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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 TecLab Review Leaked: 10% Faster Than RTX 3080

TecLab appears to have gotten leaky again and published a detailed review of the RTX 3090 (spotted and compiled by Videocardz). Since the video was taken down the last time they did this, WhyCry took the liberty of compiling all the juicy bits and it seems that according to their review the RTX 3090 is on average just 10% faster than the RTX 3080 (while being twice as expensive). While this is certainly due to some bottleneck, these are very interesting (and controversial) results.

TecLab leaks NVIDIA RTX 3090 review: 10% faster than the RTX 3080

TecLabs is quickly approaching cult status in the leak scene as the husky mask-donned vigilantes break the usual embargo to publish juicy videos with details earlier than anyone else. This time around, the subject of the video is the anxiously anticipated RTX 3090. Spoiler alert, however, as the RTX 3090 only seems to be capable of generating 10% more performance than the RTX 3080 on the current state of drivers and game code.

Before we begin, the preliminaries are as follows: An Intel Core i9-10900 clocked at a solid 5 GHz was used with 32 GB of RAM at 4133 MHz. Needless to say, this is an absolutely solid compute configuration and more than exceeds the amount available in usual circumstances to gamers. A Galax HOF PRO M.2 1 TB SSD was used and a flurry of titles was tested. While the review doesn’t explicitly mention the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, they do say the 5000 YUAN flagship and the 10000 YUAN flagship so it is very clear what they are referring to.

The following data was compiled by Videocardz. As we can see below, the average performance increase across a panel of 16 synthetics and titles is roughly 10% (the exact number is actually 8.8% which is even less) delta over the RTX 3080. This is something that isn’t in itself particularly surprising considering the RTX 3080 already doubles the CUDA core count of the RTX 2000 series and any software based bottlenecks would easily show up here as well as the RTX 3090.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 vs RTX 3080 (compilation by Videocardz)
Score / 4K AVG FPS RTX 3090 RTX 3080 3090/3080
3DMark Time Spy Extreme 9948 9000 +10.5%
3DMark Port Royal 12827 11981 +7.1%
Metro Exodus RTX/DLSS OFF 54.4 48.8 +10.2%
Metro Exodus RTX/DLSS ON 74.5 67.6 +10.2%
Rainbow Six Siege 275 260 +5.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 84 76 +10.5%
Forza Horizon 156 149 +4.7%
Far Cry 107 99 +8.1%
Assassins Creed Oddysey 71 65 +9.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider RTX/DLSS Off 91 83 +9.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider RTX/DLSS On 111 102 +8.8%
Borderlands 3 67.6 61.3 +10.3%
Death Stranding DLSS/RTX ON 175 164 +6.7%
Death Stranding DLSS/RTX OFF 116 104 +11.5%
Control DLSS/RTX ON 71 65 +9.2%
Control DLSS/RTX OFF 62 57 +8.8%

We have also attached some screenshots of the benchmarks below but the question then becomes: is the RTX 3090 just 9% faster than the RTX 3080? and if so why? The first answer that comes to my mind is that the amount of core increase that we saw in the 3000 series is just too big for software stacks to handle. While the drivers would (probably) have been updated to handle the massive throughput, game code and engines have to scale up to take advantage of the available processing power as well. This is sort of like games being optimized primarily to take advantage of just 1 core and not scaling perfectly.

What we are seeing with the RTX 3080 and 3090 also appears to be a similar problem where the hardware is being bottlenecked by software. AMD’s GPUs are usually fondly referred to as finewine but if my gut instinct is correct, the RTX 3000 series is going to turn out to be the biggest load of finewine silicon the gaming world has ever seen. With the cards only delivering half of the performance promised by NVIDIA I am fairly certain we are going to get massive incremental performance improvements pushed via software.

