It’s an open secret, NVIDIA is finalizing the launch of the GeForce RTX 30, a new generation of graphics cards that will succeed the GeForce RTX 20 series and it will be based on Ampere architecture, an evolution of Turing that will focus its improvements on five major fronts:

Higher performance per shader.
In-depth review of geometry engines.
Increased RT core count (two for each SM) and new design to improve performance.
New manufacturing process (7 nm in theory).
Improved efficiency (up to 50% compared to Turing).

If all these provisions are met, there is no doubt that we will see an important jump With the arrival of the GeForce RTX 30, but what will happen to the GeForce RTX 20 series? This is a good question, and according to the latest information from China, everything seems to indicate that they will be subject to an “aggressive” liquidation by NVIDIA and the assemblers themselves.

We do not have specific details yet, but it is commented that the stock liquidation period would start between the third and fourth quarter this year, so if you plan to buy a graphics card and you are clear that you are going to buy a GeForce RTX, be patient, as they will drop in price in the short term.

Possible NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Specifications

The source of the news has also shared a breakdown of possible specifications of this new graphics generation from NVIDIA that makes a lot of sense, and that also fits perfectly with the latest leaks that we had seen.

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti

GA100 graphic core.
8,192 shaders.
256 RT cores.
1,024 tensor nuclei.
1,700 MHz GPU.
16 GB of GDDR6 at 16 GHz.
Launch: fourth quarter of 2020.

GeForce RTX 3080

GA103 graphic core.
4,608 shaders.
144 RT cores.
576 tensor nuclei.
2,000 MHz GPU.
12 GB of GDDR6 at 16 GHz.
Launch: third quarter of 2020.

GeForce RTX 3070

GA103 graphic core.
3,584 shaders.
112 RT cores.
448 tensor nuclei.
GPU at 1,900 MHz.
8 GB of GDDR6 at 16 GHz.
Launch: third quarter of 2020.

GeForce RTX 3060

GA104 graphic core.
2,560 shaders.
80 RT cores.
320 turnbuckle cores.
2,000 MHz GPU.
8 GB of GDDR6 at 16 GHz.
Launch: first quarter of 2021.

To better understand what these GeForce RTX 30 series specifications represent, just remember that an RTX 2080 Ti, NVIDIA’s most powerful graphics card yet, adds 4,352 shaders, it has 68 RT cores and 544 tensor cores.

If we put this in perspective we will realize that even the GeForce RTX 3060 will have more RT cores than that, which means that por work with ray tracing more efficiently, at least in theory.

We don’t have any details on the possible retail price of the GeForce RTX 30, but they are likely to end up being a bit more expensive than the RTX 20 series (we’re talking about pricing at launch, and not today). This new graphic generation will compete with AMD’s Radeon RDNA 2, The launch is scheduled for later this year.


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