Watch the moment NVIDIA gave AMD its newest nightmare

Chris Burns - Sep 1, 2020, 4:15pm CDT
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Watch the moment NVIDIA gave AMD its newest nightmare

Today the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics cards. This collection is otherwise known as the GeForce RTX 30 Series, and it’ll be released as both Founders Edition graphics cards and in partner-made editions from brands like ASUS, EVGA, Colorful, Gigabyte, MSI, PYN, and Zotac.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3090 were revealed with three very different setups – major differences in VRAM, Cuda Cores, and pricing. The NVIDIA GeForce 3080 is the flagship, while the 3070 is the least expensive “balanced” card, and the RTX 3090 is the big monster the likes of which the average person won’t likely see in person – unless of course they’re in need of the most powerful GPU NVIDIA’s ever made.

The 3070 works with 5,888 CUDA Cores, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, and will be available last – that’s the most affordable card, though NVIDIA’s not yet revealed their base price. The GeForce RTX 3080 has 8,704 CUDA Cores, and 10GB GDDR6X VRAM, while the GeForce RTX 3090 has a whopping 10,496 CUDA Cores and 24GB GDDR6X VRAM.

All that and a WHOLE lot more was revealed in the NVIDIA event the likes of which you’ll be able to see in the video below. Be prepared to learn more than you could EVER want to know about these next-generation graphics cards, for reals.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 is priced at $499 and NVIDIA suggests that this card will be released in October of 2020. The GeForce RTX 3080 will be released on Septemeber 17, 2020, for a cool $699 USD. The most monstrous card revealed today, the GeForce RTX 3090, has a release date of September 24, 2020, with a starting price of $1499 USD.

Earlier this week, AMD launched the Radeon RX 5300 graphics card without fanfare. This card was launched as direct competitor to NVIDIA’s GTX 1650. At the moment, AMD isn’t in a great position to battle RTX 30 on all fronts.

We’ll have to wait and see if AMD’s Big Navi card will be launched (later this year) with a price/power combo that’s ready to roll up on RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090. Leaks earlier this year suggested that AMD’s Big Navi will have anywhere between 15% and 50% speed improvement over GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.


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