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Nvidia is unveiling its latest flagship gaming GPU today, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Based on Nvidia’s latest Ampere architecture, the RTX 3080 Ti will succeed the RTX 3080 and promises to deliver 1.5x more performance over the previous generation RTX 2080 Ti. Nvidia is making the RTX 3080 Ti available worldwide on June 3rd, priced from $1,199.

The RTX 3080 Ti looks very much like the RTX 3080, with an identical design and ports. The main difference is a jump in power and VRAM. The RTX 3080 Ti ships with more VRAM than the RTX 3080, with 12GB of GDDR6X in total. This new GPU is essentially as close as you can get to an RTX 3090 on paper, with half the VRAM. The $1,199 price matches the same pricing Nvidia used for the RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition cards, and it’s $300 less than the giant RTX 3090.

RTX 3080 Ti specs

RTX 3090RTX 3080 TiRTX 3080
GPU clusters828068
Boost clock1695MHz1665Mhz1710Mhz
Memory24GB G6X12GB G6X10GB G6X
Bandwidth936 GB/s912 GB/s760 GB/s

You’re obviously losing out on an extra 12GB of VRAM if you opt for the RTX 3080 Ti over the 3090, and what will likely be a small improvement in performance for that $300 difference. But the RTX 3090 is giant because it has a far bigger cooler, and the RTX 3080 Ti has the same hardware design as the RTX 3080. That may prompt concerns around how hot the RTX 3080 Ti will run, but we’ll have to wait on reviews to find out if it’s really an issue.

Nvidia is also including its cryptocurrency nerf on the RTX 3080 Ti, much like new RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 cards. Nvidia offers a separate Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) for Ethereum miners instead. These cards include the best performance for mining and efficiency, but they’re not designed to handle games.

Elsewhere, the RTX 3080 Ti has the same power requirements as the RTX 3090. You’ll need a 750-watt power supply, and the card can draw up to 350 watts of power. That’s the same as the RTX 3090, but the RTX 3080 draws less at up to 320 watts. Just like the RTX 3080 before it, the 3080 Ti also uses Nvidia’s new 12-pin connector. Nvidia will include an adapter that’s compatible with eight-pin cables.

Nvidia is also launching a second GPU next week, the RTX 3070 Ti. The $599 RTX 3070 Ti will be available on June 10th, and is designed to offer 1.5x more performance over the previous RTX 2070 Super. It will include 8GB of GDDR6X memory.

Both new RTX cards will support all of Nvidia’s ray-tracing, DLSS, and Reflex technologies. More than 50 games now support Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS), offering AI-powered performance boosts to games.

While both of Nvidia’s new GPUs will be available this month, actual availability and pricing is obviously going to differ. Everyone has had a hard time getting hold of new RTX 30-series GPUs since their launch last year, and a flagship RTX 3080 Ti and more affordable RTX 3070 Ti isn’t going to help improve that.

A global chip shortage has pushed GPU prices up, and demand is still incredibly high during ongoing supply constraints. Nvidia has already warned these supply issues will continue throughout 2021, so don’t expect to easily be able to get hold of an RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3070 Ti any time soon.

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GeForce 30 series

Series of GPUs by Nvidia

The GeForce 30 series is a family of graphics processing units developed by Nvidia, succeeding the GeForce 20 series. The series was announced on September 1, 2020, and started shipping on September 17, 2020.[1][2] The cards are based on the Ampere architecture and feature hardware-accelerated raytracing (RTX) with Nvidia's second-generation RT cores and third-generation Tensor Cores.[3] The lineup is designed to compete with AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series of cards.

Release and availability issues[edit]

See also: 2020–21 global chip shortage

Launch day for the RTX 3080 was September 17, 2020.[4] The lack of pre-order functionality and high demand exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and boost in popularity of cryptomining, resulted in a large number of online retailers struggling with the sheer number of purchases.[4][5]Newegg had completely sold out as expected on Black Friday. Long lines formed outside physical stores with stock, such as Micro Center in the United States,[6] and Dospara [ja] in Japan.[7] Twitter users reported that they used bots to buy large numbers of cards to resell for higher prices.[8]

