Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti, 3070 Ti: Australian Price And Release Date

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti, 3070 Ti: Australian Price And Release Date
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Buying new GPUs is next to impossible these days, but that didn’t stop Nvidia from unveiling a new flagship GPU in the RTX 3080 Ti — along with a host of new announcements and features.

The stream began with an unusual announcement: Nvidia had made a Microsoft Flight Simulator mod. The company wasn’t able to host their in-person briefings in Taipei due to COVID, so someone within the company recreated a more accurate version of Taipei for Microsoft Flight Simulator — and the company would be releasing it for free after their Computex keynote.

After running through a string of software updates for different titles, Nvidia formally lifted the lid on the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti.

RTX 3080 Ti: Australian Price, Specs, Release Date

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Nvidia began the pitch for the RTX 3080 Ti by highlighting that it was 1.5x faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, and a good replacement for users who invested in the GTX 1080 Ti years ago. While it’ll have a slightly slower boost clock than the RTX 3080 (1.67 GHz vs the RTX 3080’s 1.71 GHz), the 3080 Ti will have 10240 CUDA cores, 2GB more memory and a slightly faster memory bus.

Here’s the full list of specs:

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The RTX 3080 Ti will be available internationally from June 3, although Nvidia couldn’t confirm at the time of writing whether Founders Edition cards would be available here.

As for pricing, Nvidia confirmed with Kotaku Australia that the RTX 3080 Ti’s MSRP would be $1,920 in Australia. Obviously that might not be the end price that users actually pay, as seen over the past year, so expect the more customised RTX 3080 Ti third-party models to approach the $2500 mark.

RTX 3070 Ti: Australian Price, Specs, Release Date

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Being priced under the RTX 3080, it’s likely that the RTX 3070 Ti should be much more affordable for the majority of Australians.

The main difference between the RTX 3070 Ti and the RTX 3070 is that the former will need two 8-pin PCIe connectors, instead of the single PCIe 8-pin that powers the RTX 3070. The card is also a little bit longer at 267mm, compared to the 242mm of the RTX 3070, and the 3070 Ti gets a boost from GDDR6X memory.

Here’s the full spec list:

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Image: Nvidia
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Image: Nvidia

Nvidia confirmed to Kotaku Australia that the RTX 3070 Ti will have an MSRP of $959 in Australia, and will be available from June 10.

Alongside the release of the new GPUs, Nvidia showcased several trailers of games — some new, some old — getting access to ray-tracing and Nvidia tech.

Once the keynote began proper, Nvidia immediately dove into new gaming announcements for existing RTX owners. The first title to benefit was Dying: 1983, a Japanese inspired horror puzzler from Nekcom, which would be getting support for ray-tracing and Nvidia’s AI-upscaling technology, DLSS.

It’s not known whether the game will be released in English at this stage, although given the ambient noise behind the trailer, I think it might work a hell of a lot better without.

Rainbow 6: Siege is also getting DLSS, further boosting frame rates in the esports-centric shooter. Ubisoft’s Counter-Strike-esque tactical shooter was already pretty well optimised, and while Nvidia showed examples where Siege enjoyed almost double frame rates at 4K, this should help boost performance for those playing at lower resolutions.

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New footage was also revealed for Icarus, the New Zealand-made survival game from Dean Hall’s studio, Rocketwerkz. Like everything with Nvidia, Icarus will be getting DLSS and raytracing support. Red Dead Redemption 2, a game notorious for pushing PCs to their limit, is also getting DLSS support (but not raytracing). No Man’s Sky, Wrench and Into the Radius were also announced as getting DLSS support in VR, although those titles had already been announced prior to Computex. Nvidia Reflex support was also being extended to more games, including CrossFire HD and Escape from Tarkov. 

DOOM Eternal will also be getting raytracing and DLSS support in a free update. It’s worth noting that Nvidia’s video, recorded on an RTX 3080 Ti with raytracing enabled, didn’t have DLSS enabled according to the performance metrics overlay. Enabling DLSS should provide a sizeable bump to performance, although the fact that the RTX 3080 Ti could get over 100 FPS through the majority of gameplay without DLSS shows just how well optimised DOOM Eternal is.

