NVIDIA started the next chapter in gaming history with their event today. They showed first look at the new cards as well as performance benchmarks on the event hosted by Jensen Huang, the CEO of the company. It is safe to say that the Ampere series performs as expected from rumors for a while now. This next-generation really has brought something new to the industry. In addition to better processing, the new cards feature redesigned cooling and PCB solutions.
The event started off with a few new software and algorithm enhancements from NVIDIA. They have improved the performance in these cards with several delay minimizations. These new algorithms will be available through driver updates in the future.
Specifically for the RTX 30 series, NVIDIA now has improved DLSS 2.0 which gives a massive two times performance bump while also looking better than conventional rendering.
The even also announced Nvidia Omniverse Machinima is an RTX-powered app to create video game movies. There is also a new studio application from Nvidia which will let streamers enjoy a better experience than before. The new RTX tech renders the video to look a lot more cinematic. the Beta for Nvidia Omniverse Machinima will start in October.
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Coming back to our main stars of the show the two main graphics cards the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070. Talking about performance, the one thing certain after this event is that Pascal users can now safely upgrade their GPUs for ” Significant” performance improvements. NVIDIA doubles the processing power in these cards from the previous generation. While also maintaining better efficiency.
The Ampere series is now capable enough to run games at significantly high frames than Pascal cards with no ray tracing. And for ray-traced games, these cards knock 2000 series out of the stadium with their numbers. The DLSS 2.0 technology, as well as optimized ray tracing methods all, combine to push out the best game images ever.
Performance and Pricing:
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is a top of the line monster forms the company which costs a whopping $1,499. It packs enough juice to run games at a ridiculous 8K at 60 frames per second. NVIDIA showcased a few streamers that they invited over to test out this new card. The performance on this device is absolutely mind-blowing. It packs 10496 NVIDIA CUDA Cores running at 1.70 GHz boost Clock paired with an insane 24 GB of GDDR6X memory. This card is truly a work of art.
Now the thousand dollar range isn’t for anyone and if you’re one of those people NVIDIA still has you covered. The GeForce RTX 3080 is the top-end Ampere graphics card for such people. It starts at $699 and offers up to two times the performance of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
It comes equipped with 8704 NVIDIA CUDA Cores running at a boost clock of 1.71 GHz. The video memory on this card in a little less from the previous beast but still enough to crush every single game. We get ten gigabytes of GDDR6X memory on this card.
NVIDIA also shared a couple of benchmarks for this card as this is their main consumer device for this generation. Here is a look at how it stacks up with the previous generation for those interested.
Lastly, for $499, NVIDIA has the new GeForce RTX 3070 for you. It will offer more performance than an RTX 2080 Ti. Yes, you heard us right more than the RTX2080Ti a 1200$ card. It costs half as much price for this performance potentially making it a bargain graphics card. Other specifications include 5888 CUDA Cores, a 1.73 GHz boost clock, and 8 GB GDDR6 memory.
That is all the information from today’s event. The new RTX cards go on sale in October so stay tuned for new aftermarket card releases. Head over here for more details on pre-order and release. With that said, NVIDIA really has outdone their budget line with this card and that leaves us to think will there be a 3060. If yes how will it stack up against the older models? Let us know what you think in the comments below.