What do you think is the explaination behind the non linear scaling of shader count vs performance?
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GuardiaN Takes Part in DreamHack Open Fall 2020: Open Qualifier

Former Na’Vi AWPer Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs has assembled a temporary lineup to participate in the currently ongoing DreamHack Open Fall 2020: Open Qualifier. The Slovak who announced his return to competitive Counter-Strike earlier this month after going inactive for more than half a year is competing in the open qualifiers of the European Fall Major with a team called ‘MBAPPEEK’ consisting of the following players,

  • Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov
  • Bastian “ayken” Schendzielorz
  • Rasmus “kreaz” Johansson
  • Kamen “bubble” Kostadinov
  • Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs

RELATED:  “I’m ready to return to competing in CS:GO” – GuardiaN Speaks His Heart Out


GuardiaN Assembles Temporary Roster For DH Open Fall 2020

Since announcing his return to competitive CS:GO no team has apparently approached GuardiaN, yet he continues to push ahead on his own as he assembles a temporary roster consisting of members from different countries to participate in the open qualifier of the European Fall Major.

Earlier last month GuardiaN had participated in the open qualifier of IEM New York 2020 as well along with Mikhail “Dosia” Stolyarov, Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev, and two other players under the banner of ‘OldG’. However, the lineup crashed out of the qualifier in the third round itself which was a disappointment for many who had confidence that the team would at least be able to make its way through to the closed qualifier.

RELATED:  GuardiaN, Dosia, and AdreN Crash Out of IEM New York Qualifier

This time though GuardiaN and co are really playing great together, it looks like they have practiced together a little bit as they have managed to reach the top sixteen. They at least need to make it to the top eight so as to qualify for the closed qualifier.

GuardiaN individually has been playing really well up until this point, even the others on the team have contributed well. Let’s see if they can go ahead onto the closed qualifier as all this might have a positive impact on GuardiaN’s chances of being picked up by a top-tier organization, something that the Slovak is eagerly looking forward to.


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Na’Vi’s Dota 2 Roster Undergoes Yet Another Roster Shuffle

The ongoing roster shuffle has now spread its tentacles to Europe/CIS region impacting the legendary team Natus Vincere. In a statement released on the official Na’Vi website, they have announced that they’ve benched players Vladyslav “Crystallize” Krystanek, Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunovto and Nikita “young G” Bochko as well as their coach, Andrey “Mag” Chipenko.

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“Unsatisfactory Results” by the Na’Vi Roster 

The statement by the COO of Na’Vi esports club highlighted the club’s need for a roster restructuring. According to him, the team has put in a lot of effort for a long time but the “beautiful triumphs” that a club expects as a result of this hard work, have not happened. The fans of the team have wanted “radical changes” and so this roster rebuilding process will help the Na’Vi team to come up with the best possible option in the coming months. In the end, he asks the fans and community to support them in this difficult time. 

The Na’Vi club has also mentioned that it is looking for players who are performing profoundly in this era of online tournaments. The roster has been shuffling a lot of players post their dismal show at The International 2019 managing only a 13-16th place. Looking at their results in the past year, it is evident that all these changes have born no fruit. Na’Vi managed to secure the 2nd spot at the Gamers Without Borders 2020 but besides that, it has been a herculean task for the CIS team to even reach the playoffs in most of the other tournaments. 

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Following these changes, Na’Vi has only two players in the active roster namely, Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy and Illias “illias” Ganeev. The other members of the roster will be assembled step-by-step, Na’Vi stated that it has already started to look for suitable candidates for its coaching position. 

Na’Vi is set to play ESL One Germany 2020 which is to begin on October 5, 2020. A roster change means the team will have to buck up its “step by step” process in hiring new players to play with a fully revamped squad or go into the tournament with some stand-ins. 

Na’Vi’s Current Dota 2 Roster:

  • Illias “Illias” Ganeev
  • Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy
  • Igor “caff” Sydorenko (manager)

Benched Players and Coach:

  • Vladyslav “Crystallize” Krystanek (inactive)
  • Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov (inactive)
  •  Nikita “young G” Bochko (inactive)
  • Andrey “Mag” Chipenko (inactive)

It will be interesting to see the new destinations of Na’Vi’s benched players in the upcoming week.