Nvidia released a statement the following day, apologizing for the difficulties with their online store, which went down on launch day due to high traffic.[9] On October 2, Nvidia announced that it would delay the release of RTX 3070 cards by two weeks to guarantee availability.[10] On October 5, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced delays due to supply shortages, which were expected to go on until 2021.[11] On October 9, the company announced that all Founder's Edition graphic cards in the United States would temporarily be sold via Best Buy, while the official web store would be upgraded to improve the shopping experience.[12][13][14] In early December, Nvidia blamed continued component shortages on Samsung wafer shortages, resulting in chip shortages, among other factors.[15]

Shortages of RTX 30 series cards continue into 2021.[16] In an effort to limit purchases by cryptominers, Nvidia announced in February that the RTX 3060 cards would be able to detect algorithms for mining of the Ethereum cryptocurrency and halve the hash rate.[17] Shortly after release, NVIDIA accidentally released a driver update which disabled the detection.[18] In March, TechRadar reported that the shortages could continue until the third quarter of the year, in part blaming a global GDDR6 memory shortage and the cards' supply being bought out by cryptominers.[19] In April, Hong Kong Customs and Excise seized 300 non-video CMP cards.[20]

Nvidia officially announced new RTX 3080, RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti Lite Hash Rate (LHR) SKUs on May 18, 2021, which limits the Ethash mining hash rate.[21]

Nvidia released the RTX 3080 Ti on June 3, and the RTX 3070 Ti one week later, on June 10. Both included the cryptocurrency mining hash rate limiter.[22]

There have been multiple attempts to meet the demand. EVGA has a system designed to put people into a queue, the goal is to prevent cards from selling out quickly and decreasing wait time.[23]


Architectural improvements of the Ampere architecture include the following:

  • CUDA Compute Capability 8.6[24]
  • Samsung8 nm
  • Doubled FP32 performance per SM on Ampere GPUs
  • Third-generation Tensor Cores with FP16, bfloat16, TensorFloat-32 (TF32) and sparsity acceleration
  • Second-generation Ray Tracing Cores, plus concurrent ray tracing and shading and compute
  • GDDR6X memory support (RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090)
  • PCI Express 4.0
  • NVLink 3.0 (RTX 3090)
  • HDMI 2.1 with full 48Gbps bandwidth[25]
  • PureVideo Feature Set K hardware video decoding with AV1 hardware decoding[26]

GeForce 30 (30xx) series[edit]

Only the RTX 3090 supports 2-way NVLink.

All the RTX 30 GPUs are made using the 8nm Samsung node.[27]

  1. ^Shader Processors : Texture mapping units : Render output units : Ray tracing cores : Tensor Cores
  2. ^The number of Streaming multi-processors on the GPU.
  3. ^Pixel fillrate is calculated as the lowest of three numbers: number of ROPs multiplied by the base core clock speed, number of rasterizers multiplied by the number of fragments they can generate per rasterizer multiplied by the base core clock speed, and the number of streaming multiprocessors multiplied by the number of fragments per clock that they can output multiplied by the base clock rate.
  4. ^Texture fillrate is calculated as the number of TMUs multiplied by the base core clock speed.
  5. ^ abCards with GDDR6X send two bits per transfer. Equivalent transfer rate to GDDR6 in brackets used for comparing bit rate. The transfer rate should not be confused with the bit rate.

GeForce 30 (30xx) series for notebooks[edit]

Model Launch Code name(s) Process (nm) Transistors (billion) Die size
Core config SM
L2 cache
Clock speeds FillrateMemory Processing power (TFLOPS) Ray tracing performance TDP (watts)
Base core clock (MHz) Boost core clock (MHz) Memory (MT/s) Pixel
Size (GB) Bandwidth (GB/s) Type Bus width (bit) Single precision (boost) Double precision (boost) Half precision (boost) Rays/s
Tensor FLOPS
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop[39]May 11, 2021 GA107 Samsung 8N ? ? 2048:64:40:64:16

(16) (3)

16 2 713-1530 1057-1740 12000


? ? 4 224 GDDR6 128 ? 60 96 2.92-6.27






GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop[39]GA107 2560:80:48:80:20

(20) (3)

20 735-1463 1035-1695 ? ? 4 ? 71.28 118.8 3.76-7.49






GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop[39]February 25, 2021 GA106 13.25 276 3840:120:48:120:30

