Nvidia announced today on its GeForce forums that the GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card reviews will be released on September 16, 2020 at 6 a.m. Nvidia had not previously disclosed the schedule for the first RTX 3080 reviews, but as indicated by a post on the r / Nvidia subreddit, the original review date for the RTX 3080 has apparently been delayed.
Company representative, NV_Tim, stated, “Due to COVID, late shipments, and other issues, we have received many inquiries from people who have asked for more time to complete their review of the RTX 3080 Founders Edition.”
In particular, no Nvidia post lists a change in the availability of the RTX 3080 for retail, which is planned for September 1
Nvidia had previously stated that the $ 499 RTX 3070 would arrive at a “later date” in October, but also clarified this with today’s announcement. Nvidia appears to be jumping ahead of AMD’s upcoming Big Navi reveal coming October 28, 2020, with its own announcement that the GeForce RTX 3070 will be available on October 15, 2020 at 6 a.m.
|GeForce RTX 3090||GeForce RTX 3080||GeForce RTX 3070||Titan RTX||GeForce RTX 2080 Ti|
|Architecture (GPU)||Ampere (GA102)||Ampere (GA102)||Ampere (GA104) *||Turing (TU102)||Turing (TU102)|
|Base clock rate||1,400 MHz||1,440 MHz||1,500 MHz||1,350 MHz||1,350 MHz|
|Boost clock rate||1,700 MHz||1,710 MHz||1,730 MHz||1.770 MHz||1.545 MHz|
|Storage capacity||24 GB GDDR6X||10 GB GDDR6X||8 GB GDDR6||24 GB GDDR6||11 GB GDDR6|
|Storage speed||19.5 Gbit / s||19 Gbit / s||14 Gbit / s||14 Gbit / s||14 Gbit / s|
|Memory bandwidth||935.8 Gbit / s||760 GBit / s||448 GBit / s||672 GBit / s||616 GBit / s|
|L2 cache||6 MB||5 MB||4 MB||6 MB||5.5 MB|
|Number of transistors||?||?||?||18.6 billion||18.6 billion|
|The size||?||?||?||754 mm²||754 mm²|
|RRP||$ 1,499||$ 699||$ 499||$ 2,499||$ 999|
Nvidia has not yet announced the release date for the RTX 3090 reviews, but we do know the new flagship card will retail on September 24, 2020 with an MSRP of $ 1,499.
Nvidia has promised that the amp generation will represent the greatest generation-to-generation performance improvement in the company’s history. If so, it is sure to cause some upheaval on our list of the best GPUs. As you can imagine, we will get to the bottom of the performance history when we publish our review of the first ampere card of the Nvidia, the GeForce RTX 3080, on September 16, 2020 at 6 a.m.
In the meantime, you can find out more about the architecture of the 30 series here.