Nvidia unveils the world’s fastest graphics card

Graphics card maker Nvidia finally offers its most powerful consumer desktop graphics card.

Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at CES 2022 in January, promising it would be “a monster GPU”, better than last year’s $1,499 RTX 3090. It would be his next “Big Ferocious GPU”.

Both are the pinnacle of the lineup of consumer graphics desktop cards, aimed at gamers, 3D gaming graphics creators, and data scientists.

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Of course, with the global chip shortage, it was difficult to buy last year’s RTX 3090 and even the second-rate RTX 3080.

As for the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, Nvidia planned to share more details about it in January, but only now, two months later, has it announced that it has “the fastest graphics card in the world” available.

And for that, consumers can expect to pay more than $1,999, excluding taxes, from Nvidia and distributors like Asus.

Nvidia emphasizes that the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is equipped with 10,752 CUDA cores and 24 GB of 21 Gbps GDDR6X memory. It “has 78 RT-TFLOPs, 40 Shader TFLOPs, and 320 Tensor TFLOPs,” according to Nvidia.

While the availability of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti this year may follow the same path as the RTX 3090 and 3080 last year, the prices of last year’s RTX-30 series graphics card models are plummeting — and it’s not because the global chip crisis ended.

The Biden administration’s U.S. Trade Representatives office announced last week that it would reinstate Trump-era tariff exemptions on 352 items, including electronics, from China.

That shift in trade policy was behind Asus’ announcement yesterday that it would cut prices on RTX 30 series graphics cards by about 25%. Price drops apply to GeForce RTX 3050, RTX 3060, RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090.

“Due to the latest tariff hike on Chinese imports by the United States Trade Representative Office, gamers and PC enthusiasts will see lower prices for ASUS GeForce RTX™ 30 Series graphics cards from April 1, 2022,” said Asus. †

ASUS is one of the first to pass these savings on to its consumers. Lower prices will affect the entry-level GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3060, mid-range RTX 3070 and high-performance RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards. expect prices to drop to 25% on various models over the spring.”

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