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 September 03 2020

New Nvidia graphics cards

GeForce RTX 3080.

GeForce RTX 3080. © Nvidia.

Nvidia has unveiled its latest line of graphics cards, the 3000 series trifecta. Based on the new Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 introduce the second generation RTX ray tracing cores, GDDR6X memory and faster AI processing.

The cheapest model, the RTX 3070, is 60% faster than the RTX 2070, supports 1440p and 4K games, and has 8GB of GDDR6X memory. At USD500, it is as fast as the current RTX 2080 Ti for half the price. The RTX 3070 will be available as of 24 September.

The RTX 3080 is billed by Nvidia as “the ultimate gaming GPU”. Twice as fast as the RTX 2080, it provides a continuous refresh rate of 60fps at 4K and comes with 10GB of GDDR6X RAM. The RTX 3080 will be available on 17 September, for USD700. 

Finally, the RTX 3090 is the high-end model. It has 24GB of GDDR6X RAM and is 50% faster than the current Titan RTX. It supports a full 60fps at 8K resolutions, but this GPU is geared to AI application developers and AV content creators. The RTX 3080 will be available in October for USD1,500. 

Rock Paper Shotgun, Katharine Castle, “Nvidia Ampere: everything you need to know about Nvidia’s RTX 3070, 3080 and 3090 GPUs.”


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