AMD Confirms Hard Launch For Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Card Launch [Updated]_5f6e01a8c00a8.jpeg

AMD Confirms Hard Launch For Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Card Launch [Updated]

Update: Frank has denied making any supply guarantees. The bet was only about it not being a paper launch. Because of this, we aren’t sure what the bet was all about because NVIDIA launched with some volume as well – and technically wasn’t a paper launch either.

====Original Article====

AMD’s Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions, has confirmed that AMD’s RX 6000 series will be hard launching on Oct 28. The company has been teasing their RX 6000 series launch for quite some time (the most recent being the Fortnite demo) and the new graphics cards are expected to hard launch on October 28 – just over a month from now.

AMD teases: Radeon RX 6000 series hard launching on October 28 with

When a company like AMD or NVIDIA announces a launch there is always a chance that it will turn out to be just a paper launch or a soft launch. The former is just an announcement with market availability coming later and the latter is a launch with only a limited supply available. In NVIDIA’s case, the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards were out of stock very quickly after launch – which indicates a less than ideal launch supply. This is something that Tweaktown’s Anthony predicted as well and I can confirm and add more details from our own sources later on in this article.

A frustrated user on twitter wondered whether AMD’s October 28 launch would turn out to be another paper launch as well and Frank quickly replied. He was willing to take the user’s bet (for a solid 10 bucks) that AMD’s launch would be a paper one. Frank is an incredibly passionate guy (you can read our exclusive interview with him here) and we love the changes we are seeing with transparency and public messaging over at AMD.

This also acts as confirmation of two things: 1) this is not a paper launch and 2) the company clearly expects to have way more supply available for users than NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series. In other words, they are very heavily hinting at a hard launch. Keep in mind we might see some supply bottlenecks happen or logistical delays with shipments that last a week or two but from what I am reading, gamers can expect to get their hands on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs fairly easily. Assuming the budding ETH-mining comeback doesn’t have something to say about it.

If you are wondering with what is happening over at NVIDIA then I have some juicy details for you. NVIDIA is actually doing the right thing for its shareholders. See, yields for the initial few batches of the Samsung 8nm node are lower than expected and expensive. The company expects the yields (and therefore prices for wafers) to significantly improve in the coming months. To protect its shareholders, the company has been cautious about its orders of the first few batches and has placed significantly higher volume orders for later batches. We expect the bulk orders to start hitting before the holiday season (assuming, once again, that miners don’t gobble it all up of course).

What we know about AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs so far

We have had some pretty reliable leaks on the RX 6000 series and the specifications are apparently the following: The Navi 21 based Radeon RX 6900 XT will have 16GB of vRAM while the Navi 22 powered GPU (which might be called the RX 6800 XT or the RX 6700 XT) will have 12 GB of vRAM. Basically, both tiers of cards are going to have more memory than the RTX 3080. Please keep in mind that while the GPU type (Navi 21/22 etc) and the vRAM configurations have been more or less confirmed, the nomenclature could shift slightly depending on what AMD wants.

The RX 6000 series flagship: the RX 6900 XT (aka big Navi) is a dual-slot card whose design has already been teased by the company. The reference design has an LED-lit Radeon logo and blows air out the side instead of out the back. The card will feature a dual 8-pin connector, USB Type C, a single HDMI connection and two DisplayPort connections. The fan design is a triple axial-tech fan with a large aluminum heatsink cooling all the internals. The cooling design is definitely a step up from the last generation and should allow for a card that runs cooler without compromising any performance. It also features a backplate along with a retention bracket.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800/6700 series on the other hand will feature a white-black aesthetic (on the reference design) and will be a slighly compact form factor compared to the original. It features a dual axial-tech fan design with a large R logo branded in the middle and the same LED-lit Radeon logo on the side. Just like its elder brother, it also appears to blow hot air out the side. This card, interestingly also features dual 8-pin connectors although AIBs might decided to tone this down to 8+6 as they see fit. This GPU will house the smaller Navi 22 card and will have a rich IO set that is the exact same as the big Navi variant, namely: a dual 8-pin connector, USB Type C, a single HDMI connection and two DisplayPort connections. AMD’s RX 6000 series will debut on October 28th, 2020 as a hard launch.

