Nvidia today officially unveiled the latest versions of the RTX graphics card based on the Ampere graphic architecture that the company unveiled earlier this year which provides improvements in 3D ray tracing technology.
The new versions presented by the company include the RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, all of which provide twice the performance of the last generation of RTX cards, as well as provide a 1.9 times improvement in energy efficiency compared to previous versions.
Improvements in the RTX 30 series
New GPUs deliver significant improvements including 2-in-FP32 performance throughout Turing and 30-shader-TFLOPS in processing power in the new RTX series of graphics cards. As for ray tracing, the new RT cores offer twice the throughput of the previous generation along with features such as simultaneous ray tracing and shading with 58 RT-TFLOPS processing power.
The new RTX 30 GPUs also use the DLSS technology that RTX cards used last year to improve performance in games that support RTX cards. However, RTX cards use third-generation Tensor cores which means that they are faster and more efficient for AI technologies, including Nvidia DLSS.
New GDDR6X memory
The RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 use the new GDDR6X memory. It was developed in partnership between Micron and Nvidia. Nvidia says it is the fastest discrete graphics memory on the market, with speeds approaching 1 TB / second for graphics card applications.
The price of the RTX 30 series
The RTX 3070 is priced at 499 $, which is 60% faster than the RTX 2070 and will be equipped with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.
The RTX 3080 is priced at 699 $ and is twice as fast as the RTX 2080. It features 10 GB of GDDR6X memory, with speeds of up to 19 Gbps.
Screen RTX 3090 at a price of 1499 $. It comes with a massive 24GB of GDDR6X memory, which is up to 50% faster than even the Titan RTX GPU and can deliver 60FPS continuously for 8K gaming.
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