Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 30 series has finally become official, with the company not disappointing and confirming the top performance of its new GPUs based on the Ampere architecture.
As we saw in the livestream through which the CEO of the company, Jensen Huang, announced all the new models, the top of which is the GeForce RTX 3090 which costs 1499 dollars. With the GA102-300 GPU including 10496 CUDA cores, Nvidia’s flagship card comes with 24 GB GDDR6X memory through a 384-bit interace. It is clocked at 19.5 Gbps which is equivalent to 936 GB / s maximum bandwidth. In fact, this card is the next generation of the TITAN series and in addition to its cost, it stands out for its size which is quite large, incorporating a larger cooling system than that of the RTX 3080.
The boost clock of the RTX 3090 reaches 1.70 GHz or 35.7 TFLOPs, putting the upcoming new generation game consoles in a difficult position. Its technical features allow Nvidia to characterize it as the first GPU capable of 8K gaming with RTX, DLSS 8K and HDR Shadowplay enabled. Its release is set for September 24.
In the middle of the new series we find the GeForce RTX 3080 at a cost of $ 699. Technical features include the GA102-200 GPU with 8704 CUDA Cores and 10GB GDDR6X memory via a 320-bit bus. The maximum bandwidth in this case translates to 760 GB / s while Nvidia confirmed that the boost clock of the card is at 1.71 GHz with 29.7 TFlops. The RTX 3080 will be released a little earlier and specifically from September 17.
The most economical model of the RTX 30 series is the RTX 3070 as it costs $ 499. Inside we find the GA104 GPU with 5888 CUDA cores and 256-bit memory bus with 8GB GDDR6 (non-X). And here the boost clock is at 1.73 GHz while offering 20.4 TFLOPs performance.
In addition, the 3080 and 3070 models are among the first GPUs to support HDMI 2.1 for faster frame rates on state-of-the-art TVs and 4K resolutions even at 120 fps. Finally one of the most important features is the support variable refresh rate which means that a compatible TV can have the same performance as a Freesynce or G-Sync monitor.