Nvidia releases its powerful flagship graphics card – GeForce RTX 3080, targeted to the gamers who look to enjoy seamless 4K gaming with 60+ frame rates in most of the Tripple-A titles. Though RTX 3080 is power hungry and gamers will have to upgrade the power supply unit, it might be worth the upgrade because of the experience you get with this graphics card.
RTX 3080 is built on a new 8 nanometer process which consists of nearly 28 billion transistors squeezed onto a single die of the graphics chip
The ray tracing feature on the RTX series graphics card enriches in-game immersive-ness like realistic shadow effects, natural lightings, water reflections and texture enhancements. Ray tracing feature is making its cameo in popular gaming consoles like Ps5 and Xbox later this year. With the help of Artificial Intelligence, RTX 3080 is also capable of generating AI images and render them in very high resolution with impressive efficiency.
Ray tracing has become the industry standard feature when it comes to graphics computing. RTX 3080 is built on a new 8 nanometer process which consists of nearly 28 billion transistors squeezed onto a single die of the graphics chip. It complies well with Moore’s law which basically says that – less the nanometer, more the transistors can be crammed into.
RTX 3080 is also capable of editing 8K HDR videos on the go. You would, however, need a minimum of 750 watts power supply with a 12-pin PCIe connector which comes with the packaging itself.
Nvidia has revamped the design of RTX 3080 by integrating two cooling fans with one on each side for intake and exhaust which offers better cooling compared to the previous cards. It has HDMI 2.1 input which supports up to 8K resolution displays along with AV1 codec that will utilize the streaming of 8K high dynamic range (HDR) contents at just half the bandwidth. The weird thing about this card is that it comes cheaper compared to the previous gen RTX 2080Ti.
With 8704 CUDA cores and 1.7GHz boost clock, the new RTX 3080 is equipped with 10 gigabytes of GDDR6 V-Ram which requires 320 watts of power juice. The price for RTX 3080 has been set comfortably at just US$699.00.