One of the biggest days of the year in technology! NVIDIA has finally announced the GeForce RTX 30 series of graphics cards. And boy, do these bring the goods and then some!
The star of the show is the GeForce RTX 3090, but the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3070 are power performers too of this new family that will be available starting September 17 for $499 and up. Just like the previous generation, the more affordable members of this new family will be up for grabs after the top ones.
As the company explained:
“GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs also feature several world firsts: they’re the first gaming-class graphics cards with up to 24GB of new, blazing-fast GDDR6X VRAM; they’re the first GPUs with HDMI 2.1, for 4K high refresh rate and 8K gaming; they’re the first discrete GPUs with support for the AV1 codec, enabling you to watch high-resolution streams using significantly less bandwidth.”
Simply put, if you’re into games, these new creations are about the best you can do right now.
NVIDIA was the first to bring real-time raytracing to PC games with the first-generation RTX series a couple of years back. And with this new launch, the company intends to keep its lead with new RT cores that pack in up to 2x the throughput on the original models.
And then there is the DLSS artificial intelligence upscaling technology that can improve the graphics and performance of games.
Alongside the new hardware, the chip giant also made official a handful of tools for gamers, streamers, and creators.
These include Reflex that improves reaction time, Broadcast that makes the use of AI to allow you to blur your background for streaming or change it altogether, among other things. There is also the Omniverse Machinima that helps with the creation of these animations.