There are three new GPUs in the line-up:
Powered by Ampere – this card will feature 28 billion transistors and feature the ‘worlds fastest graphics memory’, with 10gb of GDDR6X supported, which apparently can transmit up to twice as much data as the previous GDDR6 iteration.
The GeForce RTX 3080 will be shipping with a revolutionary new thermal management system as well, with up to 55% more airflow being channeled to the card itself whilst being up to 3 times as quiet with 30% more efficient than previous flagship Nvidia GPUs. Two separate fans operate independently on a flow-through push/pull system, to both pull air in one side of the GPU than to push it out of the other. Apparently, this design has a cooling power that offers 90 watts more of cooling power than the Turing design.
The card will also feature HDMI 2.1, PCI express 4.0 on a PCB that has been crafted to support these thicker connectivity modules, without sacrificing any more room than previous GPUs took up.
The 3080 offers twice the performance of the 2080, and even more performance than the 2080 Ti – for a lower cost – the card starts at $699.
The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 steps into the marketplace already performing faster than the 2080 Ti.
This card will boast 20 shader teraflops, with 40 RT teraflops and 163 Tensor teraflops as standard in the card itself. You can also expect this card to come with a base clock of 1,605MHz. and support for PCIE 4.0. It will also have 8gb of GDDR6 as standard – far outperforming the Turing era flagship card; the 2080 Ti.
And, despite that jump in power, the card itself will cost only $499.
This is the card Nvidia made in answer to the previous Ti models in their range – and it’s a big one. Described by Jensen Huang as a ‘BFGPU’, this card is going to ship with 36 shader teraflops, 69 RT teraflops, and 285 tensor teraflops – all shipped with a huge 24GB of G6X.
This card will be starting on the market at $1499 – which is a higher price point than the previous titan card, the 2080 Ti, but is expected to outperform it immensely.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is capable of DLSS 8K with RTX on, with 8K HDR Shadowplay and AV1 Decoding – all alongside an HDMI 2.1 output and a ‘silencer’, that is tipped to allow the card to perform up to 10X quieter than the existing Titan RTX cards.
Basically this card is so big and powerful it can play games at 60 FPS at 8K – insane levels of gaming performance.
The brand new Nvidia 3060 Ti is set to be on level with the biggest and most exceptional cards from the Turing generation right at launch.
For the full specifications of the Nvidia 3060 Ti, look below, but if you want an at-a-glance rundown, you will be able to expect the performance of the 2080 Super, and even more power than the 2080 Super on the founder’s edition alone – with revolutionary cooling and GDDR6 memory as standard.
Basically, this is a very powerful card that beats out the last generation easily, at a very low cost.
For a full rundown of each of the 30 series Ampere Graphics Cards, check out the full specs below!