(30) (3)

30 3 900-1387 1283-1703 ? ? 6 336 192 ? 68.4 171.0 6.91-10.65






GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop[39]January 12, 2021 GA104-770-A1 17.4 392 5120:160:80:160:40

(40) (6)

40 4 1110-1215 1290-1620 ? ? 8


448 256 ? 124.8 249.6 11.37-12.44






GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop[39]GA104-775-A1 6144:192:96:192:48

(48) (6)

48 1110-1350 1245-1710 ? 148.3 296.6 13.64-16.59







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External links[edit]

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000: Price, release date, specs, and everything we know

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 range brings some much-needed updates to the RTX lineup. These new cards sport the Ampere architecture, which is built on Samsung’s 8nm process. This new generation is different, though, delivering performance increases that Nvidia hasn’t seen in many years.

To help you navigate the range — and hopefully the GPU shortage — we rounded up everything you need to know about every Ampere card. The RTX 3080 is the flagship card, followed by the RTX 3070 and RTX 3060. There’s also the powerful RTX 3090 for workstation purposes and Ti variants of the rest of the range.

Release date and price

The RTX 3080 was announced on September 1, 2020, and it began shipping shortly after, on September 17.

Nvidia launched the card for $699, which is the same price as the RTX 2080 and 2080 Super. The larger and more powerful card of the generation, the RTX 3090, costs $1,500. The 3090, in some sense, replaces both the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX Titan. It’s sold in prebuilt gaming PCs, though it features 24GB of GDDR6X memory for workstation performance in fields like data science and media production.

Moving down the range, the RTX 3070 replaces the 2070 Super and costs $499. It was released shortly after the RTX 3080 and 3090 in October 2020. The “sweet spot” GPU, the RTX 3060 Ti, was released shortly after in December for $399.

Nvidia announced the RTX 3060 during its CES 2021 press conference, replacing the RTX 2060 and 2060 Super. It has an MSRP of $329 and launched in February 2021.

Finally, Nvidia revealed the RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti during its Computex 2021 keynote. The RTX 3080 Ti launched on June 3 for $1,199, and the the 3070 Ti came a week later on June 10 for $599.


The RTX 3080 Founders Edition features a new “unibody” design that’s a bit more modest compared to the reflective aluminum of the RTX 2000-series cards. We found the card to be quite classy in our review, with an angular design that features a matte, dark grey finish with white backlighting instead of the traditional green hue used on prior GeForce cards.

Early leaked images revealed a very industrial-looking card with a dual-fan design, and they turned out to be accurate. Marking a stark departure from older graphics cards where all the fans are aligned on the same side, the RTX 3080 has a fan on each side of the card in an effort to better control the flow of hot and cold air throughout the desktop. Nvidia calls its thermal solution a “dual axial flow” and says it results in twice the cooling performance of its predecessor.

The RTX 3090 uses this same design, only it’s much larger, as the card utilizes a triple-slot format. The RTX 3070, meanwhile, uses a more traditional dual-fan system. For a size comparison, check out the photo below. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti both use the dual axial design as the more expensive cards in the range.

The RTX 3060 Ti uses a similar design as the RTX 3070, with dual fans on the front for the Founder’s Edition, as does the RTX 3060.

The rumor mill has been spinning over a new 12-pin PCIe power interface system for some of these new cards, and the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 will make use of the low-profile connectors. The company stated that the new connector combines the power of dual eight-pin connectors in a space-saving design. The RTX 3070, meanwhile, uses just a single eight-pin connector, as does the RTX 3060 Ti. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti utilize the 12-pin connector, which you can split off into an eight-plus-eight-pin connector.

Port selection includes three HDMI 2.1 ports and a DisplayPort 1.3a. Importantly, HDMI 2.1 supports a variable fresh rate of up to 120Hz in 4K. New OLED TVs have begun to support this new standard, which could open up more options for PC gaming in the living room.


Nvidia made some ambitious claims about its new RTX 3000-series cards, and they turned out to be true. First off, it said that both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 are more powerful than the current RTX 2080 Ti. As you can see from the chart below, it’s not hard to see how that’s true.

