Nvidia has just presented on this first day of September its second generation of GeForce RTX series graphics cards, offering the biggest breakthrough that the company has offered in recent years with extreme and surprising quality.
There are three new models: the RTX 3070, the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3090, models that share the same new Ampere architecture from Nvidia, delivering 2x more performance in performance and 1.9x more energy efficiency when compared to the Turing architecture.
All cards feature the new DLSS technology (see video below), an engine based on artificial intelligence that offers higher texture quality while consuming even less resources.
Load times have also been reduced thanks to RTX IO, working alongside Microsoft’s DirectStorage for Windwos API that offers up to a 100x gain in performance.
Major improvements are made possible by Samsung’s new 8-nanometer manufacturing for the Ampere architecture, while the Turing architecture generation offered 12 nanometers. Thus, we have better efficiency thanks to the higher density of transistors present in the package.
With the new GDDR6X video memory, the GeForce RTX 30 line allows you to offer memory bandwidth up to 1 TB / s!
GeForce RTX 3070
The new RTX 3070 is the most affordable model in the line, but still delivering extreme performance. The card can be 60% faster than the RTX 2070 and faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, offering 5888 NVIDIA CUDA cores, clocking up to 1.73 GHz, 8 GB of GDDR6 memory and support for 4K @ 240Hz resolution, 8K @ 60Hz and 8K @ 120Hz.
GeForce RTX 3080
As its name suggests, the RTX 3080 gains even more power. There are now 8703 NVIDIA CUDA cores clocked at up to 1.71 GHz, 10 GB of GDDR6X memory with 320 bit memory interface width, HDI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a and 4K @ 240Hz, 8K @ 60Hz and 8K @ 120Hz configurations.
GeForce RTX 3090
The supreme RTX 3090, on the other hand, offers all the best that Nvidia has to offer. Being categorized as a “Big Ferocious GPU” (BFGPU), the card features TITAN class performance, 10496 NVIDIA CUDA cores clocked up to 1.7 GHz, standard configuration 24 GB GDDR6X memory with 384 bit interface, NVIDIA NVLink (SLI-Ready) and, as expected, support for 4K @ 240Hz, 8K @ 60Hz and 8K @ 120Hz resolutions.
Prices and release dates
The three new plates will hit the market at very different prices between September and October. Check below the prices and dates confirmed by Nvidia.
- RTX 3070 for $ 499 (R $ 2,676), available in October
- RTX 3080 for $ 699, available September 17
- RTX 3090 for $ 1,499, available September 24
Nvidia Brasil has not yet confirmed the launch date or prices of the new GPUs on national soil.