NVIDIA 3000 series thoughts and comparison

Since the RTX 2000 series was such a success for NVIDIA, a lot of people were looking towards the new NVIDIA 3000 series with a lot of enthusiasm. It’s easy to see why, with NVIDIA being on a roll to create great graphics cards, this new series is on track to become one of the top deliveries on the market at this particular time. 

What makes the NVIDIA 3000 series better?

We already expected some improvements, but what type of benefits are actually coming with the NVIDIA 3000 series? It seems that the new series has a 2x throughput from the RT cores, which does provide a much better performance set. On top of that, you also have 2x throughput for the tensor cores. They also have a new SM system that delivers 2x FP32 throughput.

Another interesting thing that was added with the new generation is the DLSS AI Acceleration. They are offering an extraordinary AI rendering whose focus is on boosting the framerates. What you are getting here is a very good image quality, all of it relying on the AI processing tensor cores found on the NVIDIA 3000 series. You can increase the settings and boost the resolution to obtain more FPS and a much higher level of detail, all of which comes in a single package.

NVIDIA is also pushing the non-gaming side of the new graphics cards. This is due to their optimization of the drivers. Another point is that they offer exclusive tools for creators and editing. Apparently the new NVIDIA 3000 series is very good for live streaming, rendering 3D scenes or even editing in 8K. All of this is very impressive, and it goes to show the tremendous value provided by the new series of graphics cards at this time.

Specifications comparison

The differences between the 3 new graphics cards are quite apparent, as you will notice below. There’s a massive difference between performance and price, but that also makes it easier for the players to push the boundaries and really enhance those gaming worlds.

GeForce RTX
3090
GeForce RTX
3080
GeForce RTX
3070
Memory Size24 GB10 GB8 GB
Memory TypeGDDR6XGDDR6XGDDR6
Boost Clock (GHz)1.701.711.73
NVIDIA CUDA Cores1049687045888

What sticks out right from the start is the massive number of CUDA cores and the large amount of memory for the GeForce RTX3090. This is a unit designed for professionals as well as gamers. That means streamers, graphic designers and all types of gamers will be able to get their hands on such a unit if they want.

Of course, none of these units is going to come cheap, in fact it’s very far from that. The GeForce RTX 3070 will cost around $499, the GeForce RTX 3080 costs $699 and the GeForce RTX3090 comes at a staggering $1500. The latter unit has a prohibitive price, but then again it does provide one of the best options on the market at this time and it goes well beyond gaming. It’s interesting to see NVIDIA trying to combine the gaming and professional market with a single GPU, and it does work quite well for them.

Is the upgrade worth it?

One thing to note about the new chipsets is that they are very powerful and they have much better performance when compared to the previous series. Despite that, they retain the older price, which is incredible in its own right. What that means is that the GeForce RTX 3070 is on par with the current 2080 TI, yet it’s delivered at a $499 price which is a very good deal.

The RTX 3080 surpasses the 3070 by a large margin, and the 3090 is only on par with the AMD RX 6900, which is its direct competitor. All the RTX 3000 models are already on the market, however due to the high demand they can be very hard to find in stock anywhere.

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