The way in which the “New GeForce RTX Household” is being introduced, it certain appears like the current-gen RTX 30-series playing cards will sit alongside the new RTX 40-series GPUs for whereas but.
“The most effective gaming platform in the world simply acquired higher,” says Jen-Hsun Huang at the GeForce Past Particular Broadcast from GTC. Introducing us to the RTX 4090 (opens in new tab) and RTX 4080 graphics playing cards, beginning at $899 for the least expensive new Lovelace card, Nvidia is leaving a variety of PC players out of the next-gen combine.
However by retaining the RTX 30-series playing cards around alongside the RTX 40-series, it might probably stick with it presenting the RTX Household as a whole ecosystem of GPUs.
“Our 30-series, beginning at $329, are the finest GPUs in the world serving mainstream players,” says Huang. “RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPUs, beginning at $899, ship the final efficiency to fanatics.”
Curiously, none of the Ti playing cards are listed on the new household slide, and neither are the RTX 3090 playing cards.
In gentle of the worth and efficiency of the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080, there is actually no room for these high-end playing cards, particularly as there isn’t any quantity of worth chopping that might actually be executed to make them work, given how pricey these large chunks of silicon would nonetheless be to provide.
Retaining the RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 around, nevertheless, can assist Nvidia to ship on completely different worth factors all the means as much as the RTX 40-series stack when it does not have Lovelace-based playing cards to take action. But.
We are able to perhaps want for some worth cuts on the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 in the days to return, however I really feel they is perhaps as low cost right this moment as they are going to get. Fingers crossed I am improper.