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G2 Esports IGL Nexa Jokes About NiKo Replacing Him on The Team

Following reports of G2 Esports showing an interest in signing FaZe Clan’s star player Nikola “⁠NiKo⁠” Kovac which is being touted as possibly the biggest transfer fees in Counter-Strike history if the deal goes through, the entire CS:GO community has erupted in discussions of all sorts from who would NiKo possibly replace on G2 to what would become of FaZe after his departure. 

Amidst these discussions, G2 Esports current IGL Nemanja “nexa” Isakovic has spoken up which seems to suggest that he might be the one taking the axe in order to make space for the Bosnian prodigy, but it is clearly nothing more than just banter.

RELATED:  NiKo Talks About FaZe’s Roster Shuffles Following Thorin’s Criticism


Could NiKo Be Replacing Nexa Or Is It Just Banter?

Though reports suggested that it would be the French rifler Francois “AmaNEk” Delaunay who would most probably be dropped from G2 following NiKo’s arrival, a Tweet by nexa which is nothing but just banter has thrown a doubt in a some people’s mind.

The 23-year-old tweeted earlier today that he “Can’t wait to get kicked in 3 months so NiKo could take over as IGL.” The statement implied that NiKo’s transfer is still ongoing and will only take place after a few months which seems to be inline with the reports that stated the transfer would most likely take place once the competitive schedule clears up a bit.

On the other hand, it seems to be nothing but banter because G2 Esports would never sign NiKo as an IGL after seeing how he failed at the position with FaZe Clan, instead they would let him play more freely as an entry fragger and utilize his skills correctly.

RELATED:  CEO of G2 Esports Teases Fnatic with Savage Banter


None of the teams involved have officially come out with a statement and at the moment this is all just a speculation. Both FaZe Clan and G2 Esports had a really bad time at the ongoing ESL Pro League Season 12, getting eliminated from the event in the group stage itself. 

Faze Clan’s deteriorating performance and specifically, NiKo who has been called out by Thorin for making some really questionable roster moves has been the center of criticism lately. Let’s see if this signing does take place and if so, who does FaZe plan on recruiting next!


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Crysis Remastered Has A Benchmark Tool, Here’s How To Find It

It’s time once again to find out ‘Can it run Crysis’ but this time it’s with Crysis Remastered and from my early look at the game it’s a doozy at those higher settings. But, it’ll be a minute before I get all of the results out from a custom in-game run. But what if you want to find out if your system runs compared to others using something useful like a built-in benchmarking utility? They’ve got you covered but you’re going to have to do a little digging.

The original Crysis had, and still has it hasn’t disappeared, a built-in benchmark utility hidden away in it’s /bin files all those years ago. It had two different focused benchmarks, one for CPU and one for GPU that you could launch independently of one another for whatever you were trying to test. This time around you’ll have access to launch a dedicated benchmarking GUI that lets you pick settings for overall and raytracing effects, the resolution, and where you want the benchmark to test at.

Crysis Remastered Tech Q&A – RT Cores Provide 5-9ms Performance Boost, DLSS Coming Later with an Update

Oh, where is it? Follow this path if you installed the game normally or at least follow the last part if you have a custom install location rather than the default:

  • C:Program FilesEpic GamesCrysisRemasteredBin64

This will be what you’re ultimately greeted within this screen. You can see the options you’ll get listed in the interface just to the right of the folder. I left the benchmark executable highlighted and re-highlighted again just to make sure those glancing could find it quickly. One other note on getting the benchmark to run, don’t try to do it before you launch the game for the first time otherwise you’ll be treated to an error screen telling you it needs to be launched through the Epic Games Store launcher.

Once you’re there and you’ve queued up the settings you want to test then hit ‘Start Benchmark’ and it’ll load up the scene and just loop until you stop it by hitting escape and exiting the window, or fullscreen scene. Once you’ve exited the benchmark it’ll give you a small performance results window and you’ll have a quick idea of performance. But for those who like to measure performance with things like OCAT, FrameView, or CapFrameX you’ll want to follow a path in the game because the faster your system can run this, the faster it’ll run and that just makes getting those types of results a bit less than what you’d want. Anyway, it’s about time to find “Can It Run Crysis”.

