share on the matter.
Last week, however, over on the Chiphell forums, a rumor started circulating that hinted at a new release date for the RTX 3090 Ti and today, that rumor is all but confirmed officially. Videocardz got their hands on new embargo information from NVIDIA about the RTX 3090 Ti. This document was sent to board partners but contains revealing info about when the GPU will finally see the light of the day.
RTX 3090 Ti to launch this month
According to the info, NVIDIA will announce and release the RTX 3090 Ti on March 29th with the reviews going live simultaneously, for both Founder’s Edition and custom AIB-partner cards. NVIDIA also informed the board partners that the final submission date for reviews for NVIDIA’s pre-approval and review seeding list is also set between the 3rd and 4th weeks of March.
NVIDIA gave no reasoning for why the card was prematurely delayed to the point where nothing was even communicated across. Rumors suggest that it was the use of 2GB GDDR6X memory modules on the card that were running into some issues. NVIDIA found about this right before the units were about to be sent to the press for reviews, hence the launch was delayed indefinitely seemingly out of nowhere.
This time, it looks like the company has finally figured it out and are ready to unleash the BFGPU. The RTX 3090 Ti is built on the GA102-350 GPU and features 10,752 CUDA Cores thanks to full utilization of the die. The card will come with 21Gbps GDDR6X memory from Micron that will officially break the 1TB/s memory bandwidth barrier, becoming the first (and only) card in history to do so.
And if that wasn’t enough, the monstrous GPU is also tipped off to be the first card on the market to feature a proper 16-pin PCIe Gen5 power connector that can carry up to 600W of power on its own. Just for context, a standard 8-pin power connector can only do about 150W of power. This new connector is certainly warranted, too, considering the reported the 450W TGP of the RTX 3090 Ti.
There is no word on pricing yet but one can easily expect this card to be worth a fortune, even at MSRP with skyrocketing memory prices. Videocardz also mentions that board partners are yet to receive confirmation about pricing and in the meantime, they’re preparing to ship review samples in the next two weeks. After weeks of waiting, it looks like the RTX 3090 Ti is finally launching this month; here’s hoping it’s not impossible to get your hands on one.