Here's when and where to watch NVIDIA unveil its next-gen GeForce

NVIDIA's massively-hyped Ultimate Countdown to the Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series reveal is nearly here, watch it right here!

@anthony256
Published Mon, Aug 31 2020 8:30 PM CDT

Can you believe we're finally here? We are just over 12 hours away from NVIDIA's big Ultimate Countdown event for the next-gen Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics card reveal.

NVIDIA will be streaming its Ultimate Countdown event directly through Twitch, which kicks off on September 1 @ 8AM PST. If you're elsewhere in the world, I'll include some times for you below:

  • USA - September 1 @ 8AM PDT
  • Canada - September 1 @ 11AM EDT
  • Australia - September 2 @ 1AM AEST
  • Russia - September 1 @ 6PM MSK
  • UK - September 1 @ 4PM BST

Custom GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards

We have been enjoying copious amounts of leaks on custom GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards, from ASUS, ZOTAC, and GAINWARD so far.

GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3000 series cards

  • GAINWARD has had the most-detailed leaks out of any of the AIB partners with the GeForce RTX 3000 series, where we have virtually every detail imaginable for their upcoming RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 in both Phoenix "GS" (Golden Sample) and non-GS graphics cards.

This is where we've found out that NVIDIA will be using the 7nm node, and not the 8nm node like previously thought. GAINWARD has some great-looking cooling going on with its Phoenix-branded graphics cards, with a wicked-looking backplate.

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Read more on GAINWARD's new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards here.

ASUS GeForce RTX 3000 series cards

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Read more on ASUS' new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards here.

ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3000 series cards

  • There were a bunch of ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3000 series cards leaked a few days ago, with some really unique designs. The new flagship seems to be the GeForce RTX 3090 Trinity from ZOTAC, which has an interesting new design and triple-fan cooler.
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Read more on ZOTAC's new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards here.

Palit GeForce RTX 3000 series cards

  • Palit also has a bunch of new custom GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards on the way, with 171 different models. We might not see all of those models make it to market, but I'm sure we will see at least 50+ of them... all those custom Ampere cards make me drool.

Read more on Palit's new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards here.

For comparison sake, these are older renders on the Founders Edition cards:

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NVIDIA's new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 is said to be around 15-25% better than the RTX 2080 Ti, which will be a big deal if the GeForce RTX 3080 is priced at $799. The slightly lower-end GeForce RTX 3070 will reportedly offer RTX 2080 Ti level performance for $599 -- which is going to really shake things up.

We should see NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 feature a huge 24GB of next-gen GDDR6X memory at 21Gbps, while the GeForce RTX 3080 will have 10GB of GDDR6X at 19Gbps.

Here's an easier break down for you:

  • GeForce RTX 3090: $1399
  • GeForce RTX 3080: $799
  • GeForce RTX 3070: $599
  • GeForce RTX 3060: $399
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The very latest: RTX 3090 PCB + GDDR6X @ 21Gbps

  • The PCB of the RTX 3090: A juicy leak of the purported PCB of a custom variant of the GeForce RTX 3090 leaked out a few days ago. It is reportedly the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3090 Vulcan-X. You can see this model has 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, unlike the RTX 3090 Founders Edition that should pack just a single 12-pin PCIe power connector.
  • Micron reveals RTX 3090 name, 24GB GDDR6X memory @ 21Gbps: I'm sure this is part of the marketing or else all of us tech media websites would be receiving calls from lawyers, but Micron revealed its next-gen GDDR6X memory that the GeForce RTX 3090 (it admits the card by name) will be clocked at a bonkers-high 21Gbps.
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Wait, a 12-pin PCIe power connector?

More reading:

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  • Traversal coprocessor: We have had more leaks on NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 3000 series than any family of graphics cards before it, with an interesting "traversal coprocessor" on the new GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. You can read more on that here.
  • NVCache: Ampere is meant to have something called NVCache, which would be NVIDIA's own form of AMD's HBCC (High Bandwidth Cache Controller, more on that here). NVCache would use your system RAM and SSD to super-speed game load times, as well as optimizing VRAM usage. You can read more on NVCache here.
  • Tensor Memory Compression: NVCache is interesting, but Tensor Memory Compression will be on Ampere, and will reportedly use Tensor Cores to both compress and decompress items that are stored in VRAM. This could see a 20-40% reduction in VRAM usage, or more VRAM usage with higher textures in next-gen games and Tensor Memory Compression decreasing that VRAM footprint by 20-40%.
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  • How fast is the GeForce RTX 3090? Freaking fast according to rumors, with 60-90% more performance than the current Turing-based flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. We could see this huge performance leap in ray tracing titles, but we'll have to wait a little while longer to see how much graphical power NVIDIA crams into these new cards. You can read more on those rumors here.
  • Power hungry: As for power consumption, GA102 reportedly uses 230W -- while 24GB of GDDR6X (which we should see on the new Ampere-based TITAN RTX) consumes 60W of power. You can read more on that here.
  • Production begins soon: NVIDIA is reportedly in the DVT (or Design Validation Test) range of its new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards. Mass production reportedly kicks off in August 2020, with a media event, benchmarks, and more in September 2020 as I predicted many months ago. More on that here.
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I've already written about rumors that NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU architecture would be up to 75% faster than current-gen GPUs such as the Turing architecture, right after rumors that Ampere would offer 50% more performance at half the power of Turing. This is pretty crazy stuff right there.

Not only that, but we've got some rumored specs on the purported GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards, which will both be powered by NVIDIA's new Ampere GPU architecture.

We've already heard that Ampere would offer 50% more performance at half the power of Turing, which sent the hairs on my neck standing up. Better yet, you can read about the leaked specs on the purported Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 right here.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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