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio

PRODUCT INFO

MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio

17th October 2020

Type Graphics Card

Price $759.99 US

Keeping their tradition alive of launching a new GeForce graphics architecture every two years, this year, NVIDIA introduces its Ampere GPU. The Ampere GPU is built upon the foundation set by Turing. Termed as its biggest generational leap, the NVIDIA Ampere GPUs excel previous generations at everything.

The Ampere GPU architecture has a lot to be talked about in this review, but so does the new RTX lineup. The Ampere lineup offers faster shader performance, faster ray tracing performance, and faster AI performance. Built on a brand new process node and featuring an architecture designed from the ground up, Ampere is a killer product with lots of numbers to talk about.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ultra-Enthusiast Graphics Card Benchmarks Leak Out, Up To 50% Faster Than The RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark

The fundamental of Ampere was to take everything NVIDIA learned with its Turing architecture and not only refine it but to use its DNA to form a product in a completely new performance category. Tall claims were made by NVIDIA when they introduced its Ampere lineup earlier this month & we will be finding out whether NVIDIA hit all the ticks with its Ampere architecture as this review will be your guiding path to see what makes Ampere and how it performs against its predecessors.

Today, we will be taking a look at the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card. The card was provided by NVIDIA for the sole purpose of this review & we will be taking a look at their technology, design, and performance metrics in detail.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Gaming Graphics Cards – The Biggest GPU Performance Leap in Recent History

Turing wasn’t just any graphics core, it was the graphics core that was to become the foundation of future GPUs. The future is realized now with next-generation consoles going deep in talks about ray tracing and AI-assisted super-sampling techniques. NVIDIA had a head start with Turing and its Ampere generation will only do things infinitely times better.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 16 GB, RTX 3060 8 GB Graphics Cards Confirmed By Gigabyte

The Ampere GPU does many traditional things which we would expect from a GPU, but at the same time, also breaks the barrier when it comes to untraditional GPU operations. Just to sum up some features:

  • New Streaming Multiprocessor (SM)
  • New Turing Tensor Cores
  • New Real-Time Ray Tracing Acceleration
  • New Shading Enhancements
  • New Deep Learning Features For Graphics & Inference
  • New GDDR6X High-Performance Memory Subsystem
  • New 2nd Generation NVLINK Interconnect
  • New HDMI 2.1 Display Engine & Next-Gen NVENC/NVDEC

The technologies mentioned above are some of the main building blocks of the Ampere GPU, but there’s more within the graphics core itself which we will talk about in detail so let’s get started.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Pricing Per Segment

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series is made up of a diverse portfolio of graphics cards. Currently, you will only be limited to the higher-end configurations starting at $499 US for the GeForce RTX 3070, $699 US for the GeForce RTX 3080, and $1499 US for the GeForce RTX 3090. NVIDIA themselves call the GeForce RTX 3080 as the flagship graphics card and not the GeForce RTX 3090.

The RTX 3080 & RTX 3070 are both priced well and in-line with their predecessors but the GeForce RTX 3090 goes all out with a price of $1499 US. NVIDIA calls the GeForce RTX 3090 as the “BFGPU” and as per the terminology, it seems like this is a new marketing name for the Titan graphics card. It is likely that we could see a Titan based card under the Quadro branding with faster specs out of the box but the GeForce RTX 3090 is purely a gaming graphics card first with all the horsepower for intense professional and workstation workloads.

With that said, the GeForce RTX 3080 replaces the RTX 2080 SUPER at the same price point and the GeForce RTX 3070 replaces the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER at the same price point. Given this trend, we might see the more mainstream variants cost just as much as their RTX 20 SUPER series cards but with a higher performance out of the box.

