Just two years after introducing its RTX series with Turing architecture, Nvidia today announced its successors, the RTX 3000 series with Ampere architecture and with the RTX 3090 leading the way as the most powerful model of all.
Alongside it, there is the Nvidia RTX 3080 , with twice the power of its direct predecessor, the RTX 2080Ti; And right after that, the cheapest RTX 3070 of the pack would also be more powerful than the RTX 2080Ti, but by a small margin.
Without a doubt, it is these last two that have attracted the most attention. Despite its massive power, the RTX 3090 is very expensive, while the RTX 3070 outperforms the best of the previous generation for a third of the price.
The Nvidia RTX 3090 will cost 1,549 euros and will launch on September 24, while the RTX 3080 will cost 719 euros and will be available on September 17. Finally, the RTX 3070 will cost 519 euros and will be available in October.
Among the games that will make the best use of its technologies are two highly anticipated releases, such as Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War and Cyberpunk 2077 . Both will integrate improvements thanks to RTX technology. And in the same way, Fortnite, the most popular video game of the moment, will also receive graphic improvements from Nvidia. Other titles like Watch Dogs: Legion and Dying Light 2 will also feature improvements by RTX.
Nvidia has also announced new software tools, such as Nvidia Reflex , to enhance the capabilities of professional gamers; or Nvidia Broadcast, aimed at streamers and capable of blocking background noise on the microphone or even erasing the background of a room without the need for a ‘chroma’.
PLAY 8K ON THE RTX 3090
The 8K still falls far short and hardly no TVs capable of reproducing content to such a resolution, but the Nvidia RTX 3090 is compatible with this large format thanks to its power and using the standard HDMI 2.1 .
It has 36 Shader-Teraflops, 69 RT-Teraflops, 285 tensor-Teraflops and 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM , which translated into Christian means that it is the most powerful graphics card on the market and more than twice as powerful, on paper, as a RTX 2080Ti and 50% more powerful than the RTX Titan . Its price, very high: 1,549 euros.
All this requires an extra effort on the part of the computer. The rumors about the RTX 3090 in the end have been true: it will occupy three rear slots in the computer case, although it only needs a PCI-E input to function.
It will also need quite a bit of power to function (it is anticipated that it may require up to 350W on its own), so it is necessary to power it with two power connectors with four pins each, which in turn require a special 12-pin adapter from Nvidia (comes included with the graphs) to better manage its consumption.