While the RTX 3090 is the most powerful of Nvidia’s next-generation graphics cards, the RTX 3070 is arguably the quiet star of the new GeForce lineup. It comes with performance that will beat the $999 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for a price of $499; that’s a serious PC gaming bargain. But a Ti variant of the RTX 2070 could go one step further.
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No other specs for the rumored graphics card were revealed. But doubling the VRAM would give the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti a solid performance hike over its vanilla sibling. We could also expect a bump in clock speed and memory speed, all adding up to faster overall performance.
Nvidia is targeting the GeForce RTX 3070 as a graphics card that will deliver strong 1440p to 4K gaming at smooth frame rates. So we could expect a Ti version to push a little beyond that, potentially targeting 4K more than 1440p; although the latter resolution is becoming increasingly popular among PC gamers.
Even if the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti remains a 1440p centric GPU, it could deliver faster frame rates at that resolution, making it a good card for people with high refresh-rate monitors. That is if the card is indeed in the works.
With the GeForce RTX 2000-series graphics cards, Nvidia has Ti versions of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2090. So doing the same for the RTX 3000-series wouldn't be beyond the realms of imagination.
We’re expecting to see more RTX 3000-series graphics cards as 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, likely in the form of the GeForce RTX 3060. And with the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X on the horizon, these next few months are going to be very interesting for games.