NVIDIA GeForce GPU Segment/Tier Prices

Graphics Segment 2014-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Titan Tier Titan X (Maxwell) Titan X (Pascal) Titan Xp (Pascal) Titan V (Volta) Titan RTX (Turing) TBA
Price $999 US $1199 US $1199 US $2999 US $2499 US TBA
Ultra Enthusiast Tier GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 3090
Price $649 US $649 US $699 US $999 US $999 US $1499 US
Enthusiast Tier GeForce GTX 980 GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GeForce RTX 3080
Price $549 US $549 US $549 US $699 US $699 US $699 US
High-End Tier GeForce GTX 970 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce RTX 2070 GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GeForce RTX 3070
Price $329 US $379 US $379 US $499 US $499 US $499
Mainstream Tier GeForce GTX 960 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER
GeForce GTX 1660
TBA
Price $199 US $249 US $249 US $249 US $399 US
$349 US
$279 US
$229 US
$219 US
TBA
Entry Tier GTX 750 Ti
GTX 750
GTX 950 GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 1050
GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 1050
GTX 1650 SUPER
GTX 1650
TBA
Price $149 US
$119 US
$149 US $139 US
$109 US
$139 US
$109 US
$159 US
$149 US
TBA

In addition to the specs/price update, NVIDIA’s RTX technologies are being widely adopted major game engines and APIs such as Microsft DirectX (DXR), Vulkan, Unreal Engine, Unity, and Frostbite. While there were only three RTX titles around the launch of the RTX 20 series cards, NVIDIA now has at least 28 titles that utilize their RTX feature set to offer real-time ray tracing with more coming soon.

In addition to that, with the upcoming consoles confirmed to feature ray tracing, developers can also make use of the RTX technology to fine-tune future games for the GeForce RTX hardware. Currently, NVIDIA has 13 game engines that are leveraging their RTX technologies for use in their upcoming and existing games while both Vulkan and DirectX 12 Ultimate APIs are part of the RTX ecosystem on the PC platform.

So for this review, I will be taking a look at the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio. The Gaming X Trio comes in at a $60 US premium over the reference MSRP with a price of $760 US. At this price, you get a triple-fan cooling solution and a factory overclock out of the box. Let’s find out how well the GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio performs compared to the last-generation Gaming X Trio RTX 2080.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 is a force to be reckoned with. It is the ultimate gaming GPU that is surprisingly much faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which is its Turing based predecessor but is also much cheaper at just $699 US. The GeForce RTX 3080 carries more cores, more memory, higher performance efficiency, and also carries next-generation ray-tracing and tensor cores that make this a truly next-generation graphics card.

NVIDIA designed the GeForce RTX 3080 not just for any gamer but all gamers who want to have the best graphics performance at hand to power the next-generation of AAA gaming titles with superb visuals and insane fluidity. It’s not just the FPS that matters these days, its visuals, and a smoother frame rate too and this is exactly what the GeForce RTX 30 series is made to excel at. There’s a lot to talk about regarding NVIDIA’s flagship Ampere gaming graphics cards so let’s start off with the specifications.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Graphics Card Specifications – GA102 GPU & 10 GB GDDR6X Memory

At the heart of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card lies the GA102 GPU. The GA102 is one of the many Ampere GPUs that we will be getting on the gaming segment. The GA102 GPU is the fastest gaming GPU that NVIDIA has produced. The GPU is based on Samsung’s 8nm custom process node designed specifically for NVIDIA and features a total of 28 Billion transistors. It measures at 628mm2 which makes it the 2nd biggest gaming GPU ever produced right below the Turing TU102 GPU.

The new shader core on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture is 2.7x faster, the new RT cores are 1.7x faster while the new Tensor cores are up to 2.7x faster than the previous generation Turing GPUs. The 2nd Generation RT core delivers dedicated hardware-accelerated ray-tracing performance & features twice the ray/triangles intersection with concurrent RT graphics and compute operations.

For the GeForce RTX 3080, NVIDIA has enabled a total of 68 SM units on its flagship which results in a total of 8704 CUDA cores. In addition to the CUDA cores, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 also comes packed with next-generation RT (Ray-Tracing) cores, Tensor cores, and brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units. The GPU runs at a base clock speed of 1440 MHz and a boost clock speed of 1710 MHz. The card has a TDP of 320W.

