The much-rumored but later-canceled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB graphics card has just been shot, confirming its existence.
A canceled 16GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU prototype appears in leaked images
According to previous reports, the 16GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card only saw prototype stages and never saw a production run. The graphics card was built with the GA104-401 GPU and was similar to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB with just a few changes. The RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB offers twice the memory, higher base and boost clock. The card was expected to compete with the 16GB Intel Arc A770 graphics card but was later delayed and eventually cancelled.
Some of the factors that contributed to the cancellation of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB card were the oversupply of Ampere chips in the market and the high cost of materials, especially GDDR6(X) memory chips.
Now we have the first images of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16GB graphics card prototype from MEGAsizeGPU. However, the logo reads “RTX 3070” which wouldn’t tell it was an RTX 3070 Ti GPU unless you looked at the card specs inside GPU-z.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card prototype has been teased by GPU-Z to give us a look at some of the specs as none of them have been revealed with the leaked images. The bus interface is PCIe 4.0 (x16) with 16GB GDDR6 memory. The bus width is 256 bits and it offers a bandwidth of 512 GB/s. The boost clock starts at 1590MHz and goes up to 1800MHz.
MEGAsizeGPU, the source of the leaked images, could not provide any current specifications or benchmarks for the current graphics card. The drivers available on the NVIDIA support page are expected to be compatible with your graphics card. Also, it raises the question of how this single graphics card will look outside of NVIDIA’s offices. While the 3070 Ti 16 GB has yet to launch in the retail segment, the successor to the RTX 3070 Ti, the 4070 Ti 12 GB, will see its official launch next week at CES 2023.
News sources: MEGAsizeGPUVideoCardz