CUDA coresMemoryMemory interfaceBoost clockGraphics card power
RTX 30901049624GB GDDR6X384-bit1.70GHz350W
RTX 3080 Ti1024012GB GDDR6X384-bit1.67GHz320W
RTX 3080870410GB GDDR6X320-bit1.71GHz320W
RTX 3070 Ti61448GB GDDR6X256-bit1.77GHz290W
RTX 307058888GB GDDR6256-bit1.73GHz220W
RTX 3060 Ti48648GB GDDR6256-bit1.67GHz200W
RTX 3060358412GB GDDR6192-bit1.78GHz170W
RTX 2080 Ti435211GB GDDR6352-bit1.54GHz250W
RTX 2080 Super30728GB GDDR6256-bit1.82GHz250W
RTX 2070 Super25608GB DRR6256-bit1.77GHz215W

The RTX 3080 features 8,704 CUDA cores, making for a 65% leap over the RTX 2080 Super and a 50% increase over the RTX 2080 Ti. It’s also a more power-hungry card rated at 320 watts versus the standard 250 watts of the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Super.

The RTX 3080 also features 10GB of GDDR6X memory at 19Gbps, which is as fast as it gets. Nvidia said it had collaborated with Micron for the G6X video RAM on the card, which according to the memory partner, delivers a bandwidth of up to 1TB per second. The new Ampere RTX 3080 GPU comes with 30 shader TFLOPs, up from 11; 58 ray tracing TFLOPs, up from 34; and 238 tensor TFLOPs, compared to 89.

Nvidia is also bundling in its new RTX I/O to help improve game loading times on its GPUs. There are three components in play here for the new RTX I/O, including new APIs for fast loading and streaming directly from SSD to GPU memory, GPU lossless decompression, and collaboration with Microsoft for direct storage for Windows.

The result of all this, Nvidia claims, is twice the performance of the original RTX 2080. In real-life performance, the RTX 3080 can consistently run games at 60 fps (frames per second) in 4K with RTX turned on, and though performance varies widely across different titles, we found in our review that 4K at 60 fps stays. Even ray tracing in 4K at decent frame rates is possible if you turn on DLSS.

Even bigger claims were made about the RTX 3090, which can reportedly play games in 8K at 60 fps. Although that’s a little far, the RTX 3090 is still a monster of a card. This is done using DLSS 2.0, of course, rather than native rendering. The RTX 3070, meanwhile, is supposedly 1.6 times faster than the RTX 2070.

Moving into the mid-range, Nvidia has two offerings: The RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060. The 3060 Ti has already proven itself as the sweet spot for price and performance, with an MSRP of only $400. It’s a remarkable card at that price, delivering performance similar to the last-gen RTX 2080 Ti (a $1,200 GPU) in most games.

The RTX 3060’s specs are, for the most part, what we’ve come to expect from Nvidia’s RTX 3000 range. The exception is the 12GB of GDDR6 memory, surpassing the RTX 3060 Ti, 3070, and even 3080.

We have some general performance specs, too: 13 shader TFLOPs, 25 ray tracing TFLOPs, and 101 tensor TFLOPs. Although much lower than the flagship RTX 3080, the RTX 3060’s specs surpass the RTX 2080 Super.

The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti update the higher-end cards in the range. The RTX 3080 Ti mirrors the RTX 3090 in most specs, utilizing nearly as many CUDA, Tensor, and RT cores. The difference is that it comes with half of the GDDR6X memory, making it a great card for gaming but a weaker choice for data science and 3D modeling.

The RTX 3070 Ti is more of a marginal upgrade. It comes with 256 more CUDA cores and a slightly boosted clock compared to the base 3070. The big upgrade is 8GB of G6X memory, which is able to deliver much higher bandwidth on the same 256-bit bus.


The new cards are all built on the new Ampere microarchitecture, which is based on Samsung’s 8nm processor, featuring 28 billion transistors. Ampere uses second-generation RT cores and third-generation Tensor cores to boost performance.

In our RTX 3080 review, we found the performance of the card to be quite impressive. In our 3DMark Time Spy test, the performance of the RTX 3090 was 15% better than the RTX 2080 Ti, despite the latter costing $500 more than Nvidia’s newest offering, and 28% better than the RTX 2080.

