So, it happened… NVIDIA announced today, the next generation of awesomeness!
In a highly compact nutshell here are the details:
Powered by Ampere, NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture, GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards feature faster 2nd gen Ray Tracing Cores, faster 3rd gen Tensor Cores, and new streaming multiprocessors that together bring stunning visuals, faster frame rates, and AI acceleration for gamers and creators.
GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs also feature several world firsts: they’re the first gaming-class graphics cards with up to 24GB of new, blazing-fast GDDR6X VRAM; they’re the first GPUs with HDMI 2.1, for 4K high refresh rate and 8K gaming; they’re the first discrete GPUs with support for the AV1 codec, enabling you to watch high-resolution streams using significantly less bandwidth; and our Founders Edition cards are the first with innovative dual axial flow through cooling solutions.
And of course, GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs come packed with new technologies for esports competitors, livestreamers, creators, and gamers alike…
See the full introduction on NVIDIA’s page!
Be sure to check out the full GeForce RTX 30 Series video presentation from NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang:
Another source, I truly love to get info from is JayzTwoCents and here he breaks down the presentation for us mortals:
So, will Girl-In-Pigtails be getting a new graphics card?
The better question would be: Which Version?
To be honest, I would like to wait and see the performance reviews before I make a decision. As of now, I am leaning toward the 3080 based on performance to price but it’s a toss up between 3080 and 3090.
Time will tell…