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A shot of the performance metrics, captured from the RTX 3080 Ti/DOOM Eternal gameplay video. Image: YouTube

Nvidia’s Computex keynote also took time to reveal new ultra-thin RTX 3080 laptops were unveiled. The Alienware x15 was the first model, a 15.9mm thin laptop with a 1440p screen and a RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card. A 14-inch HP Envy 15 with an RTX 3060 was also announced the keynote, although Australian pricing and availability is unknown.

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Image: Nvidia/Computex 2021

Separately to the briefing, Nvidia announced via release that Linux gamers would get the benefit of the AI-powered DLSS. Support for DLSS will be added to Proton later this autumn in an upcoming update:

  • NVIDIA, Valve, and the Linux gaming community are collaborating to bring NVIDIA DLSS to Proton – Linux gamers will be able to use the dedicated AI cores on GeForce RTX GPUs to boost frame rates for their favourite Windows Games running on the Linux operating system. Support for Vulkan titles is coming this month with DirectX support coming in the [Australian autumn].


  • Oh Shiney, what a nice mythological thing they created.

    Unless they have a solution to GPU supply and demand issues… the card will never actually exist in the reality of consumers.

    • This isn’t true, really. Not all consumers have one, but presumably with cards flying off shelves, a tremendous number *do* have them (either the NVidia 30x series or a 6800/6900).

      • If you go off the Steam hardware survey.

        3070 – 1.33%
        3080 – 0.82%
        3060 Ti – 0.38%
        3090 – 0.36%
        3060 – 0.16%

        Somewhere in other which means the 6900, 6800 XT, 6800, 6700 XT all have less than 0.15%t.

        tldr – roughly 2.5% – 3% of Gamers have a current generation GPU.

        • The interesting point of comparison would be the same data for previous generations at the same in their life cycles. I have no idea how they would compare, really.

      • 0.
        yes, I do have a 3070 although I didn’t do a full upgrade due to supply and waited, once prices continued to rise is when I got the 3070 at around $1060 AUD and when supply and prices became stupid I bought a ktm 500 exc-f and now again at my senior age ride dirt bikes why waiting on the ps5 pro and a new pc next year. So go buy a ktm be happy, get some vitamin d into your bones.

  • Remember when the xx80ti tier was around the release price of this 3070ti. And it was still the ‘excessively expensive halo model with poor value but ultimate performance’ card. Everything has moved up around 2 price brackets, its insane.
    And thats before we even get into how much over MSRP/RRP these will be for the next year plus.

    • yeah these prices are fucked. $1900? given that means it will actually retail for about $3000. the 1080ti was about $1300-$1400 for a good (ie not base level) model.
      nvidia needs to pull their head in. likewise, the people that are fuelling this behaviour by buying.

  • I could use a new GPU but I’m not in the market for one. Reviews of the top NVIDIA GPUs mention that they can’t run games smoothly at 4k, with RTX on at a smooth 60 fps for most titles, I think.

    Not that I would know but I would guess that it might take another couple of generations of AMD and NVIDIA cards before they can run at the ideal standard. That’s assuming that things don’t change too much with new ways of doing things, like RTX 2.0 or whatever.

    Maybe in a few years the notion of a ‘new and improved’ GPU will be meaningless, as even mid-range GPUs by then will be able to run games at 8k with all the bells and whistles at 60 fps and 4k at 120 fps, minimum, with all the bells and whistles turned on.

    If that’s the case, any ‘new and improved’ bleeding-edge GPU that costs a kidney will have imperceptible improvements to gameplay which won’t be worth paying extra for.

    For an uninformed prediction, I’d say that a NVIDIA 5080 GPU is when we start moving into that range, assuming things don’t change too much in the meantime. The same goes for AMD, so if RTX remains a thing, they will have had a couple of generations of working on that to be competitive with NVIDIA.

  • I got a mid range 20 series card and I don’t really see the need to upgrade. Nothing’s coming out that really requires me to have the hottest card, unless it’s to use a higher refresh rate and even that isn’t the end of the world. These prices are insane when it’s just not worth it for a newer card.

    • I’m pretty much in the same boat. A part of me regretted getting my 2080 Super last year, but looking back at the complete shitshow the rest of the year was (and this year has been) I’m now thankful I did.

