The graphics card space has been a highly competitive one. The rivalry between AMD and NVIDIA is to thank for it. There are multiple offerings from both the class leaders over a wide range from budget-oriented to gaming and high-end performance specialised. After a long period of calm, NVIDIA has taken the onus to stir the graphics card market. Leak after leak, NVIDIA could sense the tide turning in its favour. The wait is over and NVIDIA will draw the curtains off its latest GeForce RTX 30 series on the September 1st, 2020.
What does the RTX 30 series offer?
The GeForce RTX 30 is estimated to be of luxury pedigree. It will surpass the performance levels of the current RTX 20 series. The Ampere-based GPU series will initially have four models to it, the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 3090. Among these four, one is suspected to be a true powerhouse which based on the PG132 reference board will feature a mammoth 24 GB VRAM. All these were just rumours spreading like fire across Reddit. NVIDIA tweeted shortly afterwards, from their official GeForce handle and made the news official.
NVIDIA’s budget and high-end graphics cards
NVIDIA’s supremacy stands mostly unchallenged in the graphics card business. Any attempts that the competition had of dethroning NVIDIA were put to bed when NVIDIA unveiled the heavyweight Titan V, the most powerful Volta-based graphics card ever made for the PC. It would be wrong to say that NVIDIA hasn’t done enough for the budget and high-end range. The RTX 2080 Ti, with a clock speed of 1650MHz, running on 11GB DDR6 memory and RTX 2080 Super, with a clock speed of 1815MHz, running on 8GB DDR6 memory are leaders in their own league. It is only after the RTX 20 series that AMD gets to mark a niche with its Radeon VII. Faster in terms of clock speed (1750 MHz) compared to some RTX 20 cards, but the memory it runs on is 16GB HMB2 memory, a downside indeed.
Something’s been cooking behind the scenes with AMD as well. The brand has teased the users of its new RDNA 2 architecture, and as per latest reports, the graphics card market will lighten up, when it arrives later this year. All we have to do is sit back and enjoy as the best comes out of this race between NVIDIA and AMD.