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XPG Announces The XPG SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme DDR4 RGB – A High Performance Memory Module With Clock Speeds Up To 5000MHz

XPG, a provider of systems, components, and peripherals for gamers, esports pros, and tech enthusiasts, today announces the XPG SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme DDR4 RGB memory module. Delivering speeds of up to 5000Hz, the XPG SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme isn’t just about performance but also form with its solidly constructed heat sink with gorgeous geometric lines, dazzling RGB lighting, and a stunning reflective surface.

Created Using Only The Highest Quality Components – Allows For Clock Speeds Up To 5000MHz

Manufactured with only the highest quality chips and PCBs, the SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme offers the pinnacle in stability, reliability, as well as speeds of up to 5000MHz. What’s more, it supports the latest Intel and AMD platforms. The SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme is a looker too with the combination of its indented geometric lines, triangular RGB light bar, and a polished and electroplated surface with a mirror-like sheen. The SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme comes as a dual kit with a capacity of 8GB per module and in two performance variants, 4800MHz and 5000MHz.

XPG Announces The XPG GAIA Mini Gaming PC Based On Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit “Ghost Canyon” Design

With the XPG RGB Sync app or an RGB software from a major motherboard brand, users can switch between three RGB modes – Static, Breathing, and Comet. In addition to the three modes, users can also set it to Music mode to sync with their favorite tunes. The SPECTRIX D50 Xtreme has full XMP 2.0 compatibility to make overclocking effortless when installed on PCs that also support XMP 2.0. XMP 2.0 support means users have more ways to access memory overclocking, including directly from the operating system rather than via more complex BIOS settings.

This RGB kit works great in systems looking to get the performance because of the two options. It comes in either 4800MHz and 5000MHz kits which would be an upgrade for any system. Along with having great clock speeds, it has a good aesthetic with RGB and the unique design.

AMD Confirms Volume For Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Card Launch [Updated]_5f6deca37c3bd.jpeg

AMD Confirms Volume For Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Card Launch [Updated]

Update: Frank has denied making any supply guarantees. Apparently the bet was only about it not being a paper launch. Because of this, we aren’t sure what the bet was all about because NVIDIA launched with some volume as well – and technically wasn’t a paper launch either. Our original article and interpretation of his tweet stays as it is and we stand by it. If you bet against NVIDIA’s paper launch (which was not a paper launch by this definition), the only reasonable assumption is that you have a decent supply at launch.

====Original Article====

AMD’s Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions, has confirmed that AMD’s RX 6000 series will have ample supply at launch for everyone. The company has been teasing their RX 6000 series launch for quite some time (the most recent being the Fortnite demo) and the new graphics cards are expected to hard launch on October 28 – just over a month from now.

AMD teases: Radeon RX 6000 series hard launching on October 28 with ample supply

When a company like AMD or NVIDIA announces a launch there is always a chance that it will turn out to be just a paper launch or a soft launch. The former is just an announcement with market availability coming later and the latter is a launch with only a limited supply available. In NVIDIA’s case, the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards were out of stock very quickly after launch – which indicates a less than ideal launch supply. This is something that Tweaktown’s Anthony predicted as well and I can confirm and add more details from our own sources later on in this article.

A frustrated user on twitter wondered whether AMD’s October 28 launch would turn out to be another paper launch as well and Frank quickly replied. He was willing to take the user’s bet (for a solid 10 bucks) that AMD’s launch would be a paper one. Frank is an incredibly passionate guy (you can read our exclusive interview with him here) and we love the changes we are seeing with transparency and public messaging over at AMD.

This also acts as confirmation of two things: 1) this is not a paper launch and 2) the company clearly expects to have way more supply available for users than NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series. In other words, they are very heavily hinting at a hard launch. Keep in mind we might see some supply bottlenecks happen or logistical delays with shipments that last a week or two but from what I am reading, gamers can expect to get their hands on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs fairly easily. Assuming the budding ETH-mining comeback doesn’t have something to say about it.

If you are wondering with what is happening over at NVIDIA then I have some juicy details for you. NVIDIA is actually doing the right thing for its shareholders. See, yields for the initial few batches of the Samsung 8nm node are lower than expected and expensive. The company expects the yields (and therefore prices for wafers) to significantly improve in the coming months. To protect its shareholders, the company has been cautious about its orders of the first few batches and has placed significantly higher volume orders for later batches. We expect the bulk orders to start hitting before the holiday season (assuming, once again, that miners don’t gobble it all up of course).

