After weeks of teasing, at the moment’s the day that Nvidia are going to announce their next-gen Ampere RTX 3000 graphics playing cards. Or no less than we jolly effectively hope so. Their GeForce Special Event is because of happen at 5pm BST / 9am PDT at the moment, and right here’s the way to tune in so you’ll be able to watch it dwell.
All it’s worthwhile to do to observe the Nvidia Ampere launch is go to Nvidia’s GeForce event homepage and wait till the timer counts right down to 5pm BST within the UK, or 9am PDT for these of you throughout the pond. Alternatively, you’ll be able to sit on Nvidia’s Twitch web page, which I’ve embedded under.
Truth be informed, Nvidia haven’t truly mentioned what they’re going to be speaking about of their GeForce occasion at the moment, so it may all be a load of cobblers about nothing specifically. However, the indicators are there. At the top of final week, Nvidia posted an official teaser video speaking concerning the design of their upcoming graphics playing cards, and over the weekend there have been leaks galore of each RTX 3090 / RTX 3080 playing cards and packaging all around the web.
Similarly, over the previous couple of weeks Nvidia’s Twitter account has been reliving varied technological achievements from the previous 20 years with their Ultimate Countdown campaign, and their Instagram account posted final night time that “The future is approaching so quickly.” As a outcome, I’d be very shocked if at the moment’s GeForce occasion wasn’t about their Ampere RTX 3000 sequence GPUs.
Instead, the important thing query is what number of graphics playing cards will we see? So far, a lot of the leaks have been centred across the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, the latter being this technology’s Titan-class GPU. We’ve heard subsequent to nothing concerning the RTX 3070 or RTX 3060, so we could solely get a glimpse of Nvidia’s flagship Ampere GPUs and nothing else. After all, Nvidia solely revealed the RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti at their preliminary Gamescom launch again in 2018, and so they waited till CES 2019 the next January earlier than they lifted the lid on the RTX 2060. As a outcome, it’s doable we might even see the same technique this time spherical, too, with the principle focus at the moment being on the high-end, 4K-oriented GPUs.
At the second, the rumour mill appears fairly satisfied that the RTX 3090 can have a large 5248 CUDA cores and 24GB of GDDR6X reminiscence clocked at 19.5Gbps. The RTX 3080 is rather less sure. The present considering is that there could be two variants of the RTX 3080: one with 10GB of GDDR6X reminiscence, and one with 20GB. Both will likely be clocked at 19 Gbps, although, and have 4352 CUDA cores, however it’s at present not recognized if Nvidia will likely be protecting their present ‘Super’ branding to assist differentiate the 2 variations, or whether or not they’ll each come beneath the identical RTX 3080 moniker. We’ll simply have to attend and see this night.
Either means, each of those playing cards are anticipated to return out someday in the midst of September, with the RTX 3070 following in October and the RTX 3060 in November. It’s doable we’ll get a special occasion for these two playing cards, given their later launch date, however once more, we gained’t know for positive till we see what Nvidia current in a while. One factor’s for positive, although. These new graphics playing cards are anticipated to value an absolute bomb, so the quicker AMD launch their upcoming 2nd Gen AMD Navi graphics playing cards, the higher, I say, as a result of goodness is aware of we’re going to want the competitors to assist maintain Nvidia’s costs in examine.
As regular, I’ll be masking Nvidia’s GeForce Special Event because it occurs, so I’ll have some extra concrete info on Nvidia’s RTX 3000 sequence at 5pm BST.