Pre-order dates announced for NVIDIA 3000 series GPU’s with pricing on the Overclockers website!
On September 1st Jensen Haung took to his kitchen to announce the latest and greatest in Gaming graphics. There was plenty of leaks and rumours leading up to the launch, and what was announced managed to exceed the hype. The 30 series is powered by Nvidia’s Ampere technology which is their second generation RTX architecture and comes with brand new RT cores, Tensor cores and streaming multiprocessors for outstanding performance compared to 20 series Turing. There were three models announced with the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 available very soon and the RTX 3070 series arriving sometime in October.
When can I preorder 3000 series graphics cards?
The overclockers website has loads of different models listed but you won’t be able to place your preorders just yet. Demand is going to be high so make sure to have your F5 key at the ready on the following dates:
• Geforce RTX 3070 can be preordered in October
• Geforce RTX 3080 can be preordered on September 17th at 2 pm (UK)
• Geforce RTX 3090 can be preordered on September 24th at 2 pm (UK)
What are the specifications for the RTX 3000 GPUs?
The specifications for these new graphics cards are impressive and you can see all the information for the Nvidia founder cards below.
|RTX 3090||RTX 3080||RTX 3070|
|Total VRAM||24GB GDDR6X||10B GDDR6X||8GB GDDR6|
|Single-precision throughput||36 TFLOPs||30 TFLOPs||20 TFLOPs|
|Node||Samsung 8NM||Samsung 8NM||Samsung 8NM|
|Connectors||HDMI2.1, 3xDP1.4a||HDMI2.1, 3xDP1.4a||HDMI2.1, 3xDP1.4a|
The specifications above are for Nvidia’s founder edition which is only available directly from the Nvidia website however Overclockers UK have listed a wide range of models from other manufacturers. There are no detailed specifications on the boost clock speeds and memory speeds from these aftermarket cards just yet but they are likely to impressive with bigger, better and brighter RGB coolers than ever before.
What is the performance like for 3000 series GPU’s?
The performance on offer from the 3000 series is an incredible generational leap over the previous RTX cards. The GeForce RTX 3070 starts at only £469 and is said to be faster than the RTX 2080Ti at less than half the price. It’s also meant to be 60 per cent faster than the RTX 2070. It comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 5888 CUDA Cores and will be the sweet spot for price vs performance if you want to play at larger resolutions or on a high refresh rate monitor.
The GeForce RTX 3080 starts at £649 and Nvidia showed it off as the ultimate gaming GPU. Performance from the 3080 is said to be up to 2x faster than the RTX 2080 and it comes with 10GB of new high-speed GDDR6X memory running at 19Gbps. The 8,704 CUDA Cores make it perfect for providing a consistent 60fps at 4K resolution in the latest games.
The GeForce RTX 3090 sits comfortably at the top of the stack and is priced at £1399.99. It’s a huge three-slot card with 24GB of high-speed GDDR6X memory which allows it to tackle the toughest AI algorithms and power massive content creation workloads. When it comes to performance the RTX 3090 is up to 50 per cent faster than the current-gen Titan RTX. The 10,496 CUDA Cores will enable gamers to experience 60 fps in 8K resolution for the first time across many top games.
Of course, none of these performance figures have been confirmed by third party reviews and it’s always best to be sceptical about Nvidia’s graphs. However, from what we’ve seen so far the pricing and performance of the 3000 series is impressive and now might the perfect time to upgrade your ageing Pascal card.
What GPUs are available and how much will they cost?
Currently, on the Overclockers website, you can browse graphics cards from companies such as Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, Inno3D, Palit, Zotac and KFA2 plus more models and cards from other manufacturers are still being added so keep checking the website. Every GPU has been given a price so you can begin planning and saving for your next upgrade. However, the pricing is not finalised so is subject to change. Some of the outstanding deals include the Palit RTX 3070 Gaming Pro for only £469, the Zotac Trinity RTX 3080 for £649 and the KFA2 RTX 3090 for £1399!