On September 1st, NVIDIA revealed their long-awaited GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card. NVIDIA is calling it the fastest graphics card in the world! At a glance, the card looks like a great offering. But how does it hold up? Is it worth your cash? Join us as we break down the GeForce RTX 30 series Graphics Card by NIVIDIA.
GeForce 30 Series Graphics Cards Are Here
The GeForce RTX 30 series is powered by Ampere, NVIDIA’s 2nd generation RTX architecture. The new RT and Tensor cores promise real-time ray tracing capabilities, as well as enhanced and improved frame rates and image quality with a DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) powered AI. In Death Stranding, we got a glimpse of the fidelity and frame rate with a side-by-side comparison.
The GeForce RTX 30 series is expected to deliver twice the amount of performance as the 20 series cards. That is quite the leap in performance standards. It will also support HDMI 2.1 taking full advantage of 4K and even 8K resolutions at high refresh rates.
The main card in the series, the RTX 3080, will require a 750W power supply as it draws additional power. Meaning, if you don’t already have one installed, you will need to upgrade your PSU alongside your shiny new card. Additionally, the RTX 3080 features a 12 pin power connector that is awkwardly located on the side of the card. The included adapter isn’t the most aesthetic looking as it tends to dangle off the side of the card, but 3rd party companies are planning to create single cable adapters that will plug in directly to the new 12 pin connector.
On September 17th, NVIDIA unleashed its new graphics card upon the world. With the upcoming releases of the Xbox Series S | X and the PlayStation 5, console gamers aren’t the only gamers with next-gen improvements to look forward to. PC gamers are also joining in on giving their machines a graphical overhaul.
The new RTX 3080 retails for $699 USD. There will be 2 additional models that will accompany the card series. The slightly less powerful and reasonably priced 3070 will retail for $499 USD and the more powerful 3090 that will retail for a whopping $1499 USD.
Now that the GeForce 30 series graphics cards Are Here Let us know in the comments if you’re planning to upgrade your system…