Nvidia has unveiled the first of its next generation of GPUs, the GeForce RTX 30 series, promising the greatest ever generational performance leap for gaming GPUs in the company’s history. Graphic cards are based on the new Ampere architecture. Nvidia’s also introduces second-gen RTX ray-tracing cores, GDDR6X memory, and even faster AI processing. The GTX 30 serious offer twice the performance and power efficiency of the GeForce RTX 20 series.
Nvidia introduces the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3090. Nvidia will be selling its own Founders Edition graphics cards, while partners including Asus, Gigabyte, Zotac, MSI, Galax, Palit, PNY, EVGA, Gainward, and Innovision 3D. will also offer custom-designed cards with their own coolers and software enhancements.
The price for RTX 3070 will be $499 (US), the GeForce RTX 3080 will cost $699 (US), and the new flagship GeForce RTX 3090 will sell for a whopping $1499.
Nvidia claims that the new RTX 3070 is 30% faster than the RTX 2070 on average, and is suitable for 1440p gaming as well as the 4k gaming, making it faster then RTX 2080 ti in around half the price. The RTX 3070 will go on sale starting September 24.
The GeForce RTX 3080 is billed as the “ultimate gaming GPU” and is twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 2080 and will be matched with 10GB of 19Gbps GDDR6X RAM. Nvidia claims that the user can get 60 fps in 4k gaming on RTX 3080. RTX 3080 will become available on September 17.
RTX 3080 Phoenix
- CUDA cores: 4352
- Clock speed: 1710 MHz (boost)
- Memory: 10GB GDDR6X
- Memory clock: 9500 MHz
- Bandwidth: 760 GB/s
- PCIe: Gen 4
- Max power consumption: 320W
The new flagship is the GeForce RTX 3090, or “big ferocious GPU”, as Nvidia is calling it. This model features a triple-slot cooler with a new dual-axial airflow design that positions one fan on the front and another on the rear, which the company says makes it 10x quieter and up to 30 degrees C cooler than current designs. It will have 24GB of GDDR6X RAM and is said to be up to 50% faster than the current Titan RTX. Gamers will be able to experience 8K game visuals at 60fps, but this GPU is targeted more at AI developers and massive-scale content creators. Cards will go on sale in October this year.
RTX 3090 Phoenix
- CUDA cores: 5248
- Clock speed: 1695 MHz (Boost)
- Memory: 24GB GDDR6X
- Memory clock: 9750 MHz
- Bandwidth: 936 GB/s
- PCIe: Gen 4
- Max power consumption: 350W
Nvidia recently disclosed details of a new 12-pin PCIe power connector that will be used for the new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards. An adapter will be included with each card. These GPUs are also the first to support hardware AV1 decode which should help conserve bandwidth for streamers, and HDMI 2.1 which supports 8K displays. A new RTX IO framework takes advantage of PCIe 4.0 and fast SSDs to load games and assets directly from storage, making the process much quicker. The GPUs are fabricated on a custom 8nm process.
Gamers who buy a GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card or pre-built PC with one of these will get a free digital copy of Watch Dogs: Legion and a one-year GeForce Now cloud gaming service subscription.
Nvidia also announced that Fortnite will now support RTX ray tracing and AI-powered DLSS upsampling, as well as the new Reflex latency reduction optimizations. The new RTX Treasure Run creative mode map has been designed to highlight ray-traced reflections.
This is all we have, for now, we will update if there be any more info.