Nvidia has been the center of comments and rumors for a few weeks while waiting for the Ultimate Countdown event , which would lead us to the presentation of its new line of RTX 3000 graphics cards with Ampere architecture. The company has finally revealed the features and capabilities of the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and a beast called the RTX 3090. Overall, they represent a double increase in power when compared to the RTX 2000 line and reach an impressive 36 teraflops.
The second generation RTX incorporates new multiprocessors, RTX IO, and GDDR6X memory, which provides a data transmission speed of about 1 TB / s of memory bandwidth; Second-generation RT cores and third-generation Tensor Cores, offering twice the performance of the previous generation, plus simultaneous ray tracing, shading, and computation, making it faster and more efficient to run technologies that employ artificial intelligence, such as DLSS, and 238 Tensor TFLOPS of processing power. RTX IO, meanwhile, enables fast GPU-based loading and decompression of game elements, accelerating input / output performance up to 100x compared to traditional hard drives and storage APIs.
GeForce RTX 3070 – It’s faster than the RTX 2080 Ti for less than half the price, and 60 percent faster than the original RTX 2070. It’s equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, hitting the performance sweet spot for 4K and 1440p gaming. It will go on sale in October for 519 euros.
GeForce RTX 3080 – Up to twice as fast as RTX 2080. Packs 10GB of high-speed GDDR6X memory at 19Gbps, and is capable of consistently delivering 60 frames per second in 4K resolution gaming. It will be available from 719 euros from September 17.
GeForce RTX 3090 : The company’s new beast, known as the “BFGPU” (or “Big Ferocious GPU”), even comes with a silencer, a three-slot, dual-axial airflow design that makes the graphics card is 10 times quieter than the TITAN RTX and keeps the GPU up to 30 degrees Celsius cooler. Its 24GB of GDDR6X memory can handle the most demanding AI algorithms and support massive workloads in content creation. It’s up to 50 percent faster than the TITAN RTX, allowing it to hit 60 fps in 8K resolution in many games. It will be available on September 24 for 1,549 euros.
To all this, we must add other novelties in the RTX Ampere line, such as better thermal solutions that promise up to 55% airflow compared to the previous line and several solutions for gamers, such as Nvidia Reflex (which reduces latency in games like ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ and ‘Fortnite’), the addition of the AV1 codec and more.