What we know about AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs so far

We have had some pretty reliable leaks on the RX 6000 series and the specifications are apparently the following: The Navi 21 based Radeon RX 6900 XT will have 16GB of vRAM while the Navi 22 powered GPU (which might be called the RX 6800 XT or the RX 6700 XT) will have 12 GB of vRAM. Basically, both tiers of cards are going to have more memory than the RTX 3080. Please keep in mind that while the GPU type (Navi 21/22 etc) and the vRAM configurations have been more or less confirmed, the nomenclature could shift slightly depending on what AMD wants.

The RX 6000 series flagship: the RX 6900 XT (aka big Navi) is a dual-slot card whose design has already been teased by the company. The reference design has an LED-lit Radeon logo and blows air out the side instead of out the back. The card will feature a dual 8-pin connector, USB Type C, a single HDMI connection and two DisplayPort connections. The fan design is a triple axial-tech fan with a large aluminum heatsink cooling all the internals. The cooling design is definitely a step up from the last generation and should allow for a card that runs cooler without compromising any performance. It also features a backplate along with a retention bracket.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800/6700 series on the other hand will feature a white-black aesthetic (on the reference design) and will be a slighly compact form factor compared to the original. It features a dual axial-tech fan design with a large R logo branded in the middle and the same LED-lit Radeon logo on the side. Just like its elder brother, it also appears to blow hot air out the side. This card, interestingly also features dual 8-pin connectors although AIBs might decided to tone this down to 8+6 as they see fit. This GPU will house the smaller Navi 22 card and will have a rich IO set that is the exact same as the big Navi variant, namely: a dual 8-pin connector, USB Type C, a single HDMI connection and two DisplayPort connections. AMD’s RX 6000 series will debut on October 28th, 2020 as a hard launch.

AMD Confirms Volume For Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Card Launch_5f6dccea49582.jpeg

AMD Confirms Volume For Radeon RX 6000 Graphics Card Launch

AMD’s Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions, has confirmed that AMD’s RX 6000 series will have ample supply at launch for everyone. The company has been teasing their RX 6000 series launch for quite some time (the most recent being the Fortnite demo) and the new graphics cards are expected to hard launch on October 28 – just over a month from now.

AMD teases: Radeon RX 6000 series hard launching on October 28 with ample supply

When a company like AMD or NVIDIA announces a launch there is always a chance that it will turn out to be just a paper launch or a soft launch. The former is just an announcement with market availability coming later and the latter is a launch with only a limited supply available. In NVIDIA’s case, the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards were out of stock very quickly after launch – which indicates a less than ideal launch supply. This is something that Tweaktown’s Anthony predicted as well and I can confirm and add more details from our own sources later on in this article.

A frustrated user on twitter wondered whether AMD’s October 28 launch would turn out to be another paper launch as well and Frank quickly replied. He was willing to take the user’s bet (for a solid 10 bucks) that AMD’s launch would be a paper one. Frank is an incredibly passionate guy (you can read our exclusive interview with him here) and we love the changes we are seeing with transparency and public messaging over at AMD.

This also acts as confirmation of two things: 1) this is not a paper launch and 2) the company clearly expects to have way more supply available for users than NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series. In other words, they are very heavily hinting at a hard launch. Keep in mind we might see some supply bottlenecks happen or logistical delays with shipments that last a week or two but from what I am reading, gamers can expect to get their hands on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs fairly easily. Assuming the budding ETH-mining comeback doesn’t have something to say about it.

If you are wondering with what is happening over at NVIDIA then I have some juicy details for you. NVIDIA is actually doing the right thing for its shareholders. See, yields for the initial few batches of the Samsung 8nm node are lower than expected and expensive. The company expects the yields (and therefore prices for wafers) to significantly improve in the coming months. To protect its shareholders, the company has been cautious about its orders of the first few batches and has placed significantly higher volume orders for later batches. We expect the bulk orders to start hitting before the holiday season (assuming, once again, that miners don’t gobble it all up of course).

