CES 2022 Nvidia recap: RTX 3090 Ti and RTX 3050 revealed, additional RTX 30 GPUs and more

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Jan 5, 2022 5:04 PM

CES 2022 may be under full swing now, but the biggest announcements for PC gamers have already come and gone. So whether you missed the livestream or simply want to catch up on what was revealed, here’s a quick recap of everything Nvidia announced at their CES 2022 conference…

We were expecting a few things from Nvidia this CES, and most of those were met. Rumors of a monster RTX 3090 Ti card have been circulating online, and the Green Team finally officially revealed it. Along with an entry-level RTX 3050 for desktops, as well as new variations for an RTX 3080 12GB model, RTX 3070 Ti 16GB, and also expanded their RTX 30 series laptop GPU offerings.

New RTX 30 series graphics cards

RTX 3090 Ti revealed

At their CES 2022 presentation, Nvidia revealed a brand new RTX 3090 Ti GPU with upgraded specs over the original. Unfortunately no official price or release date has been announced yet, but Nvidia has at least revealed the key specs so you know what kind of an upgrade you’ll be getting (and hopefully not too expensive over the already-pricey RTX 3090). However, more information is expected later this month.

The RTX 3090 Ti will pack 10,752 CUDA cores (RTX 3090 had 10,496), which isn’t a whole lot more than the original, and even includes the same 24GB of GDDR6X memory. However, the memory speed has been increased to 21Gbps (RTX 3090 was at 19.5Gbps), resulting in a higher FP32 Compute performance of 40 TFLOPS compared to 36 TFLOPS in the RTX 3090.

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You can check out how the RTX 3090 Ti full specs stack up against the rest of the series below!

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RTX 3050 revealed

For a while we’ve been asking for a more entry-level graphics card from Nvidia in the RTX 30 series lineup, and thankfully they revealed one at CES 2022. Although already present in gaming laptops, the RTX 3050 is finally making its way to desktops on January 27th, 2022, for $249 MSRP.

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For an entry-level card, the RTX 3050 packs 8GB of GDDR6 memory, and Nvidia’s own performance metrics put it miles ahead of previous generations (though in truth, we did not see an RTX 2050 ever, so it's easy to see the massive jump. Still though, 8GB is plenty for a card like this).

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Not all the specs have been announced unfortunately, but at least Nvidia revealed the big ones: 2560 CUDA cores, a Boost Clock of 1.78GHz and a Base Clock of 1.55GHz. The TGP should also make some power-weary fans a little happy, at 130W compared to the 300W requirements of higher-end versions.

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You can check out how the RTX 3050 full specs stack up against the rest of the series below!

RTX 3080 12GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB revealed

Finally, in terms of new GPU announcements, Nvidia unveiled two new graphics card variants: the RTX 3080 12GB and the RTX 3070 Ti 16GB. Aside from the obvious memory increase, both cards will also include improvements to other specs as well, opening up more options for PC players.

The RTX 3080 12GB for instance will include 8960 CUDA cores, compared to 8704 CUDA cores in the original RTX 3080. Total bandwidth has also been increased to 912Gbps over the 760Gbps of the base model. This card launches on January 11th 2022. No price has been revealed yet.

The RTX 3070 Ti 16GB doesn’t see an increase in CUDA cores unfortunately, though it does feature a higher memory speed of 21Gbps compared to 19Gbps for the standard RTX 3070 Ti, with a total bandwidth increased to 672GB/s compared to 608GB/s. No price or release date has been revealed yet.

