NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 Series

Few days ago NVIDIA has officially announced the new RTX 3000 (code name Ampere) series graphic cards: RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070. Top of the line GPU is RTX 3090 which is comming on the September 24th, RTX 3080 on the September 17th and RTX 3070 is comming later in October.

New architecture

RTX 3090 will be based on GA102 produced by Samsung unlike the other NVIDIA GPUs which were produced by TMSC. TMSC GPUs are based on 7nm process, but TMSC production is being used by Apple, AMD, etc., so Ampere will be produced on 8nm process same as in Samsung Exynos 9820. RTX 3090 comes with 10.496 CUDA cores clocked up to 1.7GHz and 350W of TDP. Because of faster GPU chip, NVIDIA needed faster memory so RTX 3090 comes with 24GB of GDDR6X memory. Price for RTX 3090 will be $1499 and it will be 2.7 times faster than 2080Ti.

RTX 3090

RTX 3080 comes with same GPU as RTX 3090 but with less CUDA cores, 8.704 and 10 GB of GDDR6X memory. It also have 70W higher TDP versus RTX 2080 Ti, 320W. Price for RTX 3080 will be $699.

RTX 3070 is the slowest one of the three presented cards. It comes with different GA104 with 5.888 CUDA cores and it will be used in cheaper cards too. RTX 3070 comes with 8gb of regular GDDR6 memory. It has 2 times better performance than RTX 2070 (non Super) and 5W lower TDP, 220W. Price for this GPU will be $499.

RTX 3070


Because of higher TDP, NVIDIA has announced new Founders Edition coolers for RTX 3090 and RTX 3080. Cooler comes with 2 fans, one fan on the backside pulling air in through the front and another fan exhausting the out the back.

New cooling solution