Memorial Day is usually a day of remembrance and barbecue in the United States. For fans of Nvidia GeForce in America and globally, though, this year is going to feature something more. Nvidia has revealed that it will be holding a digital event on May 31 at 10 PM PT.
The confirmation comes via a social media post from the Nvidia GeForce Twitter account with the simple tag of “Get Ready.” If the timing seems odd for an announcement, it coincides with the company’s involvement at Computex 2021 where it will be giving a keynote address.
What does Nvidia GeForce have planned?
During the keynote, Nvidia should officially reveal the launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards.
Powered by an Ampere GA102-255 GPU, the RTX 3080 Ti will have 10240 CUDA Cores, 12 GB GDDR6X memory, and have a 384-bit memory bus. Despite a similar 19 Gbps memory clock as the RTX 3080, the new card will have a bandwidth of 912 GB/s. That’s an increase of 152 GB/s over the base RTX 3080.
Get Ready. 🌌 pic.twitter.com/VuDCcKXrry
— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) May 26, 2021
The RTX 3070 Ti will feature the same 256-bit memory bus as the base RTX 3070 along with just 8 GB of memory. The big difference, however, is that the memory on the RTX 3070 Ti will be GDDR6X as opposed to GDDR6. This allows an increase to around 19 Gbps in memory clock and bandwidth of over 600 GB/s.
The pricing of the two new cards is still unknown, but that information will come alongside the reveal. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is slated to launch June 3, while the RTX 3070 Ti will come a week later on June 10th. Hopefully, for consumers, the new cards will be easier to come by than any of the company’s recent Ampere-based launches.
The new cards will include the same Ethereum hash-rate limiter that launched with the RTX 3060 to help curb cryptocurrency miners from buying them all up, which should help. That is as long as Nvidia doesn’t accidentally release a driver that removes the limiter again.