Nvidia announced the arrival of its latest RTX 3000 graphics cards. The RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 are finally out to bring excellent gaming performance.
The RTX 3000 series is the second generation of Nvidia’s RTX technology. In a surprising turn of events, Nvidia launched the three GPUs during its latest online event.
Nvidia claims that this generation of graphics cards is ready to “deliver the ultimate performance.”
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The lineup probably has the best cards to guy for gaming this year. Nvidia claims that the RTX 3070 provides the gaming experience of an RTX 2080 Ti at half the price. Meanwhile, the RTX 3080 has double the RTX 2080 performance.
Lastly, the RTX 3090 is as powerful as an RTX Titan but at a significantly lower price point.
Pricing and availability
Past leaks revealed that the price of the graphics cards would start at US$599 for the RTX 3070. However, Nvidia surprised everyone by bringing in the graphics cards at $100 less.
The RTX 3070 has an SRP of $499. The RTX 3080 is out for $699. Lastly, the flagship RTX 3090 retails for $1499.
The RTX 3080 will be available on September 17 while the RTX 3090 follows on September 24. The RTX 3070 comes in later on October 24.
Despite these launch dates, consumers must be aware of stock availability. It might be difficult to secure these cards on the launch date due to stock limitations.
Asus, Zotac, Gainward, EVGA, MSI, and other brands may launch their own lineup in the following weeks.
Zotac and Asus have confirmed availability in the second half of September onwards.
The RTX 3000 graphics cards are a win for consumers. Too bad for those who bought the RTX 2000 series in the past few months because these cards are clearly in for the win.
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