We found that the RTX 3080 delivered solid performance uplift compared to the RTX 2080, but the gains weren’t quite as high as what Nvidia claimed. In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, we found that the RTX 3080 was able to hit 61 fps on the game on native 4K resolution when played at 60 fps on Ultra High settings. This translates to a 30% performance boost compared to the RTX 2080 Super. Similarly, in the graphics-intensive Battlefield V, the game averaged 97 fps in 4K at Ultra settings, a result that was 33% better than the RTX 2080 Super.

While the generational improvement in performance was expected for a new GPU family, the new Ampere cards perform significantly better at ray tracing, the hallmark feature of the RTX family and an area of struggle for the RTX 2000 series. Ampere’s improvements with artificial intelligence and DLSS improve ray tracing performance, especially when games are rendered at higher resolutions.

In our test of the RTX 3080 on Battlefield V, we found ray tracing capabilities to be far superior when compared to the RTX 2080 Ti. In the mission Tirailleur, we found that the scenes rendered beautifully, with nice reflections and shadows, and the game played at 55 fps in 4K at Ultra settings. When DLSS was enabled, performance jumped to 69 fps, compared to just 45 fps on the RTX 2080 Ti.

Still, there were some performance bottlenecks when ray tracing was turned on. In Fortnite, for example, our review showed that the RTX 3080 was able to squeeze out an average of 23 frames per second when played at 4K with the highest settings enabled. In 1440p (2K) resolution, the game averaged 53 fps. Depending on the game, your monitor’s resolution, and what you hope to achieve, you may want to still leave ray tracing disabled at higher resolutions even on the RTX 3080.

Bringing in the other cards, you can expect around a 20% difference in performance for each step down. The RTX 3070 performs about 80% as well as the RTX 3080, and so on. The Ti models complicate things a bit, though.

The RTX 3080 Ti is a significant upgrade over the RTX 3080 on paper, but it only represents around a 10% improvement in practice. In our RTX 3080 Ti review, we found a 9% improvement in 3DMark Time Spy scores compared to the RTX 3080, and it earned around five extra frames per second in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Battlefield V.

We noted a similar performance increase in our RTX 3070 Ti review. We measured an 8% improvement across synthetic and real-world benchmarks, mirroring the RTX 3080 Ti (though without the price premium). That said, the RTX 3070 Ti isn’t an RTX 3080 killer. It’s more of a 1440p card than a 4K one, though it can still run some less demanding games at 4K.

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The RTX 3080 Launch Day Experience


Where to buy RTX 3080

At the moment, it’s still impossible to find the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. Even the major retailers are out of stock of the card due to the ongoing shortage. We’re here to keep you in the loop, however, of any restocking that might happen in the near future. Be sure to check out and bookmark our Where to Buy the RTX 3080 page for updates.

Along with the rest of the Nvidia 3000 series, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 has proven to be a considerable improvement over the company’s previous generation of graphics cards. In fact, it’s probably the largest generational leap in power we’ve witnessed in quite some time.

With the RTX 3080, 4K gaming is much more accessible than it’s ever been. Additionally, it delivers impressively better performance over the GPUs it’s replaced. With over a 50-80% performance boost compared to the RTX 2080 and 20-30% compared to the RTX 2080 Ti, playing the best PC games in high resolutions and fast refresh rates has never been easier.

Nvidia has done more than just taken the performance to the next level. You get all that performance at a much better price than the 2000 series. It’s almost half the price, actually. So, not only is the RTX 3080 more robust but, along with the rest of the Nvidia 3000 series, it’s more affordable to gamers.

The RTX 3080 is one of the greatest releases from Nvidia, and it’s a compelling upgrade for anyone who wants to get the most out of their gaming experience.

Price and availability

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is available on September 17, starting at $699 (£649, about AU$950) for the Founders Edition. However, as with any major graphics card launch, there will be dozens of aftermarket graphics cards from companies like MSI, Asus, Zotac and more.

Just be aware that some of these aftermarket card designs may see steep price increases over this Founders Edition, based on things like exotic cooling solutions and factory-tuned overclocks. But every RTX 3080 should more or less be in the ballpark of performance as the one Nvidia itself launches. 

