Nvidia has revealed the new GeForce RTX 3000 series of GPUs. The RTX 3080, 3070, and 3090 will be rolling out over the coming weeks, and you probably have a few questions about how to get your hands on one of these graphics cards. Below, we’ve assembled everything you need to know about actually buying the things into one convenient package. Let’s get to it.
When Will GeForce RTX 3000-Series Preorders Go Live?We don’t know, because Nvidia made no mention of preorders during the announcement event. In fact we don’t even know if these GPUs will go up for preorder at all. Could be, the buy links just go live on their release dates. That said, on Nvidia’s website, you can sign up to be notified via email when the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, or RTX 3090 are available to order.
GeForce RTX 3000-Series Release DatesOne thing we do know are the release dates… for most of these upcoming GPUs. The RTX 3070, the furthest one out, is still listed with a release window instead of a specific date. That said, here’s when Nvidia says these cards will hit store shelves.
- GeForce RTX 3070 – October
- GeForce RTX 3080 – September 17
- GeForce RTX 3090 – September 24
GeForce RTX 3000-Series PricingWe also got the pricing details for the new GPUs.
- GeForce RTX 3070 – $499
- GeForce RTX 3080 – $699
- GeForce RTX 3090 – $1499
GeForce RTX 3000-Series Specs
The RTX 3080 is the flagship card of the bunch, the one that’s most carefully balanced in terms of power and affordability. Nvidia says it offers twice the performance of the 2080, which is quite a leap in performance. It has 10GB of GDDR6X and is capable of 30 shader-tflops, 58 RT-tflops, and 238 Tensor-tflops.The cheapest new GPU in the line is the RTX 3070, which has 8GB GDDR6 memory and is capable of 20 shader-tflops, 40RT-tflops, and 163 Tensor-tflops. Interestingly, Nvidia says this card is more powerful than the RTX 2080 Ti.Those who want all the power can pick up the RTX 3090, which Nvida winkingly called a “BFGPU.” It has a whopping 24GB of GDDR6X memory, is capable of 36 shader-tflops, 69 RT-tflops, and 285 Tensor-tflops. Nvidia says this monster can run games at 60 fps in 8K.Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-Series RevealFor more information about the specs and what kind of graphical feats these graphics cards are capable of producing, check out our Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 announcement.
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