NVIDIA today announced the second generation of its ray-tracing GeForce RTX cards. The new lineup is helmed by the GeForce RTX 3090, an all-around powerhouse priced at $1,499. Equipped with 24GB of GDDR6X memory, this is the first flagship graphics card in the world designed for 8K gaming, according to NVIDIA.
Also, given its beefy hardware, the GeForce RTX 3090 should also prove to be an extremely capable tool for training deep learning AI models. On average, it’s 60% faster than the GeForce RTX 2070, the manufacturer estimates. Next in line is the all-around best buy candidate, the GeForce RTX 3070, with an MSRP of just $499. Which is half the price of the RTX 2080 Ti, yet the RTX 3070 promises to be twice as fast.
It offers 8GB of GDDR6 memory and has been rated for 4K gaming by NVIDIA. Finally, the GeForce RTX 3080 offers two times the performance of the RTX 2080, boasts 10GB of GDRR6X memory, and will be available this fall from $699, at least based on NVIDIA’s recommended retail pricing.
First custom implementations of this architecture from the likes of MSI, ASUS, and other PC component manufacturers are expected to be announced in the weeks ahead.