NVIDIA Ampere GeForce

They’re finally here, after all the rumors, photos, leaks, and speculation, the new NVIDIA Ampere GeForce cards have official been released to the public. Released in three different flavors the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and the monstrous RTX 3090 dubbed “BFGPU” have hit the market. Here’s what we know so far: (we’ll update this blog as information comes in!)

NVIDIA 30 Series Specs at a Glance (Full Specs Below)

NVIDIA CUDA Cores 10496 8704 5888
Boost Clock (GHz) 1.7 1.71 1.73
Memory Size 24 GB 10 GB 8 GB

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

In what appears to be the successor of the NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU, The RTX 3090 is a beast by any means. Labeled as “Big Ferocious GPU” (BFGPU). This massive card occupies three slots and even includes a silencer to make it quieter than TITAN RTX. With a hulking 10,496 CUDA Cores and 24 GB of G6X memory, it’s expected to be up to 50 percent faster than the TITAN RTX, and requires a 750-watt power supply. The RTX 3090 itself is rated at 350 watts.

RTX 3090

Shown for size: NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang holding the massive RTX 3090

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

In what appears to the the successor of the RTX 2080, the Ampere powered RTX 3080 appears to be a massive upgrade in terms of performance while not breaking the bank. This new flagship GPU has 10GB G6X  memory and is built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and super fast G6X memory for an amazing performance boost (up to 2x of RTX 2080).

RTX 3080Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Boasting faster performance than the RTX 2080 Ti, the newly unveiled RTX 3070 will attract those looking for high performance GPU on a budget. With 5,888 CUDA Cores it appears to be a significant leap in terms of performance from the 4,352 CUDA Cores of the RTX 2080 Ti.

rtx 3070


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 Full Specs

GPU Engine Specs: NVIDIA CUDA® Cores 10496 8704 5888
Boost Clock (GHz) 1.7 1.71 1.73
Memory Specs: Standard Memory Config 24 GB GDDR6X 10 GB GDDR6X 8 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit
Technology Support: Ray Tracing Cores 2nd Generation 2nd Generation 2nd Generation
Tensor Cores 3rd Generation 3rd Generation 3rd Generation
NVIDIA Architecture Ampere Ampere Ampere
Microsoft DirectX® 12 Ultimate Yes Yes Yes
PCI Express Gen 4 Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA® GeForce Experience™ Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA Ansel Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA FreeStyle Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA ShadowPlay Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA Highlights Yes Yes Yes
Game Ready Drivers Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA Studio Drivers Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost™ Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA NVLink™ (SLI-Ready) Yes
Vulkan RT API, OpenGL 4.6 Yes Yes Yes
HDMI 2.1 Yes Yes Yes
DisplayPort 1.4a Yes Yes Yes
NVIDIA Encoder 7th Generation 7th Generation 7th Generation
NVIDIA Decoder 5th Generation 5th Generation 5th Generation
VR Ready Yes Yes Yes
Display Support: Maximum Digital Resolution (1) 7680×4320 7680×4320 7680×4320
Standard Display Connectors HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a HDMI 2.1, 3x DisplayPort 1.4a
Multi Monitor 4 4 4
HDCP 2.3 2.3 2.3
Founders Edition Card Dimensions: Length 12.3″ (313 mm) 11.2″ (285 mm) 9.5″ (242 mm)
Width 5.4″ (138 mm) 4.4″ (112 mm) 4.4″ (112 mm)
Height 3-Slot 2-Slot 2-Slot
Founders Edition Thermal Power Specs: Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 93 93 93
Graphics Card Power (W) 350 320 220
Recommended System Power (W) (2) 750 750 650
Supplementary Power Connectors 2x PCIe 8-pin 2x PCIe 8-pin 1x PCIe 8-pin

1 – Up to 4k 12-bit HDR at 240Hz with DP1.4a+DSC. Up to 8k 12-bit HDR at 60Hz with DP 1.4a+DSC or HDMI2.1+DSC. With dual DP1.4a+DSC, up to 8K HDR at 120Hz

2 – Recommendation is made based on PC configured with an Intel Core i9-10900K processor. A lower power rating may work depending on system configuration.

Note: The above specifications represent this GPU as incorporated into NVIDIA’s reference graphics card design. Clock specifications apply while gaming with medium to full GPU utilization. Graphics card specifications may vary by add-in-card manufacturer. Please refer to the add-in-card manufacturers’ website for actual shipping specifications.

Source: NVIDIA 

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