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