New GPUs RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX 3070. Nvidia went CRAZY.
Most gamers, and some content creators, knew that Nvidia was about to present their next generation of Graphics cards, the RTX 3000 series, codename Ampere. It was expected a 35%-50% performance increase, with kidney like prices. But Nvidia went crazy and presented the RTX 3070 for 499$ with 20.5 TFLOPS and 5888 CUDA cores, which is faster than the old flagship GPU the RTX 2080ti that was 999$ (In practice 1.100$) with 13.4 TFLOPS and 4352 CUDA cores. The TFLOPS are not a direct measure, or lineal, of gaming performance but it gives and indication of how powerful these cards are. It is not unusual that a XX70 card rivals the previous XX80ti card, but the new RTX 3070 it’s actually faster, while the RTX 2080ti was already pretty powerful. Then they went bananas, the RTX 3080 at 699$ has 29.7 TFLOPS and 8704 CUDA cores, and the RTX 3090 at 1499$ has 35.7 TFLOPS and 10496 CUDA cores, this last one can use up to 350 watts, and it’s a replacement for the RTX Titan, which was “only” 280W, but the TDP increase is understandable since the Titan had only 4068 CUDA cores. The RTX Titan was $2,499 so that’s a $1,000 cut, plus a lot more power offered. It is expected that the rival company AMD, presents soon their new Navi GPUs, with the long waited Big Navi, but with this new Nvidia graphics cards, they will have a difficult time pricing and selling the new AMD GPUs.