Wednesday, September 2nd 2020

NVIDIA Announces GeForce Ampere RTX 3000 Series Graphics Cards: Over 10000 CUDA Cores

NVIDIA just announced its new generation GeForce "Ampere" graphics card series. The company is taking a top-to-down approach with this generation, much like "Turing," by launching its two top-end products, the GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB, and the GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB graphics cards. Both cards are based on the 8 nm "GA102" silicon. Join us as we live blog the pre-recorded stream by NVIDIA, hosted by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

Update 16:04 UTC: Fortnite gets RTX support. NVIDIA demoed an upcoming update to Fortnite that adds DLSS 2.0, ambient occlusion, and ray-traced shadows and reflections. Coming soon.
Update 16:06 UTC: NVIDIA Reflex technology works to reduce e-sports game latency. Without elaborating, NVIDIA spoke of a feature that works to reduce input and display latencies "by up to 50%". The first supported games will be Valorant, Apex Legends, Call of Duty Warzone, Destiny 2 and Fortnite—in September.
Update 16:07 UTC: Announcing NVIDIA G-SYNC eSports Displays—a 360 Hz IPS dual-driver panel that launches through various monitor partners in this fall. The display has a built-in NVIDIA Reflex precision latency analyzer.
Update 16:07 UTC: NVIDIA Broadcast is a brand new app available in September that is a turnkey solution to enhance video and audio streaming taking advantage of the AI capabilities of GeForce RTX. It makes it easy to filter and improve your video, add AI-based backgrounds (static or animated), and builds on RTX Voice to filter out background noise from audio.
Update 16:10 UTC: Ansel evolves into Omniverse Machinima, an asset exchange that helps independent content creators to use game assets to create movies. Think fan-fiction Star Trek episodes using Star Trek Online assets. Beta in October.
Update 16:15 UTC: Updates to the AI tensor cores and RT cores. In addition to more numbers of RT- and tensor cores, the 2nd generation RT cores and 3rd generation tensor cores offer higher IPC. Making ray-tracing have as little performance impact as possible appears to be an engineering goal with Ampere.
Update 16:18 UTC: Ampere 2nd Gen RTX technology. Traditional shaders are up by 270%, raytracing units are 1.7x faster and the tensor cores bring a 2.7x speedup.
Update 16:19 UTC: Here it is! Samsung 8 nm and Micron GDDR6X memory. The announcement of Samsung and 8 nm came out of nowhere, as we were widely expecting TSMC 7 nm. Apparently NVIDIA will use Samsung for its Ampere client-graphics silicon, and TSMC for lower volume A100 professional-level scalar processors.
Update 16:20 UTC: Ampere has almost twice the performance per Watt compared to Turing!
Update 16:21 UTC: Marbles 2nd Gen demo is jaw-dropping! NVIDIA demonstrated it at 1440p 30 Hz, or 4x the workload of first-gen Marbles (720p 30 Hz).
Update 16:23 UTC: Cyberpunk 2077 is playing big on the next generation. NVIDIA is banking extensively on the game to highlight the advantages of Ampere. The 200 GB game could absorb gamers for weeks or months on end.
Update 16:24 UTC: New RTX IO technology accelerates the storage sub-system for gaming. This works in tandem with the new Microsoft DirectStorage technology, which is the Windows API version of the Xbox Velocity Architecture, that's able to directly pull resources from disk into the GPU. It requires for game engines to support the technology. The tech promises a 100x throughput increase, and significant reductions in CPU utilization. It's timely as PCIe gen 4 SSDs are on the anvil.

