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According to the outlet, NVIDIA plans to launch three variants in September – the GeForce RTX 3090, the GeForce RTX 3080, and the GeForce RTX 3070. The RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 are hitting shelves halfway through September, followed closely by the RTX 3070 later in the month. This launch lineup is expected to feature heavily during NVIDIA’s GeForce Special Event on September 1st.
All three RTX 30-series variants use the 7nm process node and include 2nd Generation Ray Tracing Cores, 3rd Generation Tensor Cores, PCI Express 4.0 support, HDMI 2.1, and DisplayPort 1.4 display output connectors.
The GeForce RTX 3090 leads the charge and consists of a 7nm GA102-300-A1 GPU, PG132 SKU 30 board, 5248 CUDA cores, 24 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, a boost clock of 1695 MHz, 19.5 Gbps memory clock, 384-bit memory bus, a bandwidth of 936 GB/s, and a TGP of 350 W. According to the details of custom AIB models received by VideoCardz, custom versions of the GeForce RTX 3090 will feature 8-pin power connectors rather than the 12-pin variant confirmed by NVIDIA for the Founders Edition versions that the company will sell at launch.
Stepping down to the GeForce RTX 3080, this variant will feature the 7nm GA102-200 GPU, PG132 SKU 10 board, 4352 CUDA cores, 10 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, a boost clock speed of 1710 MHz, 19 Gbps memory clock, 320-bit memory bus, 760 GB/s bandwidth, and a TGP of 320 W. Like the 3090, custom versions will stick to the 8-pin power connector arrangement. VideoCardz also reports that a 20 GB variant of the GeForce RTX 3080 is in the works at certain third-party manufacturers, but won’t launch until later on.
As for the final piece of NVIDIA’s gaming Ampere GPU launch slate, the GeForce RTX 3070, details are a little thinner compared to the other two cards. It will consist of a GA104-300 GPU, PGA142 SKU 10 board, 8 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, 16 Gbps memory clock, 256-bit memory bus, 512 GB/s bandwidth, and a TGP of 220 W. VideoCardz notes its sources were unable to confirm details about the CUDA core count and clock speeds.
It’s worth noting that VideoCardz says it obtained the specifications from unspecified sources, and as such, a degree of skepticism is warranted. VideoCardz isn’t in the business of peddling falsehoods, so the specs may very well be genuine, but with NVIDIA’s big announcement just around the corner, waiting it out may be the best course of action before jumping to any hasty conclusions. NVIDIA’s Ultimate Countdown ends on September 1st, at which point the company’s CEO, Jensen Huang, is widely expected to unveil the next-gen Ampere gaming GPUs.