Nvidia Officially Reveals RTX 3000 Series Graphics Cards

Nvidia 3000 Series

Technology company Nvidia Corporation just revealed the latest 3000 series graphics cards to the world and they are a sight to enjoy.

Graphics Card NameRTX 3090RTX 3080RTX 3070
GPU NameAmpere GA102-300Ampere GA102-200Ampere GA104-300
Process NodeSamsung 8NSamsung 8NSamsung 8N
CUDA Cores1049687045888
Boost Clock1700 MHz1710 MHz1730 MHz
Memory Capacity24 GB GDDR6X10 GB GDDR6X8 GB GDDR6
Memory Bus384-bit320-bit256-bit
Bandwidth936 GB/s760 GB/s512 GB/s
Memory Speed19.5 Gbps19 Gbps16 Gbps
TDP350W320W220W
Price$1,499$699$499
Release dateSeptember 24September 17October

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the newest Nvidia Ampere graphics cards, which are the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090.  It promises AI powered acceleration with almost twice the performance-per-Watt of the Turing predecessors.

These new graphics cards are a complete overhaul of the 20-series and now it has the power of the second-gen RT and third-gen Tensor cores. It has the enhanced streaming multiprocessors (SM). Improvements are all over like new advancements in core size, PCB design, a redesign of the power connector (now 12-pin), and a new low profile leaf sprint mount. The cooling system is now improved and looks sleek. The fan placement and software stack that controls them have been tweaked as well.

Each SM has twice the number of floating point units in these new cards and has twice the rumored CUDA core counts. Standard rasterization and ray tracing will be essential in these new cards.

RTX 3070 has 5,888 core GPU and clocking at 1,730MHz boost clock speed, but it would most likely go beyond that. Huang boasted that it is faster than the RTX 2080 Ti and has 6GB GDDR6X memory and runs a bandwidth of up to 384 Gb/s with 256-bith bus. The SRP for this beast is only $499.

RTX 3080 will be the flagship of this generation. It has 8,704 CUDA cores with boost clocks of up to 1710 MHz. 10GB GDDR6X memory with an awesome 760 Gb/s bandwidth on a 320-bit bus and price tag of $699.

RTX 3090 is the BEAST of all beasts in the 3000 series with 10,496 CUDA cores and boost clock speeds of 1700MHz. 24GB of GDDR6X memory included on a 380-bit bus and pushes to 936 GB/s bandwidths. It can support 8K gaming and the price tag is $1,499.

Also to note, RTX 3090 looks really heavy that I am worried it would not be a good fit for my old rig. Might have to get a newer one to support that weight.

Thanks PC Gamer!