• Nvidia RTX 3070 vs 3070 Ti: how much faster is Nvidia's latest GPU?

    6 days ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    With the launch of Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti , we've now got a complete suite of high-end RTX 30 cards to choose from - or at least we would under ordinary circumstances, the current graphics card shortage notwithstanding. While we wouldn't advise trying to buy a new graphics card right this second due to the ongoing stock problems, you've probably had your eye on at least one of these cards for quite some time now, so we've put the RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti head to head to show you exactly what kind of performance you can expect to see from each card once they're more readily available...
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  • GDDR6, Other GPU VRAM Pricing Expected to Jump Next Quarter

    GDDR6, Other GPU VRAM Pricing Expected to Jump Next Quarter

    6 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    When Nvidia's RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti first appeared on radar, the persistent rumor was that these GPUs would feature much more memory than the base cards - 20GB and 16GB, respectively. Rumors of GPU memory shortages were reportedly behind Nvidia's decision to delay the cards. When they finally launched recently, the RTX 3080 Ti got a very modest bump to 12GB, while the RTX 3070 Ti keeps its 8GB buffer. A new report from TrendForce suggests an ongoing and severe DRAM shortage in the market. The company writes: Quotes for graphics DRAM products continue to rise in the contract market as...
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  • Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti: Mixed Reviews, Low VRAM a Long-Term Problem

    Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti: Mixed Reviews, Low VRAM a Long-Term Problem

    6 days ago - By ExtremeTech

    Nvidia's latest Ampere GPU is out today and we've rounded up reviews from multiple sources to cover opinions on the card. Up until today, Ampere has been hailed as one of Nvidia's strongest architectures to date, and the RTX 3070 has been the relative star of the show. The RTX 3070 Ti differs from the RTX 3080 Ti in multiple important respects. Despite the name, the RTX 3080 Ti is effectively a replacement for the RTX 3090, so long as you don't need the additional VRAM. The RTX 3070 Ti replaces 8GB of GDDR6 with 8GB of GDDR6X and boosts memory bandwidth by 1.36x. But this swap comes at the...
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