Competition in the graphics card portion of the gaming industry is continuing to heat up. The newest edition to the top tier gaming editions is the Nvidia RTX 3000 series. A series of three GPUs that on the low end, produce the results the highest-end GPU on the market at a third of the price.
Just like a second monitor can make your work life easier, these GPUs are meant to make your gaming life easier. Let's break down these three beasts of GPUs and discuss where the future of gaming is going.
Nvidia RTX 3070
The low end of the new Nvidia GPUs is the RTX 3070. And when we say low, we mean matches the current RTX 2080 TI in performance. The RTX 2080 TI is one of the highest-end gaming GPUs on the market, falling online behind the RTX Titan.
The only problem with the RTX 2080 TI is the price point. It is very easy to see it hit over $1,400 at any given time.
The RTX 3070 changes that, it delivers the same performance as its previous generation, at only $499.
It rocks Samsungs 8nm cores and 8 gigabytes of GDDR6 VRAM. This will set the stage for 4k gaming and really take advantage of Nvidia's FreeSync monitors.
Nvidia RTX 3080
The next step up after the RTX 3070 is the RTX 3080. When a new series of GPUs release, you expect them to outperform their predecessor by a minimal 25 percent. The RTX 3080 blows that our of the water and doubles the performance of the RTX 2080 TI for only $699.
It rocks 10 gigabytes of GDDRX6 VRAM, meaning that your gaming performance is going to be out of this world.
With Ray Tracing on, it was able to double the frames at 4k resolution compared to the RTX 2080 TI. Ray Tracing is a rendering technique that traces the path of light and helps simulate how real light sources would act in the real world, but in-game.
Nvidia RTX 3090
Then there is the highlight of the Nvidia 3000 series, the RTX 3090. Also jokingly referred to as the "BFGPU". This takes the standard of the last generation and throws it off a cliff.
The GeForce RTX 3090 is able to pump out an 8K resolution game at 60fps with Ray Tracing on. To put in perspective, the previous generation at the high end could only pump out 4K graphics at 40fps with Ray Tracing on.
This sets the standard for what we can expect from game developers in the coming years. The RTX 3090 offers 24 gigabytes of GDDRX6 VRAM, making it perfect for any situation. It is getting to the point where this card could even offer real-time rendering thanks to the computing power it carries.
The Nvidia RTX 3000 Series Is the Future of Gaming
With the launch of the Nvidia RTX 3000 series here, it means that competitors will have to step up their game (looking at you AMD) if they even want to come close to competing with these beasts. The standard has been set and those looking to upgrade your computers, well this launch just made that upgrade that much better.
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