In terms of memory, the GeForce RTX 3080 comes packed with 10 GB of memory and that too the next-generation GDDR6X design. With Micron’s latest and greatest graphics memory dies, the RTX 3080 can deliver GDDR6X memory speeds of 19.0 Gbps. That along with a bus interface of 320-bit will deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 760 Gbps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ Graphics Card Specifications:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU Name Ampere GA104-200 Ampere GA104-300 Ampere GA102-200 Ampere GA102-300
Process Node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Die Size 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2
Transistors 17.4 Billion 17.4 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion
CUDA Cores 4864 5888 8704 10496
TMUs / ROPs TBA TBA 272 / 96 TBA
Tensor / RT Cores 152 / 38 184 / 46 272 / 68 328 / 82
Base Clock TBA 1500 MHz 1440 MHz 1400 MHz
Boost Clock TBA 1730 MHz 1710 MHz 1700 MHz
FP32 Compute TBA 20 TFLOPs 30 TFLOPs 36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs TBA 40 TFLOPs 58 TFLOPs 69 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs TBA 163 TOPs 238 TOPs 285 TOPs
Memory Capacity 8 GB GDDR6 8/16 GB GDDR6 10/20 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 19 Gbps 19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth 448 Gbps 448 Gbps 760 Gbps 936 Gbps
TDP 180W? 220W 320W 350W
Price (MSRP / FE) $399 US? $499 US $699 US $1499 US
Launch (Availability) October 2020 15th October 17th September 24th September

In case you want to read our full NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture deep dive and GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition review, head over to this link.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ultra-Enthusiast Graphics Card Benchmarks Leak Out, Up To 50% Faster Than The RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark

The first benchmarks of NVIDIA’s ultra-enthusiast GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card have leaked out over at Videocardz. Featured in several 3DMark synthetic workloads, the GeForce RTX 3090 seems to be the best upgrade path for existing RTX 2080 Ti owners who are looking to get faster graphics performance.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Graphics Card Benchmarks Leak Out – Around 20% Faster Than The RTX 3080 and Up To 50% Faster Than The RTX 2080 Ti in 3DMark

According to the leaked benchmarks, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX is going to be an insanely fast card. The leak shows the tests within 3DMark Time Spy, Port Royal, and Firestrike benchmarks and a few overclocking numbers. As per the leak, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 easily tops 10,300 points in the Time Spy Extreme and 20,000 points in the Time Spy (Performance) benchmarks. This is up to 20% faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 and up to 50% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti which makes up for impressive gen on gen performance increase.

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You can see the performance benchmarks of the GeForce RTX 3090 in the screenshots below (Image credits: Videocardz).

In addition to the standard benchmarks which were run at stock clocks, a member of Overclock.net forums who goes by Vmanuelgm, has got hands on the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3090 Gaming OC & proceeded to shunt mod it. With the mod, the user claims that the power consumption increased from 390W to 550W. The user also posted some benchmarks of the card with the increased power limit that could be seen below.

It looks like with the mod, the user gained a 7% performance increase but you also have to take into account the 41% increase in power consumption which is literally insane. It remains to be seen just how much of an overclock the card can manage within its 390W TGP. The GeForce RTX 3090 is an insane graphics card but those who can’t afford the massive price could invest in an RTX 3080 or wait to see what the competition has to offer next month.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 3DMark Benchmark Comparison (Image Credits: @Harukaze5719):

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 16 GB, RTX 3060 8 GB Graphics Cards Confirmed By Gigabyte

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Graphics Card Specifications

The RTX 3090 features some insane specifications such as 82 SM units which results in a total of 10496 CUDA cores. In addition to the CUDA cores, the card also comes packed with next-gen RT (Ray-Tracing) cores, Tensor cores, and brand new SM or streaming multi-processor units. The card has a base clock of 1400 MHz and a boost clock of 1700 MHz with a TDP of 350W.

