Nvidia to unveil "biggest breakthroughs in PC gaming" in 21 years on Sep 1

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  1. Prototime

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    Nvidia is promising to unveil the "biggest breakthroughs in PC gaming since 1999" on September 1 with a GeForce presentation. Presumably Ampere GeForce GPUs. Quite a bold statement. We'll see.

    https://www.techradar.com/news/nvid...eptember-1-it-looks-like-ampere-is-on-its-way
     
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    I'm looking forward to the 3000 series. The first gen of RT was fun to use, and there were some games that showed off hints of what was possible. DLSS 2.0 finally pushed through something that was truly helpful. nvidia did a good job pushing some of these technologies into the mainstream, even if there was the bumps of being first gen. Still The 2080 and 2080Ti are, coming up on 2 years later, still the fastest consumer level video cards available. They have still not been challenged. That's not nvidia's fault.

    I can't wait to get my hands on 2nd gen RT and more performance and features in general. Whether that be AMD or nVidia this time remains to be seen. I'm going to assume I'll be buying a 3080 at some point between September and April, but still waiting for everyone (lets be real AMD and nVidia, not trusting Intel to be competitive here yet) to put their cards on the table and see reviews from trusted sources first.
     
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    I could not figure out what to do with the posts in this thread so I deleted them all. They weren't relevant to the original post.

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  4. Prototime

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    GeForce RTX 3090 has been confirmed by Micron with VRAM specs: 12GB GDDR6X "over a 384-bit memory interface at 19-21 Gbps for a total bandwidth of between 912 to 1008 GBps, which would push the RTX 3090 over the 1 TBps milestone."

    People are having a lot of fun with the number "21" showing up everywhere: the 21-day countdown to the September 1 announcement, which is about 21 years after nvidia's first GeForce GPU. Now, it's 21gbps and 12gb of VRAM (21 reversed). People are getting a little carried away with their interpretations I think. But who knows, given nvidia's terrible naming schemes, maybe they'll announce an "RTX 21" GPU that's even better than the 3090, just to mess with us :rolleyes:

    https://www.tomshardware.com/amp/news/micron-confirms-rtx-3090-will-have-over-1-tbs-gddr6x-bandwidth
     
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    I heard we would see 4x the ray tracing performance.....can anyone confirm
     
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    No one is going to be able to confirm anything of that sort until shipping cards are in hands. You might be able to repeat whatever Jensen says in the launch event, but that's not independent verification.
     
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    Yeah that's so true....even the experts are just guessing
     
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    Well, we made it. The "biggest breakthrough in PC gaming in 21 years" is clearly referring to "breakthrough prices" for nvidia, with a $1500 3090 graphics card :eek2::twitchy:

    Specs from nvidia for 3090 ($1500), 3080 ($700), 3070 ($500): https://www.anandtech.com/show/1605...re-for-gaming-starting-with-rtx-3080-rtx-3090

    A shame that the 3070 is only getting 8gb of the older GDDR6 memory instead of the GDDR6X that the 3080 and 3090 are getting. But besides having 8gb of VRAM instead of 11gb, other specs suggest the the 3070 might beat the performance of the 2080TI. I'll be waiting for independent reviews of the cards to see.

    Also--not that it bothers me--but unless you want to shell out $3000 for two 3090s, SLI is now officially dead.

    Hopefully the improvements to ray tracing support are meaningful.

    And TDP is up quite a bit from last gen: 3090=350W, 3080=320W, 3070=220W.

    The 3090 and 3080 are coming out this month, 3070 next month. If we're lucky, we may see 3060s announced before the year's end. I wouldn't count on laptops with ampere GPUs until next year.
     
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    It is going to take some serious engineering and/or nerfing to get these GPUs into something a laptop can handle.
     
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    Yup. Remember when Pascal launched, nvidia dropped the "m" from laptop GPUs because they had finally reached near-parity with desktop GPUs? Good times.
     
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