      The card has also run anything I’ve thrown at it to date at more than an acceptable level too, so paying the extortionate dollar-performance ratio of the new cards isn’t a concern of mine anytime remotely soon.

      • Didn’t the 30 Series also have some OEM manufacturing issues because Nvidia wasn’t specific enough on the designs? So they had the wrong capacitors causing cards to crash outright when reaching higher clock speeds? The entire release was an absolute shitshow. I had a pang of regret buying my 2070 Super, but after seeing what happened afterwards with the 30s I feel like I Matrix dodged a full clip of bullets.

  • I’d really hoped the pricing on these would be better (to clear a few people out of the 3080 queue that I’m in)

    • I managed to get a 3080ti in my basket on PLE on launch night but couldn’t bring myself to buy it. For one I have a 3080 on back order already, I can’t justify a 70% price increase for a 10% at BEST performance gain. $2799 for the 3080Ti vs $1600 for the standard version. The other thing that went through my mind was why not and just sell it later? But I can’t bring myself to do that either, I absolutely bloody despise scalpers. There’s a special place in hell for them.

  • “Australian Price And Release Date” – Yeah thanks for wasting my time, another click-bait title this site has really been disappointing in recent years, who hires these people

    • Place has completely gone to the dogs since Schreier left. However, it’s significantly improved since Luke Hopewell left and took his copy/paste/mild editing brand of plagiarism with him (of which I caught him out a few times) so win win?

  • I’m not saying you’re wrong about the MSRP for Australia… yeah no I’m saying you’re wrong about the MSRP for Australia. This isn’t necessarily your fault though, retailers gonna do what retailers gonna do. The 3070 ti SKU’s are already listed on Synnex for $1980 ex GST as the lowest priced card of the 3 they currently have listed (there were 4 however 1 has been pulled down). Leader and Dicker Data don’t have them listed at present and we’re not going to know the cost from PLE/PCCG/MSY until release and the SKU’s aren’t listed on their site yet. Once again, what we’re told. The current SKU listings on Synnex are as follows:

    C307T4-086XX-1820VA35 ( / )
    NVIDIA, RTX 3070 Ti LHR, iCHILL X4, 1830MHz, 8GB GDDR6X, 3xDP, 1xHDMI, ATX, 4xFans, 750W, 3 Years Warranty $2102 ex GST

    C307T3-086XX-1820VA38 ( / )
    NVIDIA, RTX 3070 Ti LHR, iCHILL X3, 1830MHz, 8GB GDDR6X, 3xDP, 1xHDMI, ATX, 3xFans, 750W, 3 Years Warranty $2067 ex GST

    N307T3-086XX-1820VA45 ( / )
    NVIDIA, RTX 3070 Ti LHR, Twin X3 OC, 1785MHz, 8GB GDDR6X, 3xDP, 1xHDMI, ATX, 3xFans, 750W, 3 Years Warranty $1980 ex GST

    For a card that has LESS performance than an RTX 3080 to be sold for MORE than one, is absolutely bloody abhorrent. I was lucky enough to get an RTX 3070 just after launch for MSRP and have been waiting for a 3080 on back order for 2 months now with no promise of stock availability, distributors keep telling me “buy an SI machine lol”. The industry is a complete meme at the moment, sure I completely understand supply and demand, however this is completely ridiculous. These paper launches need to stop.

    • You can say that, but I can also just screenshot the email and quote directly from my inbox. Absolutely get where you’re coming from though!

      I think everyone needs to remember that what gets set and what’s happening is just no longer going to be the norm these days, which is deeply frustrating for all concerned.

      • I wouldn’t argue with you there at all either. I’m well aware of what nVidia would have been telling people what their MSRP was at the time however resellers always have a different view of what that’s going to look like. I’ve been working in the IT industry for close to 20 years now and I’ve never seen price gouging on anything this bad before. Sadly this is likely going to be the new norm for a while as you’ve suggested. Pandemic times coupled with IPC shortages/supply/demand/etc is a complete recipe for disaster. You can’t really begrudge companies for making a buck at the end of the day, it’s what they’re out there to do and they haven’t been too bad at the supply level either, it’s where the supply chain at the consumer facing end cops it is one of the more prominent issues in my opinion but how to deal with that is anyone’s guess.

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