In terms of memory, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 comes packed with 24 GB of memory and that too the next-generation GDDR6X design. With Micron’s latest and greatest graphics memory dies, the RTX 3080 can deliver GDDR6X memory speeds of 19.5 Gbps. That along with a bus interface of 384-bit will deliver a cumulative bandwidth of 936 Gbps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series ‘Ampere’ Graphics Card Specifications:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
GPU Name Ampere GA104-200 Ampere GA104-300 Ampere GA102-200 Ampere GA102-300
Process Node Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm Samsung 8nm
Die Size 395.2mm2 395.2mm2 628.4mm2 628.4mm2
Transistors 17.4 Billion 17.4 Billion 28 Billion 28 Billion
CUDA Cores 4864 5888 8704 10496
TMUs / ROPs TBA TBA 272 / 96 TBA
Tensor / RT Cores 152 / 38 184 / 46 272 / 68 328 / 82
Base Clock TBA 1500 MHz 1440 MHz 1400 MHz
Boost Clock TBA 1730 MHz 1710 MHz 1700 MHz
FP32 Compute TBA 20 TFLOPs 30 TFLOPs 36 TFLOPs
RT TFLOPs TBA 40 TFLOPs 58 TFLOPs 69 TFLOPs
Tensor-TOPs TBA 163 TOPs 238 TOPs 285 TOPs
Memory Capacity 8 GB GDDR6 8/16 GB GDDR6 10/20 GB GDDR6X 24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 320-bit 384-bit
Memory Speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 19 Gbps 19.5 Gbps
Bandwidth 448 Gbps 448 Gbps 760 Gbps 936 Gbps
TDP 180W? 220W 320W 350W
Price (MSRP / FE) $399 US? $499 US $699 US $1499 US
Launch (Availability) October 2020 15th October 17th September 24th September

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Graphics Cards Price & Availability

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will be launching to consumers on the 24th of September, 2020. The reference Founders Edition variant will cost $1499 US. The NVIDIA RTX 3090 will feature a price of $1499 (MSRP) however custom models will vary depending on their design and the extra horse-power that they have to offer.

There aren’t any detailed performance numbers that NVIDIA is sharing right now but from what has been showcased, the RTX 3090 is about as much as 50% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti which is very impressive for the full lineup stack. The GeForce RTX 3090 being the flagship is up to 50% faster than the NVIDIA Titan RTX which is just insane amounts of performance for this flagship BFGPU & is made for up to 8K resolution gaming.

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BTS Pro Series Season 3: SEA Mid Group Stage Recap

The first week at BTS Pro Series Season 3: Southeast Asia is coming to an end and the results have been quite shocking. The makeshift team Among Us that was formed by the likes of Kuku, 23savage, Abed, Whitemon and Jabz was touted to be the favourites besides Fnatic, arguably the best Southeast Asian team. TNC Predator, Boom Esports, Neon Esports and 032 were the other teams to look out for.

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                             Among Us’ dominance and Fnatic’s struggles

While Among Us has proven that it is as strong as it is on paper, Fnatic has tumbled down to the last spot on the table in the BTS Pro Series Season 3: SEA. This downfall can to some extent be attributed to the departure of Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang and Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong from the organization. Nico “eyyou” Barcelon, who was only recruited a week earlier in place of Jabz has also departed from the team. Stand-ins in the form of Lee “Forev” Sang-don and Kenny “Xepher” Deo have been unable to fill in the shoes of the iceiceice and Jabz. 

Among Us has won all their matches with a 10-0 match record. Fnatic, on the other hand, has not won a single series, winning only 2 out of the 8 matches they have played.

    TNC Predator and Boom Esports’ Success

TNC Predator is continuing its top form after having won the ESL One Thailand 2020: Asia at the start of September. They sit on top of the table winning 9 out of 12 matches, having lost only to Among Us who have played 1 less series. Boom Esports has also proven its capability by winning 2 and drawing 3 series, standing at the 3rd position on the ladder. If both of these teams continue to play this way, they might put a tough fight against Among Us. Boom Esports is scheduled to play its group stage match against Among us on September 23.

Motivate.Trust Gaming, NEW Esports, Neon Esports and 496 Gaming stand in the middle of the table. These teams will have to up their ante in Week 2 to secure a spot in the upper brackets. Both, 032 and Execration have under performed considering the experience of their players. They will really have to put their best foot forward to avoid elimination from the tournament.  

