RTX 30 series GPUs pictured in side-by-side size comparison

Written by Neil Soutter on Sat, Sep 12, 2020 3:00 PM

Nvidia’s recently announced RTX 30 series graphics cards are getting everyone excited at the supposed performance improvements at a reasonable price (at least compared to the previous-gen RTX 20 series that is). But whilst Jensen Huang gave us a semi-decent look at the physical cards in his “kitchen keynote,” we haven’t really gotten a proper look at the new GPUs in the flesh. At least, until now.

Twitter user @davideneco25320 recently posted a picture showcasing the , , and  all lined up next to each other, and you really get the scale of these cards now. The RTX 3090 for instance, absolutely overshadows the other 2 GPUs with its size. Check out the RTX 30 series size comparison image below:

That 3090 is one thicc boy, and really shows you what a 3-slot GPU is like. Of course, it's the biggest card of the lineup (so far), and no wonder considering it’s the world’s first 8K consumer graphics card.

Just to put some numbers behind the image, here’s the official size specs of the RTX 30 series:

GPU Length Width Height
12.3" (313 mm) 5.4" (138 mm) 3-Slot
11.2" (285 mm) 4.4" (112 mm) 2-Slot
9.5" (242 mm) 4.4" (112 mm) 2-Slot

At a size like that, the RTX 3090 almost needs its own Tower case to fit, and if you’re struggling to figure out what is the best PC case for the RTX 30 series like the 3090, then we have a guide to help you here.

What do you think? Are you excited for the RTX 30 series? Which one are you most interested in? And does the size of a GPU go into your buying considerations? Let us know!

 

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It's good that i bought a very large case and a 850W PSU...future is unknown and it paid off with 30 series

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11:56 Sep-13-2020

It's good that i bought a very large case and a 850W PSU...future is unknown and it paid off with 30 series

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09:13 Sep-13-2020

RTX 3090 won't fit my Define R5 case (310mm is limit) without removing HDD cages

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13:37 Sep-13-2020

I've got just enough clearance for the 3090, but yeah, I was thinking I'd need to move the HDD cages too xD

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14:45 Sep-13-2020

I thought my 2.5 slot 3-fan STRIX is already huge, but apparently not xD

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22:30 Sep-12-2020

the amount of that double sided ram and massive amount of cores requires lots of cooling capacity for the 3090


no double sided ram but i like how the 3080 keeps the look


while the 3070 is more of a traditional setup

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22:06 Sep-12-2020

Say what you want, but size matters... ;)))

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22:27 Sep-12-2020

anyone that says otherwise is in denial

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16:50 Sep-12-2020

As a micro atx fan, that thing... It scares me.

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17:07 Sep-12-2020

tell this to my 1050TI i bet RTX 3080 is triple the size of my video card length :D

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16:14 Sep-12-2020

Okay people, put your hands up and admit if you misunderstood or lied when you clicked the bottom option.

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16:49 Sep-12-2020

I assumed it was unrelated to the topic of this article

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15:19 Sep-12-2020

If they really need to get bigger, then the case can get bigger too. Bigger GPUs is just another reason not to use a small case

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