What we know about AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs so far

We have had some pretty reliable leaks on the RX 6000 series and the specifications are apparently the following: The Navi 21 based Radeon RX 6900 XT will have 16GB of vRAM while the Navi 22 powered GPU (which might be called the RX 6800 XT or the RX 6700 XT) will have 12 GB of vRAM. Basically, both tiers of cards are going to have more memory than the RTX 3080. Please keep in mind that while the GPU type (Navi 21/22 etc) and the vRAM configurations have been more or less confirmed, the nomenclature could shift slightly depending on what AMD wants.

The RX 6000 series flagship: the RX 6900 XT (aka big Navi) is a dual-slot card whose design has already been teased by the company. The reference design has an LED-lit Radeon logo and blows air out the side instead of out the back. The card will feature a dual 8-pin connector, USB Type C, a single HDMI connection and two DisplayPort connections. The fan design is a triple axial-tech fan with a large aluminum heatsink cooling all the internals. The cooling design is definitely a step up from the last generation and should allow for a card that runs cooler without compromising any performance. It also features a backplate along with a retention bracket.

The AMD Radeon RX 6800/6700 series on the other hand will feature a white-black aesthetic (on the reference design) and will be a slighly compact form factor compared to the original. It features a dual axial-tech fan design with a large R logo branded in the middle and the same LED-lit Radeon logo on the side. Just like its elder brother, it also appears to blow hot air out the side. This card, interestingly also features dual 8-pin connectors although AIBs might decided to tone this down to 8+6 as they see fit. This GPU will house the smaller Navi 22 card and will have a rich IO set that is the exact same as the big Navi variant, namely: a dual 8-pin connector, USB Type C, a single HDMI connection and two DisplayPort connections. AMD’s RX 6000 series will debut on October 28th, 2020 as a hard launch.

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NVIDIA Next-Gen Quadro RTX (Ampere) Roadmap Leaks Out, RTX A6000 Pictured Once Again With EPS-12V 8-Pin Connector

NVIDIA’s Next-Generation Quadro RTX (Ampere) roadmap has leaked out by Moore’s Law Is Dead which points out to at least three new products launching in the coming months. The Quadro RTX lineup will feature the Ampere GPU architecture with even higher memory capacities for content creators and pro applications.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX (Ampere) Lineup Detailed In Leaked Roadmap, Will Feature EPS-12V 8-Pin Connector

As per the leaked roadmap, NVIDIA’s Quadro (Ampere) graphics card lineup will include three new products. These would include the Quadro RTX A6000, Quadro RTX A5000 & Quadro RTX A4000. It looks like NVIDIA will be offering even higher memory capacities than the last generation on their Ampere based graphics cards.

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NVIDIA Quadro RTX Ampere Graphics Card Roadmap Leaks Out. (Image Credits: Moore’s Law Is Dead)

Based on the roadmap, the Quadro RTX A6000 will be the fastest Quadro offering this year. This card has already leaked out by the same source before along with its pictures but there are some new details we have to talk about in this latest post. The NVIDIA Quadro RTX is stated to feature a 48 GB memory buffer which is twice the amount of the Quadro RTX 6000 which featured 24 GB of memory. The card will feature the PCIe Gen 4 interface and reportedly features a TDP of less than 300W.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX (Ampere) A6000 Rumored Specifications

The specifications list down 10752 CUDA Cores which are arranged in 84 SMs. This is the full-fat Ampere GA102 GPU we are looking at which should be faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 since it packs 2% more cores however it would mostly depend on the clock speeds the card runs at. The Quadro RTX A6000 operates at a boost clock of 1860 MHz which should equal around 40 TFLOPs of Compute horsepower.

In terms of memory, the card will feature a total of 48 GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 384-bit wide bus interface. This should equal a total bandwidth of 768 GB/s. Now the bandwidth is still lower than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 which should be hitting almost 936 GB/s since it utilizes GDDR6X memory dies.

According to MLID, the Quadro RTX (Ampere) lineup would also feature a brand new EPS-12V plug that is able to draw up to 300W of power. The EPS-12V 8-pin connector is not new in the industry but it is the first time NVIDIA is featuring it on a Quadro graphics card. The GeForce RTX 30 series already features a 12-pin connector that can draw 300W of power but NVIDIA decided to go with the EPS-12V design for its Quadro lineup. The EPS-12V 8-pin connector also uses a different layout which means you’ll be unable to use existing 8-pin connectors to plug in the card. From the looks of it, NVIDIA will bundle an adapter with the card itself.

