The Nvidia RTX 3090 has officially been confirmed as the first ever 8K-capable consumer graphics card. Nvidia launched its new flagship graphics card alongside the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, with the new generation of GPUs flaunting unrivalled performance power. Read on for the rundown of the confirmed features and specs.
Here’s a quick rundown of the confirmed features and specs:
Is capable of 8K gaming at 60fps
Has a starting price of £1399 ($1499)
Features 24GB GDDR6X video memory
Uses Ampere architecture, featuring Samsung’s 8nm process
Supports HDMI 2.1
8K HDR ShadowPlay
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 release date – When will it launch?
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 will launch on 24 September 2020.
The RTX 3080 will hit stores in September too, but you’ll have to wait until October for the RTX 3070.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 price – How much will it cost?
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 has a starting price of £1399 (~SGD $2537).
That’s incredibly expensive, but this is the very first 8K gaming GPU, so it comes as no surprise.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 specs
The RTX 3090 features the new Ampere architecture, which uses Samsung’s 8nm process. This means the node won’t be quite as compact as the upcoming AMD RDNA 2 architecture, but Nvidia is making up for that by pushing up the video memory to dizzying heights.
The next-gen graphics card is confirmed to feature Micron’s 24GB GDDR6X video memory. Micron suggests this amount of video memory ‘will be able to break the 1TB/s of system bandwidth barrier’, which is a big landmark for graphics cards since consumer options have never really come close to hitting that record.
Nvidia has already confirmed its next-gen graphics card will require a new 12-pin PCIe power adapter. Hardwareluxx writer Andreas Schilling has shown the Seasonic-made connector in photos, with the accompanying box reading ‘Nvidia 12-pin PCIe Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 Connector’.
The GPU also features a whopping 350W power draw, which is unsurprisingly high given the graphics card potential size and performance power. Nvidia recommends a whopping 750W PSU to power a computer equipped with it’s flagship graphics card.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 performance
The RTX 3090 is the world’s first 8K-capable gaming GPU. This incredibly powerful graphics card is apparently capable of hitting 60fps in 8K for “many top games”, and so should easily be able to handle 4K gaming too.
Nvidia claims it’s 50% more powerful than the Titan RTX, and yet is also 10x quieter thanks to a dual-axial, flow-through design.
We’ll have to wait until we get our hands on a review sample to determine whether these figures stand up, but the spec sheet sure does look impressive.
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