It’s been all talk of the Nvidia RTX 3060 lately, and the lack of similar cards. The first things people tend say about new video cards these days fall along the lines of “out of stock” or “only $X,XXX USD.” This is perhaps why the rumors of the potential refresh of the Nvidia lineup fell quiet, despite the fact that Team Red was ready to fight this generation. Nvidia simply couldn’t segment its lineup until it was able to better keep up with demand. However, the idea of creating a high VRAM Ti lineup for the RTX 30 Series doesn’t seem dead just yet. There was a strange listing for an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti just recently that sported 16 GB of VRAM, as previously rumored.
GameStar initially got a tip off from one of its readers about a German PC retailer named Alternate that had listed an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti option in a Lenovo Legion prebuilt system. The mysterious listing has since been removed by Alternate, but GameStar did manage to snag a screenshot before it disappeared.
So far, the 3070 only comes in an 8 GB configuration, but as mentioned, rumors suggested Nvidia would double the VRAM quantity for the Ti. It’s an awfully strange coincidence to see the rumored specs show up in this case (pun intended). It also seems like a stretch to call this a typo, as there are plenty of “accidental” numbers that were included in the Alternate listing.
Ti-me to wait and see
This listing does seem to give a little more legitimacy to the possibility of an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB model. However, you should still hold your breath on the product coming to fruition, as nothing is guaranteed until Nvidia announces it. If this does turn out to be accurate though, we can likely expect the rumored RTX 3080 Ti 20 GB as well. Just don’t expect these anytime too soon. If Nvidia plans to make more Ti models, it probably won’t be until it can afford to do so.
GDDR6 memory supply is constrained right now among many other manufacturing issues. Nvidia can simply make more money from selling more of the standard RTX 30 Series models right now. When the market conditions do allow a place for these Ti variants, we’ll likely find out if they are actually coming or not.