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NVIDIA introduced its next generation of GPUs based on the Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 30 series, which offer up to 2x the performance and 1.9x the power efficiency over the previous Turing-based generation. This is the second generation of the GeForce RTX series, and NVIDIA said in a release that it delivers "unprecedented levels of real-time ray tracing and AI gaming".
The second-generation RT core and third-generation Tensor core each deliver twice the throughput of the previous generation, enabling faster and more efficient execution of the DLSS AI image processing technology. To support video output at 8K resolution and 60fps with ray tracing, NVIDIA RTX IO is included, which speeds up input and output performance up to 100 times faster than previous storage APIs.
The three models announced this time are the RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070.
The RTX 3090 features a 12-pin power connector to convert multiple 8-pin power connectors to connect with the included adapter, and 24 GB of GDDR6X memory to support gameplay with 8K resolution ray tracing. The airflow through the card, which is thicker by three slots, is said to be 10 times quieter and 30 degrees cooler than the Titan RTX.
The RTX 3080 is claimed to be up to twice as fast as the RTX 2080, with 10GB of GDDR6X memory and support for gameplay at 4K/60fps. The RTX 3070 is 60 percent faster than the RTX 2070, with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and support for running games at 4K or 1440p resolution. All models support HDMI 2.1 and 4K/120fps video transmission.
The reference model NVIDIA Genuine Founders Edition will first be released on September 17 with the RTX 3080 starting at $699, followed by the RTX 3090 on September 24 starting at $1,499, and the RTX 3070 a little later in October. The price starts at $499.
Third-party graphics board manufacturers such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac will be releasing custom versions of their graphics cards.
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