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NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU’s


Described as a “Giant step into the future”, NVIDIA has unveiled their new 30 series GPU’S, the latest of which is said to support 8K gaming.

In May of this year, we were introduced to the NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture which is used to power the world’s supercomputers and hyperscale data centers. Well, the good news is that this technology has now come to gaming in three new exciting GPU’S.

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

The GeForce RTX 30 series is said to deliver up to 2x the performance and 1.9 x the power efficiency of previous generation GPU’S.

The three new GPU’s that have been unveiled are the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and the GeForce RTX 3090.

Nvidia is using a new 12-pin connector on its new RTX 3000 cards, but it will include an adapter that is compatible with 8 pin cables with its founders’ editions cards.

GeForce RTX 3070 (available in October)(+-R 8,300)

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

This GPU is powered by Ampere, which is NVIDIA’S 2nd gen RTX architecture. Built with enhanced Ray Tracing Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed G6 memory, it will easily get you through even the most demanding games. The RTX 3070 will have a similar cooling system to the RTX 3080 which promises to have improved thermals and quieter operation. This card is said to be a much more capable card than the RTX 2080Ti at a much lower cost. It will also have a performance boost that will put it comfortably above the 1080 Ti and 1080 cards for 1440p gaming.

GeForce RTX 3080 (available on the 17th of September)(+-R 11,600)

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

The RTX 3080 is designed to succeed the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti cards with improved performance and ray-tracing support. This card has 10GB of GDDR6X memory. Nvidia is using 8,704 CUDA cores on the RTX 3080, combined with a 1.71Ghz boost clock.

The 3080 boasts an updated thermal design with a pennant shaped board, combined with a new cooling shroud designed to improve airflow and overcome some of the cooling constraints on the RTX 2080.

Airflow is said to be improved by 55%, and the RTX 3080 promises to be a lot quieter and more efficient.

GeForce RTX 3090 (available on the 24th of September)(+- R 25,000)

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

This GPU will ship with a huge 24GB of GDDR6X memory and will be capable of 60fps gaming at 8K resolutions. Nvidia claims the RTX 3090 is the “world’s first 8K gaming GPU,” with 8K HDR Shadow Play support, HDMI 2.1, and a whole lot more. Nvidia is using 10,496 CUDA cores on the RTX 3090, combined with a boost clock of 1.70GHz and 24GB of GDDR6X memory.

This card is being labeled as a (BFGPU) or Big Ferocious GPU and for good reasons, for example, it is said to be 50% faster than the Titan RTX and will require a 750-watt power supply to run. The card itself is said to utilize around 350 watts of power.

Not only is it “Big” on the inside the outer dimensions are massive too. The card measures 313mm in length as opposed to the 3080 which measures 285mm. The 3090 will also occupy three slots which means PC builders will have to consider their casing before purchasing this large GPU.

It even comes with a silencer — a three-slot, dual-axial, flow-through design — up to 10x quieter and keeps the GPU up to 30 degrees C cooler than the TITAN RTX.

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

Not only did we get these three amazing new GPU’s in the announcement we also got NVIDIA Broadcast for the live streamers out there. According to the NVIDIA site “It transforms standard webcams and microphones into smart devices to turn any room into a broadcast studio.” It does this with effects like Audio Noise Removal, Virtual Background Effects — whether for graphics or video — and Webcam Auto Framing, giving you a virtual cameraperson.  NVIDIA Broadcast runs AI algorithms trained by deep learning on NVIDIA’s DGX supercomputer — one of the world’s most potent. NVIDIA Broadcast will be available for download in September and runs on any RTX GPU.

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

Another amazing piece of technology that was announced is the Omniverse Machinima. Based on the Omniverse 3D workflow collaboration platform this technology is for those using games to create shorts and movies. With Omniverse Machinima, creators can use their webcam to drive an AI-based pose-estimator to animate characters. Drive face animation AI with your voice. Add high-fidelity physics like particles and fluids. Make materials physically accurate. When done with your composition and mixing, you can even render film-quality cinematics with your RTX GPU.

The beta will be available in October. Sign up at

NVIDIA Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU's

There you have it, this next month will be an exciting time for gaming technology as far as NVIDIA is concerned. This new announcement has given us the promise of 8k gaming and so much more, surely ushering in a new future for Graphics card technology.