Nvidia confirm new RTX 30 series available 17th Sept, flagship RTX 3080 only $699

Written by Chad Norton on Tue, Sep 1, 2020 5:44 PM

Nvidia has just this moment officially announced their next generation of RTX 30 series graphics cards, based on the Ampere architecture at the recent GeForce Special Event.

The flagship 3080 will be just $699 and be available on the 17th September.

Here are the previous rumours - as rumored by leaks prior to the eventBut we will update this article as the event continues with the facts...

Lets take a look at the official Nvidia RTX 30 Series graphics card specifications, including the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and their prices and release periods.

Please note, fields marked with * are based on leaked information prior to this event and we will be confirming and updating as the information becomes available.

Card Base Clock Boost Clock CUDA Cores RT Cores Memory Type Memory GB TDP W Price USD Launch Date
1.40 GHz 1.70 GHz 10,496 TBA GDDR6X 24 350W $1499 September 24th
1.44 GHz 1.71 GHz 8,704 TBA GDDR6X 10 320W $699 September 17th
1.50 GHz 1.73 GHz 5,888 TBA GDDR6 8 220W $499 October

When it comes to PC hardware, there are pretty much 2 things that are most important to us: price and performance. We didn't get a huge amount of info on the performance side of things, but the most significant details we got were the price...

The RTX 3080 is still considered the flagship GPU of this next generation, with 2x performance over a GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2080 at the exact same price as the 2080. The RTX 3080 comes in at $699 with 10GB of GDDR6X memory, 30 Shader-TFLOPS, 58 RT-TFLOPS, and 238 Tensor-TFLOPS. The RTX 3080 will also be available on September 17th.

Another GPU that got announced was the RTX 3070, which is faster than a 2080 Ti at half the price. The RTX 3070 has 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 20 Shader-TFLOPS, 40 RT-TFLOPS, and 163 Tensor-TFLOPS. The RTX 3070 will be available sometime in October 2020.

Lastly, the rumored RTX 3090 was indeed confirmed at the GeForce Special Event, though it's certainly still not intended to be a typical consumer GPU. This card officially replaces the Titan RTX, but due to a higher demand for the Titan RTX and availability from brands other than Nvidia, it has ditched the Titan nomenclature for the XX90 name.

The RTX 3090 comes in at a whopping $1499, with a massive 24GB GDDR6X memory, 20 Shader-TFLOPS, 40 RT-TFLOPS, and 163 Tensor-TFLOPS. The RTX 3090 will be available from Nvidia and partners on September 24th.

Amazingly, the RTX 3090 will also be the world's first 8K consumer gaming GPU. It's so powerful that it allegedly run some games at 8K resolution with 60fps, with ray tracing and DLSS enabled. It also includes HMDI 2.1 support.

For a great comparison to the new RTX 30 Series top end graphics cards above, we will display below the previous Nvidia generation 20 Series for reference.  

Card Base Clock Boost Clock CUDA Cores RT Cores Memory Type Memory GB

TDP W

Price USD
Titan RTX 1350 MHz 1770 MHz 4608 72 GDDR6 24 280 2499
RTX 2080 Ti 1350 1545 4352 68 GDDR6 11 250 999
RTX 2080 Super 1650 1815 3072 48 GDDR6 8 250 699
RTX 2080 1515 1710 2944 46 GDDR6 8 215 699
RTX 2070 Super 1605 1770 2560 40 GDDR6 8 215 499
RTX 2070 1410 1620 2304 36 GDDR6 8 175 499

 What do you think? Are you excited for the RTX 30 series? Will you be buying one of the GPUs? Which one are you most interested in? Let us know!

Is the RTX price announcement more or less than you thought it would be?

Were you going to buy a 30 Series?

Which one are you most interested in buying?

Our favourite comments:

An RTX 3070, who is performing a bit better than a bloody 2080 Ti, for just 499$? And the RTX 3080, the seemingly perfect 4K gaming card, for 699$? Can hardly believe I am saying this, but... it seems like Nvidia did everything right this time and then some.

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17:56 Sep-01-2020

I can finally upgrade from the GTX 1080 to the RTX 3080. They nailed the pricing of these gpus, nicely done Nvidia.

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18:53 Sep-01-2020

Same, same. Been saving for a fresh build.

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22:35 Sep-01-2020

You should consider another cpu, i see a cpu bottleneck happing with the rtx 3080

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16:46 Sep-02-2020

Don't worry about that, I'm waiting for new Ryzen cpus.

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17:58 Sep-02-2020

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17:56 Sep-01-2020

It could be better compared with recent years but ofc you always need to check out what other part of the competition can offer so I will wait for AMD and then decide what gpu to buy

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17:55 Sep-01-2020

Definitely grabbing a 3080, might wait for the Asus Strix variant

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16:49 Sep-02-2020

Yeah me too. I was considering EVGA at first because I loved the design and cooling performance of my EVGA GTX1080, but after seeing their awful new desing, I will go for Asus.

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17:55 Sep-01-2020

3070 being 500 dollars is exactly what I wanted. Gonna buy one release.

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17:53 Sep-01-2020

yp this is quite the leap in performance. 3090 at 1500$ as the replacement for the titan and those insane RT and tensor performance and the enhances rasterization perf of ampere daaamnn. 3080 and 3070 are looking sick. NO DOUBT the 3060 will be like 349 for 2080 super per and RT perf faster than the 2080ti

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17:55 Sep-01-2020

and the 3050 would be 249 with the 2070s per. Damn this is the year for gaming tech indeed. Hope amd can bring in something to rival DLSS as its gonna be insane and the RT perfs Fingers crossed. Wouldnt mind a 50$ reduction in that 3070 XD

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17:52 Sep-01-2020

I thought they said the 17th for the 3080 and the 14th for the 3090.

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17:51 Sep-01-2020

An RTX 3070, who is performing a bit better than a bloody 2080 Ti, for just 499$? And the RTX 3080, the seemingly perfect 4K gaming card, for 699$?
Can hardly believe I am saying this, but... it seems like Nvidia did everything right this time and then some.

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17:59 Sep-01-2020

It seems almost TOO good to be true. Hahaha I'm very excited to get a 3070 on release. Been waiting ages to replace my monitor and gpu and now I can even go directly to 2k.

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17:50 Sep-01-2020

I can't believe this. $499 3070 faster than $1200 rtx 2080ti according to nvidia. If it reflects on benchmarks, well done nvidia. I think they priced it that way because of next gen consoles.

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