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New pictures of the card also reveal its display configuration which seemingly includes four Display Port outputs and a large exhaust vent that blows air out with the help of the blower-styled cooling solution.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX Series Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics Card Quadro GV100 Quadro RTX 5000 Quadro RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 8000 Quadro RTX (Ampere) A4000 Quadro RTX (Ampere) A5000 Quadro RTX (Ampere) A6000
GPU Volta GPU Turing GPU Turing GPU Turing GPU Ampere GPU Ampere GPU Ampere GPU
GPU Process 12nm 12nm 12nm 12nm 8nm 8nm 8nm
Die Size 815mm² 545mm² 754mm² 754mm² 392mm² 628mm² 628mm²
GPU Cores 5120 Cores 3072 Cores 4608 Cores 4608 Cores TBA TBA 10752 Cores
Tensor Cores 640 Cores 384 Cores 576 Cores 576 Cores TBA TBA 656 Cores
Boost Clock 1.62 GHz 1.81 GHz 1.77 GHz 1.77 GHz TBA TBA 1.86 GHz
Single Precision 16.66 TFLOPs 11.2 TFLOPs 16.31 TFLOPs 16.31 TFLOPs TBA TBA 30 TFLOPs
Ray Tracing Spec N/A 6 GigaRays/Sec 10 GigaRays/Sec 10 GigaRays/Sec TBA TBA TBA
VRAM 32 GB HBM2 16 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6 16 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6
NVLINK VRAM N/A 32 GB With NVLINK 48 GB With NVLINK 96 GB With NVLINK N/A 48 GB With NVLINK 96 GB With NVLINK
Memory Bus 4096-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 870 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 672 GB/s 512 GB/s 768 GB/s 768 GB/s
TDP 250W ~160W ~200W ~225W ~150W ~230W ~300W
Price $9000 US $2300 US $6300 US $10000 US TBA TBA TBA
Launch Date 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q1 2021? Q4 2020? Q4 2020?

NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000 & Quadro RTX A4000 Specs

There’s also the Quadro RTX A5000 which is said to feature 24 GB of memory with NVLINK, PCIe Gen 4 support, and 230W TDP. The Quadro RTX A6000 and Quadro RTX A5000 are likely to share the GA102 GPU and feature dual-sided memory with the Quadro RTX A6000 featuring dual-sided and dual-capacity GDDR6 dies.

The Quadro RTX A4000 is said to be available early next year with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory, PCIe Gen 4 support, and less than 150W TDP. This card is likely to be based on the GA104 GPU based on its specifications and the lack of NVLINK support. The Quadro RTX (Ampere) lineup is expected to be unveiled at GTC 2020 on the 5th of October so we are definitely going to hear more about these cards soon.

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EVGA’s GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Shatters 3DMark Port Royal World Record, Overclocked To An Insane 2580 MHz

EVGA’s inhouse overclocker, KINGPIN (Vince Lucido), has shattered the 3DMark Port Royal world record using the GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card. The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid was overclocked by an insane amount which pushed the score beyond 16,000 points in the Port Royal benchmark.

EVGA Shatters 3DMark Port Royal World Record With GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid Graphics Card, Overclocked To 2.58 GHz On LN2

KINGPIN has shown that he used the upcoming EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 KINGPIN Hybrid series graphics card to achieve the world record. The GPU was pushed by +525 MHz which resulted in boost clocks of 2580 MHz (2550 MHz on average). The voltage of the card is shown to be set at 1069mV while the memory was overclocked to an insane 21.5 Gbps which is 2.0 Gbps higher than the stock 19.5 Gbps speeds that are offered on the RTX 3090 graphics cards.

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This nets a total bandwidth of over 1 TB/s for the 24 GB GDDR6X memory while the GPU pushes over 54 TFLOPs of FP32 compute horsepower at the mentioned clock speeds. KINGPIN used the Intel Core i9-10900KF and a Z490 DARK KINGPIN motherboard as his testbed. The CPU was also overclocked to 5.2 GHz. A total of 32 GB of DDR4 memory was featured on the system which was running at 4900 MHz (CL14) clocks.

