Late reaction but I wanted to hold off until I got all the information for these RTX 30 Series cards and my goodness! I was not expecting the leap to be this great, it honestly makes me wonder if it’s even worthy to pick up a next-gen console at this point!
Quick run down:
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 – NVIDIA Reflex reduces system latency, providing split-second PC gaming responsiveness; NVIDIA Broadcast turns any room into a home broadcast studio with AI-enhanced video and voice comms; updates to NVIDIA DLSS make 8K HDR gaming a reality on the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card; and new NVIDIA Studio enhancements make creative applications run faster than ever before.
The flagship card, the RTX 3080 Series is priced at a cool $699, available Sept 17th, while the RTX 3070 starts at $499, available October! The big dog itself, the RTX 3090 starts at $1499, and is able to play 60FPS at 8K! Yes, you read that right! I wasn’t planning on making a generation leap anytime soon, but with how powerful these cards are, and at such a reasonable price (debatable), my wallet is crying out in agony right now!
In regards to my comment on the next-gen console, as much as that was a joke, I really do wonder if I’d be better off buying one of these cards instead, and waiting two-three years to see what games the PS5 will offer! I know they have a good line up, but most of them are coming to PC anyways! Anyways, let me know what you guys think, is it worth the leap?
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