NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards back in September 2020. The company claimed that the performance difference between the new cards and their predecessor is the biggest ever in the GeForce lineup’s history. In this post, we will look at the specs, features, availability, and price of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards in Nepal.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Overview:
NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang announced the new RTX 30 series at a virtual event. The latest RTX graphics cards from the company are based on the new Ampere architecture and are manufactured under a custom Samsung 8nm process.
This new process allows NVIDIA to fit a significant number of transistors in the cards (28.3 billion in the case of RTX 3090/Ti). With the new architecture, team green is claiming up to 2x performance and 1.9x power efficiency compared to the Turing-based RTX 20 series.
GeForce RTX 3090, 3090 Ti
As you could guess, the 3090 Ti is the fastest GPU in the new lineup. And NVIDIA is referring to both of these as “BFGPU” (Big Ferocious GPU). Here, the 3090 Ti is quite similar to the standard 3090. They both have 384-bit 24GB GDDR6X video memory. But the Ti is slightly faster at 21.0 Gbps compared to 19.5 Gbps on the RTX 3090.
Likewise, the GA102 GPU on the 3090 Ti has 10,752 CUDA cores over 3090’s 10,496. It has a rated TDP of 450W which is 100W more compared to 3090.
Both these graphics cards target 8K HDR gaming. Overall, NVIDIA says the 3090 Ti is about 9% faster than the 3090. And RTX 3090 is almost 50% faster than the TITAN RTX (Turing). Similarly, it is up to 10 times quieter thanks to the silencer. It also helps the new GPU remain up to 30°C cooler than the TITAN RTX.
GeForce RTX 3080, 3080 Ti
The 3080 Ti is a slightly watered-down version of the 3090. It features 10,240 CUDA cores, a 1.67 GHz boost clock, and just half memory (12GB GDDR6X) of 19 Gbps speed. On the other hand, the RTX 3080 comes with either 10 or 12GB of GDDR6X memory with a speed of up to 19 Gbps.
The 10GB version has 8,704 CUDA cores and a 320-bit memory bus compared to 8,960 CUDA cores and 384-bit memory bus on the 12GB model. Additionally, the 10GB RTX 3080 has 320W TDP which is 30W lower than the 12GB RTX 3080 or the 3080 Ti. Anyway, NVIDIA claims that the RTX 3080 is 2x faster than the RTX 2080. Both of these cards can offer up to 4K 60 fps gaming.
GeForce RTX 3070, 3070 Ti
Further down the line are the RTX 3070 and 3070 Ti. These cards are targeted toward 1440p gaming, and thus feature drastically low compute units compared to the 3080 and 3090 series. The GA104 chip on these cards packs 17.4 billion transistors, with 6,144 CUDA cores on the 3070 Ti and 5,888 on the 3070.
Similarly, their memory size with a 256-bit memory bus is limited to just 8GB. But while the 3070 Ti enjoys the faster GDDR6X memory protocol, the regular RTX 3070 gets GDDR6 memory instead. Their core/boost clock speed is also marginally different: 1.58/1.77 GHz on 3070 Ti and 1.50/1.73 GHz on 3070.
GeForce RTX 3060, 3060 Ti
Next up is the RTX 3060 series. These are possibly the best-value graphics cards in the entire RTX 30 lineup. Geared towards high-end 1080p gaming, the 3060 and 3060 Ti come with 3,584 and 4,864 CUDA cores, respectively. Interestingly enough, the RTX 3060 has 12GB GDDR6 VRAM whereas the 3060 Ti has just 8GB GDDR6 VRAM.
Besides this, the 3060 also has a faster memory clock compared to its Ti counterpart. But the 3060 Ti does have a wider 256-bit memory but over the 3060’s 192-bit. As for power, the Ti has 200W TDP which is 30W more than the standard RTX 3060. While NVIDIA sells a Founder’s Edition RTX 3060 Ti, you will only find aftermarket RTX 3060 cards from brands like Asus, MSI, EVGA, and such.
GeForce RTX 3050
Finally, we have the entry-level RTX 3050. Like the RTX 3060 series, this one also targets 1080p gaming. With a 128-bit of 8GB GDDR6 memory on board, this graphics card should suffice the needs of most budget gamers who want to play ray-traced games.
According to NVIDIA, 3 of the top 5 GPUs on Steam belong to the GTX 50 series. And with all the capabilities of the 3050, the company is hoping people would finally upgrade to RTX. Like RTX 3060, there is no Founder’s Edition RTX 3050 either.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Specifications:
|3090 Ti||3090||3080 Ti||3080||3070 Ti||3070||3060 Ti||3060||3050|
|Process||Samsung custom 8nm|
|CUDA cores||10752||10496||10240||8960 / 8704||6144||5888||4864||3584||2560|
|Boost clock (GHz)||1.86||1.695||1.665||1.71||1.77||1.725||1.665||1.777|
|Memory bus (bit)||384||384 / 320||256||192||128|
|Memory (GB)||24||12||12 / 10||8||12||8|
|S. P. Boost (TFLOPS)||39.997||35.581||34.1||30.643 / 29.768||21.7||20.314||16.197||12.738||9.098|
|Tensors (TFLOPS)||160||142||136||122 / 119||87||81.3||64.8||51.2||36.4|
|TDP (W)||450||350||350 / 320||290||220||200||170||130|
|Launch MSRP||$1999||$1499||$1199||$799 / $699||$599||$499||$399||$329||$249|
During the launch event, NVIDIA also announced three new technologies in the RTX 30 series 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 integrated with NVIDIA Reflex’s Low-Latency Mode. 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 RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards Price in Nepal
The price of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards in Nepal starts at Rs. 55,000 for the base RTX 3050 and goes all the way up to Rs. 330,000 for the top-of-the-line RTX 3090 Ti. You can buy the following NVIDIA RTX 30 series graphics cards in Nepal at the price mentioned below from Hukut Store.