The final score reported within 3DMark Port Royal with the overclock was 16,673 points which is at least 25% faster than a standard overclocked GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card. While LN2 is not a realistic performance evaluation criteria, it does show just how much the GPUs can be pushed and how much extra performance they carry. It looks like other overclockers have also yet to put their RTX 3090 cards to the test and we may see even higher numbers in the coming months. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti also broke various world records when it launched all the way back in 2018 & the first LN2 results only had the card pushed to 2.4 GHz with latter tests showing overclocks of up to 2.9 GHz.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Now Available – Starting at $1499 US, Here’s Where You Can Buy The Fastest Graphics Card On The Planet

NVIDIA has officially launched its fastest Ampere graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3090. The GeForce RTX 3090 is the fastest graphics card on the planet offering unprecedented levels of performance, being up to 50% faster than the Titan RTX for half the price.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Flagship Graphics Card Now Available, Starting at $1499 US – A Titan In Disguise!

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card is the fastest in the Ampere lineup and can now be purchased at your local retail outlets. 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. For those who missed the train, we published a ton of performance metrics for the Founders Edition variant in our own review which you can check out over here.

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Our very own Tech Editor, Keith May, concluded that the GeForce RTX 3090 is an amazing product for the right consumer who knows what to do with this beast of a card.

While the GeForce RTX 3090 was consistently 50% faster, or more, over the GeForce RTX 2080Ti the Achilles Heel of the RTX 3090 isn’t really its price so much as it is the RTX 3080. The GeForce RTX 3080 comes within spitting distance of the GeForce RTX 3090 and does so for much less of your money. So why would you go for the RTX 3090 instead? It’s simple, those who know they can use what the card offers will likely find great value in it, others might just want to have the absolute best on the market and past Titan sales have proven that person does exist. But folks like me who are simply PC Gaming enthusiasts might just find themselves better suited with the likes of the Ampere Flagship gaming card instead.

– Wccftech GeForce RTX 3090 Review

There are several ways to buy a GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card but do note that just like the RTX 3080, the GeForce RTX 3090 will have limited quantities so there are chances that not everyone that is hoping to buy the card will get one at launch. Following is NVIDIA’s official statement regarding the availability of the GeForce RTX 3090 at launch:

Since we built GeForce RTX 3090 for a unique group of users, like the TITAN RTX before it, we want to apologise upfront that this will be in limited supply on launch day. We know this is frustrating, and we’re working with our partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come. via NVIDIA

If you’re looking to purchase the Founders Edition graphics card, then you can head over to NVIDIA’s GeForce Shop webpage which is listed below:

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If you’re looking for a custom variant, then we’ll be posting links for various AIB custom cards from various retailers once they go live.

Note – The sales of RTX 3090 commence at 6 AM (Pacific Time).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Custom Models (Amazon)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Custom Models (Newegg)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Custom Models (Best Buy)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Custom Models (OCUK)

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 3090 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 3090 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
Which NVIDIA GeForce ‘Ampere’ GPU are you waiting for the most?
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Users Report Crashes & Black Screens During Gaming_5f6b9def6c3ed.jpeg

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Users Report Crashes & Black Screens During Gaming

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080’s launch has been plagued with a range of issues and as per the latest reports, buyers who did manage to get the cards at launch are now facing severe crashes during gaming. The problems have been reported at the majority of forums which include Computerbase, LinusTechTips, OCUK, and even NVIDIA’s own forums.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Users Report Crashes & Black Screens During Gaming, Problem Specific To Custom Variants

According to various forum threads, the issue seems to be specific to the custom variants of the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. The main issue that is being reported is that the cards crash to the desktop while gaming which is commonly referred to as CTD. Some users have also reported black screens which are commonly associated with CTD’s where the driver simply bugs out. There is no official response from NVIDIA or its AIB partners on the matter yet.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Officially 10-15% Faster Than GeForce RTX 3080 In 4K Gaming, Confirms Limited Supply At Launch

Some users have stated that the crash occurs when the card exceeds boost clocks of 2.0 GHz. We also had our Tech Editor, Keith May, face a similar issue with our custom GeForce RTX 3080 variant from Colorful which had to be returned and evaluated by the AIB themselves.

