Canceled & Rare The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB Prototype Graphics Card is shown here.


Leaked images show a cancelled prototype for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB GPU.

According to previous reports, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB graphics card was only seen in prototype form and was never mass-produced. The graphics card used the GA104-401 GPU and was very similar to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB with a few differences. The RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB provided twice the memory as well as a faster base and boost clock. The card was supposed to compete with the Intel Arc A770 16 GB graphics card, but it was delayed and then cancelled.

The oversupply of Ampere chips in the market, as well as the rising cost of materials, particularly GDDR6(X) memory chips, all contributed to the cancellation of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB card.

We now have the first images of MEGAsizeGPU’s prototype NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB graphics card. The logo, on the other hand, reads “RTX 3070,” which would not indicate that it was the RTX 3070 Ti GPU unless you looked at the card’s specifications in GPU-z.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card prototype was run through GPU-Z to reveal some specifications that were not revealed in the leaked images. The bus interface is PCIe 4.0 (x16), and the memory is 16 GB GDDR6. The bus has a width of 256 bits and a bandwidth of 512 GB/s. The boost clock begins at 1590 MHz and gradually increases to 1800 MHz.

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB specs are confirmed through GPU-z (Image Credits: MEGAsizeGPU).

MEGAsizeGPU, the source of the leaked photos, was unable to provide any current graphics card specifications or benchmarks. The drivers available on NVIDIA’s support page are thought to be compatible with the graphics card. It also begs the question of how this specific graphics card appears outside of NVIDIA’s offices. While the 3070 Ti 16 GB was never released in the retail market, the 4070 Ti 12 GB, the RTX 3070 Ti’s successor, will be unveiled next week at CES 2023.

News Sources: MEGAsizeGPUVideoCardz

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