Nvidia officially debuts the RTX 30 series GPUs

September 2, 2020

RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 made for next-gen gaming.

As expected, Nvidia has officially introduced its next-generation RTX 30 series GPU in an online event last night. The Ampere-based GPUs include the RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 with the RTX 3090 being the top-tier option that Nvidia claims can handle 8K/60 fps graphics.

The 8K support for the RTX 3090 was made possible through an upscaling technique called DLSS 8K mode. Dubbed by reviewers as the replacement for the Titan RTX, the RTX 3090 now supports HDMI 2.1 along with 24GB of GDDR6X RAM. At the heart of the GPU is the Ampere processor and will have native support on a variety of current and upcoming games for Windows 10 that include Death Stranding and Watch Dogs: Legion.

As for the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3070, Nvidia says that you’re getting a 30 percent performance upgrade when compared to the Super versions of the RTX 2000 series. Other features include an upgraded shader engine plus faster RT and Tensor cores.

Part of the announcement also included Fortnite, which will also get a nice RTX upgrade that includes real-time shadows and ambient occlusion. Nvidia also gave more details about the Ampere architecture running on the RTX 30 series. It is now using a 7nm process similar to AMD’s Navi-based GPUs, and the smaller design allows for improved performance.

A bunch of other tools for GeForce gamers was also announced, including Nvidia Reflex for improving competitive games, Nvidia Broadcast that uses AI for improving streams, and Nvidia Omniverse Machinima that harnesses the power of the PGU to create movies in real-time.

The GeForce RTX 3070 will be available in October for $499.

The GeForce RTX 3080 will be available starting September 17th for $699.

The GeForce RTX 3090 will be available starting September 24th for $1,499.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.