NVIDIA’s latest and greatest, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti has been delayed. It was announced at this year’s CES but we haven’t heard anything about it since then. Not even its official launch date or price. During CES NVIDIA mentioned that there will be an update regarding the release of the RTX 3090 Ti Graphics card be the end of January. It is now February 1st and there has been no official statement from Nvidia essentially meaning that this card has been delay.
Tweaktown earlier this month mentioned that there could be a possible delay in the release of the RTX 3090 Ti. As reported by Tweaktown Nvidia reached out to its board partners asking to halt production on this card. We are not sure why Nvidia halted production but the entire GA102 die with 10,752 FP32 cores and 24GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X memory is rather large. It’s possible this issue has to do more than just the size of its components; there might have been some kind hardware or firmware problem which would account for why NVIDIA asked board partners halt production on such an expensive (and newly released) GPU model number. At first glance they might be stopping products to help stop issues arising down road when manufacturing larger volumes.
The 3090 TI will be the first graphics card to use a 16-pin power connector on account of its 450W TDP. Which is 100W higher than the current RTX 3090. If this indeed is true then we may have an issue with availability and/or performance when launching next month depending how severe problems are at launch time. Considering that both Nvidia’s newest cards were scheduled for release in Q3 (the 4080 & 4090). I wouldn’t be surprised if they slip into early fourth quarter instead or even into next year. The 3000 Series has been plagued with inventory issues since the start and I am expecting this to continue throughout 2022 and 2023.