We can’t say for sure if the issue has more so to do with the software-side or if the existing clocks speeds are just too high for the RTX 3080 AIBs to handle. We know for a fact that several AIBs were finalizing clock speeds even after the GeForce RTX 3080 was announced and clock speeds for RTX 3080 custom variants were revealed just a few weeks prior to launch. So it could be that AIBs didn’t get the time they needed to evaluate the clock speeds extensively. The same is true for the GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3070 custom models since their clock speeds have not been finalized yet either.

There’s no official solution to this issue yet but as Computerbase reports, users who are facing this issue severely can try to under-volt their GeForce RTX 3080 cards or downclock by 50-100 MHz. Undervolting is only possible through the MSI Afterburner 4.6.3 BETA 2 utility which can be found here for download. It is also advised to users who are facing these issues to reinstall a fresh set of drivers.

This can be done by using the DisplayDriverUninstaller which helps you clean all traces of existing drivers from your PC and lets you install drivers without any issues. You also have to make sure that the “Clean Install” option is selected within the GeForce Driver installer package. We will follow up with AIBs to see what they have to say regarding the current issues.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Officially 10-15% Faster Than GeForce RTX 3080 In 4K Gaming, Confirms Limited Supply At Launch

NVIDIA has unveiled more official performance metrics of their fastest GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3090. According to NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 3090 is designed specifically for gaming at ultra-high resolutions such as 8K and also delivers the fastest graphics performance in professional applications making it a top of the line prosumer-class product.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Is 10-15% Faster Than The GeForce RTX 3080 On Average in 4K Gaming – Designed As A Prosumer-Class Product, Expect Limited Availability on Launch

In their GeForce blog, NVIDIA states that the GeForce RTX 3090 is termed as “BFGPU” because it’s not just a traditional gaming-oriented graphics card. Since its unveiling, the GeForce RTX 3090 has been seen as a Titan replacement which is evident from its specifications and market positioning.

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According to NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 3090 will appeal to the most demanding users and that’s not just gamers but also professionals and content creators who will use the massive horsepower the card has to offer to power data science, AI research and also supplement its rendering prowess to render next-generation cinematics and movies. As for gaming, the GeForce RTX 3090 is stated to be the first 8K-capable graphics card. Sure there have been cards before that were able to run games at 8K before but the GeForce RTX 3090 can actually deliver a playable frame-rate at the resolution in several titles.

For 4K gaming, the GeForce RTX 3090 is about 10-15% faster on average than the GeForce RTX 3080, and up to 50% faster than the TITAN RTX. via NVIDIA

In terms of standard performance, the RTX 3090 will be around 10-15% faster than the GeForce RTX 3080 on average and up to 50% faster than the Titan RTX graphics card. NVIDIA has shared a chart that shows the GeForce RTX 3090 ending up almost close to 2x faster than the Titan RTX in professional applications such as Luxmark, Blender, and Red Shift.

Finally, NVIDIA has stated in advance that the GeForce RTX 3090 will be available in very limited quantities at launch and that they are working with their partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come. The card will have several custom variants available at launch but the quantities would be lower and we can expect a repeat of what happened during the GeForce RTX 3080’s launch day.

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Since we built GeForce RTX 3090 for a unique group of users, like the TITAN RTX before it, we want to apologise upfront that this will be in limited supply on launch day. We know this is frustrating, and we’re working with our partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come. via NVIDIA

Meanwhile, NVIDIA gave a certain few TechTubers the chance to showcase the gaming potential of the card early-on. Videos from LinusTechTips and MKBHD were posted yesterday which were fully sponsored by NVIDIA to showcase how the card performs in 8K using an LG’s Signature ZX 88 inch TV. You can see the videos below:

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 3090 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 3090 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, or tomorrow. 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.

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. Expect our Founders Edition and custom GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card reviews tomorrow when the embargo lifts.

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NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Quadro RTX (Ampere) Graphics Card Pictured, Features Full GA102 GPU & Blower Styled Cooler Design

After leaking out the specifications of NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Ampere based Quadro RTX graphics card, Moore’s Law Is Dead is back with new information that comes in the form of a picture of the GA102 powered card itself.

NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX (Ampere) Pictured, Features Full GA102 GPU & A Blower-Fan Cooling Solution Colored In Champagne Gold

As per the leaked pictures, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX (Ampere) graphics card looks very similar to NVIDIA’s A100 PCIe graphics card. It features a similar champagne gold colored shroud but the main difference is that while the A100 comes with a passively cooled design, the Quadro RTX is going to feature active cooling in the form of a blower-style cooler.

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The card seems to be a dual-slot design with NVLINK 2.0 ports at the front of the PCB. The most interesting thing about the cooler is that it does form a singular unit that also covers the back-side of the PCB but the back-side features a large cut-out for the blower fan to push air out through. It looks like the card will also make use of a shorter PCB, similar to either the reference one or the V-shaped design that we got to see on the Founders Edition cards.

NVIDIA’s A100 HPC Accelerator With A Similar Shroud Design As The Leaked Quadro RTX (Ampere) Graphics Card:

NVIDIA Quadro RTX (Ampere) Rumored Specifications

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX lineup was first introduced with Turing GPUs and will soon be upgraded to the new Ampere graphics architecture. In a tweet by Moore’s Law is Dead (via Videocardz), he says that the picture is for a next-generation Quadro RTX graphics card which features the full-fat GA102 GPU.

The leaked image that we are looking at is from the NVIDIA Control Panel which lists down several key specifications of the card itself. Moore’s Law is Dead states that the card will be known as the Quadro Q6000 whereas Kopite7kimi suggests the card could probably go by as Quadro RTX A6000. So we would just assume that the naming of the card is mere speculation and we will wait for more concrete information.

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The specifications list down 10752 CUDA Cores which are arranged in 84 SMs. This is the full-fat Ampere GA102 GPU we are looking at which should be faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 since it packs 2% more cores however it would mostly depend on the clock speeds the card runs at. The Quadro RTX A6000 operates at a boost clock of 1860 MHz which should equal around 40 TFLOPs of Compute horsepower.

In terms of memory, the card will feature a total of 48 GB of GDDR6 memory running across a 384-bit wide bus interface. This should equal a total bandwidth of 768 GB/s. Now the bandwidth is still lower than the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 which should be hitting almost 936 GB/s since it utilizes GDDR6X memory dies.

It is definitely an interesting choice and could mean that we might end up seeing the GDDR6X implementation next year with a higher-end Quadro SKU since higher-density GDDR6X chips will be going in mass production in early 2021. There are also talks about a new Titan variant coming soon but we don’t have any specifics. As for the launch, the Quadro RTX (Ampere) graphics card is expected to be unveiled on 5th October with availability soon after.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX Series Graphics Card Lineup:

Graphics Card Quadro GV100 Quadro RTX 5000 Quadro RTX 6000 Quadro RTX 8000 Quadro RTX (Ampere)
GPU Volta GPU Turing GPU Turing GPU Turing GPU Ampere GPU
GPU Process 12nm 12nm 12nm 12nm 8nm
Die Size 815mm² 545mm² 754mm² 754mm² 628mm²
GPU Cores 5120 Cores 3072 Cores 4608 Cores 4608 Cores 10752 Cores
Tensor Cores 640 Cores 384 Cores 576 Cores 576 Cores 656 Cores
Boost Clock 1.62 GHz 1.81 GHz 1.77 GHz 1.77 GHz 1.86 GHz
Single Precision 16.66 TFLOPs 11.2 TFLOPs 16.31 TFLOPs 16.31 TFLOPs 30 TFLOPs
Ray Tracing Spec N/A 6 GigaRays/Sec 10 GigaRays/Sec 10 GigaRays/Sec TBA
VRAM 32 GB HBM2 16 GB GDDR6 24 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6 48 GB GDDR6
NVLINK VRAM N/A 32 GB With NVLINK 48 GB With NVLINK 96 GB With NVLINK 96 GB With NVLINK
Memory Bus 4096-bit 256-bit 384-bit 384-bit 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 870 GB/s 448 GB/s 672 GB/s 672 GB/s 768 GB/s
TDP 250W ~160W ~200W ~225W TBA
Price $9000 US $2300 US $6300 US $10000 US TBA
Launch Date 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2018 Q4 2020?