An interesting new device has just cropped up in the UserBenchmark database, pointing towards a potential Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Ti graphics card in the pipeline.
There have been rumours swirling around such a GPU for a while now, but they’ve been lent a little more credence with these new graphics card added to the benchmark database.
In terms of performance, this mystery graphics card slots in right in between the GeForce RTX 2070 and GeForce RTX 2080. From the few details we can glean from the device, it’s got a set of system specs as well, although this may well just be the product of being a prototype version.
Most eye-opening of all is this alleged RTX 2070 Ti has 7.5GB of VRAM; slightly shy of the 8GB GDDR6 on offer in the RTX 2070. There just has to be some of mistake here, probably on UserBenchmark’s end, as it just doesn’t make sense for such a GPU to have a 7.5GB frame buffer.
Memory clock speeds also appear to be on the low-end, suggesting there’s something going wrong with the data collection here. Performance, though, is faster than an RTX 2070. Just about. It’s certainly conceivable that Nvidia is looking for a new video card to fill the $200 or so gap between the RTX 2070 and the RTX 2080. An RTX 2070 Ti would certainly do the job here, although it feels as if it’s still perhaps a little too soon to be considering. It took a solid year or so for the GTX 1070 Ti to appear, yet there is evidence Nvidia could be accelerating this generation somewhat.
One idea I haven’t seen mentioned, and in truth, it’s a little at the crazier end of the scale, but I do believe we can’t totally rule out higher-end GTX 16-Series graphics cards as well. While the 16 series tops out with the GTX 1660 Ti, which then runs into the RTX 2060, it’s not totally inconceivable Nvidia could be considering a GeForce GTX 1670 Ti, or something along those lines. The RT and Tensor Cores on the RTX GPUs contribute significantly to the cost, and cheaper, yet still high-end GTX 16 graphics card could prove quite alluring. That’s an absolute shot in the dark though, with no evidence no back it up. The performance suggests this is very much an RTX GPU, but we'll have to wait and see.
Considering Nvidia’s self-acknowledged lack of the sales for the RTX series, do you think a GeForce RTX 2070 Ti would be in high demand? Or should Nvidia target higher-end non-RTX GPUs? Let us know what you think below!