Saturday, August 22nd 2020

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition Potentially Pictured: 3-slot Behemoth!

The rumor mill has no weekend break, and it churned out photos of what appears to be an NVIDIA Founders Edition version of the upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 next to the equivalent FE RTX 2080, with the latter looking like a toy compared to the massive triple slotter. The cooler comprises of the same design we discussed in detail in June, with the unique obverse dual-fan + aluminium heatsink seen in the images below. We also covered alleged PCB photos, in case you missed them before, and all lines up with the most recent leaks. The only difference here is that pricing for the RTX 3090 FE is claimed to be $1400, a far cry from the $2000 mark we saw for certain aftermarket offerings in the makings, and yet significantly higher from the previous generation- a worrying trend that we eagerly await to see justified with performance, before we even get into case compatibility concerns with the increased length here. Either way, if the images below are accurate, we are equally curious about the cooling capability and how it affects partner solutions and pricing.
Source: Twitter user @GarnetSunset
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183 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition Potentially Pictured: 3-slot Behemoth!

#1
ZoneDymo
dear lord that is massive
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#2
DuxCro
Massive card with a massive price. I doubt AMD will be able to compete. Maybe with RDNA 3 which will bring the chiplet GPU design and hopefully a massive boost in performance.
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#3
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
Well. NVIDIA did say it was going to have cooling on front and back.
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#4
lynx29
This is it, the Ultima Weapon of Final Fantasy Nvidia Edition has finally arrived! 2080 ti owners will weep at it's almighty glory!
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#5
Vayra86
The cost of RT?

Hard pass, tbh
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#6
Chomiq
Only $1400? I'll take two. Who needs expansion slots anyway?
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#7
ZoneDymo
DuxCro
Massive card with a massive price. I doubt AMD will be able to compete. Maybe with RDNA 3 which will bring the chiplet GPU design and hopefully a massive boost in performance.
I dont think 99.9% of the people care about AMD competing with this overpriced monster tbh.
I know its more attainable then, but its like saying you doubt a new Lambo is going to compete with a LaFerrari, its not really relevant for the vast majority of us.
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#8
micropage7
i need this one to play plants vs zombies
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#9
john_
I have it bigger...

...the graphics card.


Well, I think AMD would have been in much worst position if the 3090 was a normal size graphics card.
Nvidia having to go over 300W, as it is rumored and probably is true, based on the size of the card, is a good thing for AMD.
Just consider the possibility of Nvidia coming up with a card 50% faster than 2080 Ti and at 200W. This huge card is good news for AMD, even if it is 50% faster than 2080 Ti. Especially at the rumored $1400 price with 3080 at $800, Nvidia is leaving plenty of room to AMD to breath.
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#10
lexluthermiester
VSG

That beast will not be going into my Dell T3500. It literally won't fit in physically. I'm sure it would work though. Might be time to build a new system... Been dragging my feet for almost a year anyway... I've settled on Threadripper, just trying to decide on which one..
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#11
s3thra
That thing is so tall! The weight of it too I assume. Poor PCIe slot!

At least with the larger fan size it might be quiet.
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#12
Xex360
That is huge, is it because they are planning on putting two silicon in there or maybe because they'll use a less efficient node from Samsung.
I hope the prices for the rest of the Ampere family will be reasonable, I can't even imagine the price of this monstrosity.
DuxCro
Massive card with a massive price. I doubt AMD will be able to compete. Maybe with RDNA 3 which will bring the chiplet GPU design and hopefully a massive boost in performance.
Navi was already faster than equivalent Turing while being much smaller, they didn't scale it up, RDNA2 and if we look at consoles, apparently the Series X should be equivalent to a 2080, and the PS5 is able to run at high frequencies, so if they manage to add more CUs and run it fast enough I don't see why they can't compete with Ampere at least in rasterization and probably less efficient than Ampere.
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#13
Rob94hawk
With this card I can finally play Zork in 8k!
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#14
Searing
DuxCro
Massive card with a massive price. I doubt AMD will be able to compete. Maybe with RDNA 3 which will bring the chiplet GPU design and hopefully a massive boost in performance.
That's part of the problem, I want AMD to deliver better cards at the same price point. I don't want them to compete with overpriced nonsense. I want the $1000 AMD card to be much better than the $1000 nVidia one. Or $500 vs $500 (right now the most expensive card AMD has is about $360 USD all the time).
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DuxCro
ZoneDymo
I dont think 99.9% of the people care about AMD competing with this overpriced monster tbh.
I know its more attainable then, but its like saying you doubt a new Lambo is going to compete with a LaFerrari, its not really relevant for the vast majority of us.
Well competition is always better for us, end consumers. Look at what AMD did to CPU market. we were sentenced to Intels incremental IPC increases and insane prices for many years. Now the only advantage intel has over AMD Zen 2 is clock speeds. With ZEn 3 around the corner, idk why anyone would buy intel CPU for a new build. If AMD does manage to make something that will compete with Nvidia in all Price / performance segments, it will force both sides for competitive pricing. Hopefully AMD goes with very low pricing in order to gain market share. Just like they did with ZEN CPU's. But i think we can all agree that discrete graphics card prices don't have anything to do with common sense since RTX series came out.
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#16
Lomskij
DuxCro
Massive card with a massive price. I doubt AMD will be able to compete. Maybe with RDNA 3 which will bring the chiplet GPU design and hopefully a massive boost in performance.
I think AMD is perfectly capable of building big and expensive cards :-D
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#17
Max(IT)
that's insane :kookoo:

It could probably fit my case (I have space in both directions), but it still is massive.
BTW I'm not going to buy a $2000 VGA :D

Looking forward for a RTX 3070.
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#18
ypsylon
Honestly I have never expected that after 580/680 era we'll be moving back in time again in terms of ridiculous VGA sizes. Only a step until this. :eek:



I'm excited for 3000 series of course, my rendering rig could use some new muscle, but no way 3 slots and I even cringe at 2 slot models being spoiled by multiple 1 slot 1080Ti.
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#19
BorisDG
This has to be hot... hmm
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#21
Fluffmeister
I thought the mob had already confirmed it was $2k?
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#23
Animalpak
I dont get it, they showed while ago that the PCB is shorter than any actual high end graphics card and now we see something unusal and very hard to believe.

To produce is absolutley not cost effective, to have it in a ATX case ... Neither...
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