|Brand||Model||Price in Nepal|
|Asus||Dual O8G||Rs. 60,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming 8G||Rs. 70,000|
|MSI||Ventus 2X OC 8G||Rs. 57,000|
|Gaming X 8G||Rs. 60,000|
|Gigabyte||Eagle OC 8G||Rs. 55,000|
|Gaming OC 8G||Rs. 57,000|
|Aorus Elite 8G||Rs. 62,000|
|Asus||Phoenix 12G V2||Rs. 65,000|
|KO Gaming 12G V2||Rs. 70,000|
|TUF Gaming O12G V2||Rs. 72,000|
|MSI||Ventus 2X 12G OC||Rs. 70,000|
|Ventus 3X 12G OC||Rs. 72,500|
|Gaming X 12G (Dual Fan)||Rs. 84,000|
|Gigabyte||Eagle OC-12GD (LHR)||Rs. 68,000|
|Gaming OC-12GD (LHR)||Rs. 71,000|
|Vision OC-12GD (LHR)||Rs. 73,000|
|Aorus Elite 12GD (LHR)||Rs. 75,000|
RTX 3060 Ti
|Asus||Dual Mini V2 8G||Rs. 83,000|
|Dual V2 OC 8G (LHR)||Rs. 85,000|
|KO Gaming V2 OC Edition||Rs. 88,000|
|TUF Gaming V2 OC Edition||Rs. 93,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming V2 OC||Rs. 95,000|
|MSI||Ventus 2X OC V1 (LHR)||Rs. 83,000|
|Ventus 3X OC (LHR)||Rs. 90,000|
|Gaming X Dual Fan (LHR)||Rs. 90,000|
|Gigabyte||Eagle OC-8GD (LHR)||Rs. 83,000|
|Gaming OC-8GD (LHR)||Rs. 88,000|
|Vision OC-8GD (LHR)||Rs. 93,000|
|Aorus Elite-8GD (LHR)||Rs. 100,000|
|Asus||Dual V2 OC Edition||Rs. 95,000|
|KO V2 OC Edition||Rs. 95,000|
|TUF Gaming OC Edition (LHR)||Rs. 100,000|
|ROG Strix V2 OC Edition (LHR)||Rs. 112,000|
|MSI||Ventus 2X OC (LHR)||Rs. 94,000|
|Ventus 3X OC (LHR)||Rs. 100,000|
|Gaming Trio Plus (LHR)||Rs. 108,000|
|Suprim X 8G (LHR)||Rs. 110,000|
|Gigabyte||Gaming OC 8GD (rev. 2.0)||Rs. 95,000|
|Eagle OC 8GD (rev. 2.0)||Rs. 95,000|
|Vision OC 8GD (rev. 2.0)||Rs. 100,000|
|Aorus Master OC 8GD (rev. 2.0)||Rs. 112,000|
RTX 3070 Ti
|Asus||TUF Gaming O8G||Rs. 120,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming O8G||Rs. 135,000|
|MSI||Ventus 3X 8G OC||Rs. 120,000|
|Gaming X Trio 8G||Rs. 130,000|
|Suprim X 8G||Rs. 135,000|
|Gigabyte||Eagle OC-8GD||Rs. 118,000|
|Gaming OC-8GD||Rs. 122,000|
|Vision OC-8GD||Rs. 130,000|
|Aorus Master 8GD||Rs. 135,000|
|Asus||TUF Gaming OC (12GB)||Rs. 140,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming OC Edition||Rs. 160,000|
|MSI||Ventus 3X Plus 12G OC (LHR)||Rs. 140,000|
|Gaming X Trio 10G||Rs. 147,000|
|Gaming Z Trio 12G (LHR)||Rs. 150,000|
|Suprim X 12G||Rs. 162,000|
|Gigabyte||Eagle OC 12G||Rs. 138,000|
|Gaming OC 10G||Rs. 145,000|
|Vision OC 10G||Rs. 155,000|
|Aorus Master 12G||Rs. 160,000|
RTX 3080 Ti
|Asus||TUF Gaming OC Edition||Rs. 170,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming OC Edition||Rs. 195,000|
|MSI||Ventus 3X 12G OC||Rs. 170,000|
|Gaming X Trio 12G||Rs. 180,000|
|Suprim X 12G||Rs. 195,000|
|Gigabyte||Eagle OC-12GD||Rs. 168,000|
|Gaming OC-12GD||Rs. 175,000|
|Vision OC-12GD||Rs. 183,000|
|Aorus Master OC-12GD||Rs. 193,000|
|Asus||TUF Gaming OC Edition||Rs. 228,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming OC Edition||Rs. 270,000|
|MSI||Ventus 3X 24G OC||Rs. 225,000|
|Gaming X Trio OC||Rs. 255,000|
|Suprim X 24G OC||Rs. 270,000|
|Gaming OC-24GD||Rs. 250,000|
|Vision OC 24G||Rs. 260,000|
|Aorus Master 24G (LHR)||Rs. 265,000|
RTX 3090 Ti
|Asus||TUF Gaming OC Edition||Rs. 280,000|
|ROG Strix Gaming LC||Rs. 330,000|
|MSI||Black Trio 24G||Rs. 280,000|
|Gaming X Trio 24G||Rs. 310,000|
|Suprim X 24G||Rs. 325,000|
|Gigabyte||Gaming OC-24GD||Rs. 275,000|
|Aorus Xtreme Waterforce 24GD||Rs. 330,000|