NVIDIA Announces RTX 30 Series, ‘Greatest Generational Leap’

NVIDIA simply unveiled the primary next-generation RTX ‘Ampere’ graphics playing cards: RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070.

Card TFLOPS VRAM Worth RTX 3090 36 24 GB GDDR6X $1499 RTX 3080 30 10GB GDDR6X  $699 RTX 3070 20 8GB GDDR6 $499

RTX 3080 is $699 and can launch September 17. RTX 2070 is $499 and can launch in October.

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RTX 3090 represents a brand new naming scheme for the standard NVIDIA ‘Titan’ tier. It’s priced considerably increased than the opposite playing cards, at an eye-watering $1499, and can ship September 24.

RTX Ampere

Ampere is NVIDIA’s new GPU structure, changing ‘Turing’ which powered final technology playing cards (like RTX 2080).

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NVIDIA says the brand new GPU cores, which it calls Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), ship double the efficiency in comparison with Turing’s, with 1.9x the efficiency per watt.

The primary technology RTX playing cards launched hardware-accelerated raytracing, enabled by RT Cores. NVIDIA says Ampere’s new RT cores improve ray tracing efficiency by “as much as 2x”.

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Whereas Turing used GDDR6 VRAM, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 use the brand new GDDR6X. This could ship roughly 50% improved video reminiscence bandwidth. RTX 2070 continues to be listed as utilizing GDDR6.

A ‘Generational Leap’?

In line with NVIDIA, the Ampere’s structure allows a real generational leap in efficiency. In the course of the launch occasion, CEO Jensen Huang claimed even the $499 RTX 3070 is extra highly effective than final gen’s 2080 Ti (which launched at $999).

This type of enchancment hasn’t been seen in PC-based GPUs for many years. If true, it ought to drive the PC platform into a brand new realm of graphical capabilities, far past even the spectacular next-generation consoles.

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We haven’t seen any actual world benchmarks but although, so for now we simply have NVIDIA’s phrase.

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