Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 - Coming Out Later This Month?

Rumours have it that Nvidia's next top-of-the-line GPU from its RTX series is due to release later on this year, probably Q4. In this article we'll be diving into all the speculation and delivering the whole scoop. What's for certain is that the RTX 3080 is on the way, it's just nobody is overly certain as to when. 

All this speculation arises from the fact that the release date is bound to be shown soon. This applies not only to the RTX 3080, but also its sibling in the RTX 3080 Ti and the remainder of the RTX 3000 series. 

The following is what we know: 

  • Nvidia has announced Ampere for Data Center - this may result in a GPU influenced by Ampere or not, this remains unclear. 
  • Nvidia and AMD are scheduled to release their next-generation graphics cards later on this year 
  • The COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted the development of the products
  • The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 looks to cost roughly the same as the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 at launch

 

As multiple technology news outlets rummage through the speculations, everyone is convinced that this new series looks to blow the previous RTX generation out of the water. Bearing this in mind, there are those who are concerned over the potential price of the graphics card. One massive selling point for this new GPU, according to rumours, is that the GPU will finally be making use of a 7nm manufacturing process. 

A 7nm is arguable what has helped AMD stay afloat in the battle with Intel, as Intel has notoriously failed to go lower than 14nm. Embracing this new architectural style could help the next generation fo Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards be truly awe-inspiring. Correspondingly, more improved heat performance is also expected to make up for improved performance. 

Yeah, you can go ahead and search up some performance stats for the RTX 2080, though I'd be sceptical. Until now, take everything with a pinch of salt. All we can do is stay vigilant as a release date is imminent. 

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 10th August 2020, 18:43

I'm Gabriel - 19 year-old dental student attending university working as a part-time esports journalist. I've been doing this for 3 years now. Having worked with GMR Entertainment in the past, I've come on board to write some articles this summer :).

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