Update 16:26 UTC: Here it is, the GeForce RTX 3080, 10 GB GDDR6X, running at 19 Gbps, 238 tensor TFLOPs, 58 RT TFLOPs, 18 power phases.
Update 16:29 UTC: Airflow design. 90 W more cooling performance than Turing FE cooler.
Update 16:30 UTC: Performance leap, $700. 2x as fast as RTX 2080, available September 17. Up to 2x faster than the original RTX 2070.
Update 17:05 UTC: GDDR6X was purpose-developed by NVIDIA and Micron Technology, which could be an exclusive vendor of these chips to NVIDIA. These chips use the new PAM4 encoding scheme to significantly increase data-rates over GDDR6. On the RTX 3090, the chips tick at 19.5 Gbps (data rates), with memory bandwidths approaching 940 GB/s.
Update 16:31 UTC: RTX 3070, $500, faster than RTX 2080 Ti, 60% faster than RTX 2070, available in October. 20 shader TFLOPs, 40 RT TFLOPs, 163 tensor cores, 8 GB GDDR6
Update 16:33 UTC: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is RTX-on.

Update 16:35 UTC: RTX 3090 is the new TITAN. Twice as fast as RTX 2080 Ti, 24 GB GDDR6X. The Giant Ampere. A BFGPU, $1500 available from September 24. It is designed to power 60 fps at 8K resolution, up to 50% faster than Titan RTX.

Update 16:43 UTC: Wow, I want one. On paper, the RTX 3090 is the kind of card I want to upgrade my monitor for. Not sure if a GPU ever had that impact.
Update 16:59 UTC: Insane CUDA core counts, 2-3x increase generation-over-generation. You won't believe these.
Update 17:01 UTC: GeForce RTX 3090 in the details. Over Ten Thousand CUDA cores!
Update 17:02 UTC: GeForce RTX 3080 details. More insane specs.

Update 17:03 UTC: The GeForce RTX 3070 has more CUDA cores than a TITAN RTX. And it's $500. Really wish these cards came out in March. 2020 would've been a lot better.
Here's a list of the top 10 Ampere features.

Update 19:22 UTC: For a limited time, gamers who purchase a new GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU or system will receive a PC digital download of Watch Dogs: Legion and a one-year subscription to the NVIDIA GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.

Update 19:47 UTC: All Turing cards support HDMI 2.1. The increased bandwidth provided by HDMI 2.1 allows, for the first time, a single cable connection to 8K HDR TVs for ultra-high-resolution gaming. Also supported is AV1 video decode.

Update 20:06 UTC: Added the complete NVIDIA presentation slide deck at the end of this post.

Update Sep 2nd: We received following info from NVIDIA regarding international pricing:
  • UK: RTX 3070: GBP 469, RTX 3080: GBP 649, RTX 3090: GBP 1399
  • Europe: RTX 3070: EUR 499, RTX 3080: EUR 699, RTX 3090: EUR 1499 (this might vary a bit depending on local VAT)
  • Australia: RTX 3070: AUD 809, RTX 3080: AUD 1139, RTX 3090: AUD 2429
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502 Comments on NVIDIA Announces GeForce Ampere RTX 3000 Series Graphics Cards: Over 10000 CUDA Cores

#26
Hyderz
there might be an rtx 3080ti coming, nvidia is possibly holding off to see what RDNA2 brings
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#27
chodaboy19
There is not much to nitpick here, I think this generation is a lock for Nvidia. They really crushed it.
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#28
wheresmycar
3070 for $499

3080 for $699

:O

Not sure who I should give thanks to... NVIDIA for the effort or AMD for the compo. Either way, I couldn't have asked for anything better (me gettin a 3080 yippiieeee)
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#29
lynx29
WTF JUST HAPPENED!!!!!! A 2080 TI FOR $500 OMFG LMAO THIS IS THE GREATEST DAY EVER... HOLY CRAP....


