The GeForce RTX 30 series will be officially presented later this year. There is still no official date, but everything seems to indicate that they will be announced between September and October.
This new generation will succeed the GeForce RTX 20 series, although some sources assure that NVIDIA could choose to keep both on the market for a reasonable time to facilitate stock cleaning of the current generation, something that certainly makes a lot of sense, especially if the price increase in the GeForce RTX 30 series is confirmed, since those in green could position the current generation as a cheaper alternative.
From VideoCardz brings us an interesting compilation of rumors and alleged leaks that collects, in a fairly summary but complete way at the same time, the possible specifications of the GeForce RTX series 30. In the attached table we have the shader count of all the models high-end that plans to launch NVIDIA, and although it is true that there are small variations Faced with the alleged leaks that we saw earlier, the truth is that They fit pretty well and they are perfectly credible.
GeForce RTX 30 series: an important quantitative and quantum leap
According to this information the GeForce RTX 3070 will have 2,560 shaders, 256-bit bus and 8 GB of GDDR6 at 18 GHz, while the RTX 3070 Ti will feature 3,072 shaders, 18-bit GDDR6X 8-bit 256-bit bus. The former should have similar, or perhaps slightly higher, gross performance than the RTX 2080 Super, while the latter could be very close to the RTX 2080 Ti.
The GeForce RTX 3080 would have 4,352 shaders, 320-bit bus and 10 GB of GDDR6X at 20 GHz. A step above would be the RTX 3080 Super or Ti, with 5,248 shaders, a 352-bit, 12 GB, 21 GHz GDDR6X bus. The performance of the former should be clearly superior to that of an RTX 2080 Ti, and the latter would play directly in another league. The RTX TITAN Ampere closes the list, which would have 5,376 shaders, 384-bit bus and 24 GB of GDDR6X at 21 GHz.
We already have a pretty good idea of what the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series could offer, but it is important to remember that in addition to the improvements we have cited in terms of gross performance, and the new data buses and GDDR6X memory, this new generation also will greatly improve performance working with ray tracingIn fact, it is said that they will be between two and four times more powerful than the equivalent RTX 20 series.
That said, it is time to talk about prices. The GeForce RTX 30 series will give the jump to the 7nm process (some sources talk about a combined use of 7nm and 8nm), and they will have a much more complex configuration at the silicon level due to the increased count of shaders, tensor cores and RT cores, so think that they will cost less than the RTX 20 series at launch is to be optimistic, although if AMD does homework and RDNA 2 turns out to be a competitive architecture it is clear that there will be price movement.
Right now everything seems to indicate that the GeForce RTX series 30 will cost between 50 and 150 euros more than the GeForce RTX 20 series at launch, which means that the RTX 3070 could be around 699 euros; the RTX 3070 Ti would rise to 799 euros; the RTX 3080 would position at 899 euros; the RTX 3080 Super would end up in the € 1,049 band, and the RTX 3080 Ti could easily cost around € 1,299-1,349.
Please note that these prices have not been confirmed, and that as we have indicated could vary based on AMD’s response to its Radeon RX 6000 series, based on the RDNA 2 architecture.