RTX 30 series specs comparison

GPU Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) CUDA Cores Memory Type Memory (GB) TDP (W) Price (USD) Release date
RTX 3090 Ti 1.56 1.86 10752 GDDR6X 24 450W - -
RTX 3090 1.40 1.70 10496 350W $1499 Sep 24th 2020
RTX 3080 Ti 1.37 1.67 10240 12 $1199 June 3rd 2021
RTX 3080 12GB - - 8960 - Jan 11th 2022
RTX 3080 1.44 1.71 8704 10 320W $699 Sep 17th 2020
RTX 3070 Ti 16GB - - 6144 16 - - -
RTX 3070 Ti 1.58 1.77 6144 8 290W $599 June 10th 2021
RTX 3070 1.50 1.73 5888 GDDR6 220W $499 Oct 29th 2020
RTX 3060 Ti 1.41 1.67 4864 175W $399 Dec 2nd 2020
RTX 3060 1.32 1.78 3584 12 170W $329 Feb 25th 2021
RTX 3050 1.55 1.78 2560 8 130W $249 Jan 27th 2022

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RTX 30 series laptop GPUs

If you’re not very interested in desktop graphics and prefer the comfort of your own laptop, Nvidia also revealed some new RTX 30 series mobile GPUs, expanding the offering of gaming notebooks with the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti, both launching in Q1 2022.

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The RTX 3080 Ti mobile variant will offer 16GB of GDDR6 memory, with memory speeds of 16Gbps (2Gbps higher than the RTX 3080 mobile) across a 256-bit bus width, with a total bandwidth of 512GB/s. TGP will go up to 175W though, 10W higher than the RTX 3080 mobile. These laptops will apparently start at around $2499.

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The RTX 3070 Ti will start at around $1499, with 5888 CUDA cores and a Boost Clock of 1485MHz and Base Clock of 1035MHz. It will feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory, with memory speeds of 14Gbps resulting in a bandwidth of 448GB/s. Overall, this mobile variant is apparently up to 70% faster than the RTX 2070 Super.

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And that’s everything Nvidia announced at CES 2022! What did you think? Did you watch it live? What are you most excited for? How do you feel about the new GPUs and their price points? Let us know your thoughts!

Which new GPU are you most excited for?

How do you feel about the MSRP for RTX 3050?

How do you feel about the RTX 3050 performance in relation to price?

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08:54 Jan-28-2022

RTX 3050 449 euros in Greece, preorder price. Nice MSRP...

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02:48 Jan-26-2022

Cant wait to see Scalpers sell 3050 at 3060 Ti Prices LOL

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11:30 Jan-13-2022

If Ya'll remember RTX 2080TI. And how RTX3070 beats RTX 2080TI. It's happening again. Whatever you do. DO NOT BUY THESE NEW NVIDIA GPU'S! Cause those will be OVERPOWERED by RTX 4070 or RTX 4080. And it will be CHEAPER than the new RTX 3000 TI series,

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12:08 Jan-13-2022

All this comes with an asterisk: *IF YOU CAN FIND ANY

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15:37 Jan-12-2022

Sometimes I get upset about what's going on with GPU prices last few years, but then again I ask myself "Do I really need an upgrade ? Like REALLY REALLY ? Nah I'm fine..." and calm myself down.

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11:32 Jan-13-2022

Here's a good question. If you recently bought a new computer. With a MID to HIGH END hardware. Why would you need an upgrade? Especially if most games will run flawlessly?

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12:09 Jan-13-2022

Speaking as someone who upgrades to high-end GPUs every gen - I just like to keep pushing, see what new resolutions and framerates are available to me, new features, etc. And also rendering speed improvements for work

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14:45 Jan-13-2022

If you mean my build personally there's pretty big difference in performance between, let's say 3090Ti and 5700XT. So my brain says Oh yeah that's really good upgrade for the future, but then you see how overpriced it is and you become frustrated. It's a psychological thing. Lot of people have that. We buy things that we don't need and we gotta have them NOW!

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16:24 Jan-07-2022

Just more mining gpu-s.

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13:28 Jan-07-2022

there are no graphics cards available in stores, so it doesn't matter what abstract chips they announce xD

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08:41 Jan-11-2022

Well it's available here in my country. Even the RTX 3090. Only a handful is buying those HIGH END GPU's because of the Power Consumption.

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07:22 Jan-07-2022

The gpu reveales where where like a minute of the whole presentation that should say everything.