this is unbelievable... Nvidia just came out swinging. I don't see Big Navi matching this I really don't...
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#30
dir_d
He said the 3080 is a 4k 60fps card and way better than 2080Ti. That made me question a little because i thought 2080Ti was a 4k 60fps card am i wrong?
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#31
Fleurious
How does the non-RTX performance compare to 2080ti?
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#32
Raendor
Oh sweet baby Jesus, the 3070 is sweet for its price/performance. Not even bothered by 8 gb ram in this case as it’s totally a 1440p card where this buffer will be just fine. Wonder though if they will push super out with 2-4 more gigs. Doesn’t matter, I need my 3070 in time for cbp2077. Now only to decide if I upgrade to b550 or z490, which is a tough choice at the moment.
dir_d
He said the 3080 is a 4k 60fps card and way better than 2080Ti. That made me question a little because i thought 2080Ti was a 4k 60fps card am i wrong?
It’s now demoted to 1080p 30 fps console peasantry tier :D just joking
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#34
Max(IT)
Good. The 3070 could be a good upgrade for my 2070 Super
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#35
Chris34
Seems Nvidia took notice of last year's AMD RX5700 price joke. Those are well priced GPU. Surprising coming from Nvidia.
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#36
lynx29
Max(IT)
Good. The 3070 could be a good upgrade for my 2070 Super
prob is re-sell value is going to be terrible this round... i feel bad for someone who just bought a 2080 ti 31 days ago... ouch. lol
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#37
robiatti
Wonder if the 3090 / 3080 will even need a water-block. the cooler design looks fairly solid.
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#38
mouacyk
robiatti
Wonder if the 3090 / 3080 will even need a water-block. the cooler design looks fairly solid.
Any sane air cooling enthusiast can see that NVidia left a dumpster fire for Intel and AMD to deal with, by dumping the GPU VRM heat right into the CPU. Don't forget the poor motherboard makers too, with their VRMs overheating now. And possibly RAM. With the 3090, you can't have passively cooled RAM or mobo VRM anymore.
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#39
AddSub
birdie
Highly unlikely.
So gotta get the right card right away. Right now I can force SLI profiles on quite a few games and it works with pretty decent scaling (have two GTX 1070s). Getting a 3070 and then another a year down the road would have been nice....

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#41
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
jesdals
Thats a lot of sweet talk without substance about the key issue the new RTX 3000 card - how fast is RDNA2 actually going to be? Samsung 8nm confirmed. Love that they compared 3080 with 1080 series instead of rtx 2080
They compared it to both. Did you even watch the feed?

Jensen tried to make it especially clear that people with Pascal cards should upgrade now if they skipped Turing.
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#42
xkm1948



Yeah look at that CUDA count.

GG Navi2
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#43
chstamos
Welp! I don't have the live stream. Is RTX 3070 supposed to be twice as fast as 2080 Ti without raytracing, too, or only with RT on?

If it's twice the rasterization performance this is actually an amazing new lineup! I was set for disappointment, thought we were going to have another turing debut on our hands, which I had found very underwhelming. This is actually great!
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#44
Raendor
I’m a bit disappointed 3070 is not with the new cool dissipation design. Could fit nice in my Conswole. Guess will put in Ncase M1 in classic layout.
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#45
lynx29
how do you all like my new sig? never thought i'd see the day... LMAO
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#46
Chomiq
lynx29
how do you all like my new sig? never thought i'd see the day... LMAO
How mature of you.
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#47
Raendor
lynx29
how do you all like my new sig? never thought i'd see the day... LMAO
Lol. Yeah, always dumb to buy halo products for ridiculous prices. Going 1-2 steps down and doing the same on the next cycle is the wisest strategy.
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#48
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
mouacyk
Any sane air cooling enthusiast can see that NVidia left a dumpster fire for Intel and AMD to deal with, by dumping the GPU VRM heat right into the CPU.
That doesn't exactly matter if the CPU is water cooled. At least with this design, only about half the heat of the card theoretically is actually dumped back into the case where as custom designs from board partners, all of it is. And VRMs usually dont run hotter than the GPU itself so.
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#49
kayjay010101
lynx29
how do you all like my new sig? never thought i'd see the day... LMAO
Haha I feel so bad I sold my 2080 Ti to this dude a month ago for $1300 and he thought he got such a good deal because I included a $150 waterblock and the card was $1350 new.. Now it's worth barely $500 lmao
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#50
Dimi
RTX 3080 it is for me. Should be a great upgrade from my 1070.
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