Features and chipset

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is based on the new Nvidia Ampere graphics architecture, which brings huge improvements to both raw performance and power efficiency. The fact that Nvidia has increased the power budget so much over the RTX 2080 while boosting power efficiency means that the overall performance profile is far above what any Nvidia Turing graphics card was capable of. 

There have been obvious improvements to the RT and Tensor cores – we're on the second and third generation, respectively – but perhaps the biggest improvement has been to the rasterization engine. 

Through some clever optimization, Nvidia was able to double the amount of CUDA cores present on each Streaming Multiprocessor (SM) by making both data paths on each SM able to handle Floating Point 32 (FP32) workloads – a vast improvement over Turing, where one data path was dedicated entirely to integer workloads. This effectively doubles raw FP32 throughput core for core, though this won't directly translate into double the frame-rate in your favorite PC games – at least, not for many of them.

What this means is that, while the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 only has 46% more SMs than the RTX 2080 at 68, it more than doubles the CUDA core count, from 2,944 to 8,704. This translates to nearly three times the theoretical FP32 throughput from around 10 TFLOPs to 29.7 TFLOPs – an absolutely massive generational leap. 

When you pair the uplift in CUDA cores, with massive boosts to Cache, Texture Units and Memory Bandwidth – thanks to the move to faster GDDR6X memory on a 320-bit bus – gaming performance gets one of the biggest generational jumps in years, even if it does fall a bit short of that '2x performance' target that we're sure some folks were hoping for. But more on that later. 

Nvidia RT cores are also back – that's why Nvidia has the RTX name, after all – and they also see massive improvements. Nvidia Ampere graphics cards, including the RTX 3080, include second-generation RT cores, which will function similarly to the first generation RT cores, but will be twice as efficient.

When ray tracing, the SM will cast a light ray in a scene that's being rendered, and the RT core will take over from there, where it will do all the calculations necessary to find out where that light ray bounces, and will report that information back to the SM. This means that the SM is left alone to render the rest of the scene. But, we're still not at a point where turning on ray tracing doesn't have any impact on performance. Maybe some day. 

Tensor cores are also twice as powerful this time around, which has led Nvidia to only include 4 in each SM rather than the 8 you would find in a Turing SM. Coupled with the fact that there are now more SMs in general, DLSS performance also gets a massive boost. 

This generation of graphics cards isn't all about gaming, however, and Nvidia has brought a couple of new features to the table that will make life better for pretty much everyone with an RTX card.  

For instance, we were already big fans of RTX Voice, and Nvidia has finally brought it out of beta and worked it into a fully-featured broadcasting app. While RTX Voice filtered background noise out of your microphone, you can set up Broadcaster to filter backgrounds out of your webcam – or even just apply a blur. 

The video section is still in beta, and we did see some glitches, but it's way better than any other solution out there for blocking out your background without a green screen. 

One of the features we're most excited to see implemented, however, is Nvidia RTX I/O, which is an API that will work in tandem with Microsoft's DirectStorage API, to route data straight from your SSD to your graphics card. In next-generation games, this should not only massively reduce loading times, but also mirror the groundbreaking I/O performance that has been teased with next-generation consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Far more than high frame rates or pretty graphics, this technology is critically important to future gaming tech. 

Unfortunately, this is a technology that needs to be implemented by game developers in their games, and we weren't actually able to see what kind of real-world difference it will make. Though it is something we will be actively testing once the technology is widely implemented – and because the consoles are going to be using similar tech, we expect it will have a faster turnaround than ray tracing did. 

For the actual Founders Edition graphics card, Nvidia went with an all-new cooler design, which is way more practical than anything it's ever done with a reference design before. The company used a shorter, multi-layered PCB in order to have the back end of the card just be all heatsink. By doing this, Nvidia was able to mount a fan on the back of the graphics card that will suck cool air through the heatsink, and expel it up and out of the case. 


We were a bit worried when we first saw this fan design that it would affect CPU and RAM temperatures, as it's blowing hot air directly over these components, but even in our personal rig, where we have a Noctua NH-12UA air cooler on an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, we didn't observe any difference in performance. We guess it helps that most PC games don't really stress both the GPU and CPU to the same extreme – not yet at least. 

