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News hardware & software 01 September 2020, 19:53

author: Bart Woldanski

GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 - Launch, Price and Specs

As announced, Jensen Huang, President of Nvidia, officially launched the Ampere family of GeForce GPU, the GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070. We learned the release date, price, specs and expected performance gain.

GeForce RTX 3000 cards have no more secrets from us!

Today, at 9 AM PT, a show by Nvidia took place, during which the new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards were officially announced. They were undoubtedly the most important part of the presentation. Not only the flagship GeForce RTX 3090 was presented, but also GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070, which will support the PCIe 4.0 standard. It was revealed that the core of GA102 is built from as many as 28 billion transistors (for comparison, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti contains 18.6 billion of them).

GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 - performance and specs

The cards are expected to deliver up to 1.9 times the performance increase per watt compared to their Turing generation counterparts. We've also learned the performance gain in shaders, RT cores and Tensor cores. In addition, Nvidia has released a graph comparing (in general) performance in selected 4K games, but we have to wait for the actual results to be tested by independent websites, which will appear near the store launch of the cards. Below is a table including GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 with specs, release dates and price.

We need to wait for independent tests, which will appear later this month.

GPU

GeForce RTX 3090

GeForce RTX 3080

GeForce RTX 3070

CUDA cores

10496

8704

5888

VRAM

24 GB GDDR6X

10 GB GDDR6X

8 GB GDDR6

Data bus

348-bit

320-bit

256-bit

Boost

1700 MHz

1710 MHz

1730 MHz

TGP

350 W

320 W

220 W

Recommended power supply

750 W

750 W

650 W

Power Connectors

2x 8-pin

2x 8-pin

1x 8-pin

Performance (TFLOPS)

36 TFLOPS Shader

69 RT TFLOPS

285 Tensor TFLOPS

30 Shader TFLOPS

58 RT TFLOPS

238 Tensor TFLOPS

20 TFLOPS Shader

40 RT TFLOPS

163 TFLOPS tensor

Release date

September 24

September 17

October

Price

$1499

$699

$499

Judging by the table, many rumors have been confirmed. GeForce RTX 3090 is expected to have 24GB of GDDR6X memory and is the first GPU for 8K resolution according to Nvidia. GeForce RTX 3080, which is also expected to have GDDR6X memory, but with 10GB of VRAM, will be twice as fast as GeForce RTX 2080, while GeForce RTX 3070 is expected to have "only" GDDR6 memory (8GB of VRAM) and offer performance beyond GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The cards will be equipped with HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4a.

Premieres

We have learned the release date for GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 models only, which will be released on September 17 and 24, respectively. We will have to wait until October for GeForce RTX 3070. Together with Founders Edition, the following companies will also make their debut on the market: ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.

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