Recently, we were introduced to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series. This is its second-generation RTX offering which delivers up to 2x the performance and 1.9x the power efficiency. While the industry is excited for the GPUs, NVIDIA has also introduced a slate of new tools for GeForce gaming enthusiasts.
The new GeForce RTX 30 Series at a glance
|RTX 3070 |
The Sweet Spot
|RTX 3080 |
The New Flagship
|RTX 3090 |
The Big, Ferocious GPU
|Faster than GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at less than half the price||Up to 2x faster than the original GeForce RTX 2080||Up to 50 per-cent faster than the Titan RTX|
|60 per-cent faster than GeForce RTX 2070 at the same price||Designed for 4K gaming, delivering more than 60fps at 4K resolution||Fastest GPU ever built for gaming and creatives with 24GB of GDDR6X memory, capable of powering 60fps at 8K resolution|
|–||Built on a custom 8N manufacturing process with 28 billion transistors and Micron GDDR6X memory||Comes with silencer – a three-slot, dual-axial, flow-through design for 10x quieter performance|
|Costs $499 (Dh1,832.78)||Costs $699 (Dh2,567.36)||Costs $1,499 (Dh5,505.68)|
|Available in October||Available starting September 17||Available starting September 24|
Technology behind the GPU series
The new cards from NVIDIA feature several world firsts. They come with HDMI 2.1 for increased bandwidth support and become the first discrete GPUs with support for the new AV1 codec, enabling gamers to watch up to 8K HDR internet video using as much at 50 per-cent less bandwidth.
More of the changes come with design, with the GPU systems featuring a dual-axial, flow-through thermal solutions for up to 2x more cooling. Not just that, you also get a stronger mechanical structure with a low-profile leaf spring and a new 12-pin power connector. This allows for more space and is compatible with 8-pin connectors in existing power supplies with the included adapter.
With NVIDIA’s new RTX series, you benefit from NVIDIA Reflex, which can optimize and measure system latency by up to 50 per-cent. More so, live streamers can use NVIDIA Broadcast to turn any room into a broadcast studio. It can transform standard web-cameras and microphones into smart devices with effects like Audio Noise Removal and Virtual Background Effects. There are range of other tools the cards come with including NVIDIA Studio and Omniverse Machinima.
Local pricing and availability
While we have an idea about pricing worldwide, local pricing and availability about the GeForce RTX 30 Series is not known yet. We will keep you updated as we learn more on this.