As far as power delivery goes, that new 12-pin power connector is definitely there, and we have some mixed feelings about it. It's clear that the new PCB design of the Founders Edition card needs this smaller connector to make this new cooler work, we just wish that the 2 x 8-pin PCIe to 1 x 12-pin dongle Nvidia includes was a bit longer. As it stands, it's kind of hard to tie it out of the way to not be immediately visible, but at least aftermarket cards won't be using it right away. It's worth noting, though, that Nvidia is making the 12-pin power connector design available to any manufacturer – even AMD – that wants to use it. 

The Founders Edition also has three DisplayPort and one HDMI 2.1 output for displays, which is good. However, we don't like that Nvidia got rid of the USB-C output here, as creators will definitely still want to use this incredibly powerful card, and many pro-grade monitors out there are, in fact, USB-C monitors. 

Despite our little issues with the Founders Edition – and despite thinking it was ugly when it was first shown off – it's an attractive piece of hardware in person. All black with silver accents, the RTX 3080 looks like a professional-grade piece of hardware. 

The only lighting is the 'GeForce RTX' logo on the side of the graphics card in white, which will surely please any anti-RGB users out there. Plus, gamers that really want to go all-out with rainbow lighting will have that option with third-party cards.

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3DMark Port Royal (Higher is better)

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Metro Exodus Ultra Settings @ 1080p

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Metro Exodus Ultra Settings at 1440p

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Metro Exodus Ultra Settings at 4K

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Metro Exodus Ultra Settings w/ ray tracing at 1080p

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Metro Exodus Ultra Settings w/ ray tracing at 1440p

Sours: https://www.techradar.com/sg/reviews/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 price, restock, specs and more

Its been over a year since the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 made its debut, and the $699 is as desirable as ever, So much so that finding where to buy the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is almost an exercise in futility. 

However, our own Tony Polanco manged to get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti without waiting months, the more powerful sibling to the GeForce RTX 3080, and you can too if you're willing to follow his lead. 

In the meantime, we've a rundown of the core information to give you all the important things you need to know about the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 price and restocks

Available now, but very short on stock, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 starts at $699. The higher-end RTX 3090 starts at $1,499, while the RTX 3070 costs $499. 

That price is notably cheaper than its predecessor, the GeForce RTX 2080, but only at MSRP. Currently, a lot of the GeForce RTX 3080 cards that are available to buy are prices well above the recommended retail price . 

This lack of GeForce RTX 30-series cards could pave the way for Intel's Arc graphics, starting with its Alchemist graphics cards slated for early 2022. As it stands, Intel’s first Alchemist graphics card could battle Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and potentially steal some of Nvidia's gaming customers. But we'll have to wait and see on that side of things. 

We hope this overall graphics card shortage will change as 2021 gives way to 2022, but we're not expecting the dire stock situation to change any time soon. Take a look below for any potential GeForce RTX 3080 deals that may have popped up. 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 specs

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
Starting Price$1,499$699$499
Nvidia CUDA Cores10,4968,7045,888
Boost Clock (GHz)1.701.711.73
Standard Memory Config24GB GDDR6X10GB GDDR6X8GB GDDR6
Memory Interface Width384-bit320-bit256-bit
Maximum Resolution7680x43207680x43207680x4320
PortsHDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a (3x)HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a (3x)HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a (3x)

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 packs 30 shader-teraflops (TFLOPS), 58 ray-tracing TFLops and 239 Tensor-TFLOPS. You'll also get 10GB of G6X graphics RAM, which Nvidia says is the fastest you'll find in a GPU.

If that all sounds like a second language to you, know that the RTX 3080 promises to deliver twice the performance as the RTX 2080. And if you're upgrading from an older card such as the RTX 980 Ti, you can look forward to performance gains as high as five times as what your current card is outputting. The RTX 3080 offers consistent 4K gaming at 60 frames per second, similar to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

The RTX 3080 features what Nvidia calls the "world's fastest graphics memory," with GDDR6X VRAM that can perform at a whopping 760 GB/s. There's also new dedicated ray-tracing hardware for even more immersive lighting and shadows in your favorite PC games.

