The next batch of NVIDIA GeForce cards is now releasing around the world.
This means that, if you're lucky enough to secure a new GPU, we can once again upgrade our gaming PC, and that's at least as exciting as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
With these potentially game-changing graphics cards now on sale, we thought we'd collect everything you need to know about them.
Table of Contents
- Update: GeForce RTX 30 series stock won't stabilise until mid-2021
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series specs confirmed
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 specs, features, release date, and price
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 specs, features, release date, and price
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 specs, features, release date, and price
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specs, features, release date, and price
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 specs, features, release date, and price
- Free copy of Watch Dogs Legion with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series purchase
So, here's what you need to know about the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 range.
Update: GeForce RTX 30 series stock won't stabilise until mid-2021
NVIDIA's CFO, Colette Kress, has explained that the company is experiencing supply issues that are impacting its ability to produce GeForce RTX 30 series cards, with this situation expected to continue well into 2021
Speaking at the Credit Suisse conference (transcribed by Seeking Alpha) Kress said, "We do have supply constraints and our supply constraints do expand past what we are seeing in terms of wafers and silicon, but yes, some constraints are in substrates and components."
" We continue to work during the quarter on our supply and we believe though that demand will probably exceed supply in Q4."
"We do expect it probably to take a couple of months for it to catch up to demand, but at this time, it is really difficult for us to quantify," Kress explained. "But before the end of the quarter, we will be able to provide some more information."
This means that for the vast majority of gamers unable to secure a new card, there's likely a long wait ahead, unless you're willing to splash out on one from a reseller.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series specs confirmed
The specs for the range of GeForce RTX 30 range has been revealed by NVIDIA, with the three core cards being shown first. Check it out...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 specs, features, release date, and price
The lowest specs of the new range, you can read about everything we know in full in our breakdown of the RTX 3060.
Thanks to the new Ampere tech, we're likely to see a sizeable boost to performance, without a sizeable boost to the cost.
The RTX 3060 will be available from December 2 starting at just £369 - a staggering price considering that, as NVIDIA remarks, "the RTX 3060 Ti is faster than the previous generation GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, [which was] priced at £689, and delivers blistering 1080p and 1440p gameplay."
As with every other GPU in the RTX 30 Series, we'd expect this to sell out almost instantly, so you'll need to be prepared for its release if you want to beat the bots and other PC gamers also trying to swoop in.
You can view the full specs of the RTX 3060 Ti on the NVIDIA website, but the summary of some of the key specs can be seen in the table below...
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 specs, features, release date, and price
The next step-up in the range is the 3070. A powerhouse of a GPU that is sure to have the hairs on your in-game characters standing on end.
There are reports of this generation of GPUs actually being cheaper than the last one thanks to new technology, and we really hope that it's true.
You can click here to visit the official NVIDIA product page for the 3070.
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 specs, features, release date, and price
The next powerhouse up the leaderboard is the RTX 3080. It's second-best of the confirmed bunch and it lacks what the 3090 packs in terms of power, but it'll be a bit more affordable, and sometimes that's the defining factor when it comes to shiny new toys.
The official NVIDIA product page for the 3080 is at this link.
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specs, features, release date, and price
Next up, we have the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. This one is yet to be officially announced!
This is going to be one of the most expensive of the bunch, but it'll have an output to match. It's quite possible that this'll be one of the most powerful graphics cards around, so this is one to watch for those who like seeking the best things in life.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 specs, features, release date, and price
During a recent NVIDIA event, the company went ahead and surprised us by revealing the 3090 - just when you thought it couldn't get any higher than 3080!
The absolute big daddie of this range, the 3090 will have the most power and the priciest RRP. You can check out our breakdown of the 3090 by clicking right here.
Or you could click here to go to the official NVIDIA product page for the 3090.
Free copy of Watch Dogs Legion with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series purchase
If you want to see your new GPU in action with second-generation ray tracing and DLSS rendering, NVIDIA will offer a copy of Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs Legion with any purchase of a 30 series card from selected retailers.
Alongside Watch Dogs, customers will also receive a free year of GeForce NOW streaming. This offer is, however, only eligible for those who buy a product from September 17 to October 29.
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