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nVidia giving us all the details regarding its 3000 series graphics cards that we had previously reported on. Big Green is taking a swing at 8K gaming with the GeForce RTX 3090. It’s far out-of-reach $1,499 pricepoint features nVidia’s cutting edge ‘Ampere’ architecture. The RTX 3090 is quite a beast. In fact, it’s so large that it makes the company’s previous-gen flagship, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, look tiny in comparison. This card is so big that it takes up three entire PCIe slots. That can make for a cramped PC case but it also gives nVidia plenty of room to adequate cooling. The stand-out capability of a card of this caliber is the ability to do 8K gaming. nVidia says that this card will be able to run games at 8K resolutions while pushing those frames out at a rate far beyond 60FPS.
According to nVidia, the GeForce RTX 3090 will be able to reach 36 TERAFLOPS (Trillions of Floating Point Operations per Second). When you compare that figure to the Radeon RTX 2080 Ti, which can ‘only’ product 13.4 TFLOPs, it becomes clear just how big of a leap in performance the RTX 3090 truly is. This card is even 50 % faster than the all-mighty nVidia Titan RTX. The RTX 3090 comes with a staggering 24GB of GDDR6 RAM.
Will the GeForce RTX 3090 support the new miniature 12-pin power connector?
Yes. Just as we suspected, the GeForce RTX 3090 will support the new miniature 12-pin power connector. nVidia stated that this new power connector ‘allows more space for components and cooling.’ The new power connector will be electrically compatible with earlier 8-pin connectors that are found on today’s PC PSUs (Power Supply Units), but you will have to use an adapter to make that work as the physical layout is different. The RTX 3090 features a ‘dual-axial’ cooling setup that lets air flow through the card while keeping the GPU cooling system up to 10 times quieter and 30 degrees cooler than previous-gen solutions.