The RTX 3080 also introduces a new thermal-optimized design that promises 55% more airflow, 30% more efficiency, and the ability to be up to three times quieter during heating gaming sessions.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 performance

Nvidia has claimed the GeForce RTX 3080 is up to twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 2080 it replaces and how it will stomp the RTX 2080 Ti. It's a bold claim indeed. 

Nvidia pitted the RTX 3080 against the RTX 2080 Ti when running Doom Eternal at 4K on Ultra settings. The RTX 3080 is some 50 percent faster than the last top-end Nvidia graphics card, delivering frame rates well above 100fps. And that's likely before a lot of optimization has been done. 

Our sibling publication Tom's Hardware put the GeForce RTX 3080 to the test and declared that it delivered a "generational leap in performance." And true to its claims, the RTX 3080 offers significant gains in performance over the RTX 2080 Ti. 

"The bottom line, if you don't mind spoilers, is that the RTX 3080 FE is 33% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, on average. Or, if you prefer other points of comparison, it's 57% faster than the RTX 2080 Super, 69% faster than the RTX 2080 FE — heck, it's even 26% faster than the Titan RTX!" Jarred Walton said in his review. 

"But there's a catch: We measured all of those 'percent faster' results across our test suite running at 4K ultra settings. The lead narrows if you drop down to 1440p, and it decreases even more at 1080p. It's still 42% faster than a 2080 FE at 1080p ultra, but this is very much a card made for higher resolutions." 

Suffice to say, the GeForce RT 3080 is one impressive graphics card, though you'll need an equally impressive overall PC to get the most out of it. 

Sours: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-revealed-release-date-price-specs-and-pre-order
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Where to buy RTX 3080: how to get the best prices now

By Aleksha McLoughlin

Here's where you can buy RTX 3080 graphics cards now

Knowing where to buy RTX 3080 graphics cards is the easy part, securing them for your rig at their respective MSRPs, however, that's nearly impossible even a full year after the GPU's original September 2020 launch date. 

Due to the elusive nature of RTX 3080 graphics cards, there won't be any 'deals' to speak of, and this is due to the fact that just finding the GPU for its actual retail price through an endless sea of scalped/inflated rates is the best deal that we can really hope for. 

As PC builders and gamers ourselves, we know that putting the rig together yourself is the optimal way for many of us, but turning your attention to RTX 3080 PCs and RTX 3080 laptops might be the best way to beat the resellers, at least for right now in our honest opinion. 

RTX 3080 price 

Cutting through the confusion, it's worth reiterating that the Nvidia RTX 3080 carries an MSRP of $699 and RRP of £649 respectively. That's, unfortunately, the going rate in an ideal world, though - sadly - that's just not reflective of the current market for PC gaming tech. When online retailers have stock of these cards, it's always above the MSRP/RPP the vast majority of the time; at least right now. 

As stated above, the best way to get the best deal on RTX 3080 graphics cards is to get one as part of a gaming laptop or desktop configuration, as often times the cards on their own can rival the cost of an entire system. 

Where to buy RTX 3080 

As stated above, it's currently still really challenging to get a hold of this incredibly elusive graphics card, but these are the most popular online retailers that are most likely to have RTX 3080 stock soon. Keep in mind, this page is updated often, so when stock becomes available for a more reasonable asking price, we'll hook you up with the best deals we can find. 

Where to buy RTX 3080 - US

Where to buy RTX 3080 - UK

If you've wanted to try your chances at a different graphics card in the RTX 30-series, be it standalone or as part of a laptop/desktop configuration, then these helpful guides are the best places to point you in the right direction. 

Graphics card stock
RTX 3060 prices | RTX 3060 Ti prices | RTX 3070 prices | RTX 3090 prices

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RTX 3060 laptop deals | RTX 3070 laptop | RTX 3080 laptop

PC deals and stock
RTX 3060 PC | RTX 3070 PC | RTX 3080 PC | RTX 3090 PC

If you're in the mood for re-evaluating your PC in line with the arrival of the 30-series cards, then check out our takes on the best CPU for gaming you can get, not to mention the best RAM for gaming.

If you're unsuccessful in finding the GPU today, you may have more luck in November when the Black Friday graphics card deals and Cyber Monday GPU deals begin. 

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.

Sours: https://www.gamesradar.com/buy-rtx-3080-price-stock/

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