When the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series was launched, many experienced heartache from the whopping US$1200 that was required of them. Enter the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series with offerings the outstrip the power of the previous series, all at a lower price!
The new GPUs promise to provide twice the performance and nearly twice the power efficiency of previous versions. In the series is the RTX 3070 along with the high-end RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. They offer up to 24GB of new, high-speed GDDR6X VRAM and are the first GPUs with HDMI 2.1, for 4K high refresh rate and 8K gaming.
The RTX 3070 alone is already impressive enough, outpacing the RTX 2080 Ti at less than half the price. Starting from only US$499, it features 8GB of GDDR6 memory allowing for high performance running up to 4k 12-bit HDR at 240Hz with DP1.4a+DSC. It even outperforms the previous RTX 2070 by more than 60%. It also has 5,888 CUDA Cores.
The RTX 3080 is priced from US$699 and runs at 2x faster than the RTX 2080 and has 8,704 CUDA Cores. It boasts 10GB of the blazing-fast GDDR6X memory running at 19Gbps which allows it to consistently deliver 60 frames per second for 4K resolution gaming.
As for the RTX 3090, the graphics card will allow for gaming beyond 60FPS at the insane resolution of 8K and can reach 36 shader teraflops thanks to the updated NVIDIA DLSS. That’s 50 percent faster than the current ultimate PC graphics card, TITAN RTX. It also 10x quieter than the TITAN RTX and achieves this by taking full advantage of the new cooling system, with a three-slot, dual-axial, flow-through design. It even has 10,496 CUDA Cores.
They’re also the first discrete GPUs with support for the AV1 codec, enabling you to watch high-resolution streams using significantly less bandwidth for maximizing game and app performance. Moreover, the GPUs are equipped with the 7th generation Nvidia Encoder and 5th generation NVIDIA Decoder. The Founders Edition cards are the first with innovative dual axial flow through cooling solutions.
The NVIDIA RTX 30 series comes packed with new technologies that will be essential for gamersa and online creators such as livestreamers and esports competitors. Moreover the new 8N NVIDIA custom process from Samsung, allows for higher efficiency and transistor density.
The GeForce RTX 3080 will be available from US$699 from 17 September, GeForce RTX 3090 will be available from US$1,499 from 24 September and the GeForce RTX 3070 will be available from US$499 only in October 2020.