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Let us have a look at the group stage table of the BTS Pro Series Season 3: Southeast Asia:

Will Fnatic qualify? Will Among Us stay undefeated? Which teams are reaching the playoffs? The group stage matches are to end on September 23 and it will be intriguing to find out the answers to these questions. 

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Perfecto Talks About flamie And Boombl4 Falling Sick, COVID-19 Tests, And More

Na’Vi with five victories to their name is currently leading the ‘Group A’ at ESL Pro League Season 12 after a disappointing run at ESL One Cologne 2020. The Ukrainian side is playing some top-notch Counter-Strike and though the entire team is not playing together from the Na’Vi Bootcamp they are doing more than ‘just fine’. While s1mple is leading the team from the front other players have drastically stepped up their game as well.

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The youngest member of the lineup Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy after their victory against Heroic yesterday spoke a bit about the game while also giving a quick update on the team’s current health situation.


Perfecto Talks About The Players Health At Na’Vi Bootcamp

In a short interview following their victory against Heroic, Perfecto revealed that though the morale of the team is high “the problem is that some of us fell ill.” He goes on to say that both Egor “flamie” Vasilev and Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov are not doing too well currently as they are suffering from a cold.

He confirms that it is nothing more than a cold as all of them at the Bootcamp have passed a COVID-19 test and everyone showed negative results, but playing group stage matches under such conditions is putting pressure on them and because of this “They’re not doing well.”

In the video above you can constantly hear someone coughing at regular intervals in the background which shows that the players are actually not doing too well. Na’Vi still has one more match left to play against G2 Esports tomorrow who have already been eliminated from the tournament, following this match they will get a long break before the playoffs resume on 29th September.

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Apart from this Perfecto spoke about their match against Heroic, how they knew that the Danes would pick either Overpass or Train, their start of the series with a substitute as Denis “electronic” Sharipov’s internet was down due to bad weather in Moscow, and other such things.

Hope both flamie and Boombl4 recover quickly from their illness and things at Na’Vi Bootcamp stay positive. Let’s see if Na’Vi wins their next match as well and stay at the top of their group or do they go ahead into the playoffs facing a loss.


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VP Prodigy Might Be Signing gpk and illias

It looks like Virtus.Pro is monopolizing the most promising young pro players in the CIS region. Two of the most talented and spoken about, young CIS talents, Gambit Esports’ gpk and Na’Vi’s illias look like they’re heading to VP Prodigy. 

gpk and illias Heading to VP Prodigy According to MagicaL

This information was stated by Cyberlegacy midlaner Idan “MagicaL” Vardanian in his personal stream.

Gambit Esports gpk:

At the moment, Danil “gpk” Skutin is currently contracted to Gambit Esports. However, the CIS organization does not have a complete Dota 2 team at the moment, following the departure of fng and the benching of Shachlo.

Hence, the player has mostly been competing in the competitive scene as a stand-in for teams like Evil Geniuses (in the Omega League) and Team Unique (in the BTS Pro Series 3: Europe and CIS).

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Na’Vi illias

Illias “illias” Ganeev has been one of the staple players of Na’Vi since he joined the team in November 2019. The player has made it through multiple roster changes that the team made and is the third longest-tenured player in the lineup behind Crystallize and 9pasha.

Unfortunately, Na’Vi has not found much success with the player. Their best finish this season has been a 5th-6th place finish in the Omega League. So he might be looking to move to a team which is poised for a lot more success in the coming days.


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gpk and illias play in mid lane and hard support respectively. These positions in VP.Prodigy are currently occupied by Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi and Albert “eine” Garaev. Amongst these two, fn was brought in as a stand-in when the team was formed while eine was a permanent fixture. 

VP.Prodigy has found much success in recent times, winning the Epic Prime League Season 1 and finishing 3rd in the ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Europe & CIS. Unfortunately, the team is not invited to events that the main Virtus.Pro roster is invited, which has limited the tournaments in which they could compete in.