We’re only days away from Nvidia’s release of its new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3000 graphics cards, and deals for the hugely powerful RTX 3090 have popped up on Amazon and Best Buy.
Versions of the GeForce RTX 3090 have been listed by EVGA and Gigabyte and offer aftermarket versions of Nvidia’s own Founders Edition RTX 3090. These graphics cards are contained in 10,496 CUDA cores and 24 GB of GDDR6X memory under a three-fan case and promise enormous amounts of graphical performance to drive next generation games.
The graphical grunt of the RTX 3090 will not only easily degrade the performance of Nvidia̵
We already know that the Founders Edition RTX 3090 will cost $ 1,499, but third-party versions will be even more expensive. The Gigabyte Eagle and Gigabyte Gaming versions are priced at $ 1,549.99 and $ 1,579.99, respectively. And you’d want a fairly powerful PC to take advantage of all of the GPU power of the new Amp architecture, which means an RTX 3090 gaming PC will likely cost more than $ 2,000 to build.
For the price of the graphics card alone, you can buy three Xbox Series X consoles for $ 499 and still have some cash to spare. PC games have always been expensive in terms of hardware, but that is certainly a high price.
It’s also worth noting that Gigabyte’s graphics cards use air-based cooling. Hence, aftermarket versions with fancier cooling systems like water cooling systems are likely to cost even more.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Kingpin, for example, is equipped with a cooler with two fans and has a water cooling system. The price of the card has yet to be announced but it is very expensive.
However, if you’re looking for the best that tech gaming can offer and you’re looking for a PC through a next-generation console, the GeForce RTX 3090 is the one for you. It offers a 4K resolution of 60 frames per second with activated ray tracing. In some cases, offering 8K games holds great promise.
This makes it fantastic powerful and expensive gaming hardware. However, it should deliver performance that will take years for other graphics cards and gaming technologies to catch up.