It’s been two years since NVIDIA renamed its high-end graphics card series and switched from GeForce GTX to RTX with the 2000 card family. Today we get the next generation of desktop GPUs, RTX 3000, starting with the popular product lines: RTX 3070 and 3080. There is also the RTX 3090 for those whose PC cases and budgets know no limits.
All three cards share the NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture, which the company claims can deliver the same performance and 1
The RTX 3070 has 5888 CUDA cores with a base clock of 1.5 GHz, which is increased to 1.73 GHz. It is equipped with 8 GB GDDR6 memory, requires 220 watts of power from an 8-pin rail and its housing with 2 slots is 242 mm long. According to NVIDIA, it’s 60% faster than the previous generation RTX 2070 for the same $ 500 price. It will be available in October.
When you step up to the flagship RTX 3080, you get 8704 CUDA cores and 10 GB of GDDR6 memory with a faster 320-bit memory interface width. The card is 285 mm longer and requires 320 watts, which are supplied via two 8-pin rails. According to NVIDIA, it is twice as powerful as the RTX 2080 and costs $ 700. It will be released on September 17th.
If money doesn’t matter, the RTX 3090 is the absolutely crazy mega-card of your dreams. It uses 10,496 CUDA cores, 24 GB of video memory at a width of 384 bits and offers a resolution of 8K for those whose monitor or TV can handle it. All you need for the GPU is 350 watts of power for double 8-pin rails, three PCI slots in your case, and $ 1500 to burn a hole in your bank account. According to NVIDIA, the RTX 3090 is 50% faster than the Titan RTX and will be released on September 24th.
NVIDIA is introducing new design features that enable better performance for ray traced graphics, streaming to services like Twitch, better compatibility with NVIDIA’s DLSSIA graphics boosting technology, and more effective and efficient cooling hardware. When you buy a new 3000 series card, you get a free copy of the upcoming card Guard dogs: Legionplus one year of GeForce NOW Premium Service.
If these prices scare you, wait awhile. NVIDIA undoubtedly has a need to bring out an RTX 3060 at a cheaper price, not to mention competition from graphics card hardware licensees like ASUS, EVGA, and Gigabyte. We should see more variety in designs and prices later this year or early next year.