NVIDIA launches GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070, prices start at $499

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NVIDIA’s next generation GPUs are finally here. Based on their own Ampere architecture with an 8nm lithography from Samsung, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards promises the greatest possible gaming performance and new features to separate it from the rest.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series video cards are based on their Ampere architecture. They are promising up to twice the performance compared to previous generation video cards, which is a significant leap of computing power.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080.

These GPUs will support the PCIe 4.0 standard and come with an 18-phase power supply allowing for better GPU performance and overclocking. NVIDIA is doubling down on their Ray Tracing Cores by introducing their 2nd Generation RT Cores, which have up to two times the throughput of previous generation cards. NVIDIA DLSS also receives a bump in performance thanks to Ampere’s 3rd Generation Tensor Cores, which allows AI-powered technologies and techniques to perform faster.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.

NVIDIA will be initially introducing three cards: the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 this September while the RTX 3070 will arrive a month later. Of course, they will ship first in the brand’s Founders Edition cards, which has been improved to deliver a quieter experience compared to dual axial coolers while still being able to deliver nearly twice the cooling performance.

ModelNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
GPUGA102GA102GA104
ArchitectureAmpereAmpereAmpere
Manufacturing ProcessSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nmSamsung 8nm
Boost Clock1.7GHz1.71GHz1.73GHz
CUDA Cores10,4968,7045,888
Memory24GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR6
Memory Bus Width384-bit384-bit256-bit
TDP350W320W220W
PriceUSD 1,499USD 699USD 499

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be available internationally on September 17, 2020 for USD 699 while the RTX 3090 will start shipping starting September 24, 2020 for USD 1,499. The RTX 3070 is expected to make its way onto markets next month at USD 499.

NVIDIA Philippines has officially published the prices of their RTX 3000 series cards in the local market. They are a bit higher compared to direct conversion because tax and shipping has been applied.

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 – PHP 88,000
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 – PhP 41,000
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 – PHP 29,500