We start with the news after the event, and we do it with the most basic yet powerful graphics card announced today, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. According to Nvidia, this GPU will be more powerful than the company’s current top-of-the-line GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and all at an official starting price of $ 499.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition uses GA104-300 silicon with Samsung’s 8nm manufacturing process offering no less than 5888 CUDA Cores at 1730 MHz Turbo frequency that translates into a performance of 20 FP32 TFLOPs (13.45 TFLOPs of the RTX 2080 Ti). The silicon is accompanied by 8 GB of GDDR6 @ 16 GHz memory which, with a 256-bit memory interface, gives us a bandwidth of 512 GB / s . Further performance tests are the 40 RT TFLOPs and the 163 TOPs of the Tensor Core.
All this combined gives us a TDP of 220W and a price of $ 499 when it goes on sale sometime in October. This is the same price at which the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER arrived. Finally, this GPU is also powered by a single 12-pin PCI-Express connector.