Nvidia is expected to reveal the RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti soon. However, a new leak suggests that an RTX 3090 Ti may also be available soon. The latest version of Zotac's FireStorm overclocking software contains references to an RTX 3090 Ti in addition to the upcoming but unconfirmed RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti.

You can download the software yourself and view the files. There are three files for the 3090 Ti in the installation resource folder: Led_E_3090Ti, Led_E_Fan90Ti and Led_E_Fan90Ti_H. These aren't just nebulous filenames either. The files are PNG images for the Zotac software bottom bar, where the GPU name is. Zotac also has pictures for the RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti.

The latest version includes image files for the GPU name.

Not that an RTX 3090 Ti makes much sense. The RTX 3090 already has most of the power of the GA102 core. A fully unlocked core would bring about 250 more CUDA cores (10,496 versus 10,752), more RT cores, and more tensor cores. This isn't enough of a difference to warrant an update, especially on a map that was never really aimed at gamers. As long as Nvidia does not cook a new GPU core, the RTX 3090 Ti will probably not be displayed.

However, we could see a refresher to address supply issues. Nvidia just announced its Lite Hash Rate GPUs, and the company has made it clear that it won't be releasing an LHR RTX 3090. This is because the RTX 3090 didn't have the same demand problems as the rest of the Ampere range. An updated model with the Ti branding but identical performance could bring more cards to market. At current GPU prices, it doesn't look too bad to spend $ 1,500 on a card.

However, Zotac likely only covers its bases. The RTX 3090 packs in the top performance of the GA102 GPU, and at $ 1,500 and unnecessarily high video memory for gaming, it is not an ideal card for most people. A couple of image files mean Zotac won't have to update its software if Nvidia decides to eventually release an RTX 3090 Ti.

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