Nvidia’s RTX 40-series graphics cards are already in the works, but it looks like Nvidia has a few more cards to release before the next generation of GPUs arrive. According to a new rumor from video cardsOf course, Nvidia is working on an RTX 3090 Ti with PCIE 5.0 support, additional cores, and a PSU-shredding 450W rated power draw.
The RTX 3090 Super has been rumored for a while, but the most recent rumors suggest that Nvidia is sticking with the RTX 3090 Ti as the name. The card can have as high as 450W TDP, which is 100W more than the RTX 3090. Several leakers have pointed to higher power draw on the next-gen Nvidia cards, but it looks like the RTX 3090 refresh will have a higher power draw, too.
That’s a lot of power. The RTX 3090 already demands at least an 800W power supply — Nvidia recommends 750W, but it’s really cutting it close — and the card can jump up to 400W for brief moments. recent report New World Bricking RTX 3090 graphics cards also seem to be related to power. If you want an RTX 3090 Ti you will need one of the best power supplies.
To deliver this power, Nvidia is reportedly using a new power connector. The RTX 30-series cards use a 12-pin Molex MicroFit connector, but the RTX 3090 Ti is rumored to come with a 16-pin Molex MicroFit connector. This is reportedly behind a restriction to the electrical specs of PCIe 5.0 motherboards, which should launch later this year with the release of Intel Alder Lake processors.
Otherwise, VideoCardz’s report confirms much of what we already knew. The card is rumored to house the GA102 chip with a maximum of 10,752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores, and 336 Tensor cores. It’s only a small bump over the RTX 3090, but the updated model is rumored to ship with faster memory – 21Gbps up from 19.5Gbps on the base model.
Originally, rumors pointed to a launch in late 2021, but early 2022 is more likely at this point. The next two big events are due at the end of the year where Nvidia may announce the card. The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) starts on November 8th, and Nvidia could announce the card there. However, we suspect to hear more at CES 2022.
It’s important to reiterate that the RTX 3090 Ti is only a rumor right now. Nvidia hasn’t announced the card, confirmed specs, or even indicated when it will announce the GPU (if it does at all). If the card is genuine, the specifications are also subject to change. Nvidia is currently rumored to announce it alongside a 16GB version of the RTX 3070 Ti and a 12GB version of the RTX 2060 Super.