NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards back in September. The company claims that the performance difference between the new cards and their predecessor is the biggest ever witnessed in the GeForce lineup’s history. Now, the custom cards based on the series have arrived in Nepal as well. In this post, we will be taking a look at the specs, features, price in Nepal, and availability of cards based on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPU.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series Overview:
NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang announced the new RTX 30 series in a virtual event. The latest RTX graphics cards from the company are based on the new Ampere architecture and are manufactured under Samsung’s 8nm custom process. The new process allows NVIDIA to fit in a significant number of transistors in its cards (28 billion in the case of RTX 3090). With the new architecture, team green is claiming up to 2x performance and 1.9x power efficiency.
GeForce RTX 3090
It is the fastest GPU in the new lineup. NVIDIA is referring to it as the BFGPU (Big Ferocious GPU). It features 24GB of GDDR6X memory with a speed of up to 19.5Gbps. The GPU has been designed to cope with the memory requirements of 8K gaming. It has been claimed that users will be able to achieve up to 60fps in 8K. RTX 3090 is almost 50% faster than the TITAN RTX. Similarly, it is up to 10 times quieter thanks to the silencer. It also helps the new GPU remain up to 30-degree cooler than the TITAN RTX.
GeForce RTX 3080
RTX 3080 comes with 10GB of GDDR6X memory with a speed up to 19Gbps. NVIDIA claims it is 2x faster than the RTX 2080. it can offer up to 60fps in 4K gaming. It is the most appealing of the three because it provides the best balance between performance and price. The RTX 3080 comes with the same $699 price tag even with the performance being double this time.
GeForce RTX 3070
It starts at $499, which the company is claiming as the sweet spot for GPU pricing. Even with that price tag, it is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti that is selling for more than double the price. It features 16GB of GDDR6 RAM with a speed listed at 16Gbps.
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
During the initial launch, there were only three graphics cards under the RTX 30 series. However, after a few weeks, NVIDIA also announced the RTX 3060 Ti, thus making it the most affordable entry in the 30-series. Starting at just $399 (Founder’s Edition), the company claims that it is faster than the RTX 2080 SUPER–which retailed at $699 during launch. It features 4864 CUDA cores, 8GB GDDR6 VRAM, and a base/boost clock of 1.41/1.67GHz. As of now, the RTX 3060 Ti isn’t available in Nepal.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Specifications:
|RTX card||3090||3080||3070||3060 Ti|
|Process||Samsung custom 8nm|
|Transistors||28 billion||Unspecified||17.4 billion|
|CUDA cores (Boost clock)||10496 (1.7GHz)||8704 (1.71 GHz)||5888 (1.73 GHz)||4864 (1.67 GHz)|
|Memory||24GB GDDR6X (19.5Gbps)||10GB GDDR6X (19Gbps)||8GB GDDR6 (16Gbps)||8GB GDDR6 (14Gbps)|
|Single Precision Perf.||35.7 TFLOPS||29.8 TFLOPs||20.4 TFLOPs||16.2 TFLOPS|
|Tensor Perf.||285 TFLOPS||238 TFLOPS||163 TFLOPs||129.6 TFLOPS|
NVIDIA utilized the stage to announce three new technologies that will offer a better experience to gamers, streamers, and esports professionals.
1. NVIDIA Reflex
It is a combination of tools designed to allow gamers to measure and reduce their system latency. Popular gaming titles such as Fortnite, Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Valorant will come with NVIDIA Reflex’s Low-Latency Mode integrated. It is claimed to be capable of reducing the latency by up to 50%.
Similarly, the Reflex Latency Analyzer tool will be integrated into the upcoming 360Hz NVIDIA G-Sync Esports displays. It will help users to evaluate the latency in their gaming setup. For example, the tool can measure the delay between the mouse’s input and the time taken by the pixel to change accordingly.
2. NVIDIA Broadcast
It is a tool for live streamers. This universal plugin will use RTX-accelerated AI effects like audio noise removal, virtual background effects, and webcam auto frame to improve the quality of the home setup of streamers.
3. NVIDIA Omniverse Machinima
With the Omniverse Machinima, the company wants to take story-telling to the next level. It comes with tools like the path-traced viewer, an engine for physical accuracy, simulating lights, physics, and AI. In supported games, users will be able to create characters, add high-fidelity animations, and publish film-quality cinematics using the RTX 30 series GPU.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPU Price in Nepal & Availability
Custom graphics cards based on NVIDIA GeForce 30-series are now available for purchase in Nepal at Zozo Hub. MSI RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 Super Gaming X Trio is now available in Nepal for the price of NPR 105,000 and NPR 150,000 respectively. Similarly, the MSI RTX 3090 Super Gaming X Trio is available for a price of Rs 2,75,000.
|Graphics Cards||Price in Nepal|
|MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio (24GB)||NPR 275,000|
|MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio (10GB)||NPR 152,000|
|MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio (8GB)||NPR 98,000|
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