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22:18 Jan-06-2022

### RTX 3080 12GB and RTX 3070 Ti 16GB revealed


Did i miss something or did i watch wrong CES?

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15:02 Jan-06-2022

Off-topic: Is there a way to contact support on gamedebate and ask them to increase the website font weight from 200 to 300?


200 is too thin and hard to read, especially on the white background.

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18:14 Jan-06-2022

I doubt they would do it unless lot of people asked. Personally I wouldn't say it's hard to read but I know it depend on the person. Maybe you can use some client side script that does this for you?

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19:59 Jan-06-2022

I have to say, the font is indeed too thin for large "low res" monitors. 1080p at 32" and the font is terribly rendered. For example, the " looks like a blurry thick '.


I wished Vivaldi had an option to disable custom fonts on selected websites.


Block WebFonts by Grand Silence is an extension to forcefully block web fonts. Works well on this site.

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23:05 Jan-06-2022

You can do exactly that (block remote fonts) in the Ublock Origin extension. You will need to hard reload after enabling it.

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15:52 Jan-08-2022

@MobyFreak - damn, I was using uBlock for so long and never bothered to figure this one out! Thanks! The site is a lot more readable now 👍


Literally 3 clicks: Click the extension icon, click the font button and then CTRL+F5, for anyone else thinking about it. The remote font block is per-site, so it won't screw with other stuff. Super!

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13:23 Jan-06-2022

And I thought NVIDIA is gonna release 4000 RTX series by this month. What HAPPENED?

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14:23 Jan-06-2022

Last time the released something "early" in the year was 10-series (May for 1080, March for 1080Ti). 20-series onwards they have been targeting Q4 with release windows in late September/ early October. Why on Earth would you expect something in January - during the pandemic and chip/material shortages to boot??? 🤣


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12:16 Jan-06-2022

$249 isn't reasonable for the RTX 3050 as 50-series cards have been more of a multimedia offering rather than a gaming one. People need to wake the fck up and not get desensitized to the absurd price positioning of its products by Nvidia.


And just wait a couple of months people all the prices are going to come crashing down anyway as major cryptos move to proof-of-stake.

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14:15 Jan-06-2022

That argument would be well and good, but in what world does watching movies need 8GB VRAM and a card as powerful as a 3050 with RT capability? Are you expected to render the movies yourself nowdays? xD


The naming scheme may be the same, but the performance expectation is definitely far greater than something like a GTX 650 was, which yeah is a multimedia card. Modern iGPUs are more than capable to do multimedia tasks, so I'd expect a discrete card to do much better - and they do (bar garbage like the 1030 lol). People are playing games on their 1050s, 1650s and so on - just read the comments every now and again.

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21:28 Jan-06-2022

I do agree that the 50 cards have become better but isn' tech like RT supposed to be more accessible with the passing of time? I understand it has RT but one would not be realistically using it on this card however DLSS will be a boon for sure. The 8GB VRAM is generous for sure but I can't put actual logic on VRAM allocation especially by Nvidia where the 3060 Ti and 3080 Ti have less VRAM than the 3050 and 3070 Ti.


That being said I do think the RTX 3050 is a decent GPU albeit priced $50 higher than it should but hey maybe I am in the minority. And though the 3050 does fill a gap ion the budget GPU section I just doubt its value proposition this late into the current life cycle. But again, its a seller's market at this time.

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11:51 Jan-06-2022

Oh, BTW, apparently the 24GB memory of the 3090Ti will be in 2GB modules instead of 1GB modules on the original 3090 and clocked faster. Interesting to see how that's gonna pan out, considering they will eat a lot more energy (hence the increased power requirement)

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00:00 Jan-07-2022

Hopefully you get one:) im tempted to get a 3070ti, 8gb is just not enough these days.

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09:09 Jan-07-2022

That all depends on how the stars align, but thanks :)


I wish you the best of luck with getting a Ti! I don't know what Nvidia were thinking giving their cards so little VRAM. :D

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09:15 Jan-06-2022

Jokes, memes and complaints aside, if I can get a hold of a 3090Ti for MSRP through black magic again - and if that MSRP is not too crazy - I could likely sell my current 3090FE for the same or even maybe a bit of profit. It's crazy - I paid £1400 for mine (MSRP) and people on ebay bid 1800+ for used ones. Seems like a situation to take advantage of for an upgrade. A bit of a pipe dream, though...

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09:50 Jan-06-2022

gotta admit this is the situation I'm hoping for when next amd 7900xt comes.

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11:47 Jan-06-2022

Anything is possible with a bit of luck and right timing, but that's where it ends :D

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02:28 Jan-08-2022

I saw at a few places it was going to take over the same price point as the 3090. One can only hope. It would be like with the 1080 and the 1080ti.


I guess the 3090ti is to give a bigger difference over the 3080ti compared to the 3090.

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15:46 Jan-08-2022

That 10% may sound crap, but to me that's the difference, say between 90fps and 100fps at 5K in MH:World, which I would feel. If the MSRP rumors are correct - I'll 100% be interested in nabbing one. If it's something stupid like £2K - I'll pass, I'm not THAT hungry... xD


Speaking for Pascal - 1080 was £700 and 1080Ti was £749 in the UK. I still remember the day when I got two 1080Tis for the same price that I now got a single 3090 for... Massive leap in performance, though, at least for my work - a 3090 is worth ~6x 1080Tis in speed. Needless to say, they're very popular cards in the 3D community, especially thanks to the VRAM :)

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07:03 Jan-06-2022

BUILT FOR ETH


Ahem...anyway, I wanted to ask you guys, since I'm a bit blackpilled about the availability situation, is it even reasonable to think GPU companies care about the gamer audience when the scalpers and miners are the perfect consumers? I mean, why bother with "buy one gpu, keep it for years" crowd there is the "buy as much as possible whenever possible" crowd?


On a sidenote I know a guy who quit his job as a university professor and filled his apartments with GPUs. I find that funny.

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10:55 Jan-06-2022

public companies are ran by investors and investors only care about profits. I hope that answers your question.

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21:56 Jan-05-2022

Should i upgrade and get the 3050 ya'll?

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00:17 Jan-06-2022

i mean it will be massive performance improvement, but im afraid this will cost like ~450 at retail so i doubt its going to be worth it unless you manage to get it for ~300

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20:35 Jan-06-2022

i got my GTX 960 at the time at retail about 300-400 CAD so really after this many years it would be the same amout haha

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23:57 Jan-06-2022

Go for it, massive improvment, like over 150% perf increase and those 8 gb vram are sweet for 1080p gaming.

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14:28 Jan-06-2022

+1 to what Gerulis said, be mindful of the cost, otherwise should be a sweet upgrade 👍

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20:07 Jan-05-2022

lol this whole thing is a joke

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19:05 Jan-05-2022

3090 "TIE"

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19:05 Jan-05-2022

Time to sell this 3070 and get a 3070ti 16gb

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05:31 Jan-06-2022

Given you're on 4K, d 3070 might fall short..so yeah d 16gb should do good..

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18:51 Jan-05-2022

When I built my pc 4 years ago with a 1050ti, I was under the impression that when gpu technology improved that would mean that if I waited, at some point, there would be gpus with the performance of a 1080 with the price of a 1050.


Oh boy

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20:02 Jan-05-2022

blame GDDR6 and the pandemic.


See the 4GB GDDR5 in your gtx 1050Ti costed 22$, the 8GB of GDDR6 in the RTX 3050 cost 120$


I mean AMD and Nvidia have crazy high profit margins too, but that's just part of it.


The RX 6500XT is basically RX 5600XT level btw, I assume the RTX 3050 is RX 5600XT level too, but Nvidia's benchmarks were too vague. And the RX 5600XT is about gtx 1070Ti level, so not quite 1080.

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