Along with the official announcement of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card, the company has also unveiled the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3070 Ampere GPUs, featuring performances that easily outperforms the previous generation RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.
The new graphics cards feature a unique design and chassis that is quite similar to the RTX 3090. The RTX 3080 does feature the same dual axial-based fan setup that faces either side of the card. However, the RTX 3070 is smaller in size with both its axial fans facing on the same side.
Both the new graphics cards are based on the 8nm Ampere chips. NVIDIA says that the RTX 3080 features 8704 CUDA cores. The RTX 3080 packs the GA102-200 GPU, clocked at 1440 MHz for base speeds and can go up to 1710 MHz for boost speeds. The card has a compute performance of 30 TFLOPS, can reach at levels of 58 TFLOPS with RT cores and Tensor performances up to 238 TOPs. The RTX 3080 will also come in 10GB GDDR6X RAM, featuring a 320-bit memory bus, 19 Gbps memory speed, and 760 Gbps memory bandwidth. The TBW of the card is rated at 320W.
As for the RTX 3070 graphics card, the chip used here is the Ampere GA104-300, featuring a CUDA count of 5888 cores. The chip is clocked at a base frequency of 1500 MHz and can boost up to 1739 MHz. The RTX 3070 is touted to feature a compute performance of 20 TFLOPS and can reach up to 40 TFLOPS with second-generation RT cores. It’s Tensor based performance can reach up to 163 TOPs. The RTX 3070 graphics card comes in 8GB GDDR6 RAM and with a 256-bit memory bus. The memory speed of the card is rated at 16Gbps with a bandwidth that maxes out at 512 Gbps. The TBW of the RTX 3070 card is rated at 220W. NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3070 delivers over 60% performance uplift over the previous generation RTX 2070 GPU.
And as we mentioned before, the performance of both the new graphics cards outclasses the previous 2080 Ti flagship GPU. The Ampere GPU provides a significant performance boost over the previous Turing generations, including ray tracing performances. The improved PCB design brings in more headroom for overclocking on both the cards. The cards feature improved cooling with full aluminum alloy heatsink and coated with a nano-carbon coating for the steady flow of heat.
The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and the GeForce RTX 3070 GPUs are priced at 699 dollars (Approx. 2567 AED) and 499 dollars (Approx. 1832 AED), respectively. Actual prices for the UAE market can differ. We will update you